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Notes on the Materials of Motor-Car Construction

by BERRIMAN, Algernon E.

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Published
1912
Edition
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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Christmas Annual: Souvenir for New Australians

by [None]

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Published
1957
Edition
First Edition
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AU$29.56

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Rosebery, N.S.W.: Sungravure, 1957. First Edition. Iconic collection of Australian photographs by a number of uncredited photographers with captions written in English, German and Italian, presumably designed to be sent home to friends and relatives abroad. Includes sections on wine-making in the Hunter Valley, modern suburban homes, the beach, and native wildlife. "Some of the men and women… Read more
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With Compliments from Burns, Philp (SS) Co., Ltd

by BURNS PHILP LTD

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Published
1930
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AU$129.31

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Suva, Fiji, 1930. Interesting article of advertising ephemera from the Burns Philp company, a fan with a photographic portrait of a Fijian man holding a large carved wooden comb. Photographically illustrated card, 310 mm x 215 mm, specked with a few age marks, in great condition overall.
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Squatters and Settlers

by STONE, Derrick I. & GARDEN, Donald S.

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Published
1984
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AU$18.47

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Sydney: Popular Books, 1984. An excellent photographic record for the social history of Australian pioneering life. Quarto, black and white plates, original papered boards (bit faded), a good copy.
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THE METAMORPHOSIS OF NARCISSUS

by DALI, Salvador

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Published
1937
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AU$1,293.08

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Paris: Editions Surréalistes, 1937. Signed and dated by the artist 'Salvador Dali 1958'. Dali completed his now famous oil painting 'The Metamorphosis of Narcissus' in 1937 after a long period working and touring in the United States. This is the poem that Dali composed while working on this iconic image, here published in a limited edition of 550 copies.… Read more
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Australia: Impressions of a Continent

by HANSEN, Gary

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Published
1978
Edition
First Edition
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AU$22.17

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Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1978. First Edition. "Australia: Impressions of a Continent" offers a pictorial journey through the Australian landscape, devoid of humans yet filled with their remnants and impacts on the land. With notes and annotations in six languages: English, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Oblong quarto, black papered boards, colour plates throughout, a fine copy with… 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$136.70

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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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The Story of Cigars

by Gregg, Albert H.

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Published
1942
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AU$184.73

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New York: Cigar Institute of America Inc, 1942. Mark von Arenburg. A book on the business of being a good cigar merchant. Provides a detailed history of the cigar industry with chapters on how tobacco is grown in Cuba, Sumatra and the US. There are portfolios of pictures on the making of handmade cigars, smoking portraits of famous musicians,… Read more
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Melbourne

by CATO, Jack

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Published
1949
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Melbourne: Georgian House, 1949. The architecture of Melbourne is the focal point of this detailed survey by celebrated Australian photographer, Jack Cato. First edition. Quarto, black & white plates throughout; spine mildly sunned, a very good copy nonetheless.
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Moments Without Proper Names

by PARKS, Gordon

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Published
1975
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London: Secker & Warburg, 1975. This monograph spans the long career of widely acclaimed photographer Gordon Parks and includes scenes of racism and bigotry in America through to portraits and nature scenes. Parks' technically immaculate photography carries a rare humanity of remarkable grace and humility, making it possibly the saddest yet most beautiful American fine art photography book of… 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$36.95

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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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Moko or Maori Tattooing

by ROBLEY, Major-General

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Published
1896
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London: Chapman and Hall, 1896. Horatio Gordon Robley (1840-1930) was a soldier, artist, and collector. He arrived in New Zealand in 1863 and while stationed in the country drew an unprecedented number of sketches of Maori life. Moko or Maori Tattooing is his magnum opus. His acknowledged object was to put together a text to support the specialised record… Read more
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Ce Qu'il Faut Voir. (What One Must See). A L'Exposition Coloniale

by COLOMB, Hélène (préface)

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Published
1931
Condition
Fine
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AU$181.03

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Paris, 1931. Fine. Highlights from each region's pavilion at the International Colonial Exhibition in Paris, 1931. Extremely scarce. Bound in original decorated wrappers, 140mm x 190mm, 125 pages, 20 full-page black & white photographic plates, profusely illustrated throughout; a fine copy.
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Danses d'Indochine; The Dances of Indo-China

by COGNIAT, Raymond

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Published
1932
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AU$554.18

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Paris: Éditions des Chroniques du Jour, 1932. Traditional dance in Indochina: beautiful collection of photographic studies with accompanying notes in French and English. Bound in modern calf, marbled endpapers, original pictorial wrappers retained, 250 mm x 310 mm, 89 pages, 60 full-page black and white photographic plates; a very good copy.
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Von China Und Chinesen

by Heinz von Perckhammer

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Published
1930
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AU$92.36

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Zurich and Leipzig: Orell Fussli Verlag, 1930. Sixty three full-page photographs taken in China. A fascinating and enchanting work. Slim octavo, original half cloth pictorial boards, 63 photographic plates in duo tone, 63pp, edges a little rubbed otherwise fine.
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Christophs Abenteuer in Australien

by HEYD, Kurt

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Published
1935
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AU$62.81

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Berlin: Deutsche Buch-Gemeinschaft, 1935. A story for children about the Australian gold rush, based on the real-life experiences of the author's grandfather. The book is profusely illustrated with evocative line drawings and photographs of the outback. Small quarto, line drawings and photographic illustrations throughout, fine in original pictorial cloth-backed boards.
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Art in Australia. A Quarterly Journal. Third Series Number 62

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

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Published
1936
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Sydney: John Fairfax and Sons, 1936. Of interest: Long article by Adrian Lawlor on the dynamics of modern art. Illustrated article on Lionel Lindsay's watercolours. Detailed plates of Australian applied arts and crafts including fabric patterns, a wrought iron fire screen and lamp and ceramics. Tipped colour plate of wrought iron head of Mary Gilmore by Rayner Hoff. Maurice… Read more
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A Paris en 1931 Exposition Coloniale Internationale. Guide Officiel

by DEMAISON, A.

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Published
1931
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AU$103.45

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Paris: Mayeux, 1931. The offical guide for the controversial 1931 International Colonial Exhibition in Paris which saw early appearances by the likes of Josephine Baker and drew the condemnation of intellectuals including Andre Gide. Bound in the original pictorial coloured wrappers, 126 mm x 215 mm, 207 pages, 4 full-page colour plates, profusely illustrated with black and white photographic… Read more
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Fifty Masterpieces of Photography

by SMITH, Julian

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Published
1949
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AU$628.07

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Melbourne: McLaren & Co, 1949. This beautiful facsimile surveys the work of Julian Smith (1873-1947), a respected surgeon and pioneering photographer in Australia. The rich tones of Smith's photographs, predominately character studies and portraits of prominent civil servants and individuals, were attained using a special printing technique developed by the artist. Fifty black & white plates, loosely inserted in… Read more
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Australia Beautiful "The Home" Easter Pictorial 1929

by URE SMITH, Sydney & GELLERT, Leon

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Published
1929
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AU$55.42

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Sydney: Published by Art in Australia, 1929. This important annual showcases local talent in fine, applied and graphic arts, interiors, architecture and photography. Features the work of Harold Cazneaux, Elioth Gruner, J.J. Hilder, Hans Heysen, Hardy Wilson, George Lambert, Penleigh Boyd, Jack Cato and Lionel Lindsay. Quarto, plates in colour and black & white; original colour illustrated wrappers, spine… Read more
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