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Observations on the Poetics of Aristotle, by Metastasio... with a biographical notice of the author..

by ELWIN, Hastings (attributed)

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Published
1842
Edition
First Edition
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AU$1,804.67

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Sydney: Kemp & Fairfax, 1842. First Edition. Rare, and very fine: a presentation copy (inscribed on the front endpaper to Walter Wrottersley "from the translator") of an unusual publication for this period in Australia, a translation of an obscure commentary on Aristotle. Almost nothing of a philosophical bent was published in Australia before the 1850s and the creation of… Read more
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Interieurs Rustiques

by CHARLES-BRUN

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Published
1920
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AU$294.64

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Paris: Charles Moreau, 1920. A series of illustrations of provincial interiors. Folio, loose plates in the original portfolio.
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Hardy Wilson and his Old Colonial Architecture

by [WILSON, Hardy] PEARL, Cyril

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Published
1970
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AU$184.15

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Melbourne: Thomas Nelson, 1970. Many of the plates in this book originally featured in Wilson's "Old Colonial Architecture in New South Wales and Tasmania", a legendary work in Australian architectural history, now a rare and desirable volume. Folio, 47 full-page plates; cream boards, previous owner's inscription on front endpaper and dust-jacket thumbed, else a fine copy in the original… Read more
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Priceless Heritage. Historic Buildings of Tasmania

by CRAIG, Clifford, LEWIS, Brian, BOYD, Robin et al.

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Published
1971
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AU$22.10

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Hobart: National Trust of Australia, 1971. Magnificent photographic record of the fine colonial buildings of Tasmania, with an appendix of notes on each structure and a short biographical description of salient architects of the era. Second edition. Quarto, superlative black & white plates throughout; original gilt-lettered cloth, fine copy with a reasonably respectable dust-jacket.
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London, 1835. Contains a wealth of information regarding practical and decorative details in the Roman, Norman and Medieval architecture of England. Fourth edition. Octavo, original half black calf, marbled boards, edges and endpapers, 340 pages + appendix and errata leaves, frontispiece, numerous engraved illustrations and diagrams throughout.
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AU$128.91
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Chine

by CLAUDEL, Paul

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Published
1946
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(Geneva): Skira, 1946. Hoppenot, Helene (photographer). First edition, printed in Geneva, on the press of master printer, Albert Kundig. Ten page introduction by Claudel followed by 80 full page photographic plates, heliograves "par roto-sadag". Beautiful French photobook. Rare. Folio; ivory stiff wrappers, mildly chipped, a near fine copy.
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