• # 17105

    [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 …

  • # 16527

    RADERMACHER, Jacob Cornelis Matthieu (1741-1783), et al.

    Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. Derde deel. [1824]

    Te Batavia : Ter Lands Drukkerij, 1824. “Tweede druk” (second printing). Thick octavo, original printed orange wrappers (paper restored along spine), title with early ownership inscription, pp 48, 335, [2] index, 1 folding table, [10] blank; mild waterstaining to top edges of some leaves (not affecting legibility), otherwise clean and sound throughout. A scarce early …

  • # 16347

    LOUC, Marcel; LOUC, Roger

    Cocktails et Grands Crus

    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.

  • # 15552

    [Fly Fishers' Club]

    The Fly Fishers’ Club Annual Dinner : Monday, March the Ninth 1908

    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.

  • # 15636

    DURYEA, Townsend (1823-1888)

    [ADELAIDE; WINE] Photographic portrait of Sarah and Ann Jacob, circa 1866

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63, verso with imprint of ‘T. Duryea, Photographer to His Excellency, 66 King William St., Adelaide’, and an inscription in a contemporary hand ‘Sarah Jacob / Born April 21st 1851 / Anne (sic) Jacob / Born Dec. 17 1853’; both the albumen print and mount are …

  • # 15262

    THOMSON, William

    A practical treatise on the cultivation of the grape vine.

    Edinburgh : William Blackwood, 1865. Fourth edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (lifting off the boards), new endpapers, pp. viii; 77; publisher’s catalogue, line illustrations.

  • # 15339

    Bill of fare. Grand Hotel L’d, Yokohama, Japan

    Louis Eppinger, Manager. Yokohama : Grand Hotel, 1902. Quarto, chromolithograph sheet, folded, pp. [4], printed dinner menu for Wednesday, Sept. 24th, 1902, wine list, musical programme. Charming illustrated menu from one of Yokohama’s leading hotels.

  • # 15387

    CHORLTON, William

    The American grape grower’s guide. Intended especially for the American climate.

    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. …

  • # 14801


    South Australian vineyard

    [Great Britain : Valentine's, circa 1905]. Chromolithographic postcard, 88 x 139 mm, postally used; in fine condition.

  • # 13817

    FEARON, Henry B.

    [LONDON’S FIRST GIN PALACE] Holborn Hill. Mr. Fearon has discontinued the sale of British spirits

    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 …

  • # 13853


    Manuscript poem about the non-availability of alcohol, possibly written in Changi POW Camp

    [Between 1942 and 1945?]. Manuscript in ink on a rectangular piece of thickish brown paper, 108 x 155 mm; verso with later annotation in pen in spidery handwriting Changi; numerous old fold lines indicating the paper was originally folded into a tiny rough square, approximately 45 x 40 mm; some foxing and staining and a …

  • # 13596

    "Julian Thomas, Le Vagabond" [JAMES, John Stanley]

    [WINE] Victoria en 1889

    At head of title: Australie, en avant!, 1789-1889. Melbourne : Robert S. Brain, Imprimeur du Gouvernement, [1889].  Large octavo, original cloth-backed stiff wrappers, pp [8], 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, …

  • # 12298

    REDDING, Cyrus

    [WINE] French wines and vineyards : and the way to find them.

    London : Houlston and Wright 1860. First edition. Octavo, original blind blocked purple cloth (lightly rubbed and faded) with gilt lettering to upper board and spine, title page with small ownership signature dated 1894, xv, 240 pp, internally bright and clean with some pages uncut; a near fine copy. Scarce. Copies are recorded in only …

  • # 12189

    TOYE, Nina; ADAIR, A.H.; LE HUBY, P.; LABOUREUR, J.-E. (illustrator)

    Petits et grands verres : choix des meilleures recettes de cocktails

    Recueillis par Nina Toye & A.H. Adair et mis en Francais par Ph Le Huby. Paris : Au Sans Pareil, [1927]. Royal octavo, publisher's pictorial stiff covers with design by Laboureur, pp 132, [4 advertisements], vignette line drawings by Laboureur; internally fine. Very scarce.

  • # 11831

    ROOS, L.

    Wine-making in hot climates

    /​ by L. Roos ; translated [from the French] by Rayond Dubois and W. Percy Wilkinson. At head of title : Department of Agriculture. Viticultural Station, Rutherglen, Victoria. Melbourne : Robt. S. Brain, Government Printer, 1900. Octavo, publisher's blind blocked maroon cloth, 273 pp, illustrated, a very good copy. Scarce.

  • # 11818

    STOKES, Alan

    Vineyards of north east Victoria.

    Cover title: Brief history of the vineyards in the north east of Victoria. Chiltern, Vic. : Federal Standard, 1970. Small octavo, laminated card covers, vi, 25 pp, map, a very good copy.

  • # 11537

    Photographer unknown.

    South Australian grapes

    Circa 1900. Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, captioned in the negative South Australian grapes; small contemporary manuscript label with sequence number E113; in fine condition.

  • # 11536

    Photographer unknown.

    Grapes grown in the open in a New South Wales vineyard, Australia

    Circa 1900. Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, original paper label with typed caption and sequence number, 18. Grapes grown in the open in a New South Wales vineyard, Australia; in fine condition. 

  • # 11391


    Young’s Wine Catalogue

    Circa 1930. Gouache on board, 235 x 160 mm, mounted on a later backing sheet and framed; fine condition. Original design for a wine merchant's catalogue.

  • # 11570

    DE CASTELLA, Hubert

    [WINE] Notes of an Australian vine grower

    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 …

  • # 11203


    [WINE] South Australian fruits

    s.l. : s.n., [c.1910]. Chromolithographic postcard, 87 x 138 mm, captioned in the image South Australian fruits; no publisher's imprint; not postally used, in fine condition. 

  • # 11202


    Hop picking, Tasmania

    London : Agent General for Tasmania, [c.1910]. Chromolithographic postcard, 87 x 138 mm, verso imprinted Pictorial Scenes of Tasmania / Published by the Agent General for Tasmania / (6) Hop picking, Tasmania; postally unused, in fine condition. Although not credited, the original photographer was J.W. Beattie.

  • # 10522

    TOVEY, Charles

    Wine and wine countries; a record and manual for wine merchants and wine consumers

    London : Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1862. Octavo, original blind blocked green cloth boards (heavily rubbed, top corner of upper board worn), rebacked using the original gilt-lettered spine (faded) and retaining original endpapers, front paste-down with nineteenth century newspaper cutting with extracts from Druitt's Report on wines, xiv, 365 pp, folding statistical table, bottom corner …

  • # 10201

    WHEELER, Daniel, 1771-1840

    Effects of the introduction of ardent spirits and implements of war amongst the natives of some

    of the South-Sea Islands and New South Wales : extracted from the letters and Journal of Daniel Wheeler … recently returned from a religious visit to some of those places. Series: Society of Friends. London Yearly Meeting. Meeting for Sufferings. Tracts relative to the aborigines ; no. 2. London : Edward Marsh, 1843. Second edition. …

  • # 9816

    SAIN, Jules

    [WINE] Vignes américaines : Jules Sain, à Lamotte, près Blois

    Villefranche : Imp. Blanc et Mercier [for Jules Sain], August 1898. Single folio sheet, folding to [4] pp quarto, all pages printed, original folds, contemporary annotation in lower corner of front page, but a good copy of this trade catalogue of a Loire region winery. 

  • # 9815


    [WINE] Grandes Pépinières du Roussillon

    [Perpignan?] : Grandes Pépinières du Roussillon, October, 1890. Large octavo, printed pink wrappers, staple bound, 19 pp, a good copy of this trade catalogue issued by a winemaker of the Languedoc-Roussillon region.

  • # 9561

    [C.G. GRAMP & SONS]

    [WINE] Drink & enjoy Gramp’s Orlando Gold Medal wines : compel your appreciation

    Rowland Flat, Barossa Valley, S.A. : C.G. Gramp & Sons, [c.1950]. Four playing cards, each 90 x 58 mm, the backs with advertisements for Orlando wines; three in very good condition, one darkened from handling.

  • # 9351


    35,000 miles of prohibition : a study of North American prohibition

    Melbourne : Victorian Anti-Liquor League, 1923. Octavo, original printed wrappers (a little worn and sunned), 295, vi pp, illustrated,contents clean and sound, a good copy.

  • # 8447

    SHEEN, James Richmond

    Wines and other fermented liquors; from the earliest ages to the present time.

    Dedicated to all consumers in the United Kingdom. London : Robert Hardwicke, n.d. [1864]. First edition. Small octavo, publisher's purple pebbled cloth boards (rubbed, lower board marked, spine frayed at tail and with small loss at rear outer hinge), upper board with gilt stamped lettering and design of vine leaves and grapes, ownership inscription dated …

  • # 5599


    [TRADE CATALOGUE] Crawford’s Christmas List 1926

    Edinburgh : William Crawford & Sons Ltd., 1926. Quarto, card covers with pictorial onlay and gilt embossed lettering, original cord tie holding covers at upper left (but covers detached from staples), 24 pp, all colour illustrations of Crawford's biscuit products, loosely inserted printed price list, contents clean and sound. A most attractive trade catalogue.

  • # 3912

    [ALCOHOL] Crème de framboise surfine

    [France] : s.n., n.d. [circa 1800]. Liqueur bottle label, copperplate engraved design with hand colouring, 60 x 80 mm; some toning but overall in a very good state of preservation.

  • # 7820


    Two menus handmade and illustrated by a French child, 1918-19.

    Two handmade menus, written in French and illustrated in pencil on individual sheets of thick paper, each 240 x 160 mm, one dated December 8 1918 and the other February 2 1919, the menus occupying a single side of each sheet.