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Notes on the Materials of Motor-Car Construction

by BERRIMAN, Algernon E.

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Published
1912
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First Edition
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London: St Martin's Publishing Co, 1912. First Edition. An early book on the engineering and construction of automotive parts, with a special emphasis on metallurgy. 'An account of modern metallurgical science applied to automobile engineering, including detailed descriptions of the principal processes involved in the production and testing of iron and steel, together with a collection of micrographs… Read more
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Colour Schemes for Modern Interiors with 120 Designs in Colour by Modern Architects

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Published
1923
Edition
First Edition
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AU$109.67

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Stuttgart, Germany: Julius Hoffmann, 1923. First Edition. Exciting collection of architectural paintings, photographs, and decorative sketches in watercolour picturing modern interiors in Berlin, Nuremburg, Cologne, Stuttgart, London, Munich, Karlsruhe, Thun-Berne, Mayence, Bremen, Essen (Ruhr) and Darmstadt. Quarto, spine darkened, front board sunned, two-page introduction some foxing, mild edge toning to pages, previous owner's inscription, clean title page, all… Read more
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image of Un Nouveau Grand Palais des Expositions. Technique pour l'Utilisation de l'Acier. [A New Grand Palais for Exhibitions. Methods for the Utilization of Steel.]

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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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Shop-Fitters and Show-Case Manufacturers

by [P.L.S. COY.] The Patent Lever Showcase Coy Pty. Ltd

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no date
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Melbourne: The Specialty Press, no date. Illustrated catalogue of shop fittings and display cases for department stores and apparel. There is a charming fit-out for a chemist's dispensing department, a case constructed of polished timber and clear plate glass designed to hold umbrellas, a gent's hat case, trays for knitted ties and sox and gloves, a lovey little design… Read more
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1903 Illustrated Catalogue of Children's Vehicles

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Published
1903
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AU$91.39

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Chicago: Montgomery Ward & Co, 1903. Exquisite little catalogue of baby carriages and Victorian children's prams. 'The Tallest Mercantile Building in the World. We own and occupy it exclusively. We carry a stock of merchandise valued at over $2,500,000,00... and when you learn what we offer goods for, and compare our prices with what you are paying,… Read more
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The Australian Home

by Thomson & Gould

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Published
1935
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Sydney, 1935. Prospectus of the architecture firm, Thomson & Gould, based in Sydney's beautiful Strand Arcade. An encapsulation of early Australian modernism, 'The Australian Home' presents building plans for houses with large windows and rounded corners inspired by the style of Streamline Moderne, a semi-Spanish style abode, asbestos cement residences and a building promoting the use of wide weatherboards.… Read more
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The Brisbane Fashion Show; Spring - Summer 1955-56

by McGrath, Amy. Moir, Annette. Paterson, Betty

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Published
1955
Edition
First Edition
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Brisbane: The Courier-Mail, 1955. First Edition. Program describing over one hundred delightful and amusing vintage fifties outfits offering variations on many a theme. "ACACIA: Wattle print nylon with softly tiered skirt. For the younger set. PICKET FENCE: Afternoon sun outfit for the unexpected casual outing. MOONRISE: Fully formal ball gown in Hydrangea shades." Fashions selected,… Read more
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Paris: Fabrique Générale d'Articles de Voyages, 1840. First Edition. A beautiful, rare and precious catalogue of the articles a traveller might require for voyaging elegantly and safely. The album features superb full page hand-coloured lithographs showcasing nearly one hundred accessories including bags, picnic baskets, apparel, wonderful old trunks, tents and hammocks, many of which are in surprisingly bold and… Read more
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Omega Cuts

by GREENWOOD, Jeremy

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Published
1998
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AU$647.02

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Woodbridge: The Wood Lea Press, 1998. Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell. A collection of woodcuts and linocuts by artists associated with the Omega Workshops and the Hogarth Press forming comprehensive study of the work of many important print artists including Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, Henri Gaudier- Brzeska, and Dora Carrington. Deluxe edition limited of 105 copies, bound in quarter morocco… Read more
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The Australian Flora in Applied Art. Part I: The Waratah

by BAKER, Richard T.

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Published
1915
Edition
First Edition
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AU$1,096.65

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Sydney: Government Printer for the Technological Museum, 1915. First Edition. Important Australian design book giving historical examples of the utilization of the waratah in architectural decoration (brackets, capitals, columns, ceilings, et cetera), bookbinding, ceramics, lace, ironwork, wall paper, dado design, contemporary art nouveau applications and early colonial art. The author describes the use of waratah timbers in cabinetmaking, inlays… 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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"Sur Le Vif" - L'Exposition Coloniale

by LYAUTEY, M. (preface), MAUROIS, A. (commentary)

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Published
1931
Edition
Paris Expo 1931
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Paris: Degorce, 1931. Paris Expo 1931. Degorce. Twenty five original lithographs from Degorce. Preface by Marèchal Lyautey. With commentary by Andrè Maurois. Bound in the original illustrated wrappers, 245 mm x 320 mm, colour frontis and 24 full-page colour illustrations; a few marks on wrappers, occasional slight foxing otherwise a fine copy.
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Erewhon

by [KENT, Rockwell] BUTLER, Samuel

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Published
1934
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New York: Limited Editions Club, 1934. Rockwell Kent. Printed from the revised edition of 1901, by the Pynson Printers of New York, with an introduction by Aldous Huxley. 'The Erewhonians say that we are drawn through life backwards; or again, that we go onwards into the future as into a dark corridor. Time walks beside us and flings back… Read more
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ABC

by HANSEN, Ernst & PEDERSEN, Hans Hartvig Seedorff

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Published
1927
Edition
First edition
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AU$127.94

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Denmark: Gyldendalske Boghandel Nordisk Forlag, 1927. First edition. Hansen, Ernst. Bold and striking Danish language early reader abecedarium, an animal illustrating each letter of the alphabet, with K for Kangaroo. Decorated by noted Danish woodblock artist Ernst Hansen with verses by Hans Hartvig Seedorff Pedersen. Quarto, 32pp, string tied in original colour illustrated wrappers; externally a little browned and… Read more
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Building the Bridge

by CURTIS, R. E.

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Published
1933
Edition
First Edition
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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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Art in Australia. Art and Architecture. Third Series. Number 73

by [ART IN AUSTRALIA] URE SMITH, Sydney & GELLERT, Leon (editors)

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Published
1938
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Sydney: John Fairfax and Sons, 1938. Special Issue - New Trends in Australian Art: tipped colour frontispiece still life by Russell Drysdale; Basil Burdett reports on modern art in Melbourne, twelve pages; Thea Proctor surveys the Sydney scene in seven pages; tipped colour plates reflecting modernist trends by Roger James, Isabel Hunter Tweedle, Grace Cossington-Smith, Enid Cambridge and… Read more
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PHOENIX

by [Various]

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Published
1939
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Adelaide: Adelaide University Union, 1939. Signed 'With the Editor's Compliments'. Bound in striking decorated paper wrappers, 79 pp., 220 mm x 145 mm, a near fine copy. Printed at the Hassel Press and edited by D.B. Kerr, Molly Swan and C.B. Ashton, this beautiful collection of art, poetry and short stories boasts an impressive list of contributers including work… Read more
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The Innovators. the Sydney alternatives in the rise of modern art, literature and ideas

by DUTTON, Geoffrey

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Published
1986
Edition
First Edition
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AU$18.28

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Melbourne: Macmillan, 1986. First Edition. A detailed social and biographical history of Australian modernism through the perspective of Sydney based artists, designers and creative thinkers. Carefully researched. Octavo, black & white photo plates; original papered boards; fine copy in the dust-jacket. Previous owner's inscription on front endpaper.
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John Verge. Early Australian Architect. His Ledger and His Clients

by VERGE, Will Graves

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Published
1962
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Sydney: Wentworth Books, 1962. Limited edition of 250 copies. The ledger of John Verge, leading Australian colonial architect, is of significant biographical importance and also sheds light on some of the important buildings of the era, including Elizabeth Bay House, 'Tusculum' in Potts Point and Camden Park House. In addition to the ledger this book is prefaced with a… Read more
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Vereinigte Pinsel-Fabriken 1922 Catalogue D.

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Published
1922
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AU$548.33

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Nuremberg: Vereinigte Pinsel-Fabriken, 1922. Ernest Nister. An exhaustive trade catalogue distributed by the Vereinigte Pinsel-Fabriken (United brush factory) in Nuremberg, 1922. 75 illustration plates of the highest quality chromolithographs document all manner of brushes, with a special concentration on paintbrushes and other artists tools. Housed in smart card covers with simple gilt-lettering, this is a stylish publication and a… Read more
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