• # 24562


    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 …

  • # 24855

    HAWKING, Karlie; DOYLE, Helen; ALLEN, Max; MURPHY, Joy Wandin

    Oil paint and ochre : the incredible story of William Barak and the de Purys

    [Lilydale, Vic.] : Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, [2015]. 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 …

  • # 23825


    [WINE] Top Brand Fertilizers … Season 1913. (Price list)

    Adelaide : The Adelaide Chemical & Fertilizer Company Ltd., [1913]. Small quarto (242 x 190 mm), [4] 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 …

  • # 24024


    McWilliam’s wine guide.

    Sydney : McWilliam’s Wines, 1970. Small oblong quarto (210 x 260 mm), colour pictorial wrappers, pp [28] , illustrated throughout in both colour and b/w; lower wrapper with some minor creasing and short tears at bottom edge, otherwise very good.

  • # 23498

    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 …

  • # 23936

    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.  

  • # 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. …

  • # 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.