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London: Printed for Her Majesty's Commisioners, 1862.
Australian products on the world stage.Three volumes, quarto, folding plan and steel engraved illustrations throughout; in original gilt decorated cloth. Official catalogue of the 1862 International Exhibition, a spectacle of vast proportions promoting the products and manufacturing of Britain and her colonies.....
Sydney: Reading and Wellbank, n.d. but, 1856. Octavo, inscribed "from Mr Macarthur" on the title-page, a little toned, a few spots; very good in recent neat brown cloth. Rare pamphlet relating to the first parliament in New South Wales, printing the thoughts of James Macarthur relating to his election as.....
York: Printed by G. Peacock for the author, 1790.
"Cultivating the Vine… has long been one of the first objects of my attention…"Quarto, five engraved plates (three folding), closed tear to p. 149; a most attractive copy in nineteenth-century straight grained red half morocco, label to front board, spine.....
New South Wales: circa 1860s.
Oysters for allSepia drawing 110 mm x 170 mm (image size); mounted, in an early timber frame. Charming rendering of a colonial woman oystering -- a rare subject. Far from being the preserve of the gourmet, oysters in 19th century Sydney were fodder for.....
Sydney: 19 June, 1852.
Buying wines and fruit from Cape TownBifolium ALS, 280 x 220 mm., address panel with stamps and postal marks, crimson wax seal largely intact, Unusual autograph letter, recording the sale of "wines and fruit" brought in from Cape Town on the Cremona in 1852. As.....
New York: Charles S. Francis, 1835.
Rare New York-printed editionOctavo, 166 pp., 2 pp. terminal advertisement for the New York printer; bookplate of Australian wine-maker Max Lake, bound in recent brown cloth; heavy foxing from the poor paper used, which is also brittle. Printed in New York for the.....
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 2006.
Bibulous BleasdaleLarge octavo, frontispiece and 12 pages of plates; a fine copy in the original morocco cloth, paper spine label. Limited edition of this attractive book on the Catholic clergyman Bleasdale, chronicling his involvement in the fledgling Victorian vineyards. He did.....
Sydney: Charles Potter, 1894. Thick octavo, folding site map frontispiece, black & white plates, many folding floor plans and diagrams; inscription in ink on top p., contemporary half red morocco. Detailed illustrated report on "the representation of our country…as well as on various matters which seemed …of importance…" at the.....