[Between 1930 and 1940]. Kodak gelatin silver print, 67 x 110 mm; unmounted; flawless. Sourced from a broken-up 1930s family album of corner-mounted snapshots that belonged to an unidentified Western Australian family. There are two schools of thought on the question of whether or not a great photograph can be created by just anyone. While …
LISTER LISTER, William, et al.
70 Pitt Street, Sydney. 1901. Illustrated catalogue. Sydney : S. E. Lees, printer and stationer, . Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers (designed by J. Salvana), creased with loss to one corner, ribbon tie, pp. 29; 33, illustrated with works by Piguenit; Datillo-Rubbo; Coffey; Lister Lister; Tristram etc., numerous illustrated advertisements, including one for Coolalta Vineyards (“The …
CURCIER & ADET
[WINE; TOBACCO; MELBOURNE] Manuscript letter to Édouard Adet, of Curcier & Adet, wine merchants, 1863.
Entire letter (single folded octavo sheet of blue writing paper), addressed to Edouard Adet Esq., Curcier & Adet, Post Office, Castlemaine, the addressed side franked with 4d stamp of the Colony of Victoria and postmarked Melbourne SE 8 63, with rubber cachet in blue of Curcier & Adet, Melbourne, arrival cancel of Castlemaine Victoria SE 9 63 on reverse, …
[BANKS, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820]
[WINE FROM THE ENDEAVOUR] A Catalogue of a Small Cellar of Curious Old Wines of the Late Joseph Steavenson, Esq. which will be Sold by Auction, by Mr. Lahee … No. 23, Gilbert Street, Grosvenor Square, on Tuesday, the 31st day of March, 1840, …
[London] : s.n., 1840. Octavo (225 x 143 mm),  pp; contemporary ink annotation beside lot 11 “East India”; a couple of small closed tears, light foxing. Apparently unrecorded, this unassuming little catalogue is a record of the sale by auction of wines from the deceased estate of London wine and brandy merchant, Joseph Steavenson. A …
[Sydney : Tooheys Ltd., c.1960]. Beer crate label, 220 x 475 mm, unmounted; short tear at left edge, otherwise superb.
Group of illustrated menus produced for the Royal Packet Navigation Company, Netherlands Indies, 1938.
[Batavia] : Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij, 1938. Six individual menus, in identical folding card format (240 x 160 mm), with sepia tone photographically illustrated fronts, depicting Tjandi Sewu and Prambanan temples (Yogyakarta), Aceh monument in Batavia, Papandajan volcano near Garoet, a Batak house, and heathen tombs at Sawangan (Celebes); the menus themselves are on the centre pages, four …
HAWKING, Karlie; DOYLE, Helen; ALLEN, Max; MURPHY, Joy Wandin
[Lilydale, Vic.] : Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, . Quarto, stiff wrappers, 48 pp, illustrated in colour, 2 maps; an as new copy. Superb catalogue to accompany an exhibtion at the YRRM, August 29 – November 22 2015, which tells the story of the friendship between Wurundjeri leader and artist William Barak, a long-term resident at the …
THE ADELAIDE CHEMICAL & FERTILIZER COMPANY LTD.
Adelaide : The Adelaide Chemical & Fertilizer Company Ltd., . Small quarto (242 x 190 mm),  pp, printed on cream coloured paper in sepia and red, with beautiful decorative illustrations (including grape cluster motifs on the centre pages); some very mild creasing, else fine condition. A superbly produced price list for many different varieties …
Fête des Vignerons.
[WINE] Livret officiel de la Fête des Vignerons se célébrant à Vevey les 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 et 9 Août 1927.
Vevy, Switzerland : Imprimerie Jayet & Diebold, 1927. Octavo (200 x 120 mm), pictorial textured paper wrappers (foxed), 118 pp, b/w photographic illustrations and line-drawings in the text; internally clean. The Fête des Vignerons (Winegrowers’ Festival) is a traditional festival which takes place in Vevey, in Switzerland. It has been organised by the Confrérie des Vignerons (Brotherhood of Winegrowers) in …
W. HORNUNG (photographer)
Humorous German carte de visite of three men drinking beer and schnapps, using photomontage. Circa 1885.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); verso with imprint of the studio of W. Hornung, Tübingen; in very good condition.
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. London : Edward Marsh, 1843. Series: Society of Friends. London Yearly Meeting. Meeting for Sufferings. Tracts relative to the aborigines ; no. 2. Second edition. Octavo, disbound, 21 pp, a very good copy. …
[WINE; BINDING] Commonplace book bound in wooden boards featuring a parquetry inlaid grapevine motif.
[California, USA : binder unknown, circa 1940]. Octavo, 190 x 135 mm, original leather backed wooden boards with parquetry inlaid design of grape clusters to upper board, marbled endpapers; unpaginated (approximately 100 leaves of unlined high quality paper), partially filled with manuscript entries including poems, aphorisms, and quotes; penultimate leaf with owner’s inscription ‘Mary Bryce, …
Depicted in twenty-six wood engravings and text by Tate Adams. With an Introduction by David Wynn. Melbourne : Lyre Bird Press, 1981. Small quarto, gilt-lettered burgandy cloth in matching slipcase (slightly marked), pp. xvi; 42; (2), illustrated with original wood-engravings by Tate Adams.Limited to 375 copies signed by the artist. Original invitation to the launch …
Edinburgh : William Blackwood, 1865. Fourth edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, new endpapers, pp. viii; 77; publisher’s catalogue, line illustrations. A fine copy
FLEISCHMANN DISTILLING CORPORATION
New York : Fleischmann Distilling Corporation, [c.1960]. Duodecimo, pictorial wrappers, pp 20, colour illustrations; contains recipes for cocktails (whisky-, gin-, and rum- based) and party punches, and advertisements for Fleischmann’s own spirits products; a few toning spots to the first couple of pages, but a good copy.
New York : National Distillers Products Corporation, . Duodecimo, pictorial wrappers (faint vertical fold line, lower wrapper with a few light marks), pp 28, illustrated; contains recipes for many different variations on the classic mint julep; a good copy. OCLC locates only one copy (University of California, Davis).