• # 17808

    DIAT, Louis Felix (1885-1957)

    [COOKERY] Cooking à la Ritz. (Signed by Louis Diat)

    / 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 17128

    RITCHIE, J. Ewing

    [WINE] An Australian ramble, or, A summer in Australia

    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, [1]; a very good copy. Travel memoir of a voyage to Australia via Egypt and Ceylon; includes chapters …

  • # 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.

  • # 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. …

  • # 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.

  • # 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.