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Fantaisies Oceanographiques

by RASKIN, E.H.

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Published
1926
Edition
First Edition
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AU$7,698.60

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Paris: F. Dumas, 1926. First Edition. Parisian pochoir printmaking at its finest A rare and exotic album of vivid French art deco undersea fantasies. These skilfully printed pochoir designs are based on tropical corals, anemones, plankton and jellyfish, combined into enticing patterns for possible use in fabric and wallpaper designs. The designs are remarkable for their use… Read more
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The Art of Artificial Silk

by LINCOLN, Maxine

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Published
1925
Edition
First Edition
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AU$256.62

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Nottingham: Courtaulds Ltd, 1925. First Edition. Enchanting catalogue of 1920's women's fashion and textiles for home furnishings and interiors. "Beautiful frocks, like pictures, need an appropriate frame to set off their loveliness, and Courtaulds, whose marvellous development of Artificial Silk has resulted in the existence of the beautiful materials I hve endeavoured to describe to you in this… Read more
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Paris: Office Technique Pour l?Utilisation de l?Acier, 1935. First Edition. This impressive publication is a record of a competition for a grand large-scale exhibition building at La Defense on the outskirts of Paris. The competition was organised by O.T.U.A., publishers of the magazine l?Acier [steel], to exemplify the spectacular possibilities of steel in modern building. Thirteen invited entrants accepted… Read more
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AU$1,869.66
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200th Performance of "Spangles" | A Souvenir of Miss Ada Reeve and her "Spangles" Company

by [PALACE THEATRE MELBOURNE]

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Published
1922
Edition
First Edition
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AU$208.96

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Melbourne: Palace Theatre, 1922. First Edition. A memento of the first theatrical production to run for two hundred consecutive performances in Melbourne. Souvenir programme: Thursday, October 5th, 1922. Ada Reeve (3 March 1874 - 5 October 1966) was born in London, beginning her career on the stage and screen when she was only four years old. Ten years… Read more
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Falbalas and Franfreluches

by Barbier, George

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Published
1925
Edition
First Edition
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AU$10,998.00

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Paris: Meynial, 1925. First Edition. George Barbier. A complete and excellent set of the five annual issues illustrated with a total of sixty beautiful pochoir plates, complete with decorated pochoir title pages. 'Falbalas and Franfreluches' (Frippery and Finery: Fashion Diaries) represents a literary and artistic collaboration of unusual elegance and sophistication. French illustrator, George Barbier (1882 -… Read more
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SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE

by URE SMITH

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Published
1932
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SYDNEY: ART IN AUSTRALIA, 1932. Quarto, silver-gilt decorated paper wrappers, 80pp, a very good copy. Illustrated by many artists including beautiful photographs of the Sydney Harbour Bridge by Harold Cazneaux. Decadent art deco advertisements.
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Building the Bridge

by CURTIS, R. E.

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Published
1933
Edition
First Edition
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AU$1,099.80

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Sydney: Simmons Ltd, 1933. First Edition. Robert Emerson Curtis. "MAKE Big Plans ; for little plans have no magic to stir men's blood and in themselves may never be realised. Make Big Plans ; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be… Read more
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L'Indochine - Les Colonies Francaises

by CABATON, Antoine

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Published
1932
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AU$135.64

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Paris: H. Laurens, 1932. An anthropological study of the French Indochina colonies by professor Antoine Cabaton, including extracts from the writings of Marco Polo, Pavie, Garnier, Monnier, Bonnetain, Pouvourville, Boissière, Lyautey among others. Desirable also for its chic art deco-style binding and bold typography. Bound in original decorated cloth boards, 180mm x 250mm, 256 pages, 148 black and white… Read more
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Tales from Bernard Shaw

by MORRIS, Gwladys Evan

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Published
1929
Edition
First Edition
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AU$109.98

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London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1929. First Edition. Phyllis A. Trery.. First edition, limited to two hunderd copies only. The author has taken the dramatic works of Bernard Shaw and retold them in a jungle context, replacing Shaw's human characters with animals: an endearing and somewhat eccentric book, brilliantly illustrated in art deco style and hand-coloured in… Read more
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Les Confidences Libertines

by PAUL-MARGUERITTE, Lucie

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Published
1922
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Paris: L'Édition, 1922. Marcel Francois. An attractive work of French erotica, with art deco illustrations by Marcel Francois. One of only twelve examples printed on Japon Impérial, of which this is number seven. Edition limited, bound in original printed wrappers, 145 mm x 225 mm, 112 pages, 2 full page and many intricate coloured vignettes throughout, uncut; a fine… Read more
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Kafee Baa Kissaten Kokoku Zuanshi; If it is a cafe, it will be here

by Yamana, Ayao

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1930
Edition
First Edition
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Tokyo: Seibundô, Shôwa 5, 1930. First Edition. [Shiseidô] AYAO YAMANA. Ayao Yamana (1897-1980) Japanese artist, graphic designer and illustrator largely responsible for the elegant look and style of Shiseido cosmetics. Hundreds of art deco designs for tea rooms, bars and cafes created by Yamana early in his career, prior to his appointment as the art director of… Read more
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Peter Kills the Bear

by Erskine, John

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Published
1930
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
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AU$73.32

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London: Elkin Mathews and Marrot, 1930. First edition. Pictorial Boards. Very Good. Produced in a limited edition of 530 copies, of which this is signed and numbered 155. This copy is of special interest as the pages remain unopened. A smart, vibrant edition of Erskine's equally vibrant tale, housed in dazzling patterned boards with the tesselating design duplicated… Read more
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Verve. An Artistic and Literary Quarterly: No. 4 January March 1939

by TERIADE, E. (editor)

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Published
1939
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Paris: Verve, Rue Ferou, 1939. This issue includes lithograph images of 'The Dance' by Henri Matisse and 'The Garden of Allah' by Andre Derain. This copy is in a remarkable hardcover leather binding with inlaid green and yellow leather spelling 'Verve' on the front board. The back board features the same design in relief with the lettering and pattern… Read more
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Tales from Bernard Shaw

by MORRIS, Gwladys Evan

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Published
1929
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London: George G. Harrap & Co Ltd, 1929. Phyllis A. Trery.. First edition. The author has taken the dramatic works of Bernard Shaw and retold them in a jungle context, replacing the human characters with animals: an endearing if somewhat eccentric book brilliantly illustrated by Phyllis A. Trery. 'The Wizard was wise - but he knew nothing. The… Read more
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Grains de Poivre

by [AGHION, Janine] TOUSSAINT, Franz

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Published
1927
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Paris: Andre Delpeuch, 1927. AGHION, Janine. Deluxe Pochoir Edition. The deluxe pochoir edition of Toussaint's erotic Middle Eastern Tales superbly illustrated in Art Deco style by Janine Aghion. Bound in original printed wrappers, 185mm x 260mm, 160 pages, handmade Marais vellum paper, uncut, 8 pochoir illustrations by Janine Aghion and line drawings throughout; edition limited to 450 copies; a… Read more
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Au Moins Soyez Discret (At Least Be Discrete)

by LOVER

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Published
1919
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Paris: Librairie Georges Crès, 1919. BONFILS, Robert. One of the finest examples of art deco book design. Robert Bonfils (1886-1972) was an illustrator, graphic artist and fashion designer at the forefront of the art deco movement. A member of the organising committee for the famous Paris Art Deco Exhibition of 1925, his work for stylish Parisian fashion magazines… Read more
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Paris: Tolmer, 1921. Beautifully illustrated with 54 pochoir coloured illustrations, a double-page centre spread and two fold-out colour maps. This is one of the most striking French children's books of the 1920s produced to the highest possible standard. It covers the achievements of French navigators throughout history including De La Salle and La Perouse. Featured in "The World of… Read more
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La Maison du Retour Écœurant

by MAC-ORLAN, Pierre

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Published
1929
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AU$549.90

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Paris: René Kieffer Editeur, 1929. BRAUN, G.. Limited edition No. 1 of 50 printed on Papier du Japon. Illustrated by G. Braun, a dazzling gemoetric cover with Art-Deco borders on every page. Mac-Orlan's "The House of Sickening Return" was an early influence on French polymath Boris Vian. A stylish publication, the twentieth title in the L'Amour des Livres collection,… Read more
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The Leon Heron Girl; Six Water Colours Suitable for Framing

by HERON, Leon

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Published
1925
Edition
First Edition
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AU$494.91

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Melbourne: Keating-Wood, 1925. First Edition. Presentation copy from Leon Heron, dated 11th of September, 1927. Classic set of art deco 'pin-up girl' prints by Leon Heron (including one image of Felix the Cat being disciplined by a scantily-clad redhead): 1. Fascination 2. The Medicine Ball 3. Machéta 4. Folly 5. Naughty 6. Felix, Be Good! 'The… Read more
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Paris: Les Éditions Albert Lèvy, 1931. First Edition. Saude, Picasso, Moholy-Nagy, Leger, Rodchenko, Exter and Bel Geddes among others.. An extremely attractive copy of one of the finest theatre books of the last century. Illustrated with hundreds and thousands of pictures of the costumes, set designs and productions of avant guarde theatre in Europe, Russia and the United States.… Read more
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AU$2,382.90