Art Books

  • # 30775


    Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Alhalkere. Paintings from Utopia.

    Brisbane: Queensland Art Gallery, 1998. Quarto, illustrated cards in paper dustwrapper (spine sunned), 154pp. illustrated throughout. An important monograph, scarce.

  • # 30774

    WHITELEY, Brett.

    Paris ‘Regard de Côté’

    Melbourne: Australian Galleries, 1990. Oblong quarto, printed card wrappers, bump to lower corner, illustrated in colour throughout. A magnificent Brett Whiteley publication from Australian Galleries.

  • # 30769

    BUNGEY, Darleen

    Arthur Boyd : a life

    Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2007. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp. x; 630, illustrated with 48 pages of plates. “Meticulously researched and beautifully written, this is the first full biography of the complex genius, Arthur Boyd.”- the publisher.  

  • # 30768

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Hal Fischer : The Gay Seventies

    San Francisco : Gallery 16, 2019. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 110, illustrated. New copy. Hal Fischer: The Gay Seventies is the first monograph to feature the complete set of photo-text works that Hal Fischer produced between 1977 and 1979 in San Francisco’s Haight and Castro neighborhoods. In addition to Gay Semiotics, Fischer’s best-known work (its …

  • # 30766


    Modern Australian Aboriginal Art (signed copy)

    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, internally clean. Signed on the half-title ‘Rex Battarbee, Alice Springs, N.T.’. Foreword by T.G.H. Strehlow. Includes chapters on Albert Namatjira, Edwin Pareroultja, …

  • # 30765

    MARX, Jack and MCGREGOR, Ken

    Jason Benjamin : What binds us (deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2007. Quarto, red-lettered cloth in matching slipcase, pp 192, illustrated throughout. The deluxe edition, limited to 75 copies specially bound with an original signed etching, ‘Will you ever really know?” loosely enclosed.

  • # 30741

    LEOPOLD, Elisabeth and Rudolf

    Egon Schiele : Paintings, Water-colours, Drawings

    Munich : Hirmer Verlag GmbH, 2021. Thick quarto, 30.5 x 31 cm, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 736, extensively illustrated. New copy, sealed in shrinkwrap. The definitive monograph on Egon Schiele. The monograph on Egon Schiele edited by Rudolf Leopold in 1972 forms the basis for Egon Schiele’s world fame. This important document of art-historical literature …

  • # 30748

    ANDREWS, Rebecca

    Hans Heysen

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2008. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 144, illustrated. A fine copy. The Hans Heysen catalogue was written by Rebecca Andrews to accompany a major retrospective of the artists’ work in 2008/-09 held at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Hans Heysen (1877-1968) is renowned as one of Australia’s …

  • # 28986

    McCAHON, Colin (1919 - 1987)

    15 drawings. Colin McCahon December ’51 to May ’52

    Dunedin : Hocken Library, University of Otago, 1976. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, ribbon tie, twenty-five sheets offset-lithograph (including the covers) reproducing a McCahon sketchbook held in the Hocken. Slight mark to upper wrapper, a fine copy. ‘In 1951 McCahon made a book of ink drawings for a friend, the poet Charles Brasch. Earlier that year Brasch had …

  • # 27500

    LINDSAY, Norman; McCRAE, Hugh

    Colombine. With XI illustrations by Norman Lindsay (C. J. Dennis’ copy)

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson Ltd., 1920. Quarto, papered boards with cloth spine, remnants of the original flimsy dustjacket (upper panel and flap), rarely encountered, 53 pp., 11 tipped-in plates by Norman Lindsay, light foxing to preliminaries, a very good copy. Limited to 1000 copies. Booklabel to front paste down ‘This book is from the …

  • # 30507

    MELDRUM, Max

    The science of appearances

    as formulated and taught by Max Meldrum. Arranged and edited by Russell R. Foreman. Sydney : The Shepherd Press, 1950. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth in illustrated dustjacket (edge worn with chips to head and foot of spine), tipped-in portrait frontispiece, pp. xvii; 298; extensively illustrated with colour and black and white plates, diagrams, a folding chart, …

  • # 30167

    BIGOT, Georges Ferdinand (1860-1927)

    Croquis Japonais par G. Bigot. 1886. Tokio

    [Tokyo : The artist, 1886]. Large folio (460 x 315 mm), original limp vellum covers with Japanese hand-stitched binding (a little dusty and with light handling wear), with etched title and illustration to front cover and etching to rear; [32] leaves, with 29 original etchings illustrating Japanese types and their costume (although note the final print …

  • # 30509

    RÉAU, Louis

    Etienne-Maurice Falconet

    Paris : Demotte, 1922. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies (this being no. 179). Two volumes, large quarto (330 x 260 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered purple wrappers (sunned, else very good); pp 1-272, 273-538, illustrated with 47 photogravure plates; contents very clean, a fine set. Catalogue raisonné of the works of French baroque, rococo and neoclassical …

  • # 30500

    GIACOMETTI, Georges

    La vie et l’oeuvre de Houdon

    / Préface par Camille Mauclair. Paris : A. Camoin, [1929]. Edition limited to 600 numbered copies (this being no. 525), one of 550 on vélin de Rives printed by Paul Léon. Two volumes, large thick quarto (330 x 250 mm), publisher’s decorated card covers in Parisian bookseller G. Privat’s glassine wrappers; pp 246, 310, volume 1 with an …

  • # 28311

    JERREMS Carol; PAAUWE, Deborah; BARTON, Del Kathryn

    MGA 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Prints : Female photographers

    Melbourne : Monash Gallery of Art, 2020. Portfolio containing a printed colopon and three photographs reproduced from the original works in the Monash Gallery of Art’s collection. Limited to 7 copies, numbered on the verso of each print. Includes work by Del Kathry Barton, Deborah Paauwe and Carol Jerrems. The print by Jerrems is of …

  • # 30492


    An African slave trader with Caucasian and African female slaves.

    [Circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph of an oil painting, carte de visite format, 100 x 65 mm (mount), verso with imprint of Goupil & Cie, Paris; in fine condition. This carte de visite reproduces a painting of a Barbary slave market, depicting African slave traders with female slaves – both African and Caucasian. It was photographed …