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Catalogue - Building. Saxton & Binns Ltd. Sydney. - Saxton & Binns Ltd. Timber Joinery and Builder's Supply Merchants. Pyrmont Sydney.

Sydney, November 1910. oblong folio, 28x44cm, colour illustrated wrapps (a lithograph birds-eye view of their works on the front, a photo of their wharf on the back); 40pp, illustrated throughout. Certainly used, with dog ears, creases and short tears in the margins, but a complete and servicable copy; better than the other one I had about a hundred years ago. Loosely inserted is some correspondence - a quote, specifications and a floor plan for a small cottage - from an H. Thwaites, apparently a builder near Wyong, NSW; a list and calculations of materials for the cottage; and a letter to Thwaites about the sale of land and a possible client. All date from around 1923. ¶ Rare and rather splendid. Pyrmont and Glebe timber merchants had a spell of competition over the scale of their catalogues at about this time so of course few survived in one piece. With quantities of moulding profiles presumably at full scale, likewise rails, skirtings, architraves, &c; bargeboards & facias, staircases, gates, doors & windows, church furniture, shop fronts & counters, mantels, and a series of weatherboard cottages in the vaguely gothic style which will be instantly recognised by the inhabitants of many suburbs and towns, a weatherboard church and, at the end, three 'export cottages for hot climates'.
AUD 600.00 [Appr.: EURO 362 US$ 385.19 | £UK 315 | JP¥ 57144] Book number 11058

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