• # 22626

    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. …

  • # 22410

    DE CASTELLA, Hubert (1825-1907)

    [WINE] Souvenirs d’un squatter francais en Australie (colonie de Victoria) par M. H. de Castella.

    Complete article removed from volume 3, number 58 (1861) of Le tour du monde, the Parisian review published by Edouard Charton. The text is an extract from de Castella’s forthcoming book, Les squatters australiens (Paris : Hachette et Cie., 1861) but significantly, this article is copiously illustrated, whereas de Castella’s book was unillustrated. This article includes lithographs …

  • # 21850

    BRYCE, Mary

    [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, …

  • # 21079

    ADAMS, Tate

    Diary of a vintage. The work cycle of the year 1979 at Wynns Coonawarra estate in South Australia.

    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 …

  • # 22035

    THOMSON, William

    A practical treatise on the cultivation of the grape vine.

    Edinburgh : William Blackwood, 1865. Fourth edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, new endpapers, pp. viii; 77; publisher’s catalogue, line illustrations. A fine copy

  • # 22021


    [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, …

  • # 21599


    [COCKTAILS] Fleischmann’s mixer’s manual

    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.

  • # 21598

    [WHISKY] Kentucky’s best mint juleps … and others too

    New York : National Distillers Products Corporation, [1939]. 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).

  • # 21589


    [WHISKY] The famous Old Forester mint julep

    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.

  • # 16629

    IRIBE, Paul (illustrator); BENJAMIN, René; MONTORGUEIL, Georges

    [WINE] Blanc et rouge. / Rose et noir. / Bleu, blanc, rouge.

    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. [20], no pagination, text by Georges Montorgueil; …

  • # 20966

    Photographer unknown.

    [WINE] South Australian grapes.

    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.

  • # 20965

    Photographer unknown.

    [WINE] Grapes grown in the open in a New South Wales vineyard, Australia.

    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.

  • # 19909


    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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 19209

    "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, …

  • # 19639


    Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita, Japan : lunch menu, 7th September 1952.

    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 …