The slant book
New York : Harper & Brothers, 1910. Octavo, pictorial boards (some wear and fading), cloth spine, 22 colour plates, a couple of pages with short tears not affecting the images, light handling wear, overall a good copy. Charming and inventive children’s book, designed on a slant.
[SHEET MUSIC] Dr. Leichhardt’s March, for the piano, composed on the successful termination of his Expedition, after having traversed a distance of nearly 3000 miles through a portion of Australia, hitherto untrodden by civilized man, by his friend, S. H. March.
London : T. Boosey & Co., [circa 1846]. Folio, lithographed title page [verso blank] with a scene of the expedition drawn by W. Boosey, slip cancel “for the piano” replacing “for the harp” (as in other copies); pp [1 blank], 2-5, [1 blank]; four leaves in total; occasional foxing, paper spine; a…
Original collage design for an advertisement for Carlton & United Breweries Ltd, Melbourne
Original collage of carefully cut-out coloured papers, 595 x 397 mm, titled lower centre ‘Carlton & United Breweries Ltd / Melbourne Victoria Australia’, signed in pencil lower right ‘Dennis Ogden 83’. A stunning modernist design, of two young men enjoying a beverage on St Kilda Pier, Melbourne, with the historic…
The art of Rosaleen Norton. With poems by Gavin Greenlees (the poet’s proof copy)
Sydney : Walter Glover, 1952. Gavin Greenlees’ own proof copy. Quarto, illustrated wrappers in card dust jacket (worn and lightly foxed, with old tape reinforcements verso); later inscription of previous owner inside rear jacket reads: ‘This book was the author’s copy held by Gavin Greenlees, notice the no. of the copies haven’t (sic) been…
Papal bull of Innocent IV, dated 26 September 1252
Innocent IV, born Sinibaldo Fieschi in 1195, was Pope of the Catholic Church from 1243 until his death in 1254. This bull is addressed to the monastery of Moutiers-Saint-Jean de Réôme (in the village of Moutiers-Saint-Jean, Bourgogne). The document deals with the debts of the monastery and is dated 26 September 1252. Originally the…
[SONIA DELAUNAY] Trial design in gouache for the cover of Robes poèmes (Paris : Jacques Damase, 1969)
Gouache on artist’s board, dimensions 320 x 257 mm; verso with a second design (uncompleted); [together with] Sonia Delaunay. Robes poèmes. [Also titled]. Sonia Delaunay 27 tableaux vivants. Paris : Jacques Damase, 1969. Quarto (285 x 195 mm), blue cloth boards with design by Delaunay, in concertina format with 27 full…
Opere di Galileo Galilei linceo nobile fiorentino, Già Lettore delle Matematiche nelle Università di Pisa, e di Padova, di poi Sopraordinario nello Studio di Pisa. Primario Filosofo e Matematico del serenissimo Gran Duca di Toscana. In questa nuoua editione insieme raccolte, e di varij Trattati dell’istesso Autore non più stampati accresciute. Al Serenissimo Ferdinando II Gran Duca di Toscana.
The first collected edition of the works of Galileo, widely regarded as ‘the father of modern physics’. Bologna : Heredi del Dozza, 1655-56. Two volumes, quarto, contemporary full vellum (small repair to head of the second volume), manuscript titles to spines, various pagination as published; engraved frontispiece by Stefano della Bella;…
Half plate tinted ambrotype portrait of a mother and her young son, Sydney, late 1850s
[Sydney] : Thomas Glaister, probably between 1858 and 1860. Ambrotype photograph with hand colouring, exposed image 130 x 95 mm (approximately half plate size), original wooden-based leather case with gilt edges and velvet lining (brass clasps intact, but the two halves of the case separated along the seam), original brass mat (a few…
A monograph of the nectariinidæ, or family of sun-birds.
Rare privately printed ornithological work, with some of the finest illustrations of bird artist J. G. Keulemans. London : published by the author, 1876-1880. Printed in an edition of 250 copies. Three volumes, quarto, gilt-lettered blue crushed morocco over marbled boards (lightly rubbed), marbled endpapers, the bookplate of J. Hamilton Leigh…
WALLIS, James, Captain, 1785?-1858
An historical account of the Colony of New South Wales and its dependent settlements; in illustration of twelve views, engraved by W. Preston, a convict; from drawings taken on the spot by Captain Wallis, of the Forty-Sixth Regiment. To which is subjoined an accurate map of Port Macquarie, and the newly discovered River Hastings, by J. Oxley, Esq. Surveyor General to the Territory.Read more
GALILEI, Galileo, 1564-1642
Opere di Galileo Galilei linceo nobile fiorentino, Già Lettore delle Matematiche nelle Università di Pisa, e di Padova, di poi Sopraordinario nello Studio di Pisa. Primario Filosofo e Matematico del serenissimo Gran Duca di Toscana. In questa nuoua editione insieme raccolte, e di varij Trattati dell’istesso Autore non più stampati accresciute. Al Serenissimo Ferdinando II Gran Duca di Toscana.Read more
NORTON, Rosaleen, 1917-1979; GREENLEES, Gavin
The art of Rosaleen Norton. With poems by Gavin Greenlees (the poet’s proof copy)Read more
GLAISTER, Thomas Skelton (1825-1904)
Half plate tinted ambrotype portrait of a mother and her young son, Sydney, late 1850sRead more
Tracey Moffatt : Something More No. 1
In celebration of the opening tonight of Tracey Moffatt’s exhibition ‘My Horizon’ at the Australian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale, Douglas Stewart Fine Books is pleased to offer for sale Something More No. 1, the artist’s iconic self-portrait, and one of the most well known images in Australian photography.
In Moffatt’s groundbreaking series of photographs Something More, the story of a young Aboriginal woman’s exploration of identity, sexuality and belonging are laid out in a sequence of staged scenes, composed as if stills from a lost film. The first image, offered here, synthesises the themes of the series, and has thus has become recognised internationally as one of the most significant photographs by a contemporary artist.Read more
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