Art Books

  • # 16935

    CARROLL, Lewis (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), 1832-1898; BLACKMAN, Charles (illustrator)

    Alice’s adventures in Wonderland

    / Lewis Carroll / Illustrated by Charles Blackman / Edited by Nadine Amadio. Sydney : A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1982. Quarto, orange boards in pictorial dust jacket (spine sunned, as commonly found), illustrated endpapers, pp. 128, illustrated in colour with Blackman’s iconic paintings inspired by the famous children’s book; a fine copy. Blackman’s series of Alice …

  • # 17084

    O’FERRALL, Ernest; LINDSAY, Lionel

    The Adventures of Chunder Loo

    Illustrated by Lionel Lindsay. Sydney: Blyth & Platt, 1915 Quarto, illustrated card boards (lightly creased), cloth spine, light handling marks but overall a very good copy of one of Lionel Lindsay’s rarest books. The adventures of Chunder Loo is a collection of humorous verses penned by O’Ferrall and illustrated by Lindsay first published as advertisements for …

  • # 17076

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Norman Lindsay’s Book : No. 1 & No. 2

    Sydney : New South Wales Bookstall Co. Ltd., 1912 – 1915. Two volumes (complete), quarto, illustrated wrappers (slightly creased else fine), pp. 108; 112, extensively illustrated by Lindsay. A rare complete set of Lindsay’s ephemeral books, with stories and contributions by Edward Dyson, C. J. Dennis, Norman Lindsay, Louis Stone, all illustrated by Norman Lindsay. …

  • # 16731

    URE SMITH, Sydney and BURKE, Joseph (editors)

    Art and design 1. A Ure Smith publication issued twice yearly.

    Sydney : Ure Smith Pty. Limited, 1949. Large quarto, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial papered boards, illustrated endpapers, previous owner’s bookplate verso of front free endpaper, pp. 80, extensively illustrated throughout in black-and-white and colour; a near fine copy.  

  • # 16748

    BARRETT, Charles (1879-1959)

    From range to sea. A bird lover’s ways.

    Melbourne : T.C. Lothian, 1907. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers designed by Ruby Lind (spine with cloth repair), previous owner’s bookplate inside front cover, photographic frontispiece, pp. 63, including numerous photographic illustrations by A.H.E. Mattingley; some mild foxing, mostly confined to preliminaries and edges. A charming art nouveau image by Ruby Lind graces the front panel …

  • # 16753

    MACDONALD, J. S. & HERBERT, HAROLD (editors)

    Melbourne. Special number of Art in Australia.

    Sydney : Art in Australia Limited, 1928. Quarto, original pictorial wrappers with yapp edges, featuring an Adrian Feint design (chipped at head of spine), unpaginated, 72 plates in colour and black-and-white (the colour plates tipped in); scattered foxing (mostly due to the tipped in plates), previous owner’s ex libris; a good copy.

  • # 16710

    REGILD, Carsten (1941-1992)

    Nekropolis : Carsten Regild / Moderna Museet

    Stockholm : Moderna Museet, 1972. Catalog of an exhibition held May 6-June 11, 1972 at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Oblong quarto, original pictorial wraps, rivet bound, 18 leaves, with a series of tipped-in colour and monochrome illustrations on the left hand pages and roneo printed facing pages; housed in original envelope with artist’s skull-and-cross-bone design stamped …

  • # 16856


    [OCEANIC ART] Kunst uit Nieuw Guinea

    Amsterdam : Museum Fodor, 1963. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers (lightly marked), 24 pp, illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates; a good copy. Catalogue produced for Museum Fodor’s exhibition of objects from the astonishing private collection of Peter Kohler, Ascona (Switzerland), staged from 22 May to 30 June 1963. It features many sculptural masterpieces from the Sepik, …

  • # 16903

    CROMBIE, Isobel; HENSON, Bill; HEYWAYD, Michael

    Bill Henson : XLVI esposizione internazionale d’arte la biennale di Venezia 1995 : Australian pavilion 11 June-15 October 1995

    Melbourne : Australian Exhibitions Touring Agency, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers in printed white dustjacket (slightly marked), pp. 56, illustrated. Catalogue of Australia’s exhibition shown at 46th Venice Biennale, and which then toured Australia from November 1995. Scarce

  • # 16908

    DUFY, Raoul

    Raoul Dufy. Ten colour collotypes after watercolours.

    Selected and with an introduction by Max Huggler. With a foreword by Sir John Rothenstein. London : Oldbourne Press, 1961. Elephant folio (508 mm tall), silkscreen papered boards, cloth spine (a little rubbed), ten collotype prints in window mounts, text, a few handling creases. Limited to 200 copies.

  • # 17008

    ANGUS, Max

    Simpkinson de Wesselow. Landscape painter in Van Diemen’s Land and the Port Phillip district 1844 – 1848.

    Hobart : Blubber Head Press, 1984. Quarto, gilt-decorated cloth in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 191, extensively illustrated, including a foldout panorama. Limited to 1000 copies signed by the author.

  • # 17071

    GILL, S. T.

    The Australian sketch-book

    Melbourne : Lansdowne Press, 1974. Oblong folio, gilt-lettered cloth in slipcase (scuffed), pp. [viii]; 25 colour plates reproducing Gill’s work first published in 1864.

  • # 17300

    OLSEN, John.

    John Olsen. My complete graphics 1957 – 1979

    Introduction by Lou Klepac. Melbourne: Australian Galleries and Gryphon Books, 1980. Folio, gilt-decorated cloth in illustrated dustjacket, 248pp. illustrated throughout. Limited to 1000 copies signed by Olsen (this copy out of series). My complete graphics was successfully released late in 1980, but not before a major disagreement between Olsen, publisher Richard Griffin and Australian Galleries …

  • # 17250

    [LINDSAY]. BLOOMFIELD, Lin (ed.).

    Norman Lindsay: Oil Paintings 1889-1969 (deluxe edition)

    Bungendore: Odana Editions, 2006. Quarto, full leather in leather slipcase, 308pp., Limited to 550 copies which only 500 are for sale. Signed by the author and curator Lin Bloomfield. Contains an original photograph of the Norman Lindsay painting ‘The Vanities’. As new, mint copy. The most substantial book produced on Lindsay’s oil paintings.

  • # 16945

    LINDSAY, Daryl.

    The leafy tree. My family.

    Melbourne : Cheshire, 1965. Octavo, boards in dust jacket (pen scribbles), 198 pp, illustrated. Daryl’s account of his family history.

  • # 17230

    WHITELAW, Bridget

    The art of Frederick McCubbin

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1991. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, bookplate and pencil inscription to half title, 136 pp. illustrated.

  • # 17210

    [NEVILLE, Richard; SHARP, Martin]

    Oz magazine, Sydney. Issue no. 25. January, 1966.

    Sydney : Oz Publications Ink Limited, January 1966. Quarto, staple bound, printed in black ink, 20 pp, upper wrapper with light staining, otherwise a good copy. The Australian satirical magazine Oz was an important phenomenon of the underground press of the 1960s and early 1970s. Initially edited by Richard Neville, Richard Walsh and the artist …

  • # 17164

    MORGAN, Gary

    The etched works of Mortimer Menpes (1855 – 1938)

    Adelaide : Stuart Galleries, 2012. Three volumes quarto, boards in dust jackets. New. A limited edition catalogue raisonné of the etched works of the Australian / British artist Mortimer Menpes (1855-1938). Fully illustrated catalogue, in 3 volumes. The first volume covers the years 1855-1900 with an extensive biography of the artist, Volumes 2 covers the …

  • # 17163

    CRAIG, Clifford

    More old Tasmanian prints : a companion volume to The engravers of Van Diemen’s Land and Old Tasmanian prints.

    Launceston : Foot & Playsted, 1984. Edition limited to 1000 copies (no. 444). Large octavo, fine pictorial cloth boards in like dust jacket, colour frontispiece plate, 389 pp, illustrated with colour and black and white plates, a fine copy.

  • # 17162

    CRAIG, Clifford

    Old Tasmanian prints : prepared in Great Britain, Europe and on the mainland of Australia

    Launceston : Foot & Playsted, 1964. Edition limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies (no. 490). Large octavo, pictorial cloth boards, colour frontispiece, xii, 349 pp, illustrated with 81 plates (7 colour), a fine copy.

  • # 16750

    LINDSAY Norman (1879 - 1969)

    Creative effort. An essay in affirmation.

    London : Cecil Palmer, 1924. First U.K. edition. Octavo, cloth bound boards with paper title label to spine, tipped in Norman Lindsay illustration to front pastedown, front free endpaper with original owner’s inscription, edges uncut, pp. 292, later ex libris to rear pastedown; a fine copy. Lindsay’s philosophies on art and life.

  • # 16698

    MUNARI, Bruno (1907-1998)

    Toc Toc. Chi è? Apri la porta.

    [Milano] : Stampato in Italia nelle off. Graf. Veronesi della Casa Editrice Mondadori, 1945. First edition. Folio, pictorial card covers with cut-out ‘spy-hole’ to front (faint foxing and a few light marks), pp [14], each page with a successively smaller flap which opens to reveal a bright full colour lithograph; a good copy of this …

  • # 16142

    TURNER, Joseph Mallord William (1775 - 1851); LLOYD, Hannibal Evans; HEATH, Charles (engraver)

    Picturesque views of England and Wales from drawings by J. M. W. Turner esq. R. A. engraved under the superintendence of Mr. Charles Heath with descriptive and historic illustrations by H. E. Lloyd, esq.

    London : Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster Row, 1838. Elephant folio portfolio, original full red morocco with elaborate ornamental gilt borders, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament and lettering; working metal clasps;  original marbled paper lining to the interior; containing title-sheet, two contents sheets and [96] loose engraved plates, chine-collé, uniform plate size …

  • # 16620

    HITTI, Deanna


    [Melbourne] : the artist, 2017. Folio, screenprinted buckram, screenprinted endpapers, pp. 40; [8]; 40; screenprinted on Somerset 115gsm Bookwove paper, housed in a screenprinted clamshell box. Limited to 10 copies plus three proofs. Signed, dated and numbered by the artist. ‘Towla contains instructions to backgammon that have been phonetically translated using the Arabic and Latin …

  • # 16419

    SHARP, Martin (1942-2013)

    [POSTER] Tiny Tim : The Chameleon

    [Sydney, 1982]. Colour screenprint, from three stencils, 760 x 510 mm, initialled “S” in image lower right; a good example, with a few spots of light foxing and an expected amount of mild creasing; unbacked. A rare original poster designed by the important Australian pop artist Martin Sharp, a friend, champion and collaborator of the …

  • # 16424

    SHARP, Martin (1942-2013)

    [POSTER] Tiny Tim, eternal troubadour. Opera House 5 Sept. 1982

    [Sydney, N.S.W. : McGregor, 1982]. Colour screenprint, from four stencils, 1010 x 760 mm, initialled “S” at lower right; a fair example with a few marks made by tape and white paint, mild creasing; unbacked. A rare original poster designed by the important Australian pop artist Martin Sharp, a friend, champion and collaborator of the …

  • # 16192

    HABY, Gracia and JENNISON, Louise [Gracia & Louise]

    A series of five artists’ books

    1. I think all the world is falling. [Melbourne] : the artists, 2017. Artist’s book, 8 pages concertina digital print, printed covers on gold-trimmed board, in a card slipcase with lettering. Printed in an edition of 6 copies. 2. No longer six feet under. [Melbourne] : the artists, 2017. Artist’s book, 8 pages concertina digital print, printed …

  • # 11131

    MALINOVSKII, Aleksei Fedorovich, 1762-1840; VALUEV, Petr Stepanovich (editor)

    Istoricheskoe opisanie Drevniago Rossiiskago muzeia, pod nazvaniem Masterskoi i Oruzheinoi palaty,

    v Moskve obrietaiushchagosia. Chast’ pervaya. [=Historical account of the Old Russian Museum, known as the Masterskaia Workshop and Armoury Palaces, in Moscow. Part one.] [Moskva]: Gosudarstvennaia Oruzheinaia palata [The State Armoury of the Kremlin], 1807. Elephant folio, 485 x 335 x 30 mm, original quarter leather over continental European papered boards (very good, with minor …

  • # 16514

    [Warringah Printmakers Studio]; ANSON, Jennifer

    Natural Collection

    Sydney : Warringah Printmakers Studio, 2017. Elephant folio with printed wrappers, housed in buckram clam shell case with matching printed lining, in printed calico bag. A publication of twenty-nine prints of varying method, showing flora and fauna of Northern Sydney, accompanied by artists’ statements and scientific descriptions. Limited to an edition of 10 copies, with signatures …

  • # 16585

    CRAWFORD, Marian (1955 - )


    [Melbourne : the artist, 2015]. Quarto, self-wrappers, stringbound, pp. [36], illustrated with photopolymer intaglio and relief prints. Limited to 6 copies signed by the artist. A contemporary artist’s book concerning the destruction of cultural artefacts in Iraq and Syria and broader tensions in the Middle East. ‘Antiquities’ combines texts found in newspapers with images that …

  • # 14471

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    The Magic Pudding

    Being the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1918. Quarto, quarter cloth over papered boards (small water stain along bottom 2 cm of lower board, touching last couple of pages), lettered in gilt on the spine, in fine original illustrated dust jacket (small chips …

  • # 13653

    GROSZ, George (1893-1959)

    Group of eight humorous buffet signs made for Erich and Lene Cohn, Grosz’s American art dealers

    [Between 1940 and 1945]. Tempera on card; various dimensions from 75 x 200 mm to 130 x 280 mm (irregular), four with illustrations; all in very good condition. The German Dada caricaturist and painter George Grosz spent much of his career in America, where he lived and worked between 1933 and 1958. This playful set …

  • # 12826

    WARHOL, Andy (1928-1987); FRANKFURT, Suzie; WARHOLA, Júlia

    Wild Raspberries (presentation copy)

    New York : the artist, 1959. Folio (445 mm tall), original fuchsia papered boards (faded and paper lost at spine, as usual), title sheet, pp [42], consisting of 14 leaves with original watercolour, one double page with original watercolour, four illustrated leaves uncoloured and one sheet with text, interleaved with eight sheets of fuchsia tissue …

  • # 15276

    WOOL, Christopher, b. 1955

    Black Book

    The only book created by American Post-conceptual artist Christopher Wool from his most important series of letter paintings. New York : Thea Westreich and Cologne : Gisella Capitain, 1989. Elephant folio (585 mm tall), black papered boards, title page, 17 screenprints, colophon. Limited to 350 copies signed and numbered by the artist (a further 8 artist’s …

  • # 16927

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Norman Lindsay favourite etchings

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1977. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, light foxing to fore edge, introduction by Daniel Thomas, essay by Norman Lindsay, 100 sepia plates printed recto only. A very good copy.

  • # 16987

    SIBLEY, Irena (1943-2009); SIBLEY, Andrew (1933- )

    The calming of Harry. (Artist’s proof copy)

    Albert Park, Vic. : Lilly Pilly Books, 1987. ONE OF TWO ARTIST’S PROOF COPIES. ‘The first edition of “The calming of Harry” is limited to ten numbered copies and two artist’s proof copies. This edition is handwritten on French “lana” paper and the illustrations which are hand printed on Japanese mulberry paper are each individually …

  • # 16962

    NOLAN, Cynthia (1908-1976); NOLAN, Sidney (1917-1992) (illustrator)


    London : Methuen, 1962. Octavo, publisher’s red cloth boards in Sidney Nolan dust jacket (worn at head of spine), pp 222, with illustrations by Sidney Nolan and numerous photographic plates; a near fine copy. Memoir of the Nolans’ journey through outback New South Wales, Central Australia, South Australia and Western Australia.

  • # 16887


    [POSTER] The Tate : Rauschenberg

    London : The Tate Gallery, [1981]. Poster, offset lithograph, 760 x 510 mm, ‘Designed by Robert Rauschenberg for the Tate Gallery Publications Dept. Printed by the Hillingdon Press, Uxbridge, Middlesex’, unbacked; pin holes at corners, a few short tears at top and bottom edges. Rauschenberg’s own poster, featuring some of his collage work, for the exhibition …

  • # 16703

    BEUYS, Joseph (1921-1986)

    Aus Berlin : neues vom kojoten. (Signed by the artist)

    New York : Feldman Gallery, in cooperation with René Block, Berlin, 1979. Edition limited to 1000 copies. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, signed in full in pencil by Joseph Beuys on front free-endpaper; pp. 141, all-illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates; a near fine copy.. This book documents the major works of German experimental artist Joseph Beuys, made in collaboration …

  • # 16695

    GAUTHIER, Lucien (1875-1921)

    Tahiti : texte et photographies de L. Gauthier.

    Paris : Librairie des Arts Décoratifs, [1933]. Series: Variétés 1. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s illustrated stiff wrappers, pp 16 (text), followed by 64 black-and-white plates of Gauthier’s celebrated photographs of Tahitian people and landscapes; a very good copy. Only two copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Gallery of Australia, Research Library; State Library of …

  • # 16551

    FULLER, R. Buckminster; AGEL, Jerome; FIORE, Quentin

    I seem to be a verb.

    New York : Bantam Books, 1970. Trade paperback, original illustrated silver wrapppers lettered in black (slightly scuffed); pp 192; illustrated throughout; a good copy. An experimental publication by the American architect and inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller, in collaboration with producer Jerome Angel and designer Quentin Fiore. The whimsical work is replete with utopian plans and …

  • # 16998

    STRIZIC, Mark and LANE, Terence

    Schulim Krimper : cabinet-maker : a tribute

    South Yarra, Vic. : Gryphon Books, 1987. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, 99 pp, chiefly illustrated, book design, preface and photographs by Mark Strizic, essay by Terence Lane, a fine copy of this lovingly produced monograph on the hitherto neglected work of Melbourne Jewish émigré artisan Krimper (1893-1971).

  • # 16995

    The Australian Artist : Volume 1, Parts 1-4; ­ Volume 2, Parts 1- 2 (complete).

    Melbourne: Victorian Artists Society, 1946 ­- 49. Six volumes quarto, illustrated wrappers, approx 60pp. each. The cover to volume one, part two features an Aboriginal bark painting, there is also an interesting series of advertisements by Carlton & United Breweries inside the back covers which feature Australian Aborigines. An important short-lived Australian art journal from …

  • # 16705

    MIRO, Joan (1893-1983)

    Joan Miró. Bois gravés pour un poème de Paul Eluard.

    Paris : Berggruen & Cie, 1958. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial stiff wrappers, front cover with pochoir illustration by Joan Miró, pp. [32], containing a series of Miró’s colour pochoir illustrations; plaquette for a larger series of prints exhibited at Berggruen; a fine copy.    

  • # 16765

    [Miró, Joan 1893-1983]

    Miró. Peintures. Gouaches. Dessins

    Zurich : Galerie Maeght, 1972. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated, essay, illustrations. With three original colour lithographs by Miró produced especially for this exhibition catalogue, including one double page as well as the double page outer wrapper.

  • # 16775

    [LINDSAY]. BLOOMFIELD, Lin (ed.).

    Norman Lindsay: Oil Paintings 1889-1969 (standard edition)

    Bungendore: Odana Editions, 2006. Quarto, pictorial boards in dustjacket, 308pp. The most substantial book produced on Lindsay’s oil paintings. Over a period of eighty years Australian artist Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1879-1969) painted in oils. Apart from the classical portraits and single figure nudes Lindsay painted from life, he garnered the content of his oils …

  • # 16925

    INGLETON, Geoffrey Chapman.

    True Patriots All, or, News from Early Australia, as told in a collection of broadsides (deluxe ed.)

    Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1952. Quarto, gilt-titled half-calf over buckram, 280pp. reproducing illustrated broad-sides. The deluxe edition, limited to 150 signed copies, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, and containing three original etchings signed by Ingleton. An exploration on ephemeral early printings concerning Australia, and a fine deluxe edition with the author’s accomplished maritime artworks.

  • # 16587

    HARDING, Richard

    Stay Tuned 2011

    [Melbourne : the artist], 2011. Photographic screen print, printed in black and pink, concertina format, 200 x 197 mm (folded); 200 x 595 mm (extended). Printed in an edition of 25 copies, signed, titled and numbered in pencil by the artist. A contemporary text based print multiple concerning homosexual identity within contemporary society, the text across …

  • # 16974

    WALLACE, Helen E.; YOUNG, Blamire (1862-1935) (illustrator)

    [BLAMIRE YOUNG] Magic casements.

    With three plates from watercolours by Blamire Young. Melbourne: Brown, Prior & Co., 1926. Deluxe edition of one thousand copies (this is no. 205; only the first 150 copies were signed by author and artist). Quarto, gilt-titled ivory buckram (lightly marked), 104 pp, the plates tipped-in; a very good copy, lacking the dust jacket. Muir …

  • # 16963

    BATTY, Joyce

    Namatjira : Wanderer between two worlds (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Hodder & Stoughton, 1963. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 158, illustrated. Inscribed on the front free endpaper  by Joyce D. Batty, to the Australian Ambassador to Italy.