WEBB'S HOTEL (JOHN WEBB)
A Hobart Town “bar tab” : for pastoralist and politician James McLanachan, drinker and guest at Webb’s Hotel, Murray Street, August – September, 1868.
Lithographed letterhead for Webb’s Hotel, Murray Street, Hobart Town (John Webb, proprietor), 410 x 170 mm; simply dated ‘September 1868’, the manuscript entries are a running account for James McLanachan, Esq. (landowner at Tunbridge, north of Oatlands, and member of the House of Assembly), for alcoholic beverages consumed at the hotel between 10 August and …
DE CASTELLA, Hubert
Translated, with preface and notes, by C.B. Thornton-Smith. Melbourne : Mast Gully Press, 1979. Limited edition of 50 copies in quarter morocco by Bayntun of Bath, containing a frontispiece in colour and additional plates, signed by the translator and publisher (Kenneth Hince), and numbered I – L (this is number XLV). Small quarto, in the …
"Julian Thomas, Le Vagabond" [JAMES, John Stanley]
At head of title: Australie, en avant!, 1789-1889. Melbourne : Robert S. Brain, Imprimeur du Gouvernement, . Large octavo, original cloth-backed stiff wrappers, pp , 56, with folding map and 24 lithographed plates (the last plate with small perforation); a good copy. Illustrated catalogue promoting the Colony of Victoria’s display at the Exposition Universelle in Paris, …
Miyanoshita, Japan : Fujiya Hotel, 1952. Single sheet, 195 x 130 mm, printed over a Japanese bichrome wood block design; in very good condition. The Fujiya remains, to this day, the hotel where most foreign visitors to the hot springs resort of Miyanoshita stay. This attractive menu – offering exclusively American fare such as turkey …
[WINE] A useful guide for grocers, distillers, hotel & tavern-keepers, and wine and spirit dealers, of every denomination being a complete directory for making and managing all kinds of wines and spirituous liquors;
containing the most approved and valuable receipts, 1st. For making Artificial and Imitation Wines, Brandies, Rum, and Geneva. 2nd. For lowering Brandy, Rum, and Geneva down to Proof. … by William Beastall, Chemist. New York : Published by the Author, 49 Delancy-street. C. Bartlett, Printer, 1829. First edition. Duodecimo, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily …
J. ALLAN SMITH
[WINE] Letterhead of J. Allan Smith, Wholesale Grocer, Wine, Spirit, & Provision Merchant, 9 Queen Street, Melbourne. Dated 1869.
Lithographed letterhead, 127 x 210 mm; manuscript entries dated December 29 1869 recording receipt of payment of £18 13s 7d from ‘James Bell, Donnolly’, for 5 casks of [Buttin?]; a couple of rust spots, else fine.
[WINE] Letterhead of Webster Brothers, Wholesale Grocers, Wine, Spirit, & Provision Merchants. 28 Flinders Lane West, Melbourne. Dated 1866.
Lithographed letterhead, 265 x 205 mm; manuscript entries dated February 3rd 1866 recording receipt of payment of £1 6s 8d from Charles Howden [a resident of Albion Street, South Yarra], for one ham; a few toning spots, else fine.
[BEER] Letterhead of The Standard Cordial Factory, C. Sheekey, Hop and Dandelion Ale Brewer, proprietor, Goulburn, New South Wales. Dated 1905.
Lithographed letterhead, 210 x 130 mm; manuscript entries dated January 11th 1905 recording receipt of payment of 10s from Miss DeLauren of ginger beer; old bill spike, short tear bottom edge.
DIAT, Louis Felix (1885-1957)
/ Louis Diat. Chef, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, New York. Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott Company, 1941. First edition, first impression. Octavo, publisher’s burgundy cloth boards with white lettering and design, in original dust jacket (top and bottom edges chipped, inner front panel detached but preserved loose inside), inscribed by the famous chef and culinary writer on the …
[TASMANIA; WINE] Entire letter sent from Circular Head to Launceston, August 27 1847, regarding the purchase of port wine.
Manuscript in ink, single folio sheet, 370 x 235 mm, folded, headed ‘Circular Head, August 27 1847’, signed at the foot ‘Yours truly, W. [Shepman?]’; outer side addressed to ‘W. Johnstone Esq. Launceston’ and endorsed ‘[Per] “Mercury”‘ / Paid’; old loss at 2 corners, small perforation from letter spike, but the letter itself is complete …
RITCHIE, J. Ewing
London : T. Fisher Unwin, 1890. First edition. Octavo, pictorial red cloth boards with gilt device of kangaroo to upper board, spine illustrated and lettered in gilt (sunned), bookplates to pastedown and front free-endpaper, pp. [x], 235, ; a very good copy. Travel memoir of a voyage to Australia via Egypt and Ceylon; includes chapters …
LOUC, Marcel; LOUC, Roger
Paris : Albert Moret, 1953. Small quarto, publisher’s limp red morocco with gilt lettering to front (rubbed, spine a little faded, covers slightly loosened from the contents at head), 269 pp, illustrated in colour and black and white, internally fine, a good copy of a classic cocktail book.
[Fly Fishers' Club]
London : [s.n], 1908. Octavo, stiff wrappers with photograph of Lord Montagu Norman, ribbon ties, marked along spine, [pp 12]. The programme for a sumptuous annual dinner for the Fly Fishers’ Club held at the Hotel Metropole. Includes menu and wine list, with vintages served such as 1900 Krug, 1898 Louis Roederer, and 1893 Bollinger.
Edinburgh : William Blackwood, 1865. Fourth edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (lifting off the boards), new endpapers, pp. viii; 77; publisher’s catalogue, line illustrations.
Being a practical treatise on the cultivation of the grape-vine in each department of hot house, cold grapery, retarding house, and out door culture. With plans for the construction of the requisite buildings, and giving the best methods of heating the same. Every department being fully illustrated. New York : Orange Judd & Company, 1852. …
FEARON, Henry B.
for glass consumption, but single bottles, and even the smallest quantities of spirits in bottles, can be had as usual. Mr. Fearon continues precisely as heretofore, his varied and extensive Wine business, for consumption both Wholesale and Retail. All the Entrances are in the Court. London : Henry B. Fearon, [c.1836]. Broadside, 255 x 200 …