Gyps land blackfellow.
[Title from inscription on mount]. Albumen print from collodion wet-plate negative, 239 x 193 mm, laid down on its original board mount as issued, 372 x 287 mm; fully contemporary inscription in ink to bottom margin of mount, Gyps land blackfellow. This is an exceptional print with beautiful tones and great…
Sydney Harbour from Bradleys Head
Watercolour, signed lower right ‘P. Lindsay’, titled lower left, 9.5 x 41 cm, framed. A fine panoramic landscape by Percy Lindsay, brother of Norman, Lionel, Ruby, Daryl Lindsay. Painted from Bradleys Head looking towards the city, with Kirribilli Point in the distance at far right.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. (First Australian edition)
London : Bloomsbury, 1997 . Printed and bound in Australia by Australian Print Group, Marlborough, Vic. First issue of the first Australian edition. Octavo, laminated boards in illustrated dustjacket (small bump to head and foot of spine with associated minor crumpling to dustjacket); pp. 223, a very good copy with…
Claude Debussy : autograph note on his personal calling card, circa 1900.
[Paris, n.d., but 1899-1904]. Carte de visite, 47 x 95 mm, recto printed CLAUDE DEBUSSY at centre and with his address 58, rue Cardinet at lower right (Debussy lived at this address in the years 1899-1904); inscribed in ink by Debussy below his printed name: ‘avec son meilleur remerciement a Monsieur L…
The Sydneysider. Vol. 4, no. 11. November, 1929.
Redfern, NSW : Printed by W. J. Anderson & Co. for Sydneysider Company, 1929. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers (very lightly creased) with striking cover design by New Zealand-born Sydney based commercial artist Reg Coulter (see DAAO) featuring a woman in a bathing costume “erupting” from the surf; staple bound,…
[POP-UP BOOK] How Columbus discovered America
London : Bancroft & Co., . Quarto, pictorial boards, 8 pp (some mild foxing), small circle of wear with loss on the centre of the text pages from the metal pin holding the revolving wheel, the rear covers with colour illustration and three-dimensional rotating ship’s wheel, the inner rear cover…
Laing’s Planetarium Orrery
Detroit : Laing Planetarium Co., 1896. Scientific instrument (technically a tellurion or tellurium) measuring 32 cm tall and 55 cm in length when fully extended, consisting of a copper painted wooden sphere representing the sun mounted on a turned maple podium, around which oscillates a black and white painted sphere…
A 14th century Ming Dynasty 1 kuan note : an example of the oldest extant paper currency
[China : c.1375]. Printed during the reign (1368-1398) of the first Ming emperor, Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang (Ming Taizu), a paper note with the original cash value of a string of 1,000 copper coins, or 1 kuan. Woodblock printed in black ink on a sheet of grey mulberry paper, 340 x 220 mm;…
Croquis Japonais par G. Bigot. 1886. Tokio. [Bound with] Le Jour de l’an au Japon.
[Tokyo : The artist, 1886]. Two volumes in one, large folio (480 x 330 mm) (as issued), slightly later half burgundy crushed morocco over marbled papered boards ruled in gilt, spine with raised bands and gilt lettering, pastedown with bookplate of Grolier Club Library with its ‘WITHDRAWN’ stamp, marbled endpapers,…
[ABSINTHE] Catalogue Général … Distillerie Pontissalienne … Fabrique d’Absinthe Supérieure.
Pontarlier, Doubs: Distillerie Pontissalienne, [circa 1900]. Small octavo (150 x 105 mm), green faux crocodile-skin textured stiff card wrappers, gilt lettering to the front; 20 pp, chromolithographic pastedowns with Art Nouveau designs by the celebrated lithographers A. Waton of St. Etienne, title page and text in red and black, double-page halftone…
NOLAN, Sidney (1917 - 1992)
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Art in Australia. A quarterly magazine. Third series, number twenty-two. Margaret Preston number.Read more
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