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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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Squatters and Settlers

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

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Published
1984
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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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Handbook for Students

by The University of Melbourne

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Published
1926
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Melbourne: University of Melbourne Press, 1926. 'This Handbook has been compiled to give in short compass the essentials of the various courses which may be taken at the University, and in addition some general notes and information concerning University life.' S.A. Octavo, 219 pages + advertisements, a very good copy.
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Australian Art and Architecture. Essays Presented to Bernard Smith

by BRADLEY, Anthony & SMITH, Terry

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Published
1980
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First Edition
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Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1980. First Edition. An important collection of essays of the social history of Australian art. Quarto, black and white plates; original black cloth, fine copy in dust-jacket.
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The Old Book: A Medieval Anthology

by HARTLEY, Dorothy

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Published
1930
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London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. Hartley. Signed limited edition, printed on Japanese vellum; this is number 29 of 1350 copies. This copy bears a presentation inscription in English and Hebrew to Dr. Robert Wallace, Vice-Chancellor of the University, from Rabbi Falk, September 1936. Rabbi Falk's immense literary collection is now housed in the Rabbi L. A. Falk Memorial Library… 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
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First Edition
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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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The Listener [7 editions]

by [BBC] British Broadcasting Corporation

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Published
1956
Edition
First Edition
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British Broadcasting Corporation, 1956. First Edition. Jean Seaton, official historian of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC): "[The Listener] was edited with a real eye, a testament to the power of the editor, intelligent and constructive and with a style driven by the urgency and topicality of the BBC, but about as real an insight into what the serious minds… Read more
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Moments Without Proper Names

by PARKS, Gordon

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Published
1975
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AU$73.11

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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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Australian Theatrical Posters 1825-1914

by SUMNER, Peter & LEBOVIC, Josef (editor)

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Published
1988
Edition
First Edition
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AU$21.93

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Sydney: Joseph Lebovic Gallery, 1988. First Edition. Excellent exhibition catalogue of Australian graphic works on paper related to the theatre. Posters of this nature rarely survive and this collection is of considerable significance to the social history of Australia. Quarto, 64 pages, plates in colour and black & white with detailed descriptive text; original illustrated wrappers, very good copy.… Read more
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image of Gavarni in London. Sketches of Life and Character with Illustrative Essays by Popular Writers

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London: David Bogue, 1849. Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier (1804-1866), pseudonym Gavarni, was a French master lithographer noted for his fashion and satirical illustrations. In 1847 he travelled to London and produced a series of images condemning the conditions of the English working-classes and urban poor, here used to illustrate a series of written descriptions by leading writers of the day.… Read more
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AU$281.47
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Cassell's Shilling Cookery

by PAYNE, A.G. (editor)

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Published
1900
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AU$91.39

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London: Cassell & Co, 1900. Small octavo, red cloth wrappers, in lovely original condition, some wear. With chapters on Australian meat and homemade wine. 'The age in which we live is essentially one of progress, and in no branch of the fine arts is progress more marked than in the art of cookery... The secret of good… Read more
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The Pocket Brisbane

by Queensland Government Intelligence and Tourist Bureau

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Published
1929
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Brisbane, 1929. Revised edition, 1st July, 1929. Octavo, illustrated card wrappers, 92 pages, photographic frontispiece and black & white photographic illustrations throughout, a very good copy.
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Tivoli Theatre Program

by RICKARDS, Harry

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Published
1917
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Sydney: Maas and Maas Ltd, 1917. Wartime theatre pamphlet interesting also for its plethora of vintage advertisements. Program for the week commencing Saturday, September 15, 1917: 1. Tivoli Orchestra plays an overture "Sunny Cicily" 2. Performance by Miss Ruth Budd, the girl with the smile; 'She sings, she dances, and executes the most hazardous feats on the… Read more
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London: Ward, Lock and Company, 1899. New enlarged and revised edition edition with numerous colour plates and just over two thousand pages. More than just a cookery book, Mrs. Beeton's guide is an encyclopedia of useful information on all aspects of domestic life. Chapters of interest include table decoration, treatment and payment of servants, medicine for children and the… Read more
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AU$402.11
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Victorian and Edwardian Sydney from Old Photographs

by RUSSELL, Eric

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1975
Edition
First Edition
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AU$32.90

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Sydney: John Ferguson, 1975. First Edition. An interesting collection of photographs taken from the mid 1850s to the period just before the first World War, including chapters on theatres, hotels, pubs and trams. Quarto, original papered boards, photo images throughout, near-fine copy in a very good dust-jacket.
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The Sexual Life of Japan: Being and Exhaustive Study of the Nightless City.; Or the "History of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku"

by J.E. De Becker

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Published
1905
Edition
Third Edition, revised and with an appendix
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Japan: Box of Curios Printing and Publishing Co, 1905. Third Edition, revised and with an appendix. Privately printed for the author. Fine copy in later half-crushed red morocco with marbled paper boards, gilt titles on black leather with raised gilt bands. Octavo, top edge gilt, others uncut, 386 pp + 25 plates.
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image of Female Beauty as Preserved and Improved by Regimen, Cleanliness and Dress;; and especially by the Adaptation, Colour and Arrangement of Dress, as variously influencing the Forms, Complexion & Expression of Each Indivual, and rendering Cosmetic Impositions Unnecessary

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Thomas Hurst, 65, St Paul's Church-Yard: London, 1837. First Edition. J.W. Wright and E.T. Parris. "All that regards regimen and health being furnished by medical friends, and revised by Sir Anthony Carlisle, F.R.S. Vice President of the College of Surgeons." A rare and detailed study of nineteenth-century health, of particular interest also for the fascinating (and very early!) 'before… Read more
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