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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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SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE

by URE SMITH

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Published
1932
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AU$329.00

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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$1,096.65

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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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The National Trust in New South Wales

by RICHARDS, Bill

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Published
1982
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First Edition
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AU$14.62

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Adelaide: Rigby, 1982. First Edition. Rich visual resource for the study of colonial and historic Australian architecture. Quarto, plates in colour and black & white; original blue papered boards, fine copy with dust-jacket.
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Architects of Australia. The Bicentennial Edition: 1988

by [No Editor Stated]

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Published
1988
Edition
First Edition
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AU$18.28

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Melbourne: Published by Images of Australia, 1988. First Edition. Over 100 of Australia's premier architectural firms are represented in this comprehensive guide providing a short history of each company and a facing page of colour images of completed projects. Quarto, 215 pages, original blue papered boards, illustrated in colour throughout, complete with the original press release, near-fine copy in… Read more
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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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AU$116.98

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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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Les Quatre Livres de l'Architecture d'Andre' Palladio

by PALLADIO, Andrea

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Published
1650
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AU$4,021.05

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Paris: Edme Martin, 1650. Rare French language edition of Palladio's famous Quattro libri dell' Architettura. This edition was the last to be printed from the woodblocks of the first Venetian edition of 1570. Later editions became even more ornate, yet demand for copies printed from Palladio's original designs was so great that Consul Smith had a facsimile printed for… Read more
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Historic Houses of Australia. Historic Buildings of Australia: Volume Three

by [National Trust]

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Published
1974
Edition
First Edition
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AU$36.56

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Melbourne: National Trust of Australia, 1974. First Edition. Illustrated record of the former private residences now in the custody of the National Trust. Quarto, original cloth, 302 pages, plates in colour and black & white, fine copy with dust-jacket.
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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$182.78

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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$21.93

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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$127.94
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Stones of a Century

by SHARLAND, Michael

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Published
1952
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Hobart: Oldham, Beddome and Meredith, 1952. An important survey of the colonial rural architecture, bridges and associated structures of Tasmania. The author was Superintendent of Scenic Reserves, a position that allowed him to explore, photograph and document forgotten sites. Quarto, generous black and white illustration; original brown cloth; lacks front free endpaper, cloth thumbed, internally clean and bright.
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Lux et Nox

by HENSON, Bill

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Published
2002
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AU$694.55

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Zurich: Scalo, 2002. Bill Henson, born in 1955, is one of Australia's leading contemporary photographers. Lux et Nox is the largest and most sumptuous of Henson's publications. First edition, large oblong monograph, original navy cloth, 285 x 430 mm, 176 pages, illustrated with full page photographs throughout, a fine copy in a fine dust-jacket.
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The Etchings of Charles Meryon

by [MERYON, Charles] DODGSON, Campbell

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Published
1921
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AU$164.50

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London: The Studio, 1921. Notable for his skill in rendering architectural detail and moody Parisian scenes, "The Etchings of Charles Meryon" offers a diverse selection of the artist's work. Selected from the holdings of the British Museum by keeper of prints and drawings, Campbell Dodgson M.A., C.B.E.: '...But nothing I have said yet explains what there is… Read more
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