Australia. Special Souvenir Number commemorating the Victoria-Melbourne Centenary, 1934-35 and Australia’s settlement and economic development.
Cover: Australia : Official publication commemorating the Victoria & Melbourne Centenary 1934-1935. Oct. 1934-April 1935. London : Development Press, . Large quarto (305 x 225 mm), original pictorial wrappers designed by R. B. Way (silverfishing and corner wear, some paper loss along spine), pp 68, b/w photographic illustrations, advertisements; dog-eared corners, foxing to edges and …
HANS IRVINE & CO. (GREAT WESTERN VINEYARDS)
[WINE] Hans Irvine & Co. Australian wine growers, sparkling wine makers and wine distillers. Price list. To the Trade only.
London : Hans Irvine & Co., Dowgate Hill, Cannon Street, [probably 1905-06]. Single sheet, 228 x 294 mm, folded to form  pages, printed in red and black, with vignette armorial crest and exhibition medals in gold at the head, and two lithographed views of Irvine’s Great Western Vineyards on the fourth side; top edges …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 66 x 102 mm; no photographer’s imprint (verso blank); the print is a little pale and has scattered foxing; the mount is clean and stable. A rare and possibly unique early view of the original Royal Hotel, Footscray, with its owner Frederick Droop posing outside. (Note also the …
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 …
TOYE, Nina; ADAIR, A.H.; LE HUBY, P.; LABOUREUR, J.-E. (illustrator)
Recueillis par Nina Toye & A.H. Adair et mis en Francais par Ph Le Huby. Paris : Au Sans Pareil, . Royal octavo (190 x 145 mm), publisher’s pictorial stiff covers with design by Laboureur, pp 132, [4 advertisements], vignette line drawings by Laboureur; very clean throughout, a fine copy. Scarce Jazz Age cocktail recipe …
[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 …
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, …