Art Books

  • # 19221

    CRAFWORD, Marian (1955 - )

    Picturing the island

    Melbourne : the artist, 2016. Quarto, illustrated wrappers with wraparound title band, pp. [52], illustrated. Signed and dated by the artist. A contemporary photobook created by Melbourne artist Marian Crawford, drawing on her memories growing up on Babana (contemporary Kiribati) and using historical photographs of what was at the time known as the Gilbert and …

  • # 19199

    WHITFIELD, J.M.; LAMBERT, George Washington (illustrator), 1873-1930

    [GEORGE WASHINGTON LAMBERT] The spirit of the bush fire and other stories

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1898 (but the 1901 issue). Octavo, publisher’s pictorial brown cloth (light water stain to lower board, edges rubbed), prize label to front pastedown, pp. xii, 313, 16 (publisher’s advertisements), illustrated by George Washington Lambert, with 32 full-page plates and numerous drawings in the text; a very good copy. Muir 7972. The advertisements in …

  • # 19191


    [CURIOSA] Daphnis et Chloé

    Paris : Éditions du Panthéon, Collection la Féerie galante, 1945. Limited edition of 2000 copies, no. 1703. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, 186 pp, [10] black and white drawings by Lemengeot reproduced outside the text, edges uncut, a very good copy.

  • # 19190

    McCULLOCH, Susan

    The New McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art

    Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 2006. Quarto, laminated boards in slipcase, pp. 1200, extensively illustrated, as new in shrinkwrap (the RRP is $295).

  • # 19189

    GRUNER, Elioth

    Elioth Gruner. Twenty-four reproductions in colour from original oil paintings (deluxe edition)

    Foreword by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : The Shepherd Press, n.d. [  ]. Quarto, full crushed morocco with gilt design, gilt dentelles, a little rubbed along spine, foxing to endpapers and light water stain to edges of endpapers, twenty-four fine colour reproductions with titled tissue guards, 13 page essay by Norman Lindsay. The deluxe edition of …

  • # 19188

    GAUGUIN, Paul (1848-1903); TUGENDHOLD, Yakov (editor)

    [GAUGUIN] Noa-Noa : Puteshestvie na Taiti

    Moscow : D. IA. Makovskii, 1914. First Russian edition of Noa Noa : voyage à Tahiti. Quarto, original pictorial yellow wrappers, title with vignette illustration, frontispiece plate of Gauguin’s self-portrait, 125 pp, 10 full-page black and white plates, one tipped-in illustration and vignette head- and tail-pieces; a fine copy. Text in Russian. The Paris-based Russian …

  • # 19186

    DELL, Floyd

    Love without money (presentation copy to Norman Lindsay, and then to Margaret Coen)

    New York : Farrar & Rinehart, 1931. Octavo, cloth (badly stained), pp. 365, some silverfishing to fore edges. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author ‘To Norman Lindsay with vast admiration from Floyd Dell 1933’, and subsequently inscribed by Norman Lindsay to Margaret Coen ‘For which worthy testimonial I pass it …

  • # 19185

    Melba’s gift book of Australian art and literature

    Melbourne : George Robertson, c. 1915. Quarto, lettered cloth, pp. 176, colour and black white plates. Fundraising book from the Great War “The entire profits from the sale of this book will be devoted by Madam Melba to the Belgian Relief Fund”. Literary contributors include Ethel Turner, Henry Lawson, Tarella Quin, Dorothea Mackellar, Edward Vidler, …

  • # 19183

    [LINDSAY, Norman]

    Lysistrata by Aristophanes

    Done into English by Jack Lindsay. Illustrations by Norman Lindsay. London : Fanfrolico Press, 1926. Folio, half-morocco over gilt-decorated boards (corners rubbed), 51 pp., foxing to endpapers. Limited to 725 copies signed by Jack Lindsay. The London edition, a Sydney edition from the Fanfrolico Press also appearing in 1925, the London edition with some minor …

  • # 19182


    Women in parliament by Aristophanes

    done into English by Jack Lindsay with illustrations by Norman Lindsay and a foreword by Edgell Rickword. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1929. Folio, half blue morocco over gilt-lettered cloth (some chipping on edges), pp. [xvi]; 60, full page plates after Norman Lindsay. Limited to 500 copies signed and numbered by Jack Lindsay. Arnold 31.

  • # 19181

    LINDSAY, Lionel

    Charles Keene: the artists’ artist

    London : published for the author by Colnaghi & Co., 1934. Quarto, quarter-cloth over papered boards, dustjacket (foxed), top edge gilt, pp. [x]; 15; 55 plates with captioned glassine guards. Limited to 130 copies signed by Lionel Lindsay.

  • # 19180

    FRIEND, Donald

    Painter’s Journal (Donald Friend’s copy, gifted to Bevis Bawa)

    Sydney : Ure Smith, 1946. Octavo, original cloth (worn), pp. 14, illustrated, spine defective, text block detached. Inscribed in ochre ink on the front free endpaper ‘Donald Friend Hill End ’55’ and in a different pen Friend has later inscribed the volume ‘for Bevis Bawa’. One of Donald Friend’s earliest book, Painter’s Journal follows Gunner’s …

  • # 19179

    LINDSAY, Norman.

    The Flyaway Highway (presentation copy for Margaret Coen, with drawing)

    Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1936. First edition. Large octavo, Lindsay decorated papered boards (some soiling, wear and fading), 120pp., scattered foxing (as usual), some short tears and creases, with numerous Lindsay illustrations. First edition of Lindsay’s second children’s book, the first being The Magic Pudding. Presentation copy from Norman Lindsay to close friend Margaret Coen, …

  • # 19178

    PRUNSTER, Ursula

    [NORMAN LINDSAY] The legendary Lindsays

    [Roseville, N.S.W.] : Beagle Press in conjunction with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1995. Quarto, red cloth with illustrated dust jacket, 120 pp, illustrated in colour and black and white, with short essays by Robert Holden and Helen Glad. Fine copy. A superb pictorial survey of the art and private world of the …

  • # 18929

    LEWITT, Sol (1928 - 2007)

    Brick Wall (presentation copy)

    New York : Tanglewood Press, 1977. Quarto, lettered card wrappers, pp. [30], photographic illustrations of a brick wall at different times of day in different light. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed on the title page ‘For William, Sol Lewitt’. ‘As a co-founder of Printed Matter in the 1970s, Lewitt was a crucial proponent of the …

  • # 18712

    ORANGE, James

    The Chater collection. Pictures relating to China, Hongkong, Macao, 1655 – 1860

    With historical and descriptive letterpress. London : Thornton Butterworth, 1924. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth, top edge gilt, pp. 528, numerous colour and black and white plates, tissue guards; a fine copy. Limited to 750 numbered copies. “The book was compiled by James Orange in 1924 and is one of the most significant historical sources for China, …