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 …
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, …
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).
BROWN-FORMAN DISTILLERS (KENTUCKY)
Louisville, KY : Brown-Forman Distillers Corporation, Inc., [between 1950 and 1960]. Shaped advertising card, folding to 165 x 70 mm (irregular), identical colour illustration front and back, inside with printed recipe for a mint julep made with Old Forester whisky and monochrome illustration; designed to be free-standing on a bar counter or table; fine condition.
IRIBE, Paul (illustrator); BENJAMIN, René; MONTORGUEIL, Georges
A complete set in three volumes of works on the effects (both good and bad) of cocktails and wine, sometimes united under the general title Les trois couleurs. All volumes are illustrated by the Art Deco designer Paul Iribe. Blanc et rouge. [Paris] : Établissements Nicolas, 1930. Slim folio, pp. , no pagination, text by Georges Montorgueil; …
Circa 1910. 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.
Circa 1910. 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.
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.