Books offered at the BSANZ Conference

  An album titled `Kangiku [Chinese Astor]
  Kyoto, for Akiba Gofukuten, Taisho 8 [1919] 50 colour lithograph plates, some with metallic inks, printed rectos only. Oban size [260x38mm], original cloth covered boards with two-hole cord ties and title label. Some offseting on the blank versos of the plates. A very good copy, the beautiful plates fresh and bright
The designs are by Okui Kyoten of the in-house design studio. The mostly floral designs are as follows: 30 full-page colour plates, 12 with 2 designs, 8 with 4 designs, making a total of 86 designs   $575
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281619  BELLOWS,  Albert J
  The Philosophy Of Eating [tog. with] How Not to be Sick. 2 volumes
  New York, Hurd & Houghton, 1872, seventh edition, revised and enlarged; London, Sampson Low, 1869, First UK edition pp426; 366, 8vos [120x185mm], contempory full calf, spines gilt in raised bands, contrasting titling label. Marbled endpapers and edges. Very good copies in handsome bindings (a near matching pair
See Bitting p. 34. Bellows, `Professor of Chemistry, Physiology, and Hygiene', advocates the chemical analysis of food for a health enhancing diet. `So perfectly ignorant are people generally of the laws of nature, that they give their pigs the food that their children need to develop muscle and brain, and their children what their pigs need to develop fat. [The farmer] sifts out the bran and outer crust from the wheat, which contains the nitrates and phosphates, and gives them to his pigs and cattle, while the fine flour, containing little else than heating carbonates, he gives to his children'   $395
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281976  COPE & CO.
  Cope's Smoke-Room Booklets. Nos 1-8, 10, 13,14
  Liverpool, Cope's Tobacco Plant, 1890-1893. First editions in this format 8vos, illus. wrappers printed in gilt and colours. Some foxing, mainly to prelims and finals. Very good
11 booklets, the first published. Nos. 9,11,12, all to do with Pipes and Meerschaum, appeared later, and are not present here. Very attractive booklets, of stories, poems, illustrations, all to do with the joys of smoking   $550
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281613  DARWIN,  Charles
  The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication. 2 volumes
  London, John Murray, 1868. First edition, second issue ppxviii, 412, 32 (adverts dated April 1867); viii, 486, 2 (adverts dated February 1868). 8vos [140x220mm], bound in half morocco, marbled boards, spines gilt in raised bands, contrasting titling labels. Small library blindstamp to top corner of title pages, no other library marks. Very good clean copies in a handsome binding
Freeman 878   $750
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281977  DICKENS,  Charles
  The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The first edition in the 6 monthly parts (all published)
  London, Chapman & Hall, 1870. First editions, first issues, with `eighteenpence' pasted over the original one shilling price on front cover of part VI with engraved title-page, portrait of Dickens, and 12 full-page illustrations by Fildes. 8vos, printed blue/green wrappers, occasional foxing, else a very good set of the original form of Dicken's last, unfinished, novel
No separate advertisments in Parts 1-3 or 6. Parts 4 & 5 have the Edwin Drood Advertiser. Part 4 has the advertisments for Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machines, the Scottish Widows' Fund Life Assurance Society, and Chapman's Entire Wheat Flower; part 5 has the 8 page Chapman & Hall's Recent Publications, as well as advertisments for the journal `Land & Water' and Chapman's Entire Wheat Flour. Hatton & Cleaver pp373-384   $3500
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225184  FOX,  Lady Mary
  An Account Of An Expedition Into The Interior Of New Holland
  London, Richard Bentley, 1837, first edition pp16, viii, 244, 8vo, bound, without the rear advertisments, in half calf, marbled boards. Very good
Ferguson 2264 calls this `An imaginary composition said to have been written by the Rev. Richard Whately, D. D., Archbishop of London'   $1195
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281638  FREDERICK II,  King of Prussia
  Memoires pour servir a l'historie de la maison de Brandebourg. 2 volumes
  Berlin, 1762 ppxx, 292, 344, 2 large folding genealogical tables. 8vos [95x160mm]. Contemporary spotted calf, spines gilt with contrasting titling labels.Spines chipped, but firm. Faint damp staining to first few pages of Vol. 1, but still very crisp, clean copies
The history of the House of Hohenzollern, the last ruling dynasty of Germany, by Frederick `The Great' [1712-1786]   $295
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281639  LINTON,  W. J
  The Masters of Wood Engraving. Issued to subscribers only
  New Haven, Connecticut, /London, B. F. Stevens, 1889. First edition pp xviii, 230, handcoloured frontis., 46 full-page plates (2 folding), numerous illustrations and engravings throughout text. Large folio [320x430mm], modern half calf, gilt lettering. One gathering loose, most of the plates have a small circular library stamp on the blank verso (no other library markings]. A very good copy of a lovely book
No. 40 of 500 (further 100 were on large paper). Signed `W. J. Linton'. Bound in after the front fly is an attractive hand-coloured calligraphed prize presentation page, dated 1903   $500
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278727  [MARSDEN  Rev. S]
  The Missionary Register for the Year 1815: containing an Abstract of the proceedings of the Principal Missionary and Bible Societies throughout the World
  London, L. B. Seeley, 1815 ppxii; 708, folding chart `exhibiting the rise and progress of Christianity and Mahometanism throughout the world'; 8vo, full modern leather, morocco titling labels. occasional spotting and soiling, else a very good copy of a very scarce book
The Church Missionary Society published The Missionary Register from 1813-1855. Its first missionaries were sent to New Zealand, (through the auspices of Samuel Marsden) in 1814. The register consists of 12 monthly parts, and there are frequent references to Australian and New Zealand, with letters from Marsden, a notice of the arrival of the first missionary, Mr Kendall, the visit to Port Jackson of Maori chiefs, mentions of the patronage and approval of Governor Macquarie, who appointed Kendall Registrar of the Bay of Islands. Unfortunately, Kendall sold weapons to the Maoris, fuelling the Musket Wars. The 1815 publication is not in Ferguson, who cites only that of 1813 (F. 560)   $1650
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281695  MEYRICK,  Samuel Rush & Charles Hamilton Smith
  The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands, From the Earliest Periods to the Sixth Century; to which is added, that of the Gothic Nations of the Western Coasts of the Baltic, the Ancestors of the Anglo-Saxons and Anglo-Danes
  London, printed by Howlett and Brimmer for T. M'Lean, 1821, the second edition (first published 1815) pp(6), 60, acquatint additional title page and 24 costume plates, all finely coloured. Folio [26x37cms], cloth-backed marbled paper covered boards with original green paper title label on front board. Expertly rebacked to match. The heavy Whatman paper has watermark dates from 1815 to 1821. Some light spotting to endpapers, but a very good copy
Meyrick, a passionate collector of antiquities, was greatly influencd by William Stukeley's work on Stonehenge. His book's beautiful imagined recreations of Druids and early Britons resemble classical gods like the Greek and Roman sculptures seen on the Grand Tour, with the addition of gold and bronze ornaments and weapons. Abbey 'Life' 427   $1650
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282016  REYNOLDS,  Frederic Mansel, editor
  The Keepsake for 1829, 1830, 1833, 1835
  London, Hurst, Chance & Co, 1828, 1829, 1832, 1834. First editions Each with tissue-guarded plates; 8vos, handsome 19th cenury binding of half calf, spines raised in compartments, gilt decorations and lettering, marbled boards. Very good copies of this 19th century annual
The Keepsake was a short-lived literary Annual published each Christmas. With stories, poems and illustrations by Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, Lady Caroline Lamb, Walter Scott, Coleridge, Wordsworth, J. M. W. Turner, and Sir Thomas Lawrence, it aimed to include the best literary and artistic talents of the day   $195 each
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281644  ROBINSON  Austin
  Thomas Bewick His Life and Times
  Newcastle, printed for R. Robinson, 1887 pp40, 328, 200 illustrations, including 27 plates with tissue guards ; 4to [19.5x29cm], cloth, sl. rubbed at corners, printed paper label (sl. marked). A very good copy, the Bewick blocks superbly reproduced   $250
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281974  RUSKIN,  John
  Fors Clavigera. Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain. New Series 1-12 (complete)
  Sunnyside, Orphington, George Allen, 1878-1884. First editions  large 8vos, printed buff-coloured wrappers, with the `rose' illustration, as issued. Fine
Ruskin's cultural and social theories, in the form of `open-letters', which he addresses to the working men of Britain. It was in an earlier `Fors' (in 1877) that he attacked Whistler's `Nocturne in Black & Gold', on the grounds that the artist was extracting as much money as possible for little work   $595
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281973  RUSKIN,  John
  Praeterita. Outlines of Scenes and Thoughts Perhaps Worthy of Memory in My Past Life. 3 volumes in 28 monthly parts [with] Dilecta. Correspondence, Diary, Notes, and Extracts from Books, illustrating Praeterita. In 3 parts. All first editions, first issues
  Sunnyside, Orphington, George Allen, 1885, 1886,1887, 1888, 1900.  large 8vos, printed buff-coloured wrappers, with the `rose' illustration, as issued. Some fox spots to edges (only), else an exceptionally fine set
Ruskin's last great work, his `highly personalised, selective, eloquent but incomplete account of aspects of his life' in the original parts. Praeterita, 1885-1888, ppviii, 432; 442;182; 3 `Advice' slips, Publisher's Note, and all title-pages and half-titles present. With 2 steel-engravings, `My Two Aunts', and `the Old Drover Packet's Jib'. Dilecta, 1886, 1887, 1900 (the 3rd and final part published after Ruskin's death); pp172, (4 blanks), viii, Publisher's Note, half title, title (Praeterita, 2nd edition, 1900), xii; 2 steel engravings, `Castle of Annecy', and `The Grande Chartreuse'   $1250
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114226  [SUETONIUS]
  Caii Suetonii Tranquilli Opera Quae Exstant Carolus Patinus Doctor Medicus Parisiensis Notis & Numismatibus Suisque sumptibus edidit
  Basileae, 1675 pp 492, engraved frontis., title-page vignette, and one other plate; decorated capitals and numerous text ills. Folding family tree. 4to, full calf. Title-page and engraved plate restored. A fine copy of a handsome book
First edition of Charles Patin`s illustrated edition of Suetonius. Includes his books of the illustrious Grammarians and Orators as well as his lives of the twelve Caesars   $1500
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281689  TANAKA,  Naofusa (editor)
  Rekise Fukushoku Kou [loosely translated as `History of the Costume and Accessories of the Imperial Court']. Five volumes complete
  Tokyo, Meiji Tosho, Meiji 26 [1894] each volume approx. 70pp, 28 full-page colour woodcuts, 3 double-page, many line illus., conjugate leaves. 8vos, [150x230mm], Japanese 4 hole thread binding, patterned wrappers, title labels. A very good set with no damage or worming
The illustrations are of costume patterns, kaori, kimono, saches, ceremonial garments, footwear, trousers, hats, fans, insignia, etc. Part of the multi volume series `Kojitsu Sosho' or ' Library of Ancient Customs' first published in 1816. Complete in itself   $1250
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281985  THACKERAY,  W.M
  The Virginians: A Tale of the Last Century. In 24 monthly parts
  London, Bradbury & Evans, 1857 - 1859, first edition, first issue, with `actresses' instead of `ancestresses' on p.207, Part VII  48 plates (including 2 engraved title-pages), many text illus.; 8vos, in the original yellow pictorial wrappers (lacking wrappers on Parts 1 and 21, & rear wrapper of Part 24, front present but detached), some loss to spine ends in others]. Heavy tanning to plates, with occasional spotting, but a good set in a contemporary hand-made box
With almost all the advertisments called for by Van Duzen 232. Lacking pp1-4 of the `Virginians Advertiser' of Part 1; the back adverts. in part XI; the single-page slip `Mr Byron's Complete Works' in Part XIV; and the `New Weekly Periodical' and `Grace A in Part XXIV, but with the 2 page `The Daily News' not called for   $895
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113270  TRELAWNY,  Edward John
  Records of Shelley, Byron and the Author. 2 volumes
  London, Basil Montagu Pickering, 1878. first edition ppxvi, 214; xii, 246; with a portrait and plate in each volume. 8vos, half calf, cloth boards, marbled edges and endpapers. Calf rather rubbed and brittle, flecking to boards, foxing. Else very good firm copies
In 1858 Trelawny published Recollections of the Last Days of Byron and Shelley, but greatly expanded and gave a wonderful new title to the work for its definitive 1878 edition. The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English describes the Records as extremely lively and readable, though none too scrupulous with the facts.    $750
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281616  WALTON,  Izaac & Charles Cotton
  The Complete Angler or Contemplative Man's Recreation Being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing by Izaac Walton and Charles Cotton. Edited with notes by J. E. Harting. 2volumes
  London, Samuel Bagster and Sons, 1893. Tercentenary Edition ppxx, 246; 244; 53 illustrations by Alexander, Wale, Thomas, Samuel, Linnell, Lely, Huysmun and G. E. Lodge; tissue guards. Title pages printed in red and black, red chapter initials. 4to (190x260mm), original vellum backed green cloth, decorated in gilt. Very good copies
No. 91 of the large-paper edition of 350 copies   $595
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282004  WHISTLER,  J. A. McNeill
  Whistler v. Ruskin Art & Art Critics
  London, Chatto & Windus, 1878, 4th edition pp18, 8vo, original brown wrappers. Fine
A beautifully printed pamphlet, with Whistler's signature butterfly on the last page and front cover. Whistler's response to Ruskin's written remarks that he `never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face'. Whistler successfully sued Ruskin for libel, but was awarded only one farthing in damages   $550
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282005  WHISTLER,  J.A McNeill
  Mr Whistler's "Ten O'Clock"
  London, (Chatto & Windus), 1888. First edition pp30. 8vo. A fine copy in the original brown paper wrappers, with the Whistler butterfly
First publication of Whistler's lecture on art, delivered in London, Cambridge and Oxford    $350
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281687  WILDE,  Oscar
  Poems in Prose
  Paris, Privately Printed, 1905. First separate edition pp38, headpieces and intials in red. 8vo [140x220mm], original card, with wrappers (printed in red and black). Wrappers sl. soiled, very slight wear at spine ends. Paper, uncut and unopened, is very slightly browned on the edges. A very good copy of a fragile work
50 copies only were printed on Imperial Japanese paper. Mason 609   $250
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281624  WILLIAMSON,  George
  Memorials of the Lineage, Early Life, Education, and Development of the Genius of James Watt. [Tog. with] The original autograph signature of James Watt, from a letter to `Dear Gregory', [and] an original autograph letter, signed `J. Watt Junr.' from Soho, 9 Nov. 1804. The letter is to James Miller, Watt's widowed brother-in-law. This long, comprehensive, and sensitive letter deals with the aftermath of the death of his half-brother, Gregory Watt. James writes firstly of its emotional impact on his father, James Watt, and his step-mother. Secondly, James alludes to Gregory dying intestate, and tells Miller that his father will invest `the sum of Three Thousand Pounds in trust to you, himself & me, for the use and behoof of your children by my sister, who will each of them receive 1000 (pounds) when they attain the age of 25 years.' James also expresses his intention `to undertake the direction & to defray the whole or any part of the expense of the education of your son James'. He also asks that for the present James Miller `should make no mention whatever of the purport of this letter'. Also included is the original autograph signature of Gregory Watt, removed from a letter to his father; a facsimile letter from James Watt to a Mr McGrigor, and an original ink sketch of James Watt, artist unknown
  Edinburgh, Thomas Constable for the Watt Club, 1856, first edition pp262, 3 engraved portraits, 6 plates, (1 double-page, 3 tinted, 2 folding), 7 facsimiles of James Watt's letters, and a large folding engraved map. The letter has 2 sheets, 390x200mm, written on 6 pages (last blank removed). 4to, [200x250mm], quarter calf, cloth boards, marbled endpapers and edges. A fine copy
James Watt, the inventor of the steam engine (1736-1819]; James Watt, Jnr (1769- 1848), engineer & business man, and half brother of Gregory (1777-1804). Gregory, a geologist and mineralogist, died of tuberculosis, aged 27   $595
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Art & Literature

281917  ATKINSON,  E.J.R
  Dead Man's Ghost. A blank-verse tragedy in one act
  Melbourne, Edward A Vidler, 1925. First edition pp54, 8vo, wrappers, spotted, else very good
`A blank- verse tragedy in one act'. Signed and inscribed by the author   $35
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281663  BAKER,  R.T
  Cabinet Timbers Of Australia
  Sydney, Government Printer for the Technical Museum, 1913. first edition pp186, profusely illus. incl. 68 colour plates of timber samples, photo illus. (interiors, furniture, etc); oblong 8vo [250x190mm], modern half calf, gilt lettering, marbled sides. A very good copy
Technical Education Series No. 18. An important work   $595
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281864  BARNUM,  Andrew (poems) & Lissa (illustrations)
  Cactus Juices Mexico [and] Boomaroo Australia. 2 volumes
  Erskineville, LifeDrum Press, 1993, 1995. First editions 15, 21, colour illustrations alternate with the poems. 4to, boards (hardcover). Fine in dust jackets
The second book is numbered and signed by both poet and artist.    $55
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281645  BENNETT,   E. T., editor
  The Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoological Society Delineated. 2 volumes complete. Volume I. Quadrupeds: Volume II. Birds
  London, Charles Tilt, 1831 (printed by Charles Whittingham's Chiswick Press) ppxii, 308; viii, 328, over 200 very fine wood-engraved natural history illustrations, by various artists, including William Harvey and Edward Lear (his first book appearance). 8vos [140x230mm], original silk covered boards with paper titling labels on spines (a little darkened and rubbed). Very good copies, with no foxing   $350
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223201  (BLAIKLOCK,  H.)
  Herbert Blaiklock Memorial Lectures. Vols. 1-7 (all published)
  Sydney, 1971-1977  8vo, Very good
The authors are A.D.Hope, C.M.H.Clark, Rosemary Dobson, G.A. Wilkes, James McAuley, Thea Astley, R.F. Brissenden   $125
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247317  [BONWICK,  J.]
  James Bonwick. A Writer of School Books and Histories. With a bibliography of his writings. By Edward Edgar Pescott
  Melbourne, 1939. 1st ed pp44, frontis portrait; 4to, original cloth-backed boards. A little foxing, else fine
No. 209 of 250 copies, signed by the author   $145
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279896  BONWICK,  James
  Pyramid Facts & Fancies
  London, Kegan Paul & Co, 1877, first edition ppviii, 224, (32 ads), 8vo, pictorial cloth gilt. Slight foxing to prelims, else fine copy
Ferguson 7244; Pescott 73. Signed `with the author's kind regards'. Bonwick, Teacher, author, historian, arrived in the Colony in 1841. The author of more than 60 publications, he was elected a fellow to the Royal Geographical Society in 1869   $195
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281901  BOOTHBY,  Guy
  Farewell Nikola
  London, Ward Lock, 1901, first edition pp316, 4 (adverts), 8 b/w plates by Harold Piffard. 8vo, pictorial blue cloth bevelled boards, white lettering (sl. rubbed). A little fingering, else very good
Loder p.23   $65
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281899  BOOTHBY,  Guy
  Fascination of The King
  London, Ward Lock, 1900 . First edition pp286, 2, 16 book adverts, 4 b/w plates by Stanley L Wood. 8vo, pictorial blue cloth gilt, bevelled edges. Very good
Loder page 21   $55
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281992  BRUMBY,  J. W
  Home Rule and the 3 Bills
  London, Jordison & Co, [c.1888] pp16, 8 b/w illus. Oblong 8vo (18x13cms). Original printed wrappers. A little tanning, else fine, with no tears or chips
8 satirical cartoons attacking Gladstone, Parnell, & the Irish Home Rule Bill   $145
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282000  CALDECOTT,  Randolph
  Catalogue of a Loan Collection of the Works of Raldolph Caldecott, Exhibited at the Brasenose Club, Manchester, March, 1888. With illustrations engraved on wood by Henry Watkinson, A.M.A. With a report of the Proceedings at the House Dinner, March 21st, 1888
  Privately printed for the Brasenose Club, 1888 pp42, plus illus.8vo, illustrated boards, backstrip torn with loss, else very good   $35
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281045  CAREY,  Peter
  London, 1985, first U.K. edition pp600, 8vo,cloth, (hard cover). Top edges spotted, else fine in fine dust jacket. Signed `Peter Carey'
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, this is the novel which first brought Carey international acclaim   $110
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  The Christian Year: Thoughts in Verse for the Sundays and Holydays throughout the Year
  London, Peacock, Mansfield & Britton, n.d ppxii, 384, photographically reproduced plates throughout. Small 8vo, full morocco gilt, raised spines, all edges gilt. Owner inscription, very slight rubbing to spine, else fine   $75
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281906  CLOSE,  Robert
  The Dupe
  London, Georgian House, 1948. First edition pp242, 8vo [130x190mm], cloth. Very good in dustwrapper (sl. torn with loss at spine ends]
Signed `Robert S. Close', and inscribed `To my staunch friend Alan from Bob/ Cell 20 West `D' Division Metropolitan Goal Coburg April 1948'. Close's previous novel `Love Me, Sailor', was suppressed, and Close was charged with `obscene libel'. He was found guilty and sentenced to 3 months jail, but this was quashed on appeal   $50
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223184  D'ALPUGET,  Blanche
  Monkeys In The Dark
  Sydney, Aurora Press, 1980, 1st edition pp176, 8vo, hard cover. Top edges sl. spotted, spine very slightly leaning, else fine in fine (by Donald Friend) dust jacket
Author's first novel, inscribed 'To dearest Rube, love from your granddaughter, Blanche, May 1980' . Inserted is a typescript invitation to the book launch   $125
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11283  DAVIES,  A.H. `Steele Rudd'
  The Poor Parson
  Sydney, 1907. 1st edition pp244, ills; 8vo, original pictorial hard cover. Endpapers with offsetting from dustjacket flaps, else very good in the attractive dust jacket (lacks one inch at lower spine)   $195
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223189  DEAMER,  Dulcie
  Sydney, 1932 pp80, tipped-in b/w plate by Clive Wallis; 8vo, boards. A little foxing, else very good
Deamer's first collection of verse   $110
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281842  ELDERSHAW,  Flora, editor
  Australian Writers' Annual 1936
  Sydney, 1936 pp96, illus. by Norman & Percy Lindsay, Stan Cross, Dave Souter, Jim Russell, and others. 4to, attractive illustrated wrappers. Slight rubbing and wear to wrappers, but very good
Literary contributers include Mary Gilmore, Vance Palmer, Will Lawson, Kenneth Slessor, Zora Cross, Miles Franklin. With a full-page illustration `Contes Drollatiques' by Norman Lindsay   $125
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281675  ELIOT,  T.S
  Poemes 1910 - 1930. Texte anglais presente et traduit par Pierre Leyris
  Paris, Editions du Seuil, 1947, first edition thus pp222; 8vo, printed buff wrappers. Paper sl. browned, owner name, else a very good copy of a fragile book
The poems are printed in both French and English. Gallup D87   $75
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213241  ELLIS  Havelock
  Kanga Creek An Australian Idyll
  The Golden Cockerel Press. Berkshire. 1922 68pp. 8vo. cloth backed boards. Faint foxing to edges. Very good in the dust jacket   $145
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281921  FINLAY,  Iain
  The Azanian Assignment
  New York, Harper & Row, 1978. First edition pp396. 8vo [160x240], cloth-backed boards. A fine copy in the dustjacket
Author's first novel, this is a political thriller set in South Africa. Signed `Iain Finlay'   $30
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  Five Years of Liberal Mis-Rule
  London, Jordison & Co, n.d (c.1887) pp16, 8 pages of b/w illus. Oblong 8vos (18x13cms), wrappers, a little stained & spotted, else very good
8 satirical cartoons attacking Gladstone's Liberal Government   $95
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281925  FLOWER  Pat
  Goodbye Sweet William
  Sydney, Ure Smith, 1960. First edition pp192, 8vo, cloth [130x190mm]. A very good copy in the slightly worn Cedric Flower dustwrapper
Pat Flower's second crime novel. Flower [1914-1977], was a prolific writer of radio and television plays, satirical sketches, as well as crime novels   $35
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281924  FLOWER  Pat
  Wax Flowers for Gloria
  Sydney, Ure Smith, 1958. First edition pp224, 8vo [130x190mm], cloth. A good copy in worn & chipped Cedric Flower dustwrapper (now protected)
Flower's first novel   $35
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281929  FLOWER  Pat
  A Wreath Of Water-Lilies
  Sydney, Ure Smith, 1960. First edition pp192, 8vo [130x190mm], cloth. Very good in the attractive dustwrapper (sl. worn & chipped]
Pat Flower's third crime novel   $30
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281994  FRAZER,  G. G
  O'Brien's Breeches or A Tale of Tullamore
  London, Hildesheimer & Faulkner, c.1887 pp12, tinted illustrations. Small 8vo (13x10cms), original stiff card with dust wrapper (rear wrapper takes the form of a greeting card - `With best wishes From..'. A fine, unused, copy
An attractively produced satirical poem about William O'Brien, the Irish journalist and Tullamore politician, who was imprisioned in 1887 for incitement under the Coercion Act. He refused to wear prison clothes, and a tweed suit was smuggled in to him   $195
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282018  FURPHY,  Joseph
  The Poems Of Joseph Furphy [Tom Collins, author of `Such is Life']. Collected and edited by K.[ate] B.[aker]
  Melbourne, Lothian, 1916. First edition pp56, 2 photoplates; sm. 4to, boards, cloth spine. Very good   $75
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248892  GIBBS,  May
  Mother Of The Gumnuts. Her life and work. By Maureen Walsh. [Tog. with] Gumnut Classics. The Famous Gumnut Adventures. 2 volumes in slipcase
  Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1985, first edition pp228; 496, profusely illus; 4to, cloth, dust jackets, very slightly sunned. Fine in fine slip-case
Critical biography together with an anthology of Gibbs' work. Winner of the Book Design award for 1985   $145
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281843  GREEN,  Anna Katharine
  7 TO 12. A Detective Story [and] One Hour More [and] X.Y.Z
  London, George Routledge, 1887, 1st UK edition pp188, sm. 8vo, rebound in cloth-backed plain boards. Very good
Anna Katharine Green [1846-1935), American novelist and poet, has been called "the mother of detective fiction"   $125
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213210  GREEN,  H.M
  A History Of Australian Literature 2 vols. Vol.1 1789-1923. Vol. 2 1923-1950
  Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1961. First edition  roy. 8vos, hard cover. Fine in fine dust jackets
First edition of this monumental work   $150
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261288  GRENVILLE,  Kate
  Brisbane, University of Queensland Press, 1986. 1st edition pp170, 8vo,cloth. Top edges spotted, else fine in fine dust jacket
Signed `Kate Grenville'. Shortlisted for the Vogel award in 1983. Grenville won the award the following year with Lilian's Story. Although published later, Dreamhouse is the earlier written novel. Loosely inserted is the invitation to the launch (by Helen Garner)   $110
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279392  GYE,  Hal
  Two manuscript prose sketches, each of two folio pages, by Hal Gye (1888-1967), under the name of James Hackston, the nom de plume adopted by Gye for his prose work. The first, "Bungowannah", is occasioned by Princess Alexandra spending a night at Bungowannah and sets Hackston reminiscing how Bungowannah was central to many of his stories. Princess Alexandra visited Australia in 1959. The second ,"Leason", is a memory of the artist Percy Leason (1889-1959), especially of Leason's making a toy car and running it down Collins Street on Sunday mornings. Both sketches have editorial marks. Offered with an original ink sketch by Gye `Door-to-door "Den" - the education of a poet'
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282010  HAMILTON,  Walter
  George Cruikshank Artist and Humourist. With numerous illustrations and a one pound bank note
  London, Eliot Stock, 1878. First edition pp64, frontis. portrait, b/w ills. 8vo, printed wrappers. Very good   $95
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281659  HAYNES  Dorothy K
  Thou shall not suffer a witch and other stories. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake
  London, Methuen, 1949. First edition pp200, 8 full-page b/w illus. by Peake. 8vo, navy cloth, gilt lettering. Top edges sl. dusty, else a very good copy in the Mervyn Peake dust wrapper (minimal rubbing, small chip at lower spine)
Rare in the dust wrapper   $150
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263089  HERBERT,  Xavier
  Disturbing Element
  Melbourne, Chershire, 1963, first edition pp272, 8vo, cloth. Fine in like d/w
Autobiography. Signed by Herbert `to dear Ann Markin, hoping that coming to know the man may not lessen her love of the artist'   $125
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108432  HOLDEN,  Robert
  A Golden Age. Visions Of Fantasy. Australia's fantasy illustrators; their lives and works. 2 volumes in slipcase
  Sydney, 1992. First edition. Signed & inscribed by Robert Holden lavishly illus. in col. & b/w; 4tos, hard cover. Fine in dust jackets & slip-case
Includes D.S. Souter, Connie Christie, Margaret Clark, Harold Gaze, May Gibbs, Lionel, Norman and Ruby Lindsay, Peg Maltby, Celeste Mass, Pixie O'Harris, I.R. Outhwaite, Betty & Esther Patterson, Dorothy Wall, Christian Waller and Ruby Winckler and others. A beautiful production, and a signed presentation copy from the author   $145
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282003  HOOD,  Thomas
  The Dream of Eugene Aram, the Murderer. With Designs by W. Harvey. Engraved on wood by Branston and Wright
  London, Charles Tilt, 1831, first separately published edition pp32, (2 adverts); 6 plates & 2 vignettes. 8vo, original printed wrappers, sl. soiled, occasional foxing. Cracking to spine paper, but a good firm copy
The half-title is present. This, about a murder, is one of the few serious poems by the comic versifier, Hood, a friend of Lamb, Hazlitt, etc   $150
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281918  HOSPITAL,  Janette Turner
  Sydney, Random House/Knopf, 1996, 1st edition pp402, 8vo [160x240mm], cloth. Paper sl. tanned, else fine in dustwrapper
Inscribed and signed by author `For Clive [James?], Best wishes O maurauding journalist'   $45
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279130  HUNT,  Leigh
  Table-Talk. To which are added imaginary conversations of Pope and Swift
  London, Smith, Elder, 1851. First edition ppxii, 252, 16 [publisher's catalogue dated January 1851]. Original blue cloth, gilt decorations, all edges gilt. Tiny split to top spine end, else very good   $135
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221236  JAMES,  Brian
  The Bunyip Of Barney's Elbow. Foreword by Norman Lindsay
  Sydney, A&R, 1956. First edition ppxiv, 210, 8vo, hard cover. A very good copy in the attractive Lindsay (sl. sunned on spine) dust jacket   $55
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282009  KITTON,  Fred. G
  Phiz (Hablot K Browne). A Memoir with a Selection from his Correspondence
  London, W.Satchell & Co, 1882, first edition pp32, numerous b/w illustrations. 8vo, original printed wrappers. Fine
Browne [1815-1818] is celebrated as the illustrator of Dickens' novels    $85
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282007  KITTON,  Fred.G
  John Leech. A biographical sketch
  London, John Redway, 1883. First edition pp68, b/w ills. 8vo, original printed wrappers. Occasional foxing, very good
Leech [1817-1864], the artist & illustrator in Victorian London   $75
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281669  LEBOVIC,  Josef
  Masterpieces Of Australian Printmaking. Exhibition 30 April - 30 May 1987
  Sydney, 1987. First (only) edition  pp160, colour and b/w illustrations. 4to [210x310mm], cloth. Very good in the dust wrapper
The limited edition of 100 copies (25 were for presentation), with an original wood engraving by Lionel Lindsay, printed by Josef Lebovic, signed `Peter Lindsay'. Issued to coincide with the important exhibition   $195
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281671  LINDSAY,  J.& P.R.Stephensen, editors
  The London Aphrodite. A Literary Periodical. No. 1, August, 1928 to No. 6, July, 1929. Complete in 6 parts (all published)
  London, Fanfrolico Press, 1928-9  full-page photo-plates by Norman Lindsay, Lionel Ellis, Elioth Gruner, b/w head and tail pieces by Lindsay; 8vos [150x240mm], printed wrappers, each with Lindsay illustration. Uniformly fine, with no chipping, foxing, or inscriptions
Contributors included Stephensen, Jack & Phillip Lindsay, Kenneth Slessor & Hugh McCrae   $250
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281707  LINDSAY,  Jack
  A World Ahead. A Journal of a Soviet Journey
  London, Fore Publications, 1950, first edition pp164, 8vo [120x190mm], original printed wrappers, chipped, spine sl. leaning, internally very good
Signed by Lindsay to his brother `To Phil, this account of the best month of my life, Jack'   $65
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224006  [LINDSAY,  Norman, illustrator]
  The Garden Of Ships. Written by Douglas Stewart
  Sydney, Wentworth Press, 1962 pp(24), 5 pen drawings by Lindsay; 4to, boards, cloth spine. Very good
One of 250 copies signed by Walter Stone for the Press. This copy also signed 'Douglas Stewart'   $125
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  The Mabinogion. From the Welsh of the LLyfr Coch o Hergest (the Red Book of Hergest) in the Library of Jesus College, Oxford. Translated, with notes, by Lady Charlotte Guest
  London, Bernard Quaritch, 1877 ppxx, 504, b/w text ills; 4to, marbled boards, with morocco spine decorated in gilt. Sl. rubbing, scattered foxing, else very good
These tales of a pre Norman Welsh world were composed about 1100, and first published with an English translation by Lady Guest between 1838 and 1849. They include some of the Arthurian material later picked up by the French   $175
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225176  McINERNEY,  Sally
  Photograph. `Peter Porter and his daughter Jane, reading comics on the train to Stonehenge, 1976'
  19x24cms, plus mount. Signed, titled and dated under the image by Sally McInerney
A revealing, casual image of Porter, the Toowoomba born and raised poet, taken the year after the suicide of his first wife, Janice, and while he was writing the poems that made up probably his finest book, `The Cost of Seriousness', 1978   $895
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281610  MACKANESS,  George & Walter Stone
  The Books Of The Bulletin 1880-1952. An annotated bibliography. With preliminary essays by W. E. Fitz Henry & Norman Lindsay
  Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1955. First edition pp(viii), 98, 15 photo plates; 8vo, cloth. In slightly spotted dustwrapper
500 copies were printed, but a note in Walter Stone's hand reads `One of four copies specially bound with interleaves - G. M. got one, W. S. got one - this is it and A & R kept the other two'. Further signed `Walter Stone's copy'. Either tipped-onto the leaves or loosely inserted are numerous letters, photographs (one of J. F. Archibald and John Haynes in 1881), receipts, advertisments, newspaper cuttings and other related ephemera. There are letters between Stone and H. K. Prior of the Bulletin, dated 1945 `I'm afraid we could not entertain the idea of publishing the `Check List' at present. So many of our men are still away that we find it difficult to keep pace with our own printing...', and one from Angus & Robertson's George Ferguson about the `net profit' of the book   $495
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281776  MCKERNAN,  Michael, & Peter Stanley
  Australians At War 1885-1972. Photographs from the collection of the Australian War Memorial. With an introduction by Michael McKernan
  Sydney, Collins, 1984, first edition pp260, profusely illustrated with b/w photos. Folio, cloth. Prelims and finals spotted, else fine in fine dustwrapepr   $50
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153672  MALOUF,  David
  Brisbane, University of Queensland Press, 1989. Reprinted with corrections pp170, (ii). frontis. portrait. 8vo, hard cover. A fine copy, in fine dust jacket
Signed `David Malouf'   $150
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105212  MARSHALL,  Alan
  The Complete Stories of Alan Marshall
  Melbourne, Thomas Nelson, 1977 pp498, pen drawings by Noel Counihan; 8vo, hard cover. corners slightly bumped, else very good in the dust jacket (also by Counihan)
An interesting association copy. Inscribed `To Jack Lindsay, who understands artists and writers so well; with love and best wishes, Noel Counihan'   $125
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278880  MAY,  Phil
  Grien on Rougemont or the story of a modern Robinson Crusoe. As told in the pages of the `Daily Chronicle'; Illustrated with 10 humorous full-page illus. by Phil May and other pictures. Also a pantomime sketch by Barry Pain
  London, Edward Lloyd, 1898 pp34 (printed double columns), adverts; 4to. Bound, with the original Phil May colour wrappers, in quarter cloth, with board sides. A couple of tears where roughly handled, boards sl. sunned. Very good
Henri Louis Grin was Swiss born, and came to Australia in 1875 as butler to the new governor of Western Australia, Sir William Robinson. He sailed to Queensland in the pearling cutter `Ada' in 1877, where he claimed to be wrecked off the Lacrosse Islands. He made his way, via New Zealand, to London, where he published sensational (and fraudulent) accounts of his 30 year ordeal as a castaway among the aborigines of Northern Australia. Under the fictitious name of Louis de Rougemont, he has a prominent place among perpetrators of literary hoaxes and imaginary voyages. Phil May's time in Australia was relatively brief (1885-1888), but he produced over 800 drawings for The Bulletin. This copy is from the Edge Partington collection, with bookplate. Rare   $495
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281832  MERCIER,  Emile
  Is my slip showing?
  Sydney, A&R, 1951. First edition pp124, b/w cartoons; sm. 8vo, illus. boards. Owner inscription. Very good
Mercier was a long-time cartoonist on the Sydney 'Sun'   $35
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281617  MILNE,  A.A
  Now We Are Six. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard
  London, Methuen, 1927, first edition pp104, b/w ills., end-paper decorations; 8vo [130x190mm], maroon cloth gilt, top edges gilt. Neat previous owner signature (1927). Lower corner slightly bumped. A very good copy   $395
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281771  MOMBASSA,  Reg
  The Mambo Picture Book of Wisdom
  Sydney, Mambo Graphics, 1994 pp48, poster-style colour plates; 4to, softcover. Fine   $55
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281774  NORTH,  Ian
  The Art Of Dorrit Black. By Ian North
  Melbourne, Macmillan, 1979. First edition pp152, profusely illus. in col. & b/w; 4to, cloth. Owner name, faint tape marks to endpapers, else very good in fine d/w
The definitive book on Black, the important Australian artist painting between the wars, who is credited with introducing modernism into Australian art. 26 works in colour and 57 in black and white are reproduced. Lists all Black's known works, exhibitions, and gives a comprehensive bibliography. Offered with a catalogue of 29 works from the Josef Lebovic Gallery   $110
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222336  OSBORNE,  Charles
  Giving it Away. Memoirs of an Uncivil Servant
  London, 1986. First edition pp324, photoplates; 8vo, hard cover. Fine in fine dust jacket
Signed and inscribed by the expat Australian arts administrator and writer to the expat Australian theatre director, Allan Davis. Inserted is a typescipt letter from Davis to Osborne, thanking him for lunch, and including a poem `No sex please, we're Aussies'. Two handwritten notecards with personalised comic verse are also included   $65
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281688  PINDAR.
  Pythian Odes by Pindar.Translation by H. T. Wade-Gery & C. M. Bowra
  London, The Nonesuch Press, 1928. First this edition ppxlvi, 166, [2]; sm. 8vo [100x155], engravings by Stephen Godden. Small mark top of spine (where sticker has been removed?), small neat owner signature dated 1929, else very good in the patterned box
A limited edition of 1550 numbered copies   $95
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  Priests and the Confessional. By an Irish Roman Catholic. [Tog. with] A Roman Bishop's Oath and its Obligations. 2 pamphlets
  N.p., n.d pp8,2, 8vo (12x18cms), no wrappers. Minor tanning, else very good
Publications of the Protestant Evangelical Union. The longer one purports to be the letters from a disillusioned priest scandalised by the seductions and rapes by fellow priests. He is particularly outraged that one malefactor, Fr. John Curly, has simply been moved around, and by 1863 is chaplain to a convent of nuns in Sydney!   $85
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281614  ROMANES,  George John
  Mental Evolution in Animals. With a Posthumous Essay on Instinct by Charles Darwin
  London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co, 1883. First edition pp412, large folded chart mounted on linen, text ills. 8vo, [140x220mm], bound in half morocco, cloth boards, spines gilt in raised bands. Neat library gilt crest on front board and lower spine. No other library markings. Foxing to folded chart and prelims, but very good
Romanes [1848-1894], the friend and colleague of Darwin, was an evolutionary biologist and physiologist. He laid the foundation of the study of comparative psychology, claiming a similarity of cognitive processes and mechanisms between humans and animals   $295
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281615  ROMANES,  George John
  Mental Evolution in Man. Origin of Human Faculty
  London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co, 1888. First edition pp10, 452, large folded chart mounted on linen as frontis., text ills. 8vo, [140x220mm], bound in half morocco, cloth boards, spines gilt in raised bands. Neat library gilt crest on front board and lower spine. No other library markings. Minor spotting to prelims, but very good   $295
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278712  [ROWE,  Richard]
  Peter `Possum's Portfolio
  Sydney, J. R. Clarke, 1858, first edition ppviii, 220, errata slip. 8vo, original blind stamped cloth [some expert repairs to spine]. Cloth unevenly faded, edges rubbed
Includes errata slip. Ferguson 15152. Rowe was on the staff of The Sydney Morning Herald. This, a collection of prose and verse, is his first published book   $195
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282017  RUSKIN  John
  Notes on some of the Principal Pictures of John Everett Millais, exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, 1886. With a preface, and original and selected criticisms
  London, William Reeves, [1886] pp48; 8vo, original printed wrappers, edges spotted. Very good   $110
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281698  SCOUGALL,  Stuart
  Consider The Lilies by Stuart Scougall and Franz Holford. With wood engravings by Eva Sandor
  Sydney, Ure Smith, 1953. First edition pp94, 6 original wood engravings by Eva Sandor; 4to, vellum stamped in gilt, gilt dentelles. Very occasional spotting, else very good
A literary tribute to gardens. One of 200 copies, numbered & signed by Sandor, Scougall & Holford. This is number 101. A very fine example of Australian fine press printing   $110
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281676  SPENCER,  Stanley (illustrator)
  A Chatto & Windus Almanack 1927. With designs by Stanley Spencer
  London, [1927] pp202, b/w drawings for every month by Spencer; 8vo [130x175mm], cloth-backed boards, a little worn, cloth spine spotted, else a fine copy
No. 174 of only 250 copies printed. A rare example of illustration work by a major British painter   $195
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223932  SPIGELMAN,  Jim, & Michael Symons, editors
  New Basis. The Journal of the Sydney University Fabian Society. Nos 1, 2, & 3. August 1965 to May 1966
  Sydney, 1965-66 4tos, original printed wrappers. Very good
Anti-establishment and anti Australia's involment in Vietnam, the magazine's contributors included subsequent Australian Prime Minister E. G. Whitlam, British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, Dr Jim Cairns, Charlie Perkins (on Aboriginal Militancy) and the Russian poet Yevtushenko. The editor and contributor, Jim Spigelman, became Chief Justice of NSW. Signed by Jim Spigelman   $195
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281905  STIVENS,  Dal
  The Wide Arch
  Sydney, A&R, 1958. First edition pp208, 8vo, cloth. Top edges faintly spotted, else fine in fine d/w
A psychological thriller. Signed `Dal Stivens 27th September 1974'   $35
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281860  STREETON,  Arthur
  The Arthur Streeton Catalogue. With essays by Lionel Lindsay and J.S. Macdonald
  Melbourne, 1935 pp142, portrait frontis., 26 tipped-in colour plates, 18 photo plates; folio, original cloth gilt (spine faded as usual), corners slightly knocked, else a very good copy free from foxing or inscriptions
No. 185 of 500 signed `Arthur Streeton'. A complete listing of Streeton's work. A highlight of any collection of Australian Art Reference   $595
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211698  TENNANT,  Kylie
  Tether A Dragon
  Sydney, 1952. 1st edition pp128, 8vo, hard cover. Very good in sl. browned dust jacket
Play about Alfred Deakin and the Federation struggle which won the Commonwealth Jubilee Stage play Award. Signed & inscribed by Tennant to `Gillian Leach - a charming Deakin daughter - thank you for your reading of the part'. Obviously an actor's copy, the book is annotated and marked up in pencil.   $145
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224659  THOMES,  William H
  The Bushrangers. A Yankee's Adventures During His Second Visit to Australia
  Boston, Lee and Shepard, 1866. 1st edition pp480, b/w frontis., 2 full-page ills; 8vo, original cloth. Head & tail of spine starting to fray; foxing throughout
Adventure novel of bushranging and gold-mining set around Ballarat and Melbourne. Ferguson 17034   $125
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253221  TUCKSON,  T
  Tony Tuckson by Daniel Thomas, Renee Free, Geoffrey Legge
  Sydney, Craftsman House, 1989. First edition pp188, col. & b/w plates; 4to, cloth. Fine in d/w   $125
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  The Australian Artist. Vol 1 Part 1. to Vol. 2. Part 2 [6 issues, all published]
  Melbourne, [1947-8]  b/w plates, text ills; 4to, illus. wrappers. Very good
Short-lived but influential journal published by the Victorian Artists' Society   $150
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Textiles, Fashion, Jewellry

39007  ALBRECHT,  Kurt
  Nineteenth Century Australian Gold & Silver Smiths
  Melbourne, Hutchinson, 1969, first edition pp70, b/w plates; 4to, hard cover. Neat owner name, else fine in fine (price-clipped) dust jacket   $45
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  An album titled `Misaho'
  Kyoto, Yamada Naosaburo, Unsoda Meiji 41 (1908) 50 colour lithograph plates, bound Japanese style back to back and facing each other with a tissue sheet in between. Oban size [250x34mm], recent paper covered boards with two-hole cord ties and title label. A very pale marginal water-mark to lower corner of the last few plates. A very good copy
There are 35 full page colour plates, 5 with 2 designs, 10 showing the full width of the kimono design, a total of 55 designs   $495
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  An album titled `Tachibana' [citrus]
  Kyoto, for Akiba Gofukuten, Taisho period, c. 1918-20 50 full-page colour lithograph plates, some with metallic inks, printed rectos only. Oban size [260x38mm], original cloth covered boards with two-hole cord ties and title label. Some offseting on the blank versos of the plates. A very good copy, the beautiful plates unmarked
The designs are by Daika Shoten of the in-house design studio   $500
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281721  AMES,  Frank
  The Kashmir Shawl and its Indo-French Influence
  Antique Collectors Club, 1997. 3rd edition pp376, colour & b/w plates; 4to, cloth [220x280mm]. Fine in fine dust jacket
The updated and revised edition of this beautiful and scholarly book   $110
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  Portfolio of Spring and Summer Millinery Fashions
  Sydney, 1907 pp10, colour photo ills. showing dozens of hats; 8vo, original wrappers. Very good
Advertising leaflet inserted into `The Lone Hand' magazine, Sept. 2, 1907   $75
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223255  BOARDMAN,  John
  Archaic Greek Gems. Schools and artists in the Sixth and early Fifth centuries BC
  London, Thames & Hudson, 1968. First edition pp236, b/w plates; 4to, hard cover. Very good in like (price clipped) dust jacket   $85
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223441  BOARDMAN,  John
  Engraved Gems. The Ionides collection
  London, T&H, 1968 pp114, b/w plates by Robert L. Wilkins; 4to, hard cover. Foxed edges, else fine in dust jacket   $75
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281720  BOTT,  Daniele
  Chanel Collections and Creations
  London, Thames & Hudson, 2009 pp206, b/w & colour plates. 4to, cloth [250x290mm]. Fine in the dust wrapper
The House of Chanel opens its private archives to allow the exploration of five central themes - the suit, the camellia, jewelry, fragrances and make-up, and the little black dress - to show how Chanel has constantly reinvented and rediscovered fashion   $55
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281727  CERA,  Deanna Farneti, editor
  Jewels of Fantasy. With essays by Cera, Vivienne Becker, Nicoletta Bocca, Gerda Buxbaum & Melissa Gabardi
  New York, Abrams, 1992 (first edition in English) pp408, profusely illustrated in colour & black & white. Large 4to [265x295mm]. Dusty top-edge, else fine in fine dust wrapper
A fabulous work, published to coincide with an exhibition in Milan. Over 600 pieces of jewellry were displayed   $145
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279236  CHASE,  Edna Woolman, with Ilka Chase
  Always In Vogue
  New York, Doubleday, 1954, first ediiton pp382, b/w photos; 8vo, cloth. Very good without d/w
Memoir by Vogue's famous editor. This copy inscribed `To Sir Charles and Lady Lloyd Jones with warm good wishes from Edna Woolman Chase'. Author's Christmas card is included   $65
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279238  DALI,  Salvador
  Dali A Study of his Art-in-Jewels. The Collection of the Owen Cheatham Foundation. Foreword by A Hyatt Mayor, comments and captions by the artist. Edited by Lida Livingston
  New York Graphic Society, 1959. First edition pp80, 24 fullpage colour plates. Roy. 4to, cloth-backed boards. A very good copy in the slightly rubbed & chipped pictorial slipcase.
Loosely inserted is a descriptive brochure on the collection, and a pamphlet on Dali's Angel Cross   $95
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223318  DE DILLMONT,  Therese
  Encyclopedie des Ouvrages de Dames
  Mulhouse, (France), n.d pp802, plus adverts, 16 plates; 12mo, cloth. Very good
Text in French. Dillmont [1846-1890], wrote her ground-breaking book after running an embroidery school with her sister in Vienna. The books gives clear instructions and illustrations for all kinds of sewing (including machine sewing), and explains thousands of textile designs from Egypt, Bulgaria, Turkey, China, as well as Europe   $50
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212048  DUBIN,  Lois Sherr
  North American Jewelry and Adornment
  New York, Abrams, 1999. First edition pp608, colour & b/w photoplates); large 4to, hard cover. Fine in like dust jacket   $110
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113647  ERTE.
  Erte's Fashion Designs. 218 Illustrations from `Harper's Bazaar' 1918-1932
  New York, Dover, 1981 pp72, 8 full page colour plates of covers, b/w ills; 4to, hard cover. Fine copy in very good (closed tear, price clipped) dust jacket
No. 455 of a limited, signed edition. `This edition, autographed above by the artist, is strictly limited to 1250 clothbound copies, of which only 1150 are for sale'   $110
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281719  FLETCHER,  Marion & Leigh Purdy
  Needlework In Australia. A history of the development of embroidery
  Melbourne, OUP, 1989, first edition pp182, profusely illus. in colour & b/w; 4to [200x260mm], cloth. Fine in dust wrapper
From white settlement to the present, fine needlework in all its aspects and techniques is covered in this beautifully illustrated book   $55
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224802  FLOWER,  Cedric
  Duck & Cabbage Tree. A pictorial history of clothes in Australia 1788-1914
  Sydney, 1968, first edition pp158, col. & b/w plates; 4to, cloth (hardback). Very good in sl. torn dust jacket (now protected)   $50
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115905  GEBR. MOSSE.
  Art Linen and Lace
  Berlin, Gebr. Mosse, (1903) 56 pages, illustrated with b/w plates. Oblong 4to, linen covered boards, decorated with lace strip. Owner inscription dated 1911. Very good
A beautifully illustrated catalogue, as well as a history of lace, in English, aimed at the American market. The frontis. illustrates the German store, founded in 1865   $175
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224459  GUMP,  Richard
  Jade Stone of Heaven. An authoritative account of the fabulous history and romance of the prized stone of the exotic East
  New York, Doubleday, n.d. (copyright1962) pp260, b/w ills. and line drawings; 8vo, hard cover. Very good in dust jacket   $45
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224474  HARTMAN,  Joan M
  Chinese Jade of Five Centuries
  Rutland, Charles Tuttle, 1969. First edition pp172, colour & b/w illus,4to, hard cover. Very good in dust jacket & box   $45
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281718  HOPSTOCK,  Carsten
  Norwegian Design. From Viking Age to Industrial Revolution
  Oslo, Dreyers Forlag, n.d pp210, photoplates. 4to [190x255mm]. Original red leather gilt, top edges gilt. A very good copy
Covers all aspects - furniture, textile, silver, ceramics, etc   $110
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281641  KACAR,  M. S. editor
  Belaruski Narodny Arnament [Belorussian Ornament, printed in Cyrillic]
  Minsk, 1953 Title and 3 page introduction in Cyrillic alphabet, then four sections, each with illustrated title-page, of numbered full-page colour litho plates, 39, 41, 38, 10. The highly decorative plates, some with silver or gold, are interleaved with tissues. Folio [310x410mm], mounted in an original illustrated portfolio (some wear)
Designs for textile and embroidery and other folk arts. Very good   $395
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282025  KALTER,  Johannes
  The Arts and Crafts of Turkestan
  London, Thames & Hudson, 1984, 1st UK edition pp168, col. & b/w ills., end-paper maps, bibliography and index; sm. 4to, glazed boards. Very good
Also covers the geographical and historical background, and the way of life of the Turkman, Uzbecks, and Tadzhiks, together with 19th century documentary photographs   $30
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281760  KLICKMANN,  Flora, editor
  London, (1920s) pp114, profusely illus. in b/w; sm. 4to, original boards with colour plate laid down on front cover. Closed tear (no loss) on pp81/2. V. good copy   $95
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282021  LEONG,  Roger, curator
  From Russia With Love. Costumes from the Ballets Russes 1909-1933
  Canberra, NGA, 1998 pp96, colour plates. Folio, softcover, rear lower corner sl. crushed, affecting last few pages. Very good
The fabulous costumes, from the National Gallery of Australia's collection, were exhibited in Perth and Canberra   $25
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  National Costumes. Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia. Designed by Lepage-Medvey, with a Preface by Andre Varagnac, Engl. trans. by S. Skipworth
  London/Paris, Hyperion Press, 1939 pp20, 40 full-page col. plates; 4to, cloth, a little marked and bowed. A very good copy of a lovely book
The handsome coloured plates are printed by the pochoir method   $75
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223496  LIPMAN,  Jean & Alice Winchester
  The Flowering of American Folk Art 1776 - 1876
  New York, Viking, 1974, third printing pp288, colour & b/w plates; rect. 4to, hard cover. Owner name, else very good in fine, clipped, dust jacket   $35
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211504  MENZ,  Christopher
  Morris & Company. Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts & Crafts Movement
  Adelaide, Art Gallery of South Australia, 1994. First edition 144 pages, colour & b/w photoplates; 4to, hard cover. Fine in fine dust jacket
This magnificent catalogue illustrates the furniture, carpets, wallpapers, curtains, embroderies and tapestries purchased by the Barr Smith family of Adelaide from the 1880s onwards. They were among Morris & Company's largest clients over several decades. This copy inscribed to Caroline Simpson from Christopher Menz   $75
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282024  MINNICH,  Helen Benton
  Japanese Costume and the Makers of Its Elegant Tradition
  Rutland/Tokyo, 1963. First edition pp374, colour & b/w plates. 4to, decorated cloth. Fine in the repaired dustwrapper
Sumptuously illustrated, the book includes a bibliography, and a glossary of terms   $55
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282019  MURPHY,  Veronica, and Rosemary Crill
  Tie-dyed Textiles of India. Tradition and Trade
  London, V&A Museum, 1991, 1st UK edition pp206, profusely illus. in colour. 4to, cloth. Fine in like dustwrapper
Over 140 pieces from the V&A's Indian Department are illustrated, with a history of the the tradition of tie-dying, and its export trade   $85
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281125  O'NEILL,  Helen
  Florence J. Broadhurst. Her Secret and Extraordinary Lives
  Melbourne, Hardie Grant Books, 2006. First edition, first printing pp230, profusely illus. in colour and black & white, 8vo, original illustrated cloth (from a Broadhurst design). Fine, with the wraparound band
A beautiful book (it won the award for Best Designed Book of the Year), and a fascinating account of mult-talented Broadhurst, singer, actress, artist and designer, whose violent death at the age of 76 remains unsolved. Signed by Helen O'Neill   $175
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282022  PEACOCK,  John
  20th Century Jewelry. the Complete Sourcebook with over 1500 colour illustrations
  London, Thames & Hudson, 2002, first edition pp140, col. & b&w illus. 4to, hardcover. Fine in fine dust jacket
All the great designers are featured - among them Lalique, Cartier, Georg Jenson, Tiffany & Co. Arranged in 20 years sections showing materials, stones, designs, fastenings, mounts, and surrounds   $55
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281640  PULSKY,  Carl, & Friedrach Fischbach
  Ornamente der Hausindustrie Ungarn's
  Budapest, 1878 pp8, 34 [descriptive text in parallel German, Hungarian and French. 39 (of 40) plates on thick paper (all but 3 are chromolitho), some with silver or gold. Folio [280x390mm], loose as issued in cloth-backed portfolio (spine chipped, lacking the ties)
The beautiful plates illustrate traditional and folk textile and embroidery designs from Hungary and Romania. Lacking plate 25   $295
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281834  ROBINSON  Fred Miller
  The Man in the Bowler Hat. Its History and Iconography
  U of North Carolina Press, 1993, 1st edition pp198, illus. 4to. cloth. Fine copy in the dustwrapper
`... the bowler's intriguing history through an illustrated tour of art, literature, fashion, politics, and film'.   $48
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282020  RUDOFSKY,  Bernard
  The Unfashionable Human Body
  London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1972. First edition  pp288, b/w plates and illus; 4to, cloth. Very good in d/w
An analysis of the clothes we wear, and their effect on our social and psychological well-being   $45
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277769  [RUGS] DE CALATCHI,  Robert
  Oriental Carpets
  Rutland, 1970, 2nd edition pp226, superbly illus. in col. & b/w; folio, cloth, d/w. Fine   $75
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223504  SCHEVILL,  Margot Blum
  The Maya Textile Tradition
  New York, Abrams, 1997. First edition pp232, colour & b/w photoplates by Jeffrey Jay Fox; large 4to, hard cover. Fine in like dust jacket   $110
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278335  SHEAD,  Richard
  Ballets Russes
  Sydney, Sandstone books, 1998 pp192, profusely illus. in col. & b/w ills; folio, cloth, lower edges rubbed, else very good in fne dust jacket   $50
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271775  SNOWDEN,  James
  The Folk Dress Of Europe
  London, 1979 pp160, b/w plates & col. illus. by Victor Ambrus; 4to, cloth. Fine in d/w
Over 25 national costumes discussed. Contains a very good bibliography   $30
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282023  STROUD,  Marion Bolton, editor
  An Industrious Art. Innovation in Pattern and Print at the Fabric Workshop
  Philadelphia, 1991. First edition pp220, colour photoplates. Tall 8vo, patterned cloth (hardcover). Very good in clear dust jacket
The workshop, founded by Stroud in 1977, was devoted to experimental fabric design and printing by emerging as well as internationally recognized artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Tim Rollins   $65
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281690  TAKIZAWA,  Kiyoshi, editor
  Karakusa Moyo Hinagata [translated as `Arabesque Style Forms']
  Tokyo, 1884 b/w patterns. Sm. oblong 8vo, [150x75mm], Japanese 3 hole thread binding, scuffed wrappers. Paper browning, else good   $75
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213567  WALTON,  Perry
  The Story of Textiles
  New York, Tudor, 1936, new edition pp274 (2) b/w plates; 4to, cloth. Very good in sl. rubbed dust jacket
A complete survey of the art of making cloth    $35
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281206  WILCOX,  Claire
  Vivienne Westwood
  London, V&A Publications, 2005 pp224, profusely illus. in colour. 4to, cloth. Fine in like dustwrapper   $75
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223616  WRIGHT,  R.H.
  Modern Textile Design and Production
  London, National Trade Press, 1949 pp168, 8vo, cloth, colour & b/w photo illus, slight foxing on endpapers, some tanning on title pages   $35
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281736  ABBEY,  J. R
  Scenery; Life; Travel. 4 volumes complete. Comprising Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in Aquatint and Lithography. A Bibliographical Catalogue. Life in England in Aquatint and Lithography 1770 - 1860. A Bibliographical Catalogue. Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860. Volume 1. World, Europe, Africa. Volume II. Asia, Oceania, Antarctica, America
  San Francisco, Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1991. New edition ppxx, 400, xxii, 428, xiv, 300, xiv, 676. With coloured frontispieces to each volume, and 258 plates and illustrations. Folios, hardbacks [240x320mm]. Edges soiled, internally fine copies with the dustwrappers (one dustwrapper insect affected along turn back)
The bibliography of the colour plate books in the collection of Major J. R. Abbey was first published in 1956   $750
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281368  ATTERBURY,  Paul, editor
  The Parian Phenomenon. A Survey of Victorian Parian Porcelain Statuary & Busts
  Shepton Beauchamp, Richard Dennis, 1989. First edition pp268, profusely illus. in b/w. 4to, cloth, very good in dust wrapper
Covers Minton, Wedgewood, Copeland, Worcester   $195
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281335  BERMAN  Harold
  Bronzes Sculptors & Founders. 1800 - 1930. Abage Encyclopedia. 4 volumes plus Master Index
  Chicago, Abage, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1981 profusely illus. in b/w. 4tos, cloth (4vols), & index (softcover)). Very good copies in dust wappers   $345
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223271  BLUMENTHAL,  Walter Hart
  Bookmen's Trio. Ventures in Literary Philandering
  Worcester (Mass.), Achille J. St. Onge, 1961 pp86, 8vo, vellum backed marbled papered boards. Fine
Essays on book collecting. Only 500 copies printed   $75
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271249  BRAND,  Mona
  Australiana Over 150 years of decorative crafts, furniture, jewellery, pottery, coins and bottles
  Sydney, Ure Smith, 1979. First edition pp144, many col. & b/w ills; 4to, cloth. Very good in d/w   $30
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254656  COOK,  David
  Picture Postcards In Australia 1898 - 1920
  Melbourne, 1985. 1st edition pp216, profusely illus; 4to, cloth. Fine in fine d/w
In the Pioneer Collecting Antiques Series   $25
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223116  CRAIG,  Clifford
  More Old Tasmanian Prints
  Launceston, 1984, 1st edition ppxviii, 324, col. frontis., b/w plates; roy. 8vo, hard cover. Fine in dust jacket
A companion volume to the author's two previous works, now scarce. Limited edition of 1000 copies   $85
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224832  CRAIG,  Clifford
  Notes On Old Tasmaniana
  Launceston, 1986, 1st edition ppxviii, 324, col. frontis., b/w plates; roy. 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket
A companion volume to the author's three previous works, now scarce. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies   $85
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211888  DAVIDSON,  Marshall B
  Treasures of the New York Public Library
  New York, Abrams, 1988 pp304, many colour & b/w plates; 4to, hard cover. Fine in dust jacket
Written in collaboration with Bernard McTigue, Keeper of Rare Books. Photography by Jonathan Wallen   $145
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223549  DISNEY,  Walt
  Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Memorabilia. The Vintage Years 1928-1938. Principal consutant: Bernard C. Shine. Introduction by Bevis Hillier
  London, 1986. First UK edition pp180, profusely illus. in collour. 4to, hard cover. Fine in fine dust jacket   $55
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278407  ECCLES,  Lord
  On Collecting
  London,Longmans, 1969 (reprint) ppx136, b/w ills; 8vo, cloth. Scattered foxing, but very good in price-clipped d/w
Lord Eccles was appointed Chairman of the Trustees of the British Museum in 1968   $25
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212391  ENGEL,  Carl
  Musical Instruments; a descriptive catalogue of the musical instruments in the South Kensington Museum. Preceded by an essay on the history of musical instruments
  London, Chapman & Hall, 1874. Second edition ppviii, 402, 6 photographic plates (Woodbury Process), woodcuts throughout. Large 8vo. Publisher's green cloth boards with morocco spine, gilt lettering. Minor rubbing to spine, a little foxing, else an unusually good copy   $125
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278284  FAINGES,  Marjory
  Australian Dollmakers A History. Versatile & Inventive
  Kenthurst, Kangaroo Press, 1986 pp144, col. & b/w photo-illustrations; sm. 4to, cloth. Lower edge shelf rubbed, else very good in d/w
The history of the Australian doll   $45
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262349  [FLEMING,  Ian]
  `The Property of a Lady' in The Ivory Hammer. The Year at Sotheby's
  London, 1963. First edition pp254, col. & b/w ills; 4to, cloth, extremities sl. bumped. A good copy in d/w (price-clipped, a little edgewear)
Published to puff Sotheby's trade for the preceeding year. Ian Fleming's James Bond story appears here for the first time   $35
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153643  FORTNUM,   C. Drury E
  A Descriptive Catalogue of the Maiolica Hispano-Moresco, Persian, Damascus, and Rhodian Wares, in the South Kensington Museum, with Historical Notices, Marks & Monograms
  London, Chapman & Hall, 1873 ppcxx, 700, 12 chromolithographic plates, woodcuts throughout text. Large 8vo. Publisher's green cloth boards with morocco spine, gilt lettering. Spine a little rubbed, scattered foxing, but a very good copy   $495
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281863  GUEST,  Montague
  Lady Charlotte Schreiber's Journals. Confidences of a Collector of Ceramics and Antiques Throughout Britain, France, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Austria & Germany from the Year 1869 to 1885. 2 volumes
  London, Bodley Head, 1911. First editions ppxl, 504, xiii, 542, complete with over 100 plates, 8 colour. Large 8vos, cloth lettered in gilt (edges rubbed). foxing, else very good
Lady Charlotte Schreiber [1812-1895], daughter of the 9th Earl of Lindsay, shocked Society twice. First by marrying the Welsh industrialist John Guest, and, after his death, the much younger Charles Schreiber. An avid scholar and linguist, she spoke Welsh, Arabic, Hebrew and Persian, as well as the more conventional European languages. After her marriage to Schreiber, they travelled widely in Europe, collecting ceramics, fans, board games and playing cards, which they donated to London's V&A   $195
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281841  HARPER,  Alison, editor
  The Australian Art Market Report. Issues 1-8 and 11-14 (12 issues)
  Sydney, Fox Harper, 2001-2004  b/w plates, text ills; 4to, illus. wrappers. Very good   $110
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223348  HARTHAN,  John
  Books Of Hours and their owners
  London, T&H, 1977. 1st edition pp192, colour & b/w plates; 4to, hard cover. Fine in dust jacket
Overall view of this exquisite form of art and culture. Harthan studies the making, content, decoration, social and devotional meaning of Books of Hours, and includes an anthology of over 90 manuscript pages, reproduced in colour from thirty four Books of Hours   $125
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278671  HILLIER,  Bevis
  Greetings from Christmas Past
  London, 1982 pp96, profusely illus. in colour; 4to, hard cover. Very good in dust jacket
History of christmas cards from the first in 1843   $30
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224793  HOOPER,  J. & T
  A Guide To Collecting Australiana
  Melbourne, Macmillan, 1978. First edition pp128, col. & b/w plates; 4to, hardcover. Very good in dust jacket with a closed tear (now protected)   $25
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222822  INGRAM,  Terry
  A Question Of Polish. The Antique Market in Australia
  Sydney, Collins, 1979. First edition pp192, colour & b/w plates; sm. 4to, hard cover. Fine in dust jacket
Collecting antiques in Australia   $20
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211887  LEWIS,  John
  The Twentieth Century Book. Its illustration and design
  London, Studio Vista, 1967, 1st edition pp272, profusely illus. in col. & b/w; 4to, hard cover. Very good in dust jacket   $110
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271104  LONGDEN,  Reginald
  An Antiques Saga
  [Adelaide], published by the author, 1991. First edition pp118, 9 b/w plates, facsimiles; 8vo, leatherette. Fine in fine dust jacket
400 copies published of this informative book on antiques collecting. Signed by the author   $25
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281890  MALLETT,  Donald
  The Greatest Collector. Lord Hertford and the Founding of The Wallace Collection
  London, Macmillan, 1979. First edition pp222, photoplates; 8vo [155x240], cloth. Edges faintly spotted, else very good in dustwrapper   $35
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153178  MASKELL,   William
  A Description of the Ivories Ancient & Medieval in the South Kensington Museum
  London, Chapman & Hall, 1872. First edition ppcviii, 212, 24 photographic plates (Woodbury Process), woodcuts throughout text. Large 8vo, Publisher's green cloth boards with morocco spine, gilt lettering. Spine a little rubbed, scattered foxing. A very good copy   $195
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282026  MILLS,  John Fitzmaurice, & John M. Mansfield
  The Genuine Article
  London, BBC, 1979 (reprint) pp238, b/w ills; 8vo, cloth. Very good in price-clipped d/w
The making and unmasking of fakes and forgeries, and how to spot the difference between the genuine and the fake   $25
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281684  MUIR,  Percy
  Points Second Series 1866-1934
  London, Constable, 1934. First edition ppxiv, 156, [10 blank pages at rear]. `With seven plates in collotype, six facsimiles in line'; 8vo, [150x230], vellum backed marbled boards. The vellum spine is discoloured, with a small closed tear at top. Printed on blue paper - one of only 750 copies
In the `Bibliographia Studies in Book History and Book Structure' Series, edited by Michael Sadlier   $45
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281329  PARTINGTON,  Wilfred
  Thomas J. Wise in the Original Cloth. The life and record of the forger of the nineteenth-century pamphlets. With an appendix by George Bernard Shaw
  London, Robert Hale, 1946. First edition pp372, plates, facsimiles. 8vo, hard cover. Very good without dust jacket
These forged literary pamphlets are now collectors' items   $65
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213125  POLLEN,   John Hungerford, described with introduction by
  Ancient & Modern Furniture and Woodwork in the South Kensington Museum
  London, Chapman & Hall, 1874 ppcclx, 416, chromolithographic frontispiece, 15 photographic plates (Woodbury Process), woodcuts throughout text. Large 8vo, Publisher's green cloth boards with morocco spine, gilt lettering. Spine a little rubbed at extremities, spotting to prelims, but a very good copy   $165
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278637  QUAYLE,  Eric
  The Collector's Book Of Books
  London, Studio Vista, 1971, 1st edition pp144, col. & b/w ills; 4to, cloth. Very good in dust jacket   $75
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245210  QUAYLE,  Eric
  The Collector's Book Of Boys' Stories
  London, Studio Vista, 1973. 1st edition pp160, colour & b/w ills; 4to, cloth, in sl. torn dust jacket   $85
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244930  QUAYLE,  Eric
  The Collector's Book Of Detective Fiction
  London, 1972, 1st edition pp142, col. & b/w ills; 4to, cloth. Sl. foxing, else fine in dustwrapper   $100
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278406  ROTHSCHILD,  Sigmund, & Reni Witt
  Rothschild on Antiques and Collectibles
  New York,1986, first edition pp178, b/w plates; 8vo, cloth. Owner name (Caroline Simpson). Very good in d/w
Anecdotes from 35 years in the antiques trade   $25
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225414  SAARINEN,  Aline B
  The Proud Possessors
  London, 1959, 1st English edition pp424, b/w photographs, owner name; 8vo, cloth; very good in price clipped d/w (by Osbert Lancaster)
The Gardiners, the Morgans, the Steins, the Guggenheims, and other notable collectors   $25
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281862  WITHERS,  Walter
  The Forgotten Manuscripts compiled & introduced by Andrew Mackenzie. Foreword by Kathleen Mangan
  Melbourne, Mannagum Press, 1987, first edition pp144, b/w plates; 4to, quarter calf, cloth sides, lettered in gilt. A fine copy
In the Australian Art Manuscripts series. This is the Collector's Issue, signed by both Mangan & Mackenzie, and numbered "62"   $65
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Food & Wine

223589  BOEHM,  E.W. & H.W. TULLOCH
  Grape Varieties Of South Australia
  Adelaide, 1967. First edition pp96, col. plates, maps; 8vo, cloth. Very good
Published by the Department of Agriculture, South Australia   $35
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  The Physiology Of Taste. Translated by Anne Drayton. Introduction by Tom Jaine
  London, Folio Society, 2008 ppxii, 362, colour ills; 4to, pictorial cloth boards. Neat owner name, else fine in slipcase   $45
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282027  BULLER,  Michael
  The Winemaker's Year. Four Seasons in Bordeaux. With a preface by Paul Bocuse
  London, Thames & Hudson, 1991. First edition pp158, colour & b/w photoplates; 4to, cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket
The fabulous photography is by Michel Guillard   $25
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251396  BUSBY,  James
  A Treatise On The Culture Of The Vine 1825 [with] Journal Of A Tour 1833 [with] A Manual Of Plain Directions For Planting And Cultivating Vineyards 1830. Printed by R. Howe, Sydney, 1825, 1833, 1830. 3 volumes (facsimiles)
  Sydney, David Ell Press, 1979. First editions thus  8vo, cloth. Fine copies
Facsimiles of the first books of Australian wine and viticulture. This first reprint is limited to 1000 sets   $145
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  La Vie a Table a la fin de du XIXe Siecle. Theorie practique et historic de Gastronomie moderne...Service de la Table et des Receptions...
  Paris, Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1894. First (only) edition pp412,170 black & white illustrations, 8vo, [130x200mm], modern quarter calf, patterned boards, all edges gilt. Spotting and staining, but a very good copy
See Bitting p. 84   $195
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223636  CHRISTIAN,  Eugene
  Little Lessons in Corrective Eating. 24 booklets
  New York, 1916 sm. 8vo, original wrappers. Very good
Each booklet is in the form of a lesson about health, good food, and eating habits   $50
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281620  COUSIN D'AVALLON,  Charles [RAIMBAULT, A. T.]
  La Nouvelle Cuisiniere Bourgeosie...suivie de la Bonne Managere de la Ville et des Champs
  Paris, Locard et Davi, 1822, neuvieme edition pp304,12mo [100x175mm], modern quarter calf, marbled boards. A used and stained, but complete copy, with some old restoration, lower corner torn from titlepage (not affecting text).
See Vicaire p.238 and pp.828-9. The author was a prolific writer during the years of the Revolution   $150
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253724  CRIBB,  A.B. & J.W
  Wild Food In Australia
  Sydney, Collins, 1975. First edition pp240, col. & b/w ills by Charles McCubbin; 8vo, cloth. Owner name, else very good in dust wrapper   $35
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223637  DAVIDSON,  Alan, introduction
  Dumas on Food. Selections from Le Grand Dictionaire de Cuisine. Translated by Alan & Jane Davidson
  London, Folio Society, 1978, first edition thus pp324, b/w illus; 8vo, illus. cloth. Bookplate on free endpaper, else fine in fine slipcase   $65
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224253  DONOVAN,  Michael, editor
  The Cabinet Cyclopaedia. Domestic Economy. Vol. I. Containing Brewing, Distilling, Wine-Making, Baking, etc
  London, Longman, Rees, et al, 1831 pp2,8pp prospectus, general half title, printed title, engraved titlepage (foxed), & printed title to `Domestic Economy', [v-xvi], 376. Sm. 8vo, cloth-covered boards with worn printed label on spine. Library stamp on endpaper (only) has been blacked out, leaving an unsightly mark on first few pages of prelims, internally very good   $45
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281710  [Guide to Spas, Villes d'Eaux]
  Album International des Villes d'Eaux. Des Manufacturiers du commerce de l'Industrie. Guide en cinq sections et cinq langues. Reuni a l'Album Universel des Eaux Minerales, des Bains de Mer et des Stations d'Hiver. Douzieme Annee - 1874
  Paris, 1874 pp392, profusely illustrated with wood-engravings and illustrated advertisments. Folio [280X390mm], original red cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt. A little wear to binding, but an excellent copy
The spas, watering places, seaside hotels, etc., are listed alphabetically, each with a description, and most wilth an illustration. Divided into sections for France (including Belgium and Switzerland), England, Germany, Spain and Italy, and advertising the spas themselves or equipment such as showers, baths, pumps, heaters, etc. There is a huge range of advertising for luxury goods, for cosmetics, silver, ceramics, furniture, carriages etc   $295
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282029  HEATON,  Rose Henniker
  The Perfect Hostess
  London, Metheun, 1931, Ist edition pp160, decorations by Alfred E. Taylor. 8vo, cloth backed boards (a little soiled). The paper titling label is discoloured, buth there is a replacement label tipped in. The text very clean and fresh
A charming combination of recipes, etiquette, hints, and verse   $35
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282028  JEFFORD,  Andrew
  Wine tastes, wine styles
  London, 2000, first edition pp144, colour & b/w photoplates; 4to, cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket
Photography is by Michel Guillard. An exploration of taste ((grapes, places, and people), and then the division of wine into stylistic groups according to colour, body, whether still, sparkling, or fortified, etc. The book also offers advice on buying, cellaring and serving   $25
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251448  JOHNSON,  Hugh
  The Story Of Wine
  London, 1989 pp480, col. & b/w photo-plates; lge. 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket   $75
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281632  JUKES,  Edward
  On Indigestion and Costiveness. A series of hints to both sexes, on the important, safe, and efficacious means of relieving diseases of the digestive organs by Lavements; with directions for the selection and use of apparatuses for their administration: to which are added observations on the mode of preserving Health, and prolonging Life, by Air, Exercise, Sleep, Clothing, Dieting, etc.... [with] Jukes' Remarks on the Invention of the Stomach-Pump, [and] On Vapour Bathing by W. Seaman
  London, John Churchill, 1836, fifth edition pp4, xxx, 300, 4 steel engraved plates, 4 wood engraved plates; pp 20, 8, frontis. plate demonstrating the use of the stomach-pump. 8vo [110x180mm], original plain boards, a little worn, cloth spine, chipped paper titling label. A little offsetting from the plates, and browning, else very good   $135
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150205  LARWOOD,  Jacob and John Camden Hotten
  The History of Signboards from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
  London, 1866, second edition ppix, 536, 20 full-page plates, incl. colour frontis; 8vo, half calf, marbled boards sl. rubbed. Scattered foxing, else very good   $195
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280034  LOW,  Tim
  Bush Tucker. Australia's Wild Food Harvest
  Sydney, 1989, first edition pp232, colour ills. 4to, hardcover. Fine in dust jacket   $35
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108695  MARSHALL,  Mr
  The Rural Economy of Glocestershire; including its dairy: together with the dairy management of North Wiltshire, and the management of orchards and fruit liquor in Hertfordshire. 2 vols
  London, printed for G. Nicol, 1796. Second edition ppxxxii, 332 (4adv.); xxiv, 368 (16 index), double-page map to each volume.8vo, contemporary tree calf, corners a little knocked. Foxing to prelims and maps, edges browned, else very good   $295
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  The Art Of Cooking. The first modern cookery book... Edited and with an introduction by Luigi Ballerini, translated and annotated by Jeremy Parzen, with fifty modernised recipes by Stefania Barzini
  University of California Press, 2005 pp208, 4to, cloth. Neat owner name, fine in fine dust jacket
In the California Studies in Food & Culture series   $35
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281709  MICHEL,  Francisque, & Edouard Fournier
  Histoire des Hotelleries, Cabarets, Hotels Garnis, Restaurants et Cafes, et des plus anciennnes confreries d'hoteliers, de marchands de vin, de restaurateurs, de limonadiers, etc, etc. 2 volumes bound in one
  Paris, Librarie Historique, Archeologique et Scientifique de Sere, 1851. First edition pp(4), 348, (6); (4), 410. 4to [180X280mm], bound in quarter morocco with raised bands gilt, patterned boards with vellum tips. Heavy foxing and tanning (due to the poor quality of the paper). In a handsome binding
Without the plates from the `Grand Boheme' found in some copies, but not integral to the edition [ Vicaire 369-71). See also Bitting p.324 & Simon 705   $195
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258716  MOLONEY,  Ted
  Cooking For Bachelors
  Sydney, Shepherd Press, 1959, first edition pp124, b/w. ills. by Molnar; 8vo, cloth. Very good without d/w
Signed by author and illustrator, with an original portrait sketch of each   $75
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222715  MONTGOMERY-MASSINGBERD,  Hugh, & David Watkin
  The London Ritz. A social and architectural history
  London, Aurum Press, 1989, new edition pp192, colour & b/w photos by Keith Collie. folio, hard cover. Fine in fine dust jacket
The social history of the London hotel from its Edwardian beginning   $35
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211923  MUSKETT,  P.E
  The Illustrated Australian Medical Guide. 2 vols. Illustrated by D.H. Souter
  Sydney, William Brooks, 1910 pplxxii, 506; lvi, 558, 3 col. plates, printed tissue guards (1 torn), colour mannequin, b/w ills; 4tos, half morocco, a little rubbed at extremities. Very good
Includes information on diet. With the section for women in the pocket at rear   $125
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281633  PHILLIPS,  Richard
  A Translation of the Pharmacopoeia of the Royal College of Physicians of London, 1836. With Notes and Illustrations
  London, S.Highley, 1837, second edition pp24, 422, publisher's adverts (16pp) bound in at front. 8vo [150x230mm], original plain boards, a little worn, new paper spine and titling label. A very good copy
Richard Phillips (1778-1831) was a noted British chemist. He was appointed Fellow of the Royal Society in 1822   $145
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281634  QUINCY,  John
  Pharmacopoeia Officinalis & Extemporanea. Or, A Complete Dispensatory, in Four Parts. Containing 1. The Theory of Pharmacy...II A Description of the Officinal Simples, with their Virtues and Preparations, Galenical and Chymical... III The Officinal Compositions, according to the last Alterations of the College... IV Contemporaneous Prescriptions... To which is added, An Account of the Common Adulterations of both Simples and Commons...
  London, Thomas Longman, 1742, twelth edition, enlarged and corrected ppxvi, 700, lx (index). 8vo [130x200mm], contemporary full calf, rubbed and worn, outer hinges cracked but firm, page 685/6 torn in half, paper a little age stained; but generally a very good copy
With some early owner inscriptions on blank recto of half title   $395
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221498  RAE,  Simon
  The Faber Book of Drink, Drinkers and Drinking
  London, Faber, 1991. First edition pp554. 8vo, Cloth. paper sl. browned, else very good in like dust jacket   $35
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281621  [RUNDELL,  Maria]
  A New System Of Domestic Cookery; formed upon principles of economy, and adapted to the use of private families. By a Lady
  London, John Murray, 1812. A new edition, corrected pplxxx, 354 frontis., & 9 engraved plates; 8vo [100x175mm], modern half calf, titling label, marbled boards. Staining and offsetting from the plates. Else a good copy
First published in 1806, Rundell's was the first of the 19th Century cookbooks aimed at the rising middle-classes   $275
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281079  RUTTER,  Owen
  At the Three Sugar Loaves and Crown. A brief history of the firm of Messrs. Davison, Newman & Company now incorporated with the West Indian Produce Association Limited
  London, 1938, first edition pp40, photoplates; sm. 4to, cloth spine, illustrated boards. Scattered foxing, else very good
History of the London grocers   $25
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222146  SCHMIDT,  Hanspeter
  Menu Designs
  New York, Rizzoli, (1981) pp160, col. & b/w illus; 4to, hard cover. Fine in dust jacket
A collection of the best examples of the genre   $50
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281623  SOYER,  Alexis
  The Gastronomic Regenerator; a simplified and entirely new system of cookery, with nearly two thousand practical receipts suited to the income of all classes. Illustrated with numerous engravings and correct and minute plans how kitchens of every size, from the kitchen of a royal palace to that of the humble cottage, are to be constructed and furnished
  London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1847. Fourth edition, corrected ppxl, 720, 18, 26, 12 plates, 2 folding, fold-out menu on blue paper, 3 plans, text illustrations; large thick 8vo [150x230mm], original cloth stamped in blind , gilt lettering, rebacked, using original cloth, sl. sunned, new endpapers. a very good copy
All illustrations called for in the List are present, with an additional plate `Bouquet de Gibier'. Soyer, the Frenchman who became the most famous cook in Victorian England, was arguably the world's first celebrity chef. Fleeing Paris during the revolution of 1830, he joined the London household of Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge. He designed kitchens, using gas and refrigeration, and invented a movable table stove that became his field stove when he advised the army on cooking during the Crimean War. He reorganised the provisioning of army hospitals, and in 1847 implemented a soup kitchen in Dublin to feed the starving during the Irish Famine. This was his second published book   $395
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  The Good Cook. 27 volumes
  Amsterdam, 1979-83  profusely illus with many col. plates; 4to, glazed boards, leatherette spine. Very good
A complete collection of these attractive cook books. `Beef & Veal', `Beverages', `Biscuits', `Breads', `Cakes & Pastries', `Confectionery', `Desserts', `Eggs & Cheese', `Fish & Shellfish', `Fruits', `Game', `Grains, Pasta & Pulses', `Hot Hors-d'oeuvre', `Lamb', `Offal', `Outdoor Cooking', `Patisserie', `Pork', `Poultry', `Preserving', `Salads & Cold Hors-d'oeuvre', `Sauces', `Snacks & Canapes', `Soups', `Terrines, Pates & Galantines', `Vegetables', `Wine'   $595
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27987  TWOPENY  R.E.N
  Town Life In Australia
  London, Elliott Stock, 1883, first edition pp248, 8vo, decorative cloth, gilt lettering on spine. A very good copy, with the previous owner's small neat name sticker [Wantrup] on fixed endpaper
Ferguson 17433. A charming account of social and domestic conditions in Colonial Australia. Chapters on food, servants, furniture, shops and amusements   $295
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  Refrigeration Cold Storage And Ice-making
  London, Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1909, 2nd edition ppxxi, 590, 32, 368 illus; 8vo, cloth, sl. rubbed. Very good   $45
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279814  WINFIELD,  Cathy
  Bush Tucker. A guide to, and resources on traditional Aboriginal foods of the of the North West S. A. and Central Australia
  Wattle Park Teachers Centre, 1987 pp80, line ills. Folio, wrappers. Very good   $35
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