Art Books

  • # 19831

    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 …

  • # 19644

    YAU, John; GIMBLETT, Max; HINES, Tobin

    Double-headed creature features

    Athens, GA : Makeshift Press, 2001. Folio (448 mm tall), wooden boards, cloth spine, illustration on upper board, pp. [12], printed letterpress (the binding and printing by Tobin Hines), text by John Yau, original drawing by Max Gimblett, five original linocuts by Hines based on drawings by Gimblett, printed accordian style with closed spine. Limited …

  • # 19643

    LONEY, Alan (1940 - ); GIMBLETT, Max (1935 - )

    Mondrian’s flowers

    New York : Granary Books, 2002. Folio, lettered red cloth, exposed binding, cloth slipcase, pp. [60], printed letterpress, illustrated with monoprints and watercolour. ‘I am committed to the Buddhist idea of the ‘not self’ and in that sense, I try to suspend judgment, and ‘float.’ – Max Gimblett This project, which takes inspiration from Piet …

  • # 19640

    LONEY, Alan (1940 - )

    Orpheus the stutterer : a poetics of silence

    Colorado Springs : The Press at Colorado College, 2013. Folio, papered boards with exposed binding, letterpress printed from photopolymer plates & collagraph, hand-colored with acrylic ink wash. Roman and italic text set in the Lirico typeface (designed  by Hendrik Weber), with Greek text in Neohellenic (produced by the Greek Font Society). Limited edition of 40 …

  • # 19408

    BUKOWSKI, Charles (1920 - 1994)

    Notes of a dirty old man (with original Bukowski drawing)

    San Francisco : City Lights Bookshop, 1973 (first published in 1969). Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 255. With an original pen and ink drawing by Bukowski (signed BUK) opposite the title page, of the author lying in bed, drinking and smoking, surrounded by beer cans and what appears to be a bottle of Scotch.

  • # 19498

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Australian Natives – What, ho! She bumps.

    [Sydney : NSW Bookstall Co., c.1905]. Chromolithographic postcard, 138 x 38 mm, recto with Norman Lindsay illustration from the series Australian Natives, captioned What, ho! She bumps; handwritten message at bottom margin; postally used in New South Wales, sent locally from Sydney to North Sydnay; faint imprint of postmark to top corner recto, verso with mild foxing, else …

  • # 19397

    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 (lightly discoloured), lettered in gilt on the spine, in fine original illustrated dust jacket (discoloured, small chips to head and foot of spine, archival tape reinforcements to splits …

  • # 18964

    LEWITT, Sol (1928–2007)

    Red, blue and yellow lines from sides, corners and the center of the page to points on a grid.

    Jerusalem : Israel Museum, 1975. Quarto, lettered cards, pp. [18], illustrated in colour, accompanied by the large folding poster (64 x 64 cm), illustrating Lewitt’s conceptual diagrams. Text in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The rare original catalogue and diagrams for LeWitt’s monumental wall drawings, recently installed at SFMOMA.

  • # 19618

    OPPEN, Monica

    Dark forest

    Sydney : Ant Press, 2009. Folio, plain black card wrappers with red stitching in buckram slipcase, pp. [16], printed offset and intaglio, with the artist’s hand-written text and hand-painted additions. Limited to 10 copies signed by the artist. A very dark and deeply personal artist’s book exploring a failed relationship. “This work is about love; …

  • # 19680

    MEISS, Millard; KIRSCH, Edith W.

    The Visconti Hours : National Library, Florence. (From the library of Anne Rice)

    New York : George Brazuller, 1972. Octavo, publisher’s gilt decorated black papered boards (head of spine splitting, boards lightly marked), spine lettered and decorated in gilt; 262 pp, colour plates throughout; from the library of American gothic fiction writer Anne Rice, her ex libris label to front free-endpaper and handwritten shelf label taped to the spine; …

  • # 19211

    COCTEAU, Jean

    Opium : Journal d’une désintoxication (de-luxe first edition)

    Paris : Librairie Stock, Delamain & Boutelleau, [1930]. One of only 5 hors commerce copies out of the 33 examples of the de-luxe edition on Japon impérial paper (this is no. II of those numbered I-V in Roman numerals; the commercial copies are numbered in Arabic numerals 1-28). Octavo, original printed card covers (a short paper …

  • # 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 …

  • # 18990

    FERREIRA, Paulo

    Correspondance de quatre artistes portugais, Almada-Negreiros, José Pacheco, Souza-Cardoso, Eduardo Vianna, avec Robert et Sonia Delaunay : contribution à l’histoire de l’art moderne portugais, années 1915-1917

    Paris : Presses Universitaires de France (for Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian / Centre Culturel Portugais), 1972. An association copy inscribed on the front free-endpaper by the author for Jacques Damase, editor, publisher and friend of Sonia Delaunay. Large octavo, publisher’s card covers (handling wear, Damase’s small handwritten label to front ‘pas à  vendre’); inscribed endpaper also with …

  • # 19112

    STEARNS, Frank Preston

    Life and genius of Jacopo Robusti called Tintoretto (presentation copy)

    New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1894. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, pp. viii; (4); 325, four photogravure plates. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, an original photograph of the author affixed to the pastedown.

  • # 19008

    OLDENBURG, Claes

    Store days

    Documents from The Store (1961) and Ray Gun Theatre (1962). Selected by Claes Oldenburg and Emmett Williams. Photographs by Robert R. McElroy. New York : Something Else Press, 1967. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, business card sized invitation card to the Grand Opening of Oldenburg’s The Store December 1, 1961 in a small envelope tipped on …

  • # 19407

    CRAWFORD, Marian (1955 - )

    Memory work

    [Melbourne : the artist, 2018]. Artist’s book. Octavo (21cm tall), self-wrappers, blue cellophane dustjacket, pp. [48], printed letterpress, relief and intaglio. Unique edition. A contemporary photobook created by Melbourne artist Marian Crawford, drawing on her memories growing up on Babana, or Ocean Island (contemporary Kiribati) and using historical photographs of what was at the time …