Art Books

  • # 24527

    LYMBURNER, Francis

    Fifty drawings by Francis Lymburner (signed copy, Ena Dupain’s copy)

    Sydney : Ure Smith, 1946. Quarto, cloth, 50 black and white plates. Fragment of dustjacket and news clipping loosely enclosed. Signed by the artist on the front free endpaper. With the ownership inscription of Ena Dupain (1863 – 1952), mother of Max Dupain, to the front free endpaper.

  • # 24526

    MOFFATT, Tracey et alia

    Visionaire 30 : the game. Australia edition.

    [New York] : Visionaire Publishing, 1999. Limited to 6000 numbered copies. Issue 30 of the avant garde photography magazine, presented in the form of a game, featuring photographs by Australian artists and sitting in a box designed by Louis Vuitton. “30 GAME is not only a collection of art but also a game. Taking as …

  • # 24479

    MIZUKI, Heitarō

    アブストラクトパターン [Abusutorakuto Patān = abstract pattern]

    Kyōto-shi : Unsōdō, Shōwa 5 [1930]. First and only edition. Publisher’s portfolio of green papered boards with cloth spine (rubbed), with title and pictorial inlay, 395 x 280 mm, colophon tipped-in to verso of lower board. Preface sheet, foxed as usual, printed red rule to text. 32 colour plates (measuring 385 x 265 mm), numbered …

  • # 24508

    HEYWARD, Michael

    Bill Henson

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2017. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 75, illustrated. New copy. ‘His powerful and edgy images approach the painterly and the cinematic, bringing formal and classical qualities to the gritty, casual dramas of the everyday. This publication presents a selection of images, compiled by the artist, that range from sublime …

  • # 24507

    HENSON, Bill (1955 -)

    The light fades but the gods remain (signed deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : Thames & Hudson in association with the Monash Gallery of Art, 2019. Quarto, lettered cloth, illustrated dustjacket, pp. 166, extensively illustrated. The deluxe edition, signed by Bill Henson on the half-title, housed in a lettered cloth slipcase. As new copy. A standard edition, unsigned, without slipcase, was also issued. “Over thirty years have …

  • # 24506

    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. 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, and now in the …

  • # 24485

    HENSON, Bill (1955 - ); GREGG, Simon

    Bill Henson : dark desire

    Sale : Gippsland Art Gallery, 2014. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 76, fully illustrated with Henson’s photographs. Essay by Simon Gregg. Limited to 500 copies. An as new copy. Catalogue of an exhibition held at Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria, 29 November 2014 to 1 February 2015. “‘Dark Desire’ explores Henson’s enduring fascination with darkness …

  • # 24478

    The Field revisited

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria 2018. Two volumes in plastic slipcase, quarto, each with diecut wrappers, the first volume being a 144 page monograph on the seminal exhibition of Australian modernism held in 1968, the second volume being a 96 page facsimile of the rare original 1968 catalogue. As new condition. ‘The National Gallery …

  • # 24482

    HENSON, Bill (1955 - ); GREGG, Simon

    Bill Henson : dark desire

    Sale : Gippsland Art Gallery, 2014. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 76, fully illustrated with Henson’s photographs. Essay by Simon Gregg. Limited to 500 copies. An as new copy. Catalogue of an exhibition held at Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria, 29 November 2014 to 1 February 2015. “‘Dark Desire’ explores Henson’s enduring fascination with darkness …

  • # 24429

    THOMAS, Daniel.

    Criss Canning : the pursuit of beauty. (Deluxe edition with original signed etching)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2007. Quarto, gilt-lettered teal cloth in matching slipcase, pp. 192, fully illustrated. First edition, the deluxe edition, limited to 75 numbered copies, with an original signed etching ‘Banksia’, printed at Port Jackson press, loosely accompanying the book. Written and published to coincide with the artist’s retrospective exhibition at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. …

  • # 24357

    [FEINT, Adrian]. Mullins, John Lane

    Bookplates by Adrian Feint. (Presentation copy for Sydney Ure Smith)

    With an introduction by the Honourable John Lane Mullins. Sydney : Palmtree Press, 1928. Octavo, cloth over papered boards with title label (the glue has caused discolouration, as in all copies), unpaginated, introduction by Mullins, 21 original woodcut bookplates tipped in, including those for Margaret and William Preston, Thea Proctor, Dorothea Mackellar, Kenneth Macqueen, John …

  • # 24388

    DESMOND, Michael et al.

    Flash pictures by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists

    Canberra, A.C.T. : Australian National Gallery, 1991. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [16], illustrated. A catalogue to accompany the exhibition Flash Pictures held at the Australian National Gallery from 21 December 1991 to 8 March 1992. Exhibition and brochure text by Daphne Wallace, Michael Desmond and Wally Caruana

  • # 24386

    STROCCHI, Maria

    Ikuntji Tjuta : touring

    curated by Marina Strocchi for Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery. Campbelltown, NSW : Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, 1999 .Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 28, illustrated. The exhibition is a selection of paintings by artists from the Ikuntji Women’s Centre at Haasts Bluff; artists include Alice Nampitjinpa, Narputta Nangala and Eunice Napanangka

  • # 24300

    GREENAWAY, Ronald

    Anne Graham paintings : a critical evaluation by Ronald Greenaway (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Aldine Press, 1969. Small quarto, illustrated wrappers (lightly worn), pp. 24, illustrated. Photography by Mark Strizic and others. Signed by the artist and dated 1969 on the title page.

  • # 24419

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    Life’s a ball

    Melbourne : Currey O’Neil, 1985. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, a very good copy. Ellis’ candid photographs of partying in the hedonistic 80s in Australia, including nightclubs, house parties, beach parties and wherever the champagne was flowing.

  • # 24397

    EATHER, Michael; CORKHILL, Annette Robyn; BARING, Graham

    Dreamtime : zeitgenössische Aboriginal art / The dark and the light.

    18.05. – 30.09.2001. Klosterneuburg (Vienna) : Sammlung Essl, 2001. Large quarto (300 x 240 mm), pictorial card covers, 301 pp, colour illustrations, bibliography; parallel text in German and English. An as new copy. Superb catalogue produced to accompany an exhibition of contemporary Australian Indigenous art staged by the Essl Museum, Vienna.