Art Books

  • # 43073

    [COBURN]. ROZEN, Alan.

    The art of John Coburn (hardcover)

    Sydney : Ure Smith, 1979. Folio, boards in dustjacket, 96pp, foxing to preliminaries, illustrated throughout. The scarce first monograph on Coburn, in the hardcover format.  

  • # 43071

    JOHNSON, George & Louis

    George & Louis Johnson. Painter & poet (second edition)

    George & Louis Johnson. Painter & Poet. Melbourne : 1995. Quarto, decorated cloth boards in a clamshell box, pp. 36, [28), illustrated. Frontispiece is an original signed painting by George Johnson housed in a glassine sleeve. Essays by Terry Sturm and Gary Catalano on the important New Zealand poet and painter. The poems of Louis …

  • # 42505

    LYCETT, Joseph

    Views in Australia ; or New South Wales & Van Diemen’s Land delineated, in fifty views, with descriptive letter press (facsimile edition)

    Melbourne : Thomas Nelson, 1977. Oblong folio, simulated leather (lightly scratched), gilt-lettering to spine, pp. [185], illustrated, in illustrated laminated card slipcase. Facsimile of the 1824 original edition from the collection of Bernard Brett.

  • # 43068

    BENNETT, Gordon

    Gordon Bennett

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2007. Quarto, illustrated cards, pp. 136, illustrated. This publication accompanies an exhibition with the same title which toured Brisbane, Darwin and Perth. It examined the artist’s work since 1987.

  • # 43067

    BRADDON, Russell

    Thomas Baines and the North Australian Expedition

    Sydney : Collins in association with the Royal Geographic Society, 1986. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 160, illustrated, light foxing to preliminaries. The North Australian Expedition of 1855-56 was led by Augustus Gregory and is documented in the sketches, watercolours and oil paintings of Thomas Baines, formerly in the collection of the Royal Geographic Society, …

  • # 43066

    HAMBY, Louise et al.

    Art on a string : Aboriginal threaded objects from the Central Desert and Arnhem Land

    [Sydney] : Object-Australian Centre for Craft and Design and the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, 2001. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, illustrated. Art on a string introduces the aesthetic and symbolic power of necklaces and other threaded objects made by Australian Aboriginal artists from the Central desert and Arnhem land.

  • # 43064


    Dot and circle : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia. (Signed copy)

    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, …

  • # 42482

    [CHAUCER, Geoffrey; MORRIS, William]

    Works of Geoffrey Chaucer newly imprinted [with]: Companion volume to the Kelmscott Chaucer by Duncan Robinson.

    London : The Basilisk Press, 1974 – 1975. Two volumes, folio, (425 x 285 mm), boards in “Larkspur” William Morris pattern designed Cloth, printed by Liberty, pp. iv, 555; 3-146), 87 woodcut illustrations by W.H. Hooper after designs by Edward Burne-Jones, recut for this edition, the companion volume with 85 tipped-in plates after the drawings …

  • # 43011

    FILMER, Veronica

    More than a memory : the art of Elizabeth Parsons.

    Geelong : Geelong Gallery, 2004. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 48, illustrated. Elizabeth Parsons (1831-1897) – also known as Mrs. George Parsons – was a significant but under-recognised female colonial artist working in Melbourne and Victoria in the 1870s and 1880s. She was a founding member of the Australian Artists’ Association. Examples of Parsons’ work are …

  • # 43010

    Michael Zavros

    Written by Michael Zavros ; contributing writers: Laurence Simmons, Rhana Devenport, Chris Saines and Robert Leonard ; edited by Louise Martin-Chew. Sydney : Manuscript in Association with Philip Bacon Galleries and Starkwhite, [2017]. Quarto, illustrated papered boards (edges bumped, lower board scratched), pp. 209, illustrated. ‘Well known for his hyper-realistic paintings, and more recently for …

  • # 43033

    KLEPAC, Lou

    Hans Heysen. Paintings, drawings and watercolours

    Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2016. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 216, illustrated. New copy. Hans Heysen is one of the giants of Australian art who transformed the way we see the Australian landscape during the first two decades of Federation. Back from four years of study in Europe at the end of 1903, he …

  • # 43032

    McKENZIE, Janet

    Godwin Bradbeer

    Foreword by Kenneth Wach. Melbourne : Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd, 2018. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 272, illustrated. New copy. Godwin Bradbeer welcomes the reader into the vast, drawing-filled studio of the Melbourne artist. Beginning his career as a photographer, Bradbeer later re-ignited a youthful passion and aptitude for drawing. His works are …

  • # 43031

    SMITH, Geoffrey et al.

    The Estate of the late James Gleeson AO. Tuesday 27 August 2009. Sydney

    [Sydney] : First East Auction Holdings Pty Ltd trading as Bonham & Goodman, 2009. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 232, 106 lots, illustrated. An important auction catalogue from the estate of the late James Gleeson with illustrated scholarly descriptions under the directorship of Geoffrey Smith, former curator of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Victoria

  • # 43030


    John Coburn. The spirit of colour.

    Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2003. Quarto, yellow boards in dust jacket, 216 pp, colour illustrations. A very good second hand copy. John Coburn’s extraordinary career as painter, printmaker and designer of tapestries is reviewed in this comprehensive book. Fully illustrated with detailed biographical notes, exhibition lists and bibliography, the book includes some seldom-seen works …

  • # 43029


    Modern Australian Aboriginal Art

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1951, First edition. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (a couple of short chips and tears, light edge wear), pp. 55 plus numerous colour and black and white plates. Foreword by T.G.H. Strehlow. Includes chapters on Albert Namatjira, Edwin Pareroultja, Otto Pareroultja, Reuben Pareroultja, Walter Ebatarinja, Enos and Oskar Namatjira, Henoch …

  • # 43028

    [KNGWARREYE]. NEALE, Margo, ELLWOOD, Tony, NISHINO, Hanako, et al.

    Utopia: the genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

    Canberra : National Museum of Australia, 2008. Quarto, illustrated cards, edges very minimally rubbed, pp. 272, illustrated throughout in colour, exhibition catalogue for the exhibition of Australian Indigenous artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s work ‘Utopia: the genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye’. Contains text by Craddock Morton, Kevin Rudd, Murray McLean, Margo Neale, Tony Ellwood, Hanako Nishino, …