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  • Adrian Feint Bookplate – Signed  by Artist – Ex Libris Sir James Robert McGregor

    Adrian Feint Bookplate – Signed by Artist – Ex Libris Sir James Robert McGregor

    A stylish bookplate by Adrian Feint for Sir James McGregor. 11cm by 8.0cm in blue inks on thick wove paper. Slight signs of age spot roughed on reverse from previous mount. Nicely autographed in pencil on lower right margin.

    Adrian George Feint (1894-1971) one of Australia’s most collected bookplate artists. During his time he designed bookplates for the Duke and Duchess of York and was honoured with an exhibition of his bookplates at the Library of Congress, Washington DC in 1930.

    Sir James Robert McGregor (1889-1973) was one of Australia’s most successful wool brokers representing leading Bradford Mills. He also owned plantations in Papua New Guinea. He collected and sponsored art in Australia … knew the Lindsay brothers and Adrian Feint.

    McGregor’s bookplate by Feint – Signed

    $70.00

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  • The Cattle King [ Sir Sydney Kidman] – Ion Idriess – 1951

    The Cattle King [ Sir Sydney Kidman] – Ion Idriess – 1951

    Published in Sydney in 1951. Octavo, 277 pages. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket

    The Biography of Sir Sidney Kidman who started with five shillings and eventually controlled over 100 cattle stations an area half the size of Queensland.

    Well illustrated from period photographs and end paper maps showing the extent of the Kidman interests at the front and stations, stock routes, coach routes and railways referred to in the text … at the rear.

    Good reading & photographs … a cattle empire much in the financial news of late.

    $60.00

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  • Australian Farmer’s Practical Handbook – J.T. Elmes – 1916

    Australian Farmer’s Practical Handbook – J.T. Elmes – 1916

    Softcover printed c1916 and sold by E.W. Cole, Book Arcade, Melbourne. Very good condition.

    The author J.T. Elmes was the Manager of the fine property Eynesbury west of Melbourne. Described here as the property of Capt. S.T. Staughton deceased. Samuel Thomas Staughton had inherited Eynesbury from his father a larger property of that name having been subdivided among four children. The original Eynesbury had commanded 100,000 acres and was named after a village north of London.

    The handbook is a wealth of information. Octavo, 187 pages plus adverts. A focus on sheep rearing and horse management. Building your own yards and feeders. Mathematical skills as well as a plethora of useful facts like … how to address the “upper crust”, how to make mushroom ketchup and shoe polish etc.

    An original beauty for the agricultural mind

    $80.00

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