Book of Hours (Use of Rouen)
Northern France (Rouen), c. 1490-1510. In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment; with 4 large miniatures with architectural borders, 10 large arch-topped miniatures, 8 small miniatures, and 24 calendar miniatures by a follower of the Master of the Échevinage of Rouen and the Playfair Hours Master, with borders by Jean Serpin. ii (paper)…
Melbourne Gothic : the “Bendigonia” sketchbooks of Rosalind Gard, 1901-1902.
Melbourne Gothic : the “Bendigonia” sketchbooks of Rosalind Gard, 1901-1902. An extraordinary group of drawings by a young Melbourne woman, Rosalind Gard, dating to around the time of Federation. Rosalind lived in the Gothic-style mansion Bendigonia, on Queen’s Road, which had been built in 1883 for her father, John Edward…
[PUZZLE MAPS] Atlas.
[Title from lid]. Paris : Logerot, [c.1840]. Original papier-mâché box, 305 x 230 x 55 mm, with original papered sides and embossed decoration to lid, early bookseller’s label of ‘Durand, Macon’ to underside of lid; containing seven lithographed jigsaw puzzle maps of various regions of the world: North and Central…
A Native American in the wilderness
London : The Working Men’s Educational Union, n.d. [circa 1854]. Coloured lithographic wall hanging printed on calico, 1180 x 890 mm, wet stamped lower right ‘PUBLISHED BY WORKING MENS EDUCATIONAL UNION / 43, SKINNER ST. SNOW HILL LONDON / 1852’, and ‘M 11’; original brass eyelets at each corner; old…
Fauns and Ladies
With three original woodcuts by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : Hand–press of J. Kirtley, 1923. Folio, quarter lambskin over papered boards, original dust jacket with paper label to spine (a few short tears), light offsetting to endpapers and a couple of spots of light foxing, else very good, with three signed…
An archive of Art Deco perfume bottle and soap box designs.
[France, between 1925 and 1930]. Archive comprising 39 works in watercolour and gouache, ranging in size from 268 x 348 mm to 127 x 167 mm, all laid on original cardboard sheets, some with original glassine, a selection numbered verso. A striking collection of commercial artworks produced by the artist and graphic…
Beknopte natuurlijke historie, of Beschrijving en afbeeldingen der voortbrengselen van de drie rijken der natuur; behelzende: de dieren, planten en delfstoffen.
Amsterdam : A. B. Saakes, 1794. ‘1ste tot 18de aflevering’ [1st to 18th instalments] – title page. Quarto, contemporary quarter vellum over marbled boards (rubbed), all edges blue, pp. 8 (introductory text), followed by a collation of 18 instalments, with 124 engraved plates and accompanying text; mild scattered foxing, but…
[PULP] The man in their lives
London, U.K. : Woman’s World Library, [between 1950 and 1960]. Series: Woman’s World Library, No. 317. Square octavo, illustrated wrappers, 64 pp; a good copy.
The etched work of Sydney Long, A.R.E. A complete catalogue of his etchings.
Sydney : The Attic Press, 1928. Quarto, quarter-cloth over illustrated paper boards (lightly rubbed), short split to front hinge, pp. [vi]; 10, , numerous tipped-in black and white plates, occasional sparse foxing, illustrated catalogue of 88 works. The frontispiece is an original etching ‘Young kookaburra and grasshopper’ signed by the…
GARD, Rosalind (1881-1964)
Melbourne Gothic : the “Bendigonia” sketchbooks of Rosalind Gard, 1901-1902.Read more
GENERAL MOTORS-HOLDEN'S LIMITED
[THE FIRST HOLDEN CATALOGUE] Holden : General Motors new Australian carRead more
Anon. [for THE WORKING MEN'S EDUCATIONAL UNION]
Interior of a Māori maraeRead more
The Flyaway Highway.Read more
THOMPSON, Hunter S. (1937-2005)
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas and other American stories. (Signed by Hunter S. Thompson)Read more
KING, Riley B. (B.B.), 1925-2015; RITZ, David
Blues all around me : the autobiography of B.B. King. (Signed by B.B. King)Read more
WARHOL, Andy (1928-1987); WHITNEY, David (editor)
Andy Warhol : Portraits of the 70’s. (Signed by Warhol)Read more
HEAD, Edith; ARDMORE, Jane Kesner
The dress doctor. (Signed by Edith Head)Read more
Featured Catalogue | Catalogue 75
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are proud to present our latest catalogue, Catalogue 75.
You can download the catalogue here
or visit the category Catalogue 75 on our website
Highlights are a first edition of Richard Eden’s Decades of the Newe Worlde (1555), the first collection of voyages in English; a first edition of the first book on Australia, Pelsaert’s narrative of the wreck of the Batavia (1647); three VOC Batavian imprints (1668-69), the earliest known examples of printing in the East Indies; a first edition of Sparrman’s account of Cook’s second voyage, with specimens of tapa cloth collected on the voyage in Tahiti and Tonga; an 1860s photograph album of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Siam; and the Kelmscott Chaucer, recognised as “the finest book printed since the Gutenberg Bible”. The catalogue covers a wide range of subjects including exploration, missionaries, ethnology, ornithology, literature, linguistics and 20th century art.Read more
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