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1. Adams, Jeanie; Campbell, David (1995). Made with Meaning: Crafts of Aboriginal Far North Queensland: The Yalga - Binbi Collection (1st ed). Queensland: Yalga-Binbi Institute for Community Development, Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Corporation. 48 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, card covers, stapled, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, minor edgewear, top corner front cover & some pages little worn, spine ends lightly scuffed, faint foxing title page. This book was published in conjunction with an exhibition "Made With Meaning: Crafts of Far North Queensland", curated by Jeanie Adams, and presented as an opening exhibition of the Cairns Regional Gallery in 1995, and thereafter travelled to galleries in other states. Photos by Campbell. ISBN: 1863340041. Our Book No: 26726. $35 AUD.

2. Alfred, Trudie (1988). Decoration on Pottery (1st ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 64 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, spiral binding, good plus condition, dark brown & white text-photos, faint foxing edges, minor insect damage bottom edges few pages, minor edgewear. This is an easy-to-use book on decoration and is helpful for beginners as well as professional potters. All designs are suitable for a variety of techniques, e.g. painting, inlay wax or paper resist, sgraffito, clay addition and carving. ISBN: 0864172168. Our Book No: 26596. $15 AUD.

3. Arnold, Ken (1995). Collector's Companion: An Identification and Valuation Guide [Crown Series]. Golden Square, Bendigo, VIC: Crown Castleton. 160 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, glossy paper, black & white & colour text-photos. About 75 categories of Australian collectibles (with dollar values), ranging from old bottles and ceramics to metal signs. ISBN: 1875342184. Our Book No: 4436. $15 AUD.

4. Bach, Jean (1983). Collecting German Dolls (1st stated ed). Secaucus, NJ: Lyle Stuart, Inc. 192 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white frontispiece, black & white & colour text-photos, minor edgewear jacket (light crease rear flap, minor edgewear, top spine jacket creased, light scuff & thinned mark title page (label removed). Heavy. The author has drawn upon her own extensive collection and on the resources of Sotheby and Christies, two of the world's most renowned auction houses, to compile this visual and documentary record of the treasures, both common and rare, available today to collectors of German-made dolls. The book has 250 illustrations and over 500 dolls are discussed. ISBN: 0818403330. Our Book No: 25924. $25 AUD.

5. Baren, Maurice (1998). Victorian Shopping: On the Start of our Favourite Pastime. London: Michael O'Mara. 144 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-coloured) text-photos & drawings, small bump bottom edge front cover, faint foxing edges, faint toning fore-edge, minor edgewear. A fascinating look at our favourite pastime and offers a glimpse behind the lace curtains of a bygone age. There are over 300 illustrations to bring the text to life. ISBN: 1854793020. Our Book No: 25774. $12 AUD.

6. Blake Soule, Amanda; Thompson, Betsy (illustrator) (2008). The Creative Family: Simple Projects and Activities for You and Your Children (1st stated ed). Boston: Trumpeter Books. 212 pp. Paperback wide octavo (with flaps), very good condition, colour drawings & photos, black & white & single-colour drawings, top spine little bumped, small crush mark top edge front cover, small crease top edge few pages, minor edgewear. This book shows you how to use simple materials like basic art supplies, household objects, and materials found in nature to encourage your children to use their imagination to create their own crafts, play, and projects together and have family fun. ISBN: 9781590304716. Our Book No: 27885. $15 AUD.

7. Brabazon, Tara (2000). Tracking the Jack: A Retracing of the Antipodes (1st ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. 214 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white illustrations, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. assesses the social, economic, political and cultural relationships between Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The "Jack" refers to the Union Jack, the symbolic tie between "home" and the outer reaches of the empire. Traces the movements of the 'Jack' from flags to Doc Martens and fashion to food packaging. ISBN: 0868406996. Our Book No: 23245. $15 AUD.

8. Brearley, Deborah (1993). Patches of Australia: A Selection of Patchwork, Applique and Quilting Patterns [Lothian Australian Craft Series]. Melbourne: Lothian Publishing. 128 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour text-photos, top corner front cover little creased, bottom corner tip rear cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. This paperback edition is a compilation of material from Patches of Australia (Edward Arnold, 1985) and Patterns for Patches (Hodder & Stoughton, 1987). This classic work, inspired by the unique qualities of Australian flora and fauna has designs which can be used for embroidery, machine applique, stencilling, candleworking or shadow applique. The full-sized templates do not require enlarging or drafting. ISBN: 0850915953. Our Book No: 29691. $15 AUD.

9. Breward, Christopher (editor); Conekin, Becky (editor); Cox, Caroline (editor) (2002). The Englishness of English Dress (1st ed). Oxford: Berg Publishers. 219 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, tiny bump bottom edge rear cover & last few pages, minor edgewear. Examines costume history, social history and cultural history. This is the first book to look at ways in which fashion and dress might be considered in the context of national identities as they apply in England. There is an overview of how particular designers and consumer groups have striven to present or contest versions of Englishness through clothing from the 18th through to the 21st centuries. ISBN: 1859735282. Our Book No: 25653. $20 AUD.

10. Brinckman, Roland (1888). Historical Record of the Eighty Ninth Princess Victoria's Regiment (1st ed). Chatham: Gale & Polden. 235 pp. Hardback octavo, red cloth cover (gilt decoration & black lettering), new endpapers, good condition, colour drawings (tissue guard, minor foxing), colour frontispiece (tissue guard little torn, small piece missing top edge), faded patches & little flecking cloth cover, spine toned (ends chipped), few end pages lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. First edition. This regimental history was compiled by a captain of the 2nd Royal Irish Fusiliers. This British regiment was first raised in Ireland in 1793, and served in many overseas campaigns, including Egypt 1884. The six colour plates, including frontispiece, depict the uniforms and colours of the regiment. Our Book No: 14911. $100 AUD.

11. Brokensha, Peter (1987). The Pitjantjatjara and Their Crafts (Reprint ed). Sydney / Ayers Rock: Aboriginal Arts Board Australia Council / Maruku Arts & Crafts. 72 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, many black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A book about Aboriginal life and crafts of these Aboriginal people, who are the custodians of Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock), though mostly live in northern South Australia. ISBN: 0642935297. Our Book No: 20882. $15 AUD.

12. Broun, Jeremy (1994). The Encyclopedia of Wood Working Techniques (Reprint ed) [Woodworking Techniques]. Sydney: Simon & Schuster. 176 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear, spine lightly faded, crease front cover. A unique A-Z directory of woodworking techniques plus guidance on how best to use them. ISBN: 0731803965. Our Book No: 22587. $20 AUD.

13. Bryan, Nonabah; Young, Stella (1940). Navajo Native Dyes: Their Preparation and Use [Indian Handcrafts]. Chilocco, OK: U.S. Office of Indian Affairs. 76 pp. Paperback large octavo, card cover (lightly toned), stapled (staples rusted), good plus condition, sepia (brown-tinted) drawings, pages lightly toned as usual, edgewear, owner's written name & date. Recipes formulated by by Nonabah Bryan, compiled by Stella Young. When sheep were introduced into the Southwest USA by the Spaniards in the 16th century, wool became accessible to the Navajo. Navajo genius discovered that the plants and minerals of their desert home could be used to change his native white and black wool to a multitude of soft and lustrous colors, producing the antique Navajo rugs so much prized for their simplicity in design. Our Book No: 12796. $10 AUD.

14. Butterfield, Ron (1996). Woodcarving: A Complete Course (Reprint ed). East Sussex: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications. 128 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, few light creases covers, minor wear bottom edge, minor edgewear. This book is about the art of woodcarving. The author describes the techniques of carving, timbers suitable for carving and design. The many projects will keep anyone with the desire to work with wood very busy. ISBN: 0946819041. Our Book No: 26084. $15 AUD.

15. Caira, Alma (2000). Ceramic and Glassware Style: Paint Your Own Tableware, Glassware, and Decorative Objects (1st ed). New York: Watson-Guptill Publications. 136 pp. Paperback small square quarto (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour text-photos & drawings. This very useful book presents over 30 original projects featuring easy-to-use paints, ranging from simple freehand designs to more complex patterns created by masking and stenciling. There are more than a dozen templates in this idea-packed book. Practical and inspirational, this beautiful book is comprehensive and sure to become an important part of your life. ISBN: 0823005887. Our Book No: 21744. $12 AUD.

16. Carlin, Scot; Martin, Megan; Watts, Peter (foreword) (2001). Augusto Lorenzini: Italian Artist Decorator in Victorian Sydney (1st ed). Sydney, Glebe: Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. 71 pp. Hardback large octavo, pictorial cover, no jacket as issued, illustrated endpapers, very good condition, colour illustrations, few black & white text-photos, slight bump top spine. This book is published in association with the exhibition "Augusto Lorenzini, Italian Artist Decorator" at Elizabeth Bay House June-November 2001. Megan Martin's research into the life of Augusto Lorenzini is published here for the first time with an analysis of high Victorian decorative taste in New South Wales (NSW) by the curator of Elizabeth Bay House, Scott Carlin. ISBN: 094975398X. Our Book No: 27603. $15 AUD.

17. Carter, Patricia; Gardner, Anne (artist) (1996). Illuminated Calligraphy: Design, Techniques, Gilding, Simple Borders, Borders with Flowers, Banners, Ribbons and Ropework, Stylistic Leaf Borders (Reprint ed). Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Search Press. 64 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour lettering, spin little scratched, minor edgewear corners. Well-known illuminator and miniaturist Patricia Carter shows you how to create over 40 beautiful illuminated borders for calligraphy. The materials required, page design, use of colour, the techniques of decorating letters and applying gold leaf are all simply shown with full-colour illustrations throughout. This very helpful book offers inspiration to both the novice and the more experienced calligrapher. ISBN: 0855326425. Our Book No: 27326. $10 AUD.

18. Case, Cassandra (editor); Crane, Anita Louise;Franklin, Arden;Hiney, Mary Jo;McCann, Sally;Mickey, Susan;Morris, Mary, & O'Sullivan, Joanne (2004). The Pattern Companion: Sewing (1st ed). New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. 192 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings, colour text-photos, minor edgewear, cover corners little creased. Heavy. This very special book is complete with a handy, instructional section. The sewing patterns can be used to create custom-designed clothes, accessories, children's gifts, toys, and garments. The book is an invaluable reference and a great project sourcebook. The patterns were adapted from various craft books. ISBN: 1402712723. Our Book No: 26932. $20 AUD.

19. Castle, Christine; Peters, Lynda (2007). Textiles and Design: Preliminary and HSC (1st stated ed). Melbourne: Cengage Learning. 416 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book has been written for senior textiles students in New South Wales. The book provides detailed information on every aspect of the Preliminary and HSC Syllabus. The only text of its kind available, it features fresh case studies and a beautiful, highly visual design. ISBN: 9780170133111. Our Book No: 27855. $20 AUD.

20. Clarke, Rosy (1996). Japanese Antique Furniture: A Guide to Evaluating and Restoring (Reprint ed). New York: Weatherhill. 150 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, covers lightly scratched, covers little lifting upwards. This book identifies 19 frequently encountered types of Japanese antique furniture by construction, wood type, metalwork, finish, and region of origin. There are tips on dating the pieces, photos and a Quick Identification Chart. Provides an easy-to-follow restoration procedure of 23 steps that will transform your find into a real treasure. ISBN: 0834801787. Our Book No: 25675. $15 AUD.

21. Clough, Peter (1996). Clay in the Classroom (1st ed). London: G+B Arts International. 112 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white & colour text-photos, black & white drawings, tiny dent bottom edge. (Distributed in Australia by Craftsman House). In this book, the author discusses the basics necessary for successfully working with clay in school. He covers the types of clays, storage, building techniques and firing - with and without a kiln. The illustrations are examples of the work of primary school children. ISBN: 9057030810. Our Book No: 22528. $15 AUD.

22. Cockett, S. R. (1966). An Introduction to Man-made Fibres (1st ed) [Pitman's Common Commodities and Industries]. London: Pitman & Sons. 135 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, minimal cancelled EX-LIBRARY, very good condition (in good dustjacket), figures, crease top edge jacket (edgewear, minor loss top spine, small closed tears, flap clipped), owner's initials top edge, rubber stamp owner's name front free flyleaf, faint foxing edges. A comprehensive and intelligent summary of this growing industry. The historical background, the underlying chemical theory, and the uses of the various fibres, as well as outlining their production are all described. Our Book No: 25798. $12 AUD.

23. Cook, Peter (1990). The Antique Buyer's Handbook 2 for Australia (Revised ed). Sydney: Reed. 221 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white text-photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, faint foxing reverse side jacket, light creasing first two pages. The second book in the Antique Buyer's Handbook series. Covers a much more comprehensive range of items including many Australian pieces. Shows how to identify period by style, how to discriminate between the old and the rare, what to look for when dating and assessing a piece, its origin and evolution, why two similar items can vary in value. Very readable with an extensive glossary and appendices - thus ideal for both the beginner and the more experienced collector of antiques. ISBN: 0730102890. Our Book No: 22559. $20 AUD.

24. Cooke, Anne; Birkl, Joanne (with) (1996). Going to the Show? Images and Memories of Sydney's Royal Easter Show. Sydney: Historic Houses Trust of NSW / Royal Agricultural Society (NSW). 80 pp. Paperback wide octavo (with flaps), very good condition, colour & black & white text-photos. The Royal Easter Show has attracted millions of visitors since its inception in 1823, and held at Sydney Showgrounds Moore Park (until the recent move to Homebush). Covers posters & advertising, historical development, entertainment in the arena, the sideshows, the country comes to town, the woodchop, the district exhibits, arts & crafts exhibitions, industrial & commercial exhibitions, and the past & the future. ISBN: 0949753602. Our Book No: 3688. $20 AUD.

25. Cuffley, Peter (1989). Chandeliers and Billy Tea: A Catalogue of Australian Life 1880 - 1940. Melbourne: Five Mile Press. 120 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, many black & white drawings, flyleaf little toned, minor edgewear. A detailed catalogue of Australian home furnishings and other household items from the years spanning 1880 to 1940 (from the goldrushes to WW2), which brought many great and lasting changes to the Australian way of life. Mostly consists of items from early catalogues, including fashion, hardware, tools, furniture, jewellery and toys. The catalogues in this book reflect the tastes, aspirations and dreams of a nation coming of age. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0867880597. Our Book No: 5045. $20 AUD.

26. Cunningham, Liz (editor); Melano, Anne (editor) (1993). Marmalade's Book of Cats: Australian Writing and Art. Sydney: Marmalade Press. 198 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), full-page black & white & colour photos, black & white drawings & cartoons, minimal edgewear. (Estimated date: 1993, Trove catalogue.) This beautiful book with the many art works featuring cats is a selection of material received from Australians whose interest in cats varies from utter devotion to cool intrigue. There are paintings, poems, cartoons and commentary, sketches and stories to dip into at your leisure. (Illustrations include pencil drawings, etchings, photos, pastels, fabric pictures, acrylics, oils, watercolours, screen prints, pen drawings.). ISBN: 0646145770. Our Book No: 20343. $20 AUD.

27. de Dillmont, Therese (1920). Encyclopedia of Needlework (Revised & Enlarged ed). Mulhouse, France: D.M.C. Library / Printed by Societie Anonyme DMC. 800 pp. Hardback thick very small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, olive green cloth cover (spine faintly faded), black patterned endpapers, top edge gilt, colour & black & white plates, black & white drawings, front hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear. Published by Dollfus-Meig & Co (DMC), now 940,000 copies in print. Part of the DMC Library of books explaining needlework (listed on rear pages). This classic encyclopedia was initially published in French in 1886. An undated early English translation (this copy estimated about 1920). This revised and enlarged edition contains 11 coloured plates and over 1000 drawings. Dillmont owned a string of shops in European capitals, and was a pioneer in promoting needlework as a hobby. Our Book No: 16936. $60 AUD.

28. De Simone, Daniel (editor) (2004). A Heavenly Craft: The Woodcut in Early Printed Books: Illustrated Books Purchased By Lessing J. Rosenwald at the Sale of the Library of C. W. Dyson Perrins (1st ed). New York: George Braziller. 222 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour illustrations, illustrated endpapers, minor edgewear jacket (tiny tear bottom edge), minor edgewear corners few pages, top corner rear cover bumped. Heavy (1.6 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book explores both books and art. Paul Needham chronicles the history of the C. W. Dyson Perrins book auction, noting highlights in the collection. Lilian Armstrong, an art historian, looks at woodcut designs printed in early Italian books. Daniela Laube looks at the 15th and early 16th-century work of printers and woodcut designers in Germany. Daniel De Simone begins to build on 19th and 20th century scholarship in early woodcut illustration. This book has been published for an exhibition in New York, Washington and Dallas, Texas in 2004 - 2005. ISBN: 0807615366. Our Book No: 25781. $40 AUD.

29. DeCosse, Cy (1988). Singer Sewing for the Home (Reprint ed) [Singer Sewing Reference Library]. Minnetonka, MN: Cy DeCosse Incorporated. 128 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour photos (some full-page), small mark top edge free flyleaf, faint toning endpapers & top edge few pages. This Singer Sowing book has a wide selection of decorator home fashions that are simple to construct, easy to care for, cost effective, colours and patterns are coordinated, and many can be made in one day. There are designer customizing hints which can be incorporated into home decorating projects. ISBN: 0865732035. Our Book No: 28667. $18 AUD.

30. Delamotte, F. (1996). Historic Ornamental Alphabets (Reprint ed). Stepney, SA: Axiom Publishing. Unnum 62 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. A selection of unique alphabets from the 8th to the 17th Century. Drawn from Vatican, German and British historic texts. Originally published as the "Book of Ornamental Alphabets Ancient and Medieval" by F. Delamotte. A good source of style and inspiration for the calligrapher, scholar, crafts person and anyone interested in historical art. ISBN: 0947338462. Our Book No: 23997. $18 AUD.

31. Dobson, Margaret; Chandler, John (foreword) (1997). Bradford Voices: A Study of Bradford on Avon Through the Twentieth Century (1st ed). Bradford on Avon, Wilts: Ex Libris. 256 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, light creasing rear cover, minor edgewear. This book focuses on the small town of Bradford on Avon, famous since the Middle Ages for the manufacture of wool and cloth, and since the mid-19th century for rubber products. This is an absorbing, enlightening, and sometimes amusing and occasionally moving story of the people of Bradford on Avon throughout the 20th century. ISBN: 0948578890. Our Book No: 25689. $20 AUD.

32. Doiwde, Jenny (2004). Freeform Knitting and Crochet (1st ed) [Milner Craft Series]. Bowral, NSW: Sally Milner. 176 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos & drawings, minimal edgewear. This book is full of information - basic colour and design theory, creating knit and crochet fragments, 18 projects with instructions, plus special effects for your creations, polymer clay closures to create, a stitch collection, and finally a gallery of wearable art & jewellery. ISBN: 1863513272. Our Book No: 22838. $20 AUD.

33. Domestic Arts and Sciences, Woman's Institute of (1925). Principles of Tailoring: Essentials of Tailoring, Tailored Seams and Plackets, Tailored Buttonholes, Buttons, and Trimmings, Tailored Pockets [11D in Series]. Kingsway, London: Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences. 38 pp. Hardback small octavo, thick stamped flexible black cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), marbled endpapers, very good plus condition, black & white drawings & text-photos. (Estimated date, Trove catalogue.) Consists of chapters entitled: Essentials of Tailoring; Tailored Seams and Plackets; Tailored Buttonholes, Buttons and Trimmings; Tailored Pockets. Our Book No: 14346. $20 AUD.

34. Drury, Elizabeth; Lewis, Philippa (1995). The Victorian Household Album: From the Amoret Tanner Ephemera Collection (1st ed). London: Collins & Brown. 128 pp. Paperback oblong, very good condition, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-coloured) text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear, bottom corner & edge front cover little creased, bottom corner little creased few pages, title page faintly marked (from frontispiece). Compiled by Drury and Lewis, this book is a delightful, room-by-room journey through the minutiae of a Victorian-era home, from drawing room to servants hall, morning room to nursery. There are over 300 illustrations, 150 in colour. ISBN: 1855852322. Our Book No: 25698. $15 AUD.

35. Duncan, Alastair; De Bartha, Georges; Juvelis, Priscilla (preface) (1989). Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding: French Masterpieces 1880 - 1940. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 200 pp. Hardback large wide quarto, dustjacket (with side flaps), very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour illustrations, minor edgewear jacket (top edge & top spine lightly creased). Heavy (1.7 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The first major study of the sudden flowering of the art of bookbinding in France at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. The sixty years between 1880 and 1940 produced bookbinding's greatest modern masters and many of its most original and gifted craftsmen and craftswomen. The authors follow the development of bookbinding from its beginnings and then look at the influence on bookbinding of the period's finest binders. This very special book has a detailed biography and bibliography on every binder of note. There are 252 illustrations, including 202 plates in full colour. The custom-made bindings are reproduced in full-colour - these were made as precious art works for the private libraries of wealthy bibliophiles. This book would be a wonderful addition to any book lovers library. ISBN: 0810918811. Our Book No: 29227. $80 AUD.

36. Duncan, Molly; Bull, George; Martin, Erica (line drawings) (1975). Spin Your Own Wool and Dye It and Weave It (Revised, reprint ed). Wellington: A. H. & A. W. Reed. 52 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white text-photos & drawings, light foxing edges, small dent & pinhole front cover. This book has been written primarily as a comprehensive guide to the processes involved in making threads, specifically the spinning, scouring and dyeing of wool. ISBN: 0589003348. Our Book No: 25343. $10 AUD.

37. Dye, Molly (1993). Molly Dye's Treasury of Craft. Canberra: Nationwide News. 72 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled, very good condition, black & white drawings & patterns, full-page colour text-photos, foldout paper patterns lightly toned, small mark cover, minor edgewear. Estimated date, 1993 (Trove catalogue). Molly Dye's column appeared weekly in the Sunday Telegraph in Sydney. This wonderful booklet is packed with crafts for everyone. There are needlework, quilting, stencilling, decorative painting, gifts to make, easy craft for kids, toys plus pages of helpful hints. Our Book No: 22770. $10 AUD.

38. Ellis, Elizabeth (2013). The Sydney Punchbowl. Sydney, Potts Point: Hordern House Rare Books. 135 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket (with side flaps), very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour text-photos, maps, frontispiece. This book investigates the milieu and the mysteries of the "Sydney Punchbowl", one of the treasures of the Mitchell Library collection of the State Library of New South Wales - a fine and large porcelain bowl manufactured in China as export ware about 1820. The Punchbowl is decorated with a hand-painted panoramic scene of Sydney Cove around the outside and a group of Aboriginal figures as the inner centre-piece, and finished with Chinese-style floral and gilded bandings. Hordern House is issuing a deluxe limited edition replica handcrafted by Chinese craftsmen in Jingdezhen, China. Includes a brief essay on the making of the replica. ISBN: 9781875567720. Our Book No: 29627. $30 AUD.

39. Evans, Ian (1985). Furnishing Old Houses: A Guide to Interior Decoration (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Sun Papermac / Sun Books. 135 pp. Paperback large square quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, minor edgewear. This book is a companion volume to "Restoring Old Houses". The information will help everyone understand how old Australian houses were furnished and how an atmosphere that suits their period can be created. More than 230 illustrations have been carefully selected from archives, libraries and private collections or taken to complement the text. ISBN: 0725104600. Our Book No: 13904. $20 AUD.

40. Evans, Ian (1985). The Australian Home (Revised ed). Sydney, Glebe: Flannel Flower Press. 144 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, colour photos, spine faintly faded as common, minor edgewear. The fascinating and detailed story of the Australian home from 1788 to 1938 - how built, decorated, furnished and lived in. By a recognised expert in understanding Australian heritage houses (Victorian, Edwardian, etc). Examines bricks and mortar, timber and iron, furniture, furnishings, hardware, wallpaper, paint, lights, bric-a-brac - even the kitchen stove and the garden gate. ISBN: 0959492364. Our Book No: 18990. $20 AUD.

41. Evans, Ian (1990). Furnishing Old Houses: A Guide to Interior Decoration (3rd ed). Melbourne: Sun Papermac / Sun Books. 135 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, minor edgewear, slight wear to top & bottom corners front cover, bottom corner rear cover creased, shop sticker inside cover, bookplate (owner's rubber stamp), copy 2. This book is a companion volume to "Restoring Old Houses". The information will help everyone understand how old Australian houses were furnished and how an atmosphere that suits their period can be created. More than 230 illustrations have been carefully selected from archives, libraries and private collections or taken to complement the text. ISBN: 0725106069. Our Book No: 13904A. $25 AUD.

42. Fainges, Marjory (1987). Australian Costume for Teen Dolls 1788 - 1988 (1st ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 64 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & photos, colour text-photos, minor edgewear. This book is a collection of patterns of typical Australian costumes worn during our 200 years of history, eg. those worn by the convicts, the Rum Corps, soldiers and nurses in the World Wars and many more. The author has chosen a male and a female outfit with accessories to represent each of the 20 decades, adding some background information on dress for each period. Each outfit features in both black & white and colour photos. For all lovers of dolls and history. ISBN: 0864171749. Our Book No: 27343. $15 AUD.

43. Farben (1926). Pocket Manual for the Dyeing of Cotton and Other Vegetable Fibres (5th ed). Hoechst am Main: I. G. Farbenindustrie. 400 pp. Paperback small, thick khaki green cover (lightly soiled), good plus condition, black endpapers, red-tinted edges, pages lightly toned, lightly foxed. Fifth edition. Procedures and formulas for industrial dyeing, promoted by the German dye manufacturer Farben. Our Book No: 13824. $25 AUD.

44. Fillion Ritchie, Kathy (1995). Stencilling (1st ed) [Contemporary Crafts Series]. London: New Holland. 96 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text illustrations, minor edgewear, top corner front flyleaf little creased. This book is an inspirational guide to one of the most popular crafts, showing how to create original and stylish paint effects on wood, ceramics, paper and fabric. The design ideas include muslin curtains, a hard-wearing canvas floorcloth, a practical garden rug, a traditionally painted wooden cupboard and chest, and fun stationery. ISBN: 1853686638. Our Book No: 25827. $13 AUD.

45. Finnegan, Dianne (1990). Piece by Piece: The Complete Book of Australian Quiltmaking (1st ed). Sydney, Brookvale: Simon & Schuster. 172 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos (many full-page), black & white sketches, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side), light foxing top edge. Heavy. This book is a beautiful and practical introduction to quiltmaking. Covering the techniques of piecing, applique and fabric manipulation, and the drafting, assembling, quilting and finishing of the quilt. The illustrations are in full colour with over 200 detailed step diagrams and instructions. ISBN: 0731800850. Our Book No: 26080. $25 AUD.

46. Fisher, Frank; Tarling, Lowell (with) (2002). Guilty to Driza-Bone (1st ed). Melbourne: Crown Content. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, crease front cover near spine, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name). This is the autobiography of the owner of the Driza-Bone rainwear company from the early 1970s. This is a book with a special "taste" of Australia, the outback, the sun, the droughts, the cities and bigger businesses prepared to give a little business a go. The author writes his story and gives a full history of the company. ISBN: 1740950038. Our Book No: 26027. $20 AUD.

47. Forge, Suzanne; Green, Irvine (photographer) (1982). Victorian Splendour: Australian Interior Decoration 1837 - 1901 (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 160 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket (with flaps), very good condition (in very good dustjacket), gilt title on red boards, illustrated endpapers, black & white & colour photos (some full-page), faint foxing edges, spine ends & cover corner tips little rubbed. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This beautifully illustrated book describes rare examples of surviving Victorian interiors in Australia, ranging from the millionaire's mansion to the cottage. The book also deals with the Victorian approach to decorating the drawing room, dining room, entrance hall, library, billiard room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. The author gives expert advice about colours, dados, cornices, ceiling roses, wall-papers, floor coverings, stencilling, wood-graining and marbling, with appropriate illustrations. This book is also a photographic record of many of the most splendid examples of Australian interior decoration in the Victorian era. ISBN: 0195542991. Our Book No: 27869. $45 AUD.

48. Fraser, Harry (1994). The Electric Kiln (1st ed) [Ceramics Handbooks]. London: G+B Arts International. 128 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white & colour text-photos, black & white drawings, minimal foxing fore-edge, few marks rear of flyleaf & title page, faint toning edges & endpapers. (Distributed in Australia by Craftsman House.) In this book, the author clearly explains how to install an electric kiln and what to do if something goes wrong with it. The book is also a guide on how to make the best use of the kiln to achieve the desired results. ISBN: 976641033X. Our Book No: 26157. $12 AUD.

49. Fricke, Shannon; Ruscoe, Prue (photographer) (2006). Sense of Style: Colour (Colour Your Life and Your Home). Sydney, Millers Point: Murdoch Books. 157 pp. Paperback small quarto, card covers (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour text-photos (many full-page), minimal edgewear. This beautiful book is packed with ideas to make your home unique. The authors approach is all about combining sensory awareness with practical skills and a basic grasp of design fundamentals. ISBN: 1740458052. Our Book No: 26798. $20 AUD.

50. Garforth, Vivienne (1993). Decoupage with Scrapbook Pictures (1st ed). Sydney: Kangaroo Press. 55 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos (some full-page), black & white drawings, cover corners creased, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp. Shows how to create 23 different decoupaged items - including decorated soaps, pot-pourri fans, notepaper, jars for preserves, herb pots, bookmarks and birthday cards. Clear step-by-step diagrams are included. The scrap sheets are not included with this book. ISBN: 0864175248. Our Book No: 21686. $10 AUD.

51. Garner, Lynne (2006). The Complete Book of Papercraft: Over 50 Designs for Handmade Paper, Cards, Gift-wrapping, Decoupage, and Manipulating Paper (1st Australian ed) [Milner Craft Series]. Binda, NSW: Sally Milner Publishing. 158 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, black & white templates, small scratches rear cover. With a wide range of papermaking techniques and over 50 designs, this book provides all the ideas and inspiration necessary to get started making paper or craft with paper. ISBN: 1863513612. Our Book No: 21619. $20 AUD.

52. Gault, Rosette (1998). Paper Clay (1st ed) [Ceramics Handbooks]. London: G+B Arts International. 128 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white & colour text-photos, frontispiece, few scratches rear cover. (Distributed in Australia by Craftsman House.) In this book, the author clearly explains how to make, use and fire paper clay and paper slips to the best advantage The work of an international group of artists is used to illustrate the versatility of this fascinating material. ISBN: 9057038714. Our Book No: 26134. $15 AUD.

53. Gemmell, Liz (1986). Creative Collection: 25 Original Australian Handknits (1st ed). Melbourne: Lloyd O'Neil. 112 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stiffened card covers, coloured endpapers, colour text-photos (mostly full-page), black & white drawings, tiny scratches covers, front pastedown lightly creased (possibly during manufacture). The author presents a new range of ideas and techniques. Yarns are sometimes bright and vibrant, sometimes soft and subtle, reflecting the contrasts of Australia. The 25 designs are a great starting point for the keen knitter. There are hints and advice on how to adapt any of the designs in colour, texture and size to create a unique piece each time. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0855507802. Our Book No: 22073. $10 AUD.

54. Gertner, Zoe (2000). Woodcarving: A Foundation Course (Reprint ed). Lewes, East Sussex: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications. 183 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, cover design differs from stock photo. A comprehensive foundation course in the craft of woodcarving. Part 1 describes the best types of wood to use, the necessary tools and how to buy, use and care for them, sharpening tools, and health and safety in the workshop. Part 2 describes a series of projects such as simple carving in the round, hollowing and deep relief carving, and detailed figure carving. ISBN: 186108059X. Our Book No: 6414. $20 AUD.

55. Harmsworth, Thomas; Day, Graham (1979). Wool and Mohair: Producing Better Natural Fibres (1st ed) [Australian Land Series]. Melbourne: Inkata Press. 248 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, figures, tables, edges lightly foxed, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (minor edgewear), spine ends & bottom edge rubbed. Presents practical information on all aspects of wool and mohair production. ISBN: 0909605122. Our Book No: 25234. $20 AUD.

56. Hartog, Neree; McIntyre, Lorell (project designs);Klepatzki, Janet (project designs);Elton, Andrew (photos), & Owens, Louise (styling) (1995). May Gibbs Country Craft: Folk Art, Stencilling, Decoupage (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bay Books. 80 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour text-photos, foldout patterns inside rear cover, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. This is the first book, coordinated by Hartog, to feature favourite country-style crafts created around May Gibbs' characters and bushland images. The book includes 18 folk art, stencilling and decoupage projects with full-size designs, including a pull-out pattern sheet. ISBN: 1863780521. Our Book No: 27849. $15 AUD.

57. Hasler, Julie; Lewis, Di (1989). Kate Greenaway Cross Stitch Designs. Sydney: Greenhouse Publications. 120 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white & colour drawings & photos, faint foxing first & last page, bottom corners lightly rubbed. The designs illustrated in this book, based on Kate Greenaway's classic children's tales, show many ways in which cross-stitch can be used to decorate the home, or to make children's clothes or unusual gifts. ISBN: 0864362927. Our Book No: 24987. $20 AUD.

58. Hazlehurst, Noni; Dalton, Susan & Francis, Robert (2000). Noni Hazelhurst's Home (1st ed) [A Practical How-to for Maintaining, Decorating and Caring for Your House]. Sydney: Hodder. 248 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, some full-page colour photos. Commonsense advice from Australian TV's most-loved homemaker. This book is from the period Noni was host of the Seven Network's Better Homes & Gardens program. ISBN: 0733612903. Our Book No: 20634. $15 AUD.

59. Hill, Edwin S. (1918). [INVOICE] Edwin S. Hill & Co., Court Hair Dressers & Perfumerers, Cutlers & Silversmiths, London. London: Edwin S. Hill. 1 pp. Ephemera, invoice, small quarto, good condition, page lightly toned, front & rear marked along edge, some edgewear, rubber stamp. Single-page invoice for this London business, 23 Old Bond Street (and at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall). Customer is Richard Buesley(?), being account rendered. Text in ink. Payment received rubber stamp. Our Book No: 4224. $20 AUD.

60. Hooper, Toby; Hooper, Juliana (1991). The Kookaburra: A Pictorial Celebration of Australia's Best-Loved Bird (Revised ed). Melbourne: Viking O'Neil. 136 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings & text-photos, corner tips few rear pages lightly creased. How illustrators, commercial advertisers, craftspeople have produced many enduring images of the kookaburra, Australia's famous native laughing bed. ISBN: 0670902152. Our Book No: 10927A. $15 AUD.

61. Hosiery, Lustre (1930). The Inside Story of My Lady's Attire. Sydney: Lustre Hosiery and Lingerie Company, 379 Kent Street. 16 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white & single-colour drawings, staples rusted, bottom corner pages creased, base spine repaired, edgewear. A scarce but lovely little pamphlet, being a catalogue with prices for products from this Sydney fashion business. No date, but probably 1930s, because of the art deco-style illustrations. Not listed in Trove catalogue. Our Book No: 13924. $80 AUD.

62. Housekeeping, Good (1945). Good Housekeeping's Household Hints. Sydney: National Magazine Company Pty Ltd. 51 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, good condition, hints, adverts, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, staples little aged, light wear along spine, pages lightly browned, faint foxing edges, covers lightly rubbed, crease in cover. (Estimated date: 1940s, Trove catalogue.) The hints and adverts make this a charming little pamphlet to add to a homes collection. The hints have been compiled and tested by Good Housekeeping Institute, London. Our Book No: 26571. $15 AUD.

63. Ingram, Elizabeth (editor) (1987). Thread of Gold: The Embroideries and Textiles in York Minster (1st ed). Hants: Pitkin Pictorials. 63 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, bottom corner covers little creased, minor edgewear, bookplate (owner's written name). A golden thread runs through the history of ecclesiastical embroideries and textiles right down to the work that continues so lovingly today. Centuries of craftsmanship and fine handiwork are woven into the collection described and illustrated in this book. The author's love and understanding of these inherited treasures, together with her involvement in the creation of new works of art, will through these pages, inspire and delight all who are interested in the history and day-to-day life of one of Britain's great cathedrals - York Minster. ISBN: 085372427X. Our Book No: 22175. $10 AUD.

64. Irvine, Jan; Deckker, Roger (photos) (1989). Australian Quilts: The People and Their Art (1st ed). Sydney: Quilters' Guild / Simon & Schuster. 96 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & colour photos, few tiny dents front cover, small crease fore-edge, minor edgewear. In 1988 The Quilters' Guild commissioned forty-three quiltmakers from all over Australia to create small quilts that could tour even the remotest parts of the country - and so the suitcase exhibitions 'Quilts Covering Australia' were born. This beautiful book draws together for the first time these gloriously colourful quilts and the thoughts and ideas of their creators. ISBN: 073180080X. Our Book No: 22511. $10 AUD.

65. Jamieson, Margaret; Procter, Phyl (1980). The Art of Copper Embossing: A Step by Step Guide to Copper Shim Work (Reprint ed). Sydney: Parramatta Lapidary Club. 44 pp. Paperback small quarto, card covers, stapled, very good condition, black & white drawings, few tiny scratches front cover, minor edgewear. The author explains the simple craft of copper embossing using copper shim, a few common tools and materials, and a lively imagination. ISBN: 0959876618. Our Book No: 25101. $20 AUD.

66. Jents, Beril; Grasswill, Helen (with) (1993). Little Ol' Beryl from Bondi: A Fashionable Life. Melbourne: Macmillan Australia. 224 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos & drawings, faint foxing top edge reverse side jacket, minimal edgewear. Autobiography of one of Australia's best known and most talented fashion designers. She was acknowledged for 40 years as Australia's "Queen of Haute Couture". Married to Australian writer Peter Carey. ISBN: 0732907667. Our Book No: 3531. $20 AUD.

67. Kanarek, Lisa (2001). Home Office Life: Making a Space to Work at Home (1st ed). Gloucester, MA: Rockport Publishers. 144 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in as new dustjacket), black & white drawings, colour photos (some full-page). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This information-packed guidebook offers solutions and layouts for carving out home offices that work with your space and boost your success. There are over 100 colour photos, checklists, floor plans, and sound advice on billing, and storage. ISBN: 1564967751. Our Book No: 23504. $28 AUD.

68. Kelly, Mary; Ouless, C. (illustrator) (1943). On English Costume (Enlarged ed). London: H. F. W. Deane & Sons / Year Book Press. 54 pp. Paperback small, good plus condition, card cover (little marked), drawings, hinge little split (pages firm), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A British survey of fashion from Saxon dress (460 - 1100) to Victorian dress (1840 - 1900). Our Book No: 4140. $10 AUD.

69. Klimsch, Karl (1977). Florid Victorian Ornament: Over 700 Motifs (Facsimile ed) [Dover Pictorial Archive Series]. New York: Dover Publications. 102 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, few tiny impressions covers, base spine little rubbed, cover corner & some pages tip lightly creased, fore-edges last few pages rough-cut, minor edgewear. This very special book has over 700 metal-engraved designs on 102 plates: borders, frames, corners, leaves, scrollwork, strapwork, rosettes, escutcheons, cartouches in various sizes and styles. The designs include: floral motifs, leaves, flowers, vines, wreaths, geometric patterns, Greek frets, interlocking circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, lions, swans, serpents, hats, helmets, vegetables, heads. This book will appeal to artists, craftspeople and designers or to anyone with a love of anything Victorian. First published by Asher & Co, London (an unabridged republication of "Ornaments Invented & Designed", by Charles Klimsch, about 1877). ISBN: 0486234908. Our Book No: 29196. $18 AUD.

70. Kneen, Deborah (1992). The Australian Folk Art Collection (Revised ed). Sydney, Chippendale: Tracy Marsh Publications. 68 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, full-page colour photos, black & white drawings, black & white full-size patterns, minor edgewear, corner tips pages slightly bent, owner's written name. This book is the first book to present an Australian approach to decorative painting. Over twenty five charming wood projects are arranged in appropriate levels for beginners, intermediate and advanced. Every project has clear step-by-step instructions, full-size patterns and colour photos to use as a guide. ISBN: 0959017461. Our Book No: 22994. $10 AUD.

71. Knight, Frederick (1978). Scroll Ornaments of the Early Victorian Period: 71 Engravings (Reprint revised ed) [Dover Pictorial Archive Series]. New York: Dover Publications. 47 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white plates, spine ends little rubbed, cover corner tips lightly creased, top corners some pages creased, minor edgewear. This very special book has over 71 metal-engraved designs on 47 plates: borders, frames, scrolls, creches, corners, crests in varied sizes & styles. There are floral motifs, leaves, flowers, vines, wreaths-all in ever-spreading and overflowing swirls. There are interlocking patterns of circles, rococo extravaganzas, lions, serpents, cherubs, fruit, vultures, mythical beasts. This book will appeal to artists, craftspeople and designers or to anyone with a love of anything Victorian. First published by J. Williams, London (revised reprint of the work "Knight's Scroll Ornaments, designed for the use of Silversmiths, Chasers, Die-Sinkers, Modellers, &c, 1825 - 1830). ISBN: 0486235963. Our Book No: 29197. $17 AUD.

72. Kreibich, Barbel; Gurtesch, Irmgard; Jannedy, Astrid; Schuster, Thomas (photos) (1995). An Introduction to Hardanger Embroidery (1st Australasian ed). Sydney, East Roseville: Search Press / Simon & Schuster. 88 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & colour photos (mostly full-page), spine lightly faded, top edge lightly foxed. This book is about the art of Hardanger embroidery which originated in the Norwegian fiord country of Hardanger. It is a form of whitework that is transitionally embroidered using the white-on-white technique, on white or natural coloured linen. A comprehensive introduction and a very useful book with lots of practical tips from choosing fabric to how to wash and care for your finished work. There are classic and modern patterns and motifs for napkins, table-mats, runners, tablecloths, cushions and blinds, as well as ideas and full charts for a range of presents suitable for many occasions. Translated from German. ISBN: 0731805186. Our Book No: 27533. $35 AUD.

73. Kreinik, Jacqueline Friedman (2003). Metallic Thread Embroidery: A Practical Guide to Stitching Creatively with Metallic Threads (1st p/b ed). Devon: David & Charles. 128 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos and sketches, colour photos, minor edgewear. Create shimmering embroidery and breathtaking projects with the magic of metallic threads. This book includes a comprehensive stitch library. ISBN: 0715314378. Our Book No: 21631A. $12 AUD.

74. Kropper, Jean G. (1992). Papermaking from Recycling to Art: Step by Step Instructions, Embossing, Watermarks Embedding, Plant Fibres, Sizing, Casting (1st ed) [Lothian Australian Craft Series]. Melbourne: Lothian Books. 64 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, full-page colour photos, small creases covers, minor edgewear corners, small mark fore-edge & inside front cover, light foxing front flyleaf, few impressions front cover. This book is a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about papermaking. There are step-by-step instructions throughout, clear illustrations and beautiful colour photographs which make this book ideal for the beginner as well as inspiring for the expert. ISBN: 0850915058. Our Book No: 25828. $15 AUD.

75. Labour and National Service Industrial Training Division, Department of (1950). Painting and Decorating (Reprint ed) [Technical Publication]. Melbourne: McCarron Bird Pty Ltd / Department of Labour and National Service. 155 pp. Paperback wide octavo, flexible orange cover, very good condition, typewritten-style text, drawings, edges & pages lightly toned, owner's written name. Published by arrangement with the Department of Labour and National Service of the Commonwealth of Australia, presumably for TAFE courses. Contains 21 chapters including the painter's tool kit, power tools, scaffolding, miscellaneous basic materials, surface finishes, preparing the surface for painting, colour, painting with the brush, prevention and treatment of defects, glazing, decorative wall finishes, paperhanging. Our Book No: 26674. $25 AUD.

76. Laing, Jennifer (1996). The Complete Book of Teddy Bear Artists in Australia and New Zealand: A Who's Who of Bear Artists in the Antipodes (1st ed). Burra Creek, NSW: Sally Milner. 81 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, few tiny bumps bottom edge, minor bump corner tip front cover. This beautiful book profiles more than 70 artists and includes over 200 superb colour photographs of their work. This is a very useful and informative resource for bear lovers and collectors everywhere. ISBN: 186351189X. Our Book No: 20831. $15 AUD.

77. Laird, Ross A. (2001). Grain of Truth: The Ancient Lessons of Craft (1st ed). New York: Walker & Co. 187 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few black & white drawings, few small marks top edge, untrimmed (page edges untrimmed), minor edgewear jacket. This is a simple book in which the author describes the practical process by which he makes objects out of wood. As the words unfold it becomes clear he is writing a meditation on the universal meaning of craft and creativity. Organized into eight chapters, based on the ancient Taoist symbols of life energy, this beautiful inspiring book describes each project, its inspiration, the materials and physical labour it requires, and the rewards it offers. ISBN: 0802713890. Our Book No: 22350. $10 AUD.

78. Lampe, Diana; Fisk, Jane (with) (1991). Embroidered Garden Flowers [Milner Craft Series]. Sydney, Rozelle: Sally Milner Publishing. 75 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), purple endpapers, black & white drawings, full-page colour photos, spine ends & cover corners little rubbed, light foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear). This book is a collection of beautiful embroidered flower projects. There is a traditional cottage garden, a spring garden, a spring garland and embroidered initials, as well as many gift ideas. A really inspiring book for lovers of creative designs and craft. ISBN: 1863510435. Our Book No: 29696. $16 AUD.

79. Lantz, Annie (1995). Annie Lantz: Frequent Buyer Cookbook. [Sydney]: Annie Lantz. 26 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, card cover, as new condition, brown-tinted paper. Estimated date: 1990s. Cookbook pamphlet by an Australian (Sydney) businesswoman who mainly sells women's fashion products. Our Book No: 18291. $10 AUD.

80. Lewis, Kim (1997). My Friend Harry (Reprint ed). London: Walker Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, presentation label inside front cover. A delightful book about a toy elephant named Harry. James takes him everywhere, on the farm, on holiday, to bed. Harry always listens and never complains. When James starts school, Harry stays at home on the first day, then goes with James the next day until Harry gets used to being at home by himself. The illustrations will appeal to any age. The author wrote "Floss", a story about a sheep dog (who also appears briefly in this book). ISBN: 0744552958. Our Book No: 28499. $10 AUD.

81. Lindahl, Carl; Ware, Carolyn (1997). Cajun Mardi Gras Masks (1st ed) [Folk Art and Artists]. Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi. 96 pp. Hardback small square quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour text-photos, covers little rubbed, two tiny dents rear cover. A study of Cajun Mardi Gras and its traditional maskmaking. Every winter, Cajun Louisiana folk artists assemble unlikely mixtures of material to shape masks for their Mardi Gras celebrations. This fascinating book introduces the artists, the performances, and processes of creating the fantastical masks. ISBN: 0878059687. Our Book No: 28318. $20 AUD.

82. Linn, Rob; Williams, R. M. (2006). One Piece of Leather - R. M. Williams: The Man and His Company (1st stated ed). Sydney, Milsons Point: R. M. Williams Publishing/ Matthew Cowley (Publisher). 160 pp. Hardback wide quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos (most full-page), black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, top corners covers little bumped, minor dent & scratch front cover jacket. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The story of Australian company R. M. Williams, best known for making boots and saddles. The many photos bring this amazing book to life and will bring many memories to anyone who owns a piece of R. M. Williams clothing or the famous boots. The book will also interest anyone wanting to learn some Australian history. ISBN: 0957970943. Our Book No: 28170. $50 AUD.

83. Longfield, Ada (1978). Irish Lace [Irish Heritage Series]. Dublin: Eason & Son. Unnum 26 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, stapled, foldout front cover, colour & black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. This pamphlet is a pictorial introduction to the different types of Irish lace. Its history can be traced back to the 16th century in Ireland. ISBN: 0900346264. Our Book No: 11586. $10 AUD.

84. MacCormick, Sylvia; Gill, Alan (told to) (2001). While I Can I Do: Generals, Crooks and Other Relatives. Adelaide, Henley Beach: Seaview Press. 238 pp. Paperback large octavo, stapled (rusted), illustrated card covers, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. This is the story of one of Australia's more active and unusual octogenarians. She served in Britain during WW2, and was a fashion designer by trade. ISBN: 1740081188. Our Book No: 25747. $25 AUD.

85. Madin, Jon; Munday, Caroline (illustrator) (1999). Make Your Own Wacky Instruments: Illustrated Instructions for Making Musical Instruments for School, Parades and Just for Fun (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Herne Hill: Jon Madin / Catalyst Press. 80 pp. Paperback large oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled, black & white text-photos & drawings, top corner title page faintly creased, rear cover little scratched, minor edgewear. This book offers ideas and instructions for making simple musical instruments and sound making devices. Includes a little sheet music. ISBN: 064630724X. Our Book No: 26057. $20 AUD.

86. Malcolm, Lisa; Dewar, Sally (1997). About Art (Reprint ed). Sydney, Marrickville: Science Press. 153 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos (some full-page), corners few pages & rear cover faintly creased, minor edgewear. A pictorial Australian school textbook about art. The artworks illustrated include painting, drawing, sculpture, fibre design, art clothing, jewellery, ceramics and graphics created by both professional artists and students. ISBN: 0855831618. Our Book No: 11187. $45 AUD.

87. Mason, Kate; Fuller, Debra (2007). The Heart of Design: An Emotional Journey into Scrapbook Creation (1st ed). Sydney, Rozelle: Pride Publishing. 98 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, many colour photos, minor edgewear, top corner tip front cover little creased, spine lightly faded, front cover lightly scratched. The authors are two of Australia's finest scrapbook artists. In this book, they are joined by fourteen invited artists as they share the stunning results of their quest for the perfect balance between emotion, art and design. ISBN: 9781921078095. Our Book No: 26799. $20 AUD.

88. McCann, Marilyn (1996). Country Brushstrokes (Reprint ed) [Milner Craft Series]. Burra Creek, NSW: Sally Milner Publishing. 90 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. How to create country Australiana and bush scenes in the folk art (naive) style. One of the first books in Australia about the popular American style as applied to Australian projects. ISBN: 1863511482. Our Book No: 1322. $10 AUD.

89. McKinnon, Gloria (1995). Creative Doll Craft (1st ed). Sydney, Rushcutters Bay: Fairfax Press. 80 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour text-photos (some full-page) & drawings, tiny mark fore-edge last few pages, minor edgewear. Eighty pages of exciting projects to make, from cloth dolls to heirloom-sewn finery, for all lovers of dolls. ISBN: 1863432361. Our Book No: 23053. $10 AUD.

90. McKinnon, Gloria (1999). Silk Ribbon Embroidery [Heirloom crafts series]. Sydney: Fairfax Press / Liberty One Media Group. 48 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, full-page colour photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Exquisite flowers can bloom on pillows, pincushions, picture frames and even clothing - all created with the magic of silk ribbon embroidery. Simple stitches worked in the rich jewel colours or the delicate pastels of elegant silk ribbon, are all it takes to achieve these lovely effects. ISBN: 1863433651. Our Book No: 21600. $12 AUD.

91. Mega, Ann; Gillies, Catriona (photos) (1985). Sewing Australian Style (1st ed). Sydney: Ellsyd Press. 87 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour photos, small mark flyleaf, paperclip impression front cover, spine little creased, top corner tip front cover little worn, minor edgewear. This book is about how to use your sewing machine creatively. The author has developed 20 original designs incorporating uniquely Australian images, including the koala, wattle, sulphur crested cockatoo, Ayer's Rock, kookaburra and many more. ISBN: 0949290130. Our Book No: 25344. $15 AUD.

92. Memmott, Harry (1980). The Australian Pottery Book: The Way of Clay: A Comprehensive Guide to Pottery (2nd, reprint ed). Sydney: Summit Books. 253 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, many black & white & colour text-photos (some full-page), some edgewear corners. Heavy. Step-by-step instructions to traditional pottery techniques - for both beginners and advanced potters. ISBN: 0727103296. Our Book No: 11102. $25 AUD.

93. Mercer, M.; Mercer, D.; Smit, Bram (illustrator) & Grogan, John (technical adviser) (1956). New Ways with Plastic [Series 1]. Sydney: Central Press. 16 pp. Paperback wide octavo, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), card cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings, front cover creased, rear cover little toned, old price marks, sticker mark. (Estimated date, 1956, Trove catalogue.) This pamphlet celebrates the new wonderful world of the use of plastic in craft designs. A companion manual to the book "Plastic: The Wonder Handcraft", by the same authors. Our Book No: 11750. $10 AUD.

94. Miles, Malcolm (2000). The Uses of Decoration: Essays in the Architectural Everyday (1st p/b ed). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. 256 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, frontispiece, tiny dent fore-edge, minor edgewear. Draws together material from several countries and areas of practice. Running through the book is a concern for the everyday, for the small and insignificant ways in which people occupy the built environment (their "representational spaces"). It raises awareness of this dimension and discusses sustainability. It concludes that the expertise of dwellers on dwelling is as important in shaping the futures of cities as designers on design. ISBN: 0471489638. Our Book No: 23578. $15 AUD.

95. Miller, Cameron; Falla, Dominique (1995). Woodlore (Reprint ed). Adelaide, Norwood: Omnibus Books / Scholastic Australia. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings (paintings), tiny bump bottom corner tip covers, light wear base spine. The ancient magic of the woodworker's craft is superbly conveyed in this unusual and exquisite children's book, which incorporates both illustrations and wood carving pictures to show the traditional uses of different kinds of timber. The colour paintings are on plywood primed with gesso, using water-soluble pencils and framed with the actual wood described in the text. Frames & text by Miller, illustrations & text by Falla (both are wood craftspersons living in Melbourne, Australia). A Children's Book Council of Australia Short-Listed Book. ISBN: 1862911681. Our Book No: 20847. $10 AUD.

96. Mitrofanis, Effie (2005). Needleweaving and Embroidery: Embellished Treasures (1st ed). Bowral, NSW: Sally Milner Publishing. 120 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour photos (mostly full-page), few black & white drawings, minor edgewear. This book is suitable for a broad range of skill levels from beginners, stitchers who have done counted work, cross stitch, hardangar and pulled thread work to more experienced practitioners. It combines drawn thread embroidery, needleweaving and surface stitches which reflect the author's personal style based on traditional techniques. There are step-by-step instructions for working the techniques, suitable fabric suggestions, threads and equipment, making up and finishing touches, care and pressing. ISBN: 1863513442. Our Book No: 28421. $18 AUD.

97. Morris, Edwin T. (1999). Scents of Time: Perfume from Ancient Egypt to the 21st Century (1st ed). New York / Munich: Metropolitan Museum of Art / Prestel Verlag. 111 pp. Hardback small square quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white & colour text-photos & drawings. The materials that were held in the bottles and flasks of antiquity, shown on the pages of this beautiful book, are still part of modern perfumery. The many illustrations make this an ideal gift for anyone interested in the history of perfume. ISBN: 0870998986. Our Book No: 22162. $14 AUD.

98. Newman, Judy (1996). Cottage Garden Embroidery [Milner Craft Series]. Burra Creek, NSW: Sally Milner. 52 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white & colour drawings, edges little bumped, minimal edgewear. In this very special book the author has provided very simple, clear instructions for each of the embroidery projects. The book includes all the things you need to know before you start a project, as well as presenting a guide to all the stitches used in the embroidery designs. The author is an Australian craft designer and craft writer (eg, Australian Woman's Weekly). ISBN: 1863511938. Our Book No: 21674. $25 AUD.

99. Newton-Cox, Andrew; Beverley, Deena (2000). Building Birdhouses: Practical Plans for Twenty Birdhouses and Bird Tables. London: Southwater / Anness Publishing. 64 pp. Paperback square trade (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour text-photos & drawings, spine faintly faded. How to attract native birds to your garden by providing the correct food and suitable accommodation. ISBN: 1842150170. Our Book No: 5497. $10 AUD.

100. Nice, Rosie (editor) (2000). State of the Waratah: The Floral Emblem of New South Wales in Legend, Art & Industry (1st ed). Sydney: Royal Botanic Gardens / Nice Exhibitions. 64 pp. Paperback small quarto, card covers, very good plus condition, colour & black & white paintings, inside covers decorated, red endpapers, minimal edgewear. This art exhibition catalogue was published by the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, on the occasion of the exhibition, "State of the Waratah", an official Olympic arts festival event, Sydney 2000. ISBN: 0734720246. Our Book No: 25908. $20 AUD.

101. Nicol, W. D. (1944). Handwork Suggestions for Primary Schools (1st ed). Melbourne: Education Department of Victoria. 88 pp. Paperback wide thin octavo, thin card covers, stapled pamphlet (staples lightly rusted), good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, covers little faded, tiny piece missing top edge front cover, tiny tear top edge first few pages, lightly scuffed front cover, edges lightly toned. This book has many craft ideas that can be used by the teacher to plan projects that the children can do themselves with a little help if needed. Our Book No: 25643. $15 AUD.

102. Norris, Malcolm (1977). Brass Rubbing: An Introduction to Brasses and Brass Rubbing [Pan Craft Series]. London: Pan Books. 112 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, black & white illustrations, crease front cover, faint toning pages & edges, top edge rear cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. A complete guide for beginner and expert alike. There are full instructions on techniques and materials followed by a history of types of brass, chapters on the people and costumes they depict, and on the old engravers and their workshops. ISBN: 0330250957. Our Book No: 27879. $15 AUD.

103. Nugent, Mary-Lou; Williamson, Inawinytji (foreword) & Djerrkura, Gatjil (foreword) (2000). Desert Art: The Aboriginal Art and Craft Centres of Central Australia (Reprint ed). Alice Springs: Jukurrpa Books. 81 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos including paintings (many full-page), minimal edgewear. This book, compiled by Mary-Lou Nugent, tells the story of Desert Art, the coordinating body for Aboriginal art and craft centres in Central Australia. It brings together 19 communities of artists, ordinarily remote from one another in both place and style. This beautiful book reveals in words and pictures of the artists themselves, the wide range and beauty of the Aboriginal art of Central Australia. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 1864650044. Our Book No: 25955. $20 AUD.

104. O'Brien, Siobhan (2004). A Life by Design: The Art and Lives of Florence Broadhurst. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 246 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Biography of the eccentric and outspoken Australian artist, famous for her distinctive wallpaper designs. She was brutally murdered in Sydney in 1997. ISBN: 1741143985. Our Book No: 12949. $10 AUD.

105. Painter, Gilian; Zammit, Norman (photographer) (1992). Australian Country Harvest (1st ed) [Australian Country Harvest Cookbook]. Sydney, East Roseville: Simon & Schuster. 156 pp. Hardback wide quarto, dustjacket (with flaps), very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour text-photos (some full-page), light foxing endpapers & top edge. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Cover subtitle: "More than 150 delicious and practical recipes for jams and preserves, pickles and sauces, beverages, cakes, breads and desserts, with decorative ideas for autumn flowers and foliage." This beautiful book is a harvest of delicious and practical recipes using the countryside's autumn bounty. There are more than 150 traditional and new recipes for bottling, preserving, baking and beverages, as well as ideas for the decorative use of flowers and foliage from the four seasons. The photos of autumn and the countryside provide an evocative accompaniment to the text. ISBN: 0731803086. Our Book No: 26792. $30 AUD.

106. Park, Alison (1994). Textured Canvas Work (1st ed) [Milner Craft Series]. Sydney: Sally Milner. 114 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white illustrations, full-page colour photos, few pages edge creases, minor edgewear corners. This book covers the basics for a beginner, and also the experienced embroiderer. The Australian author shows the ease of adding texture and a third dimension using beautiful colours and a wide variety of threads. There are detailed instructions for selecting the appropriate canvas and threads for any project, easy-to-follow diagrams, traditional stitches, and other unusual techniques. A really inspiring book for lovers of craft. ISBN: 1863511326. Our Book No: 28915. $15 AUD.

107. Penalver, David; Penalver, Daphne (notes) (2002). Australia's Historic Stained Glass: The Artisans, the Themes, the Buildings. Goulburn, NSW: Southern Tablelands Regional Committee, National Trust. 18 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, thin card covers, few light creases covers & spine, minor edgewear. This pamphlet details the tour of churches and houses in Goulburn, NSW, after a talk by Dr Beverley Sherry. Includes are the Cathedral Church of St Saviour, St Peter & St Pauls' Cathedral, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, houses in Church Street, and the Coolavin Hotel. The stained glass windows in the Goulburn buildings which are included in the tour are the products of English, French, Belgian and Australian companies. Our Book No: 28351. $15 AUD.

108. Porteners, Marianne (1991). Australian Family Circle: Australian Crafts (1st ed) [Family Circle Treasury Series]. Sydney: Murdoch Books. 80 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour text-photos & drawings, flyleaves lightly foxed, top spine lightly bumped. (No inserted craft cloth.) Australian flora, fauna, and other unique craft designs are in this book, which will help you to create something Australian. ISBN: 0864112165. Our Book No: 1288. $10 AUD.

109. Publishing, Thames (1960). Pathfinder Annual for All Scouts (1st ed). London: Thames Publishing. 125 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover (green cloth spine), good condition, black & white drawings (including endpapers), few black & white photos, page edges slightly toned, owner's written name & year, small scuff mark top corner first page, spine ends lightly rubbed, corners worn, minor edgewear, faint pencil annotation. Fascinating annual covering all aspects of scouting. Sample contents: scout adventure stories, out of doors, scouting through the years, rummy rhymes, fun and games, strange but true stories, raising funds, handy hints, quizzes and puzzles, and craft projects. This annual is designed and printed in England, but would be of interest to any scouting group or annual collectors. Our Book No: 23171. $15 AUD.

110. Randall, Joyce (1992). Floral Designs for Ribbon Embroidery (1st ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 47 pp. Hardback quarto, very good plus condition, colour & black & white drawings, tiny dent bottom edge. This book features 28 charming, simple and dainty designs suitable for framing or embroidering on clothes. It opens with a short illustrated section on the techniques required for working successfully with ribbon, and follows with detailed instructions for the flower designs, including basic outlines for tracing. Each piece is illustrated in colour. ISBN: 0864174314. Our Book No: 22222. $10 AUD.

111. Robins, Caroline; Buttner, Christine (1994). Contemporary Needlepoint. London: Mitchell Beazley. 144 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour photos, colour drawings, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Inspirational sourcebook for comparatively experienced needlecraft enthusiasts, containing 22 projects with colour charts and clear step-by-step diagrams and instructions for making clothes, accessories and gifts. This classic embroidery art is given a modern twist in this generously illustrated book. ISBN: 1857322584. Our Book No: 11745. $25 AUD.

112. Rolfe, Margaret (1986). Australian Patchwork: A Step-by-step Guide to Piecing, Quilting & Applique (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Lloyd O'Neil. 150 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings (patterns), full-page colour photos, minimal edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. ISBN: 0855505826. Our Book No: 15280. $28 AUD.

113. Rolfe, Margaret (1998). Australian Quilt Heritage. Sydney, Rushcutters Bay: J. B. Fairfax Press. 96 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour photos, few black & white photos, title lightly faded spine, minor edgewear corners, autograph (author's written name). The story of Australian life over two centuries through the heritage of quilts, from convict-made quilts through to quilts as a contemporary art form. Written by a well-known quilt historian. This is a book to treasure for anyone interested in Australian history and crafts. ISBN: 1863433333. Our Book No: 29147. $30 AUD.

114. Russell, Ronald (1992). Discovering Antique Prints (Reprint ed) [Discovering Series]. Bucks: Shire Publications. 96 pp. Paperback very small, card cover, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, bottom corner rear cover creased. This book shows the various types of prints, talks about their history and development, and shows the range and variety available. The book is an introduction to a fascinating pictorial world in which art, craftsmanship and technology all combine. Most of the prints in this volume come from the author's own collection. ISBN: 0852635877. Our Book No: 23740. $10 AUD.

115. Scott, O. R. (1956). Fun with Foam: Handcraft with Plastic Foam. Sydney: Central Press. 16 pp. Paperback wide octavo, stapled pamphlet, card cover (slightly creased), very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, sticker mark. (Estimated date, 1956, Trove catalogue.) This pamphlet celebrates the new wonderful use of plastic foam in craft designs. Cover subtitle: "Do It Yourself ... Patterns." A companion manual to his books "Basketry the Easy Way" and "Cane Furniture the Easy Way". Our Book No: 17450. $13 AUD.

116. Shaw, Cameron (1997). Dried Flower Style. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 120 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour text-photos (most full-page), patterned endpapers, top corners jacket lightly rubbed. This inspiring book is packed with ideas and novel ways of combining flowers, fruits and foliage. The designs range from the stunningly simple to the more advanced. The practical step-by-step instructions, beautiful illustrations and unusual combinations of style and colour will take the art of flower arranging to new dimensions. ISBN: 0297835955. Our Book No: 22283. $15 AUD.

117. Skinner, Jan (1996). Allura's Australia in Cross-Stitch (Reprint ed). Sydney, Lewisham: Off the Shelf Publishing. 192 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour photos (mostly full-page), top corner tips covers & few pages faintly creased, minor edgewear. A collection of the best Australian needlework patterns from Allura Design, including animals, plants, buildings - illustrated by 65 colour photos. ISBN: 0958668221. Our Book No: 28909. $25 AUD.

118. Sloan, Annie; Dann, Geoff (photographer) (1995). The Practical Guide to Decorative Antique Effects (Reprint ed). London: Collins & Brown. 127 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos (some full-page), top spine little scuffed, top corner flyleaf creased, minor edgewear. This book uses decorative techniques such as dragging, frottage, stencilling and decoupage. The book describes how to use paints, waxes, stains, varnishes, crackle varnish and crackle glaze to transform the furniture in your home. There are inspirational projects with over 150 step-by-step illustrations showing how to make them. ISBN: 1855852578. Our Book No: 28600. $20 AUD.

119. Smith, Lyndall (1997). My Grandmother Had One of Those: How to Identify, Collect and Protect Australian Furniture, 1900 - 1940. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 152 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, rubber stamp. Lyndall is the proprietor of an old wares shop. She passionately writes about a much-loved by neglected period of Australian furniture-making: 1900 to 1940. Covers the Arts and Crafts period through to Art Deco. Beautifully illustrated with pictures from the "1916 Grace Bros Catalogue" and "Carter's Price Guide to Antiques in Australia". ISBN: 0207190380. Our Book No: 13437. $25 AUD.

120. Spencer, Joyce; Kneen, Deborah (1993). The Art of Teaching Craft: A Complete Handbook (1st ed) [Milner Craft Series]. Sydney: Sally Milner. 74 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, few black & white drawings, minimal edgewear, owner's written name. This book is a practical and comprehensive guide to all you will need to know to run your own classes. The authors provide detailed information on teaching style and class setting, objectives, professionalism, classroom atmosphere, teaching aids and techniques, and how to motivate students. ISBN: 1863511067. Our Book No: 24135. $12 AUD.

121. Stratton, Deborah; Bond, Michael (introduction) (1993). Bearland: A Collection of over 500 Teddy Bears (1st p/b ed) [Bear Land]. London: Michael O'Mara. 96 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, many colour text-photos & full-page colour photos, minimal edgewear. A delightful book for teddy bear lovers everywhere. This book is filled with many bear photos and stories to gladden the heart of all bear collectors, and convert others who are not yet ardent collectors. ISBN: 1854799266. Our Book No: 21336. $12 AUD.

122. Svendsen, Lars; Irons, John (translation) (2006). Fashion: A Philosophy (1st English ed). London: Reaktion Books. 188 pp. Paperback tall trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Drawing on a range of commentators, from Adam Smith in the 18th century to Roland Barthes in more recent times, the author analyses fashion as a historical phenomenon and as a philosophy of aesthetics, and considers fashion's relationships to art, politics and philosophy. ISBN: 1861892918. Our Book No: 24999. $13 AUD.

123. Swain, Margaret (1986). The Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots (Reprint ed). Carlton Bedford: Ruth Bean. 128 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, minor edgewear, few tiny dents bottom edge cover & first few pages, few tiny creases covers, minor edgewear. This is the first comprehensive study of the Queen of Scots as a needlewoman, describing all the works associated with her, and for the first time every piece marked by her cipher or monogram is illustrated in full. The author, an expert on the history of costume and textiles, constructs a fascinating picture of the quality of life at court in Mary's time. This is not only a significant work in the history of costume and textiles, but sheds a new and interesting light on those aspects of Mary's life about which little is known. ISBN: 0903585227. Our Book No: 22201. $15 AUD.

124. Thomson, Judy; Heriot, Mark (photographer) (1998). Heirloom Timepiece (1st ed). Melbourne, Prahran: Aussie Publishers. 64 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & beige drawings, colour full-page photos, patterns, covers lightly scratched, minor edgewear. Explains how the term Heirloom Sewing came about. There are examples of her own work with patterns to follow. In her introduction, she explains how she became involved in this beautiful craft, and hopes that her first book will inspire others to take up Heirlooom Sewing. ISBN: 1876364009. Our Book No: 26802. $25 AUD.

125. Urbanelli, Lora (1994). The Wood Engravings of Lucien Pissarro and a Bibliographical List of Eragny Books. Cambridge / Oxford: Silent Books / Ashmolean Museum. 124 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, decorative card covers (with decorative flaps), black & white & colour plates, minimal edgewear. Lucien Pissarro was the first son of the Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro. In this beautiful book, the author has told his story and the story of the rich tradition of English Arts and Crafts publishing. During a private press revival in England, which he not only helped to shape, he made serious and unique contributions with his Eragny Press. A chronological list of Eragny Press books is included. ISBN: 1851830561. Our Book No: 23065. $10 AUD.

126. Wachman, Diane (1994). The Joy of Needlepoint (1st ed) [Milner Craft Series]. Sydney: Sally Milner. 114 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, a few colour photos, minor edgewear. A great reference book that clearly explains all the basic needlepoint stitches, plus a variety of not-too-complicated stitches which will enhance any design. By an Australian crafts teacher who learned needlecraft initially at the Women's Institute in England. ISBN: 1863511245. Our Book No: 21562. $12 AUD.

127. Wattyl (1965). Wattyl Guide to Easy Wood Finishing: Furniture & Woodwork, Floors, Watercraft, Exterior Timber, Surf and Snow Skis. Sydney, Five Dock: Wattyl Ltd / Adept Printing. 17 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, card cover, good only condition, few black & white drawings, cover corners creased, red biro annotation one page, page corners bent, staples slightly rusted, spine creased, crease in front & rear cover, light foxing covers, pages lightly toned. This booklet is for enthusiasts prepared by experts in the wood finishing field. It is a step-by-step guide to wood finishing, rejuvenation and care. The detailed instructions have been set out by the people who develop and manufacture the range of Wattyl Wood Finishes products. Our Book No: 26813. $15 AUD.

128. Wek, Alex (2007). Alex: Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel (1st ed). London: Virago. 214 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, corners front cover creased, top corner tip front cover little worn, few tiny dents front cover, minor edgewear. Born in Wau, southern Sudan, as part of the Dinka tribe, she knew only a few years of peace with her family before being caught in a civil war that killed nearly two million people. Alex and her family fled the fighting by walking for miles to take refuge in safe villages. Eventually she escaped to London, and there she was 'discovered' aged 19. Now she is one of the most sought-after supermodels in the world (London, Paris, New York, Milan). ISBN: 9781844084425. Our Book No: 23678. $20 AUD.

129. Woodbridge, Sally B.; Joseph, Roz (photographer) (1991). Details: The Architect's Art. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. 102 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, colour text-photos. This very special book looks at decorative details on buildings in the 19th and 20th centuries. There are over 100 full-colour photos. The accompanying text discusses the fascinating range of design motifs and varieties of building materials used to create them, from the Egyptian pyramids to modern skyscrapers. ISBN: 0877017476. Our Book No: 21165. $12 AUD.