Art Books

  • The Christmas Linocuts of Eric Thake 1941-1975
THAKE, Eric

# 5856

    # 15327

    THAKE, Eric

    The Christmas Linocuts of Eric Thake 1941-1975

    Melbourne : The Croft Press, 1978. Quarto, gilt-decorated cloth, unpaginated, tipped-in plates, foreword by Ron Radford. Limited to 250 copies signed by Eric Thake.

  • Dot and circle : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia.
MAUGHAN, Janet; ZIMMER, Jenny [FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM]
# 10409

    # 15313

    MAUGHAN, Janet; ZIMMER, Jenny [FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM]

    Dot and circle : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia.

    A loan exhibition from the Flinders University of South Australia, first shown at the RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 16th April-3rd May, 1985. Melbourne : Communication Services Unit, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1986. ‘Publication edited, produced and designed co-operatively by Janet Maughan in Adelaide and Jenny Zimmer in Melbourne.’ Quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers, 208 pp, …

  • Satyrs and Sunlight (the author’s personal copy)
[LINDSAY, Norman]. McCRAE, Hugh
# 14880

    # 14880

    [LINDSAY, Norman]. McCRAE, Hugh

    Satyrs and Sunlight (the author’s personal copy)

    Being the collected poetry of Hugh McCrae. Illustrated and decorated by Norman Lindsay, with an introduction by Thomas Earp. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Quarto, full crushed morocco with gilt decoration (rubbed), top edge gilt, other edges uncut, pp. 175, numerous full page plates after Norman Lindsay. Limited to 550 copies printed on handmade …

  • Lysistrata By Aristophanes (Hugh McCrae’s copy of the deluxe edition)
LINDSAY, Jack; LINDSAY, Norman
# 14881

    # 14881

    LINDSAY, Jack; LINDSAY, Norman

    Lysistrata By Aristophanes (Hugh McCrae’s copy of the deluxe edition)

    Done into English verse by Jack Lindsay with illustrations and decorations by Norman Lindsay. Sydney: Fanfrolico Press, 1925. Quarto, quarter blue morocco over gilt-illustrated papered boards (edges rubbed), manuscript note tipped-on to the front free endpaper by Hugh McCrae, Lindsay illustrations in the text and 4 large tipped-in plates by Norman Lindsay on peach coloured …

  • Owlswood. John Olsen’s studio, NSW, 1999 - 2011
OLSEN, John; McGREGOR, Ken
# 13214

    # 13214

    OLSEN, John; McGREGOR, Ken

    Owlswood. John Olsen’s studio, NSW, 1999 – 2011

    Melbourne : Badger Editions, 2015. Folio, hand bound by David Poole in blind-lettered cloth, pp. 32, extensively illustrated, with a photograph of John Olsen signed by the artist tipped-in and an original sugarlift etching 'The Chase', limited to 20 signed copies, bound in. A photographic documentation of artist John Olsen at home and in his …

  • Verve : the French review of art. No. 8, vol. 2. September - November 1940.
TÉRIADE, E. [ELEFTHERIADES, Efstratios]
# 14888

    # 14888

    TÉRIADE, E. [ELEFTHERIADES, Efstratios]

    Verve : the French review of art. No. 8, vol. 2. September – November 1940.

    Paris : Éditions de la Revue Verve, 1940. Quarto, stiff boards with lithographed wrapper by Henri Matisse, signed and dated (’39) in the image (edges worn with small loss to head and foot of spine), illustrated throughout with numerous tipped-in plates, internally fine. Verve was arguably the greatest art magazine of the twentieth century. The cover …

  • Hidden Lake. John Olsen’s studio, NSW, 2011 - 2015
OLSEN, John; McGREGOR, Ken
# 13213

    # 13213

    OLSEN, John; McGREGOR, Ken

    Hidden Lake. John Olsen’s studio, NSW, 2011 – 2015

    Melbourne : Badger Editions, 2015. Folio, hand bound by David Poole in blind-lettered cloth, pp. 48, extensively illustrated, with a photograph of John Olsen signed by the artist tipped-in and an original sugarlift etching 'Windy Day', limited to 20 signed copies, bound in. A photographic documentation of artist John Olsen at home and in his …

  • Art and Australia, volume 1 no. 1 May 1963 - volume 50 no. 4 May 2013 (complete set)
# 15137

    # 15137

    Art and Australia, volume 1 no. 1 May 1963 – volume 50 no. 4 May 2013 (complete set)

    Sydney : Ure Smith; Eleonora Triguboff, 1963-2013. A fine complete set of the first fifty years (200 individual issues) of this important quarterly art journal. From volume 51 the journal became known as Artand Australia. This set also includes the extra issue which celebrated the journal’s first twenty-five years, Art and Australia catalogue : the first one …

  • Catalogue of international camera pictures exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery
VICTORIAN SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY
# 14898

    # 14898

    VICTORIAN SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY

    Catalogue of international camera pictures exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery

    188 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 18th to 30th October 1937. At head of title: Victorian Salon of Photography. Melbourne : Victorian Salon of Photography, 1937. Small quarto, original printed wrappers (sunned and foxed, a few light marks), 26 pp, black and white photographic illustrations (including works by Harold Cazneaux, Max Dupain and Lawrence Le Guay); …

  • Dot and circle : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia.
MAUGHAN, Janet; ZIMMER, Jenny [FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM]
# 10409

    # 14835

    MAUGHAN, Janet; ZIMMER, Jenny [FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM]

    Dot and circle : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia.

    A loan exhibition from the Flinders University of South Australia, first shown at the RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 16th April-3rd May, 1985. Melbourne : Communication Services Unit, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1986. 'Publication edited, produced and designed co-operatively by Janet Maughan in Adelaide and Jenny Zimmer in Melbourne.' Quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers, 208 pp, …

  • [YIDDISH] Dertseylungen fun Oystralye (signed copy)
GOLDHAR, Pinchas, 1901-1947; COUNIHAN, Noel (illustrator)
# 14936

    # 14936

    GOLDHAR, Pinchas, 1901-1947; COUNIHAN, Noel (illustrator)

    [YIDDISH] Dertseylungen fun Oystralye (signed copy)

    Also titled: Derzeilungen fun Australie. Added romanised title page: Derzeilungen fun Australie / ​by P. Goldhar ; cover and illustrations by Noel Couniham (sic). Printed by York Press, Pty. Ltd., Melbourne. Melburn [Melbourne] : [The Author], 1939. Octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers featuring a linocut by Noel Counihan (edges worn, a couple of tape repairs, stains …

  • Coburn : John Coburn (1925-2006) paintings, works on paper and graphics 1959-2003
[COBURN, John]
# 14980

    # 14980

    [COBURN, John]

    Coburn : John Coburn (1925-2006) paintings, works on paper and graphics 1959-2003

    Sydney : Eva Breuer Art Dealer, 2008. Square octavo, pictorial wrappers, pp 60. All works exhibited reproduced in full colour.

  • Coburn : Paintings, works on paper and graphics
[COBURN, John]
# 14979

    # 14979

    [COBURN, John]

    Coburn : Paintings, works on paper and graphics

    Sydney : Eva Breuer Art Dealer, 2005. Square octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp 48. All works displayed reproduced in full colour.

  • John Perceval : Williamstown and other images
[PERCEVAL, John]
# 14978

    # 14978

    [PERCEVAL, John]

    John Perceval : Williamstown and other images

    Melbourne : Gould Galleries, 1989. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, [pp 50]. Features colour plates of all works exhibited.

  • Andrew Rogers : Rhythms of Life I-VII
[ROGERS, Andrew]
# 14977

    # 14977

    [ROGERS, Andrew]

    Andrew Rogers : Rhythms of Life I-VII

    Akureyi, Iceland : Akureyri Art Museum, 2007. Oblong quarto, pictorial wrappers, pp 131. Exhibition catalogue of the first comprehensive survey of Rogers’ widely known Rhythms of Life geoglyphs, illustrated in full colour. Text in English and Icelandic.

  • Margaret Olley
[OLLEY, Margaret]
# 14976

    # 14976

    [OLLEY, Margaret]

    Margaret Olley

    Melbourne : Savill Galleries, 2002. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, [pp 6], some ink annotations. Colour illustrations throughout.

  • John Olsen : figures and landscapes
[OLSEN, John]
# 14975

    # 14975

    [OLSEN, John]

    John Olsen : figures and landscapes

    Sydney : Tim Olsen Gallery, 2002. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, trifold card. With colour reproductions and introduction by Hendrick Kolenburg.

  • Margaret Olley
[OLLEY, Margaret]
# 14974

    # 14974

    [OLLEY, Margaret]

    Margaret Olley

    Brisbane : Philip Bacon Galleries, 2001. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, [pp 6]. WIth 9 coloured images of Olley’s works.

  • Andrew Rogers : forms
ROGERS, Andrew; McAULIFFE, Chris
# 14972

    # 14972

    ROGERS, Andrew; McAULIFFE, Chris

    Andrew Rogers : forms

    Melbourne : Andrew Rogers, 2005. Quarto, embossed cloth covered boards, with partial illustrated dust jacket. The first of Rogers’ monographs showing a wide selection of the artist’s sculptures and geoglyphs juxtaposed witht the naked female form. Fully illustrated in colour and signed by the artist.

  • Inge King : sculptor
TRIMBLE, Judith
# 14971

    # 14971

    TRIMBLE, Judith

    Inge King : sculptor

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1996. Quarto, black boards with pictorial dust jacket, 214pp. A comprehensive art monograph of the sculptural works of Inge King, fully illustrated colour and black and white images.

  • On looking at looking : The art and politics of Ian Burn
[BURN, Ian]; STEPHEN, Ann
# 14970

    # 14970

    [BURN, Ian]; STEPHEN, Ann

    On looking at looking : The art and politics of Ian Burn

    Melbourne : The Miegunyah Press, 2006. Quarto, white boards with pictorial dust jacket, pp 251. The first biography of Australian conceptual artist Ian Burn, featuring over 160 images of Burns' works. Inscribed by author on half-title.

  • Del Kathryn Barton : The whole of everything
[BARTON, Del Kathryn]
# 14969

    # 14969

    [BARTON, Del Kathryn]

    Del Kathryn Barton : The whole of everything

    Melbourne : Katherine Woodbury Gallery, 2008. Quarto, black boards with metallic inlaid text, pp 40, illustrated throughout with full colour plates and photographs.

  • Lloyd Rees
FREE, Renée; HENSHAW, John
# 14968

    # 14968

    FREE, Renée; HENSHAW, John

    Lloyd Rees

    Sydney : Lansdowne Press, 1985 (revised edition). Quarto, olive boards with illustrated dustjacket, pp 107. Includes 32 colour reproductions and 52 black and white images, with extensive catalogue and bibliography.

  • Charles Blackman : works from 1952 - 1990
[BLACKMAN, Charles]
# 14966

    # 14966

    [BLACKMAN, Charles]

    Charles Blackman : works from 1952 – 1990

    Melbourne : Savill Galleries, 2002. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, trifold card. Includes copy of price list.

  • Robert Barnes
[BARNES, Robert]
# 14965

    # 14965

    [BARNES, Robert]

    Robert Barnes

    Brisbane : Philip Bacon Galleries, 1999. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, trifold brochure. Introduction by Hendrick Kolenburg and includes price list.

  • Ralph Balson 1890-1964
[BALSON, Ralph]
# 14964

    # 14964

    [BALSON, Ralph]

    Ralph Balson 1890-1964

    Melbourne : Niagara Galleries, 1989. Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp 12, some annotations with ink. Includes transcript of Grace Crowley talking about Ralph Balson, and is illustrated throughout in colour.

  • James Cant 1911-1982 : retrospective
RADFORD, Ryan
# 14963

    # 14963

    RADFORD, Ryan

    James Cant 1911-1982 : retrospective

    [n.l] : Ryan Radford, [1984]. Square octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp 32. Illustrated with black and white images throughout.

  • Clifford Bayliss 1912-1989 : Surrealist drawings from the 1940s
[BAYLISS, Clifford]
# 14962

    # 14962

    [BAYLISS, Clifford]

    Clifford Bayliss 1912-1989 : Surrealist drawings from the 1940s

    Melbourne : Bridget McDonnell Gallery, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp 24. Colour and black and white images throughout.

  • James Cant 1911-1983 : Survey 1934 - 1954
[CANT, James]
# 14961

    # 14961

    [CANT, James]

    James Cant 1911-1983 : Survey 1934 – 1954

    Melbourne : Niagara, 1993. Quarto, gold coloured wrappers (slightly rubbed), [pp 12]. Coloured reproductions throughout.

  • Kevin Connor : paintings and drawings 1947-88
[CONNOR, Kevin]
# 14960

    # 14960

    [CONNOR, Kevin]

    Kevin Connor : paintings and drawings 1947-88

    Sydney : Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1989. Square octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp 46. Colour illustrations throughout.

  • James Clayden
[CLAYDEN, James]
# 14959

    # 14959

    [CLAYDEN, James]

    James Clayden

    Melbourne : Deutscher Brunswick Street, 1990. Quarto, trifold card, illustrated wrappers. Introduction by Barry Hill. Accompanied by price list with some annotations in ink.

  • Grace Cossington-Smith
THOMAS, Daniel
# 14958

    # 14958

    THOMAS, Daniel

    Grace Cossington-Smith

    Sydney : Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1973. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, [pp 38]. Illustrated in black and white throughout.

  • David Blackburn and the Australian Landscape
[BLACKBURN, David]
# 14952

    # 14952

    [BLACKBURN, David]

    David Blackburn and the Australian Landscape

    Canberra : ANU Drill Hall Gallery, 1997. Oblong octavo, maroon embossed wrappers, pp 34. Illustrated with colour images throughout.

  • George Bell
[BELL, George]
# 14951

    # 14951

    [BELL, George]

    George Bell

    Melbourne : Eastgate Gallery, 1989. Quarto, colour illustrated wrappers, [pp 8], fold out rear wrapper. 

  • George Bell
[BELL, George]
# 14949

    # 14949

    [BELL, George]

    George Bell

    Melbourne : University Gallery, University of Melbourne, 1979. Oblong quarto, [pp 36], illustrated wrappers. Colour reproductions of exhibited works throughout.

  • Australian Aboriginal art
BERNDT, Ronald et al.
# 14945

    # 14945

    BERNDT, Ronald et al.

    Australian Aboriginal art

    Sydney : Ure Smith, 1963. First Australian edition. Quarto, decorated cloth, illustrated dustjacket (a few short tears with tape repairs verso), illustrated endpapers with previous owner's signature, pp. xiii; 118, colour illustrations. Designed by Hal Missingham. 

  • Outlines of Australian Art. The Joseph Brown Collection (signed copy)
THOMAS, Daniel
# 14944

    # 14944

    THOMAS, Daniel

    Outlines of Australian Art. The Joseph Brown Collection (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 1973. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 74, illustrated. Signed and inscribed by Joseph Brown on front blank.

  • Tony Albert (signed copy)
[PERKINS, Hetti et al]
# 14943

    # 14943

    [PERKINS, Hetti et al]

    Tony Albert (signed copy)

    Edited by Art in Australia. Sydney : NSW Dott Publishing, 2015. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp.80, illustrated. Signed and inscribed by the artist. “Tony Albert is a comprehensive survey of the extraordinary oeuvre of contemporary Australian artist Tony Albert. Featuring a foreword by Hetti Perkins and an in-depth interview with the artist by notable curator Maura …

  • Recent paintings by John Brack
[BRACK, John]
# 14941

    # 14941

    [BRACK, John]

    Recent paintings by John Brack

    Wednesday 1st – Friday 17th September 1971, Joseph Brown Gallery. Melbourne : Joseph Brown Gallery, 1971. Quarto, self covers (a little marked and foxed), pp. 8, large black & white reproduction of Brack's 'The Pink Carpet' on cover, two further black & white reproductions of the artist's work is illustrated, contains essay on Brack and …

  • Clarice Beckett 1887 - 1935
[BECKETT, Clarice]. GOTT, Ted et al.
# 14940

    # 14940

    [BECKETT, Clarice]. GOTT, Ted et al.

    Clarice Beckett 1887 – 1935

    Melbourne : Niagra Galleries, 2000. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 48, illustrated throughout, foreword by Ted Gott, list of works and catalogue notes compiled by Rosalind Hollinrake. A very good copy.

  • Ian Fairweather, Emily Kame Kngwarreye : January 31-February 18, 1995
[FAIRWEATHER, Ian; KNGWARREYE, Emily Kame]
# 14939

    # 14939

    [FAIRWEATHER, Ian; KNGWARREYE, Emily Kame]

    Ian Fairweather, Emily Kame Kngwarreye : January 31-February 18, 1995

    Melbourne : Niagara, 1995. Small quarto, wrappers, 16pp, illustrated in colour. Features introduction by William Nuttall. Price list loosely enclosed.

  • Joy Hester: An Unsettling World.
[HESTER]. KEON, Michael.
# 14938

    # 14938

    [HESTER]. KEON, Michael.

    Joy Hester: An Unsettling World.

    Melbourne: Malakoff Fine Art Press, 1993. Folio, illustrated wrappers, 24pp. Essay by Michael Keon, photos of the artist, 51 works on paper listed. Price list loosely enclosed.

  • Yosl Bergner. A retrospective exhibition
BERGNER, Yosl
# 14935

    # 14935

    BERGNER, Yosl

    Yosl Bergner. A retrospective exhibition

    Banyule Gallery. 11 September – 8 December 1985. Melbourne: NGV, 1985. Folio, illustrated card wrappers , 64pp. extensively illustrated, essay by Richard Haese, catalogue of 84 works. An excellent survey of Bergner’s works that he produced while in Australia and Israel.

  • Lloyd Rees: drawings
KOLENBERG, Hendrick
# 14934

    # 14934

    KOLENBERG, Hendrick

    Lloyd Rees: drawings

    Sydney : the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1995. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, 112pp. Exihibition monograph including full page colour and monochrome images. Previous owner's name inside front wrapper.

  • Charles Blackman. Schoolgirls and Angels (signed by author)
ST JOHN MOORE, Felicity
# 14933

    # 14933

    ST JOHN MOORE, Felicity

    Charles Blackman. Schoolgirls and Angels (signed by author)

    A retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings by Charles Blackman. Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1993. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, 142 pp. illustrated throughout. Signed by Felicity St. John Moore. Scarce, and a fine copy  

  • Imants Tillers poem of ecstasy
[TILLERS]. EAGLE, Mary
# 14932

    # 14932

    [TILLERS]. EAGLE, Mary

    Imants Tillers poem of ecstasy

    Melbourne : Deutscher Brunswick Street, 1990. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 44, essay by Mary Eagle, catalogue of 14 works, all illustrated in colour, biography of the artist, bibliography, very good copy. 

  • John Olsen: Encounters with drawing (signed and inscribed)
[OLSEN, John]. HART, Deborah,
# 14931

    # 14931

    [OLSEN, John]. HART, Deborah,

    John Olsen: Encounters with drawing (signed and inscribed)

    Melbourne: Australian Galleries, 1988. Small quarto, colour illustrated wrappers, 112pp. Fine copy. There are sixty-six illustrations of Olsen’s ink of paper and mixed media works. Signed and inscribed by the artist on the title page.

  • Brett Whiteley : art & life (hardcover)
[WHITELEY]. PEARCE, Barry, ROBERTSON, Bryan and WHITELEY, Wendy.
# 14930

    # 14930

    [WHITELEY]. PEARCE, Barry, ROBERTSON, Bryan and WHITELEY, Wendy.

    Brett Whiteley : art & life (hardcover)

    Sydney : The Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1995. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 240, contains 180 colour and 40 monochrome plates, foreword by Edmund Capon, text by Bryan Robertson, Barry Pearce and an interview between Barry Pearce and Wendy Whiteley. A very good copy of the hardcover edition.

  • Rhythms of Life: the art of Andrew Rogers (signed copy)
SCARLETT, Ken
# 14929

    # 14929

    SCARLETT, Ken

    Rhythms of Life: the art of Andrew Rogers (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Macmilla, 2003. Folio, boards in dustjacket, pp. 288  extensively illustrated (a little marked). Covers the artist’s broad output of sculpture including his monolithic geoglyphs. Signed and inscribed by the artist.

  • Garry Shead. Encounters with royalty (signed copy with original drawing)
[SHEAD, Garry]. GRISHIN, Sasha.
# 14893

    # 14893

    [SHEAD, Garry]. GRISHIN, Sasha.

    Garry Shead. Encounters with royalty (signed copy with original drawing)

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1998. Quarto, boards in dust jacket, 108 pages fully illustrated. With original label on front of jacket ‘Warning! This book may offend monarchists’. This copy signed by the artist with a fine original pen drawing of the Queen with a kangaroo.