Art Books

  • # 16997

    SIBLEY, Irena (1943-2009)

    When the sun took the colour away

    Albert Park, Vic. : Lilly Pilly Books, 1987. ‘The first edition … is limited to fifteen numbered copies. The text and illustrations were cut and hand-coloured by Irena Sibley and printed by Benedict Sibley. This book is copy No. 4 [signed in pencil] Irena Sibley, 1987.’ Folio, bound by Richard Griffin in blue calf over red …

  • # 17575

    FRANSELLA, Graham

    Graham Fransella. Figures & landscapes. Paintings and prints 1984 – 2002 (deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2002. Folio, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 128, extensively illustrated, foreword by Edmund Capon, a mint copy housed in a grand clamshell box, lettered with design on the front panel, containing a similarly designed paper folio housing an original Fransella etching, Head, signed and limited to 100 copies. The deluxe edition, limited …

  • # 17596


    Point to Point. The art of Tim Storrier (deluxe edition with original lithograph)

    Sydney: Craftsman House, 1987. Folio, linen bound boards in matching slipcase with pictorial inlay, pictorial endpapers, 174pp. illustrated throughout. One of the deluxe edition of 150 copies signed and numbered by the artist, accompanied by an original signed lithograph by Storrier, a delicate and detailed study of a saddle, typical of the artist’s background and …

  • # 17601

    PEARCE, Barry.

    Michael Johnson. (signed copy)

    Foreword Edmund Capon. Sydney: The Beagle Press, 2004. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (short tear), 204pp. illustrated. A major monograph on the abstractionist. Signed by Johnson and Pearce on the title page.

  • # 17597

    PEARCE, Barry

    Kevin Connor (deluxe edition with original screenprint)

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1989. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth in matching slipcase with pictorial inlay, pp. 150 illustrated throughout. The deluxe edition, limited to 75 copies signed by the artist, accompanied as issued with an original signed lithograph ‘Evening light, King St., Newtown’ measuring 380 x 660 mm (image), matted. This deluxe edition is now rarely …

  • # 17570

    [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 …

  • # 17603

    NOLAN, Sidney and LYNN, Elwyn

    Sidney Nolan – Australia (deluxe edition)

    Sydney and London: Bay Books, 1979. Quarto, gilt-lettered calf with Nolan Kelly pictorial design (lightly marked) in cloth slipcase, 226pp. illustrated throughout. The deluxe edition, limited to 200 numbered copies signed by Sidney Nolan.

  • # 17532

    McGREGOR, Ken.

    David Larwill (signed)

    With Elizabeth Thomson. Sydney : Craftsman House, 1997. Quarto, hardcover in dustjacket, 204 pp. illustrated throughout. The major monograph on Larwill. This copy signed and inscribed by the artist and the author. A fine copy.

  • # 17598

    ZOFREA, Salvatore; SNELL, Ted

    Salvatore Zofrea. Images from the Psalms (deluxe edition with original etching)

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1992. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth in slipcase with pictorial inlay, pp. 170, illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 30 copies only, signed and numbered by the artist, accompanied by a large original signed etching ‘Psalm V’ measuring 440 x 610 mm, matted. This deluxe edition is now rarely found with the accompanying …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 11465

    DELAUNAY, Sonia (1885-1979)

    [SONIA DELAUNAY] Trial design in gouache for the cover of Robes poèmes.

    Gouache on artist’s board, dimensions 320 x 257 mm; verso with a second design (uncompleted); [together with] Sonia Delaunay. Robes poèmes. [Also titled]. Sonia Delaunay 27 tableaux vivants. Paris : Jacques Damase, 1969. Quarto (285 x 195 mm), blue cloth boards with design by Delaunay, in concertina format with 27 full page pochoir illustrations after original designs …

  • # 17331

    WARHOL, Andy (1928 - 1987)

    Kiku (with original Warhol screenprint)

    Tokyo : Gendai Hanga Center, 1983. Quarto, silver lettered cloth, pp. 184, extensively illustrated in colour. Text in Japanese. With an original screen print by Warhol printed in four colours bound in. Edition of 1500 copies. In 1982 Warhol was commissioned by the Gendai Hanga Center to produce a series of works for them focusing …

  • # 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 …

  • # 12717

    HIRST, Damien (1965 -)

    Damien Hirst : The Souls I – IV (deluxe edition with original signed print)

    London : Paul Stolper and Other Criteria, 2011. Small folio (262 mm tall), illustrated cloth, pp 328, 320 colour illustrations, foil-blocked cards bound in, three-colour foil block print bound in, signed and numbered by Damien Hirst. Limited to 100 copies. The deluxe edition of a catalogue which relates to Hirst’s 2010 installation of foil block …

  • # 13488

    HITTI, Deanna

    Artbook Warehid; Artbook Tnan; Artbook Tlerty

    [Melbourne : the artist, 2015]. Three volumes, small quarto, bound by the artist in cloth in lettered slipcases, pp. [70]; [74]; [70], each page of Arches 250gsm watercolour paper hand printed with cyanotype images by the artist. Unique. Deanna Hitti is an Australian artist of Lebanese descent whose work explores contemporary themes of cultural identity. …

  • # 17607

    [KEMPF]. BROOKS, Rosemary

    Franz Kempf (signed copy)

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1991. Quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp. 188, foreword by Gordon Thomson, Franz Kempf in conversation with Rosemary Brooks, numerous colour plates throughout, also features biographical information on the artist, signed by the artist on the half-title, a fine copy.

  • # 17626

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series, Number Eighteen.

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1924. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers (minor sunning on spine), 80pp, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, an extremely fine copy. Includes essay by William Moore on The Year’s Etching; essay by J.S. McDonald on Some Victorian Landscape Painters. Illustrations by …

  • # 17618

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series, Number Sixty.

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1935. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers, 86pp, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, spine with light sunning. Features essay on Lionel Lindsay’s book on Charles Keene, Will Ashton and Arthur Streeton, among others. Also includes colour and black and white plates …

  • # 17617

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series, Number Twenty.

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1927. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers, 88pp, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, an extremely fine copy. Includes various essays and literary pieces; and an essay by Margaret Preston entitled ‘Colour;. Illustrations by Streeton, Young, Leist, Feint, Will Ashton, Fizelle, et …

  • # 17615

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series, Number Thirty-Seven. Longstaff Number

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1931. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers, 72pp, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, a fine copy. A special edition focussing on the Life and works of Sir John Longstaff. Includes essay by J.S. McDonald on Longstaff’s art; biography of Longstaff by …

  • # 17587

    [CROOKE, Ray].

    Island Journal (signed)

    West End, Queensland : Bede Publishing, 2000. Quarto, illustrated dust jacket, pp. 117, signed by Crooke on the title page, illustrated in colour throughout with fold-out plates, introduction by Peter Denham, text ‘Island Journal’ by the artist, interview between the artist and Martel Denham, contains list of works and Torres Strait map. Good condition.

  • # 17580



    London : Martin Secker & Warburg, 1992. Quarto, metal boards, spiral bound, title blindstamped to front board, decoration die-stamped to back board, with the CD as issued, with the (opened) original foil wrapper, illustrated with sexually explicit photographs. First UK edition.

  • # 17556

    LINDSAY, Jack

    Faces and places. With drawings by Norman Lindsay

    Toronto : Basilike, 1974. Octavo, quarter cloth with lettered label on spine over marbled papered boards, faint foxing to endpapers, Norman Lindsay illustrations. Limited to 350 copies.

  • # 17477

    BLAIS, Jean-Charles.

    De mémoire.

    Paris : Franck Bordas, 1995.  Octavo (21 x 16 cm). Artist’s book consisting of seven lithographed folding sheets by Jean-Charles Blais, housed in a folder and slipcase. Limited to 125 copies, signed and numbered on the colophon.

  • # 17547


    Fifty Years of Perceval Drawings (signed copy)

    Sydney, Bay Books, 1989. Folio, papered boards in illustrated dustjacket, 256 pages illustrated with Perceval’s work throughout. Signed by Perceval and McGregor on the half-title, and accompanied by the original invitation card to the launch, also signed by Perceval.

  • # 17533

    HALL, Vic

    Namatjira of the Aranda

    Adelaide : Rigby, 1963. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (a couple of small chips), pp. 56, plus numerous photographic plates. A very good copy.

  • # 17531

    ROPAR, Dennis

    Ropar: God Save America.

    Melbourne: Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art, 2003. Quarto, wrappers (with original graphic), 22pp., illustrated. Limited to 1000 copies, the front cover is a striking original aerosol stencil print signed and numbered by the artist. Dennis Ropar is a popular Melbourne graphic artist in the street art style.

  • # 17530

    [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.

  • # 17487

    SCHARF, Theo

    Pen and watercolour sketch by Theo Scharf

    140 x 110 mm. The sketch, showing a man proposing to a woman in a lightning storm with the sun shining in the background, is dedicated by the artist to his wife, inscribed in pen: Eine sehr bescheidene Gabe zum 12 Jahrestag. Maiki von Theo 16.XII.39. [A very modest gift for our 12th anniversary. Maiki …

  • # 17480

    BOYD, Arthur and PORTER, Peter


    London : Andre Deutsch, 1988. Small quarto, cloth in illustrated dust jacket, pp. 112; poetry of Peter Porter, illustrated by Arthur Boyd.

  • # 17249

    BARBAULD, Mrs [Anna Letitia] (1743-1825); MAYO, Mrs G. [Henrietta] (translator); TURNER, Charles (illustrator)

    Lobgesänge in Prosa / aus dem Englischen von Mrs. G. Mayo.

    Also titled: Mrs. Barbauld’s hymns in prose for children. Adelaide : Wm. Eggers & Eimer, 1873. Small quarto, original full blue roan with gilt vignette on each board, both boards with triple gilt rule (lacking backstrip, upper board detached), all edges gilt, green china clay endpapers, early inscription to verso of front endpaper ‘Mrs. Humphry with …

  • # 17269

    OLSEN, John.

    John Olsen 81-82 and Noela Hjorth (signed)

    Souvenir catalogue, Festival of Perth, 1982. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 20, text by Geoffrey Dutton and Alex Bortignon, illustrated in colour; a very good copy, signed by John Olsen on the inside front cover, ‘John Olsen, Perth 82’.

  • # 17179

    JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard

    The art of Captain Cook’s voyages (four volume set)

    Volume one : The voyage of the Endeavour 1768 – 1771. With a descriptive catalogue of all the known drawings of peoples, places, artefacts and events and the original engravings associated with them. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985. First edition (limited to 500 copies). Folio, cloth in dust jacket, pp. xv; 247, illustrated. Volume …

  • # 14530

    [NEWTON], NEWTON, June

    Helmut Newton (Sumo) (2nd ed.)

    Helmut Newton, edited by June Newton Köln; New York: Taschen, 2009. Folio; 267 x 374 mm. Fine copy, near mint in dust jacket with book stand and making-of publication. Revised by June Newton. The first edition of Newton's Sumo published by Taschen, the “biggest and most expensive book production of the 20th century”, according to …

  • # 17535

    MOLLISON, James

    A singular vision : the art of Fred Williams

    Canberra : Australian National Gallery, 1989. Quarto, hardcover in dust jacket (spine a little faded, corners rubbed), 255 pp, profusely illustrated, inscription to front free endpaper. Along with McCaughey, the standard monograph on Williams; a good copy. Scarce.

  • # 17395

    LINDSAY, Lionel (1874-1961)

    Bookplate for Keith Wingrove

    Woodcut engraving, 80 x 55 mm; created 1958. Signed in the image.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.

  • # 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.