Art Books

  • # 35512

    NAMATJIRA, Albert et al.

    Catalogue of Centralian Art

    Alice Springs : Battarbee Galleries, c. 1970. Octavo, folded card, 4pp, listing of 36 works by Rex Battarbee, Albert Namatjira, Enos, Gabriel, Oscar, Ewald, Keith and Maurice Namatjira, and other Aranda artists including Otto Pareroultja, Edwin Pareroultja, Reuben Pareroultja, Richard Moketarinja, Henoch Raberaba, Herbert Raberaba and Benjamin Landara, with short biographies; the catalogue also advertises …

  • # 35507

    LINDSAY, Lionel

    Etchings of old Sydney by Lionel Lindsay. No. 5. The Commissariat Stores

    Reproduced in photogravure from the original. Sydney : W. C. Penfold & Co., c. 1920. Small folio, folding card, reproduction of etching with caption, foxed. From a series of 5 cards reproducing Lindsay etchings, originally issued each in an envelope within a card box.

  • # 35506

    [The Fanfrolico Press]

    Fanfrolicana : June 1928

    : being a statement of the aims of the Fanfrolico Press both typographical and aesthetic with a complete bibliography and specimen passages and illustrations from the books. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Octavo, original wrappers, with illustration by Norman Lindsay (faint crease to fore edge), the standard edition, 36 pp, illustrated, including title page …

  • # 35504

    MELVILLE, Robert

    Ned Kelly. 27 Paintings by Sidney Nolan

    Introduction by Alan Moorehead. London : Thames and Hudson, 1964. Large square octavo, boards in dust jacket, 60 pp, corners rubbed, previous owner’s stamp to endpapers, illustrated in colour; a good copy.

  • # 35503

    ST JOHN MOORE, Felicity

    Charles Blackman. Schoolgirls and Angels (signed copy)

    A retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings by Charles Blackman. Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1993. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, spine lightly sunned, 142 pp. illustrated throughout. A very good copy with light general handling wear. Signed on the preliminary blank by the author and curator Felicity St. John Moore.

  • # 35492

    DIGGINS, Lauraine

    The Antipodeans : another chapter

    Melbourne : Malakoff Fine Art Press, 1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated. A retrospective of the significant exhibition of 1959 with additional important works by Arthur Boyd, John Brack, David Boyd, Clifton Pugh, Robert Dickerson, Charles Blackman, and John Perceval.

  • # 35489

    KLEPAC, Lou

    Russell Drysdale : paintings 1940-1972

    Sydney : S.H. Ervin Gallery, 1985. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, 12pp. Lists 52 works, with selected pieces illustrated in colour or monochrome. Introduction by Australian art publisher Lou Klepac.

  • # 35488

    KLEPAC, Lou

    Russell Drysdale and Donald Friend drawings

    Sydney : Garry Anderson Gallery, 1983. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, [12pp]. Catalogues 28 works by Drysdale and Friend, with selected works illustrated in black and white. Introduction by Lou Klepac.

  • # 35487

    McPHEE, John (ed.)

    Joseph Lycett : convict artist

    Sydney : Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2006. Quarto, cloth-covered boards in illustrated dust jacket, pp. 285, previous owner’s name to endpaper, illustrated in colour throughout, academic text on the artist by John McPhee, Richard Neville, Roger Butler, Shane Frost and Martin Terry. A richly illustrated monograph on the convict artist Joseph Lycett …

  • # 35485

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia : Third Series, Number Forty-four. Watercolours and drawings by Hans Heysen.

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1932. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers (a couple of short tears, minor rust stains from staples), unpaginated, all pages clean, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, occasional light foxing, else a very good copy. An edition focussing on the works of …

  • # 35483

    YANG, William (1943 - )

    William Yang : my generation

    Brisbane : Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 2014. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 40, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 500 copies. Fine copy. ‘Born a third–generation Chinese Australian, Yang grew up in Dimbulah on the Atherton Tableland and describes his upbringing as one in which his Chinese ethnicity ‘was suppressed and unacknowledged’. ‘ – Cairns Art Gallery …

  • # 35482

    McKAY, Peter et al

    Patricia Piccinini: Curious affection (deluxe edition)

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, 2018. Quarto, illustrated boards, in a slipcase with ribbon drawer, pp. 202, illustrated. One of a small number of specially bound copies in slipcase. Sunning to spine. Patricia Piccinini’s imaginative and startlingly life-like artworks surprise and enchant with their fantastic rendering of the near future — a world in which …

  • # 35479

    KING, Inge; GRISHIN, Sasha

    The art of Inge King : sculptor

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2014. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 392, extensively illustrated. A vast and informative monograph on the significant and influential sculptor. New copy.

  • # 35478

    WHITELEY, Brett (1939-1992)

    Brett Whiteley : the graphics 1961-1992

    Melbourne : Deutscher Fine Art, 1995. Small folio, illustrated cards, 120 pp, fully illustrated in colour and b/w. A catalogue raisonne of Whiteley’s graphic output. 1000 copies were printed, of which approximately 400 were accidentally destroyed while in storage. Scarce. A fine copy.

  • # 35474


    Sotheby’s. Aboriginal Art, including selected Oceanic art. Melbourne, Monday 20 October 2008

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2009. Auction catalogue. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated card covers (Gallery Copy sticker on upper cover), pp 328, with 324 lots, all illustrated in colour, and index of artists; contains many important works by contemporary artists, but also a number of very early tribal artefacts (Australian and Pacific) and works from …

  • # 35473


    Sotheby’s Fine Contemporary and Aboriginal Art. Melbourne Tuesday 28 November 1995

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 1995. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated card covers, pp 56; auction catalogue with 134 lots, most illustrated in colour, prices annotated in pen, price stapled on to title page, addenda catalogue stapled inside lower wrapper, a good copy.