Art Books

  • # 25481

    MARAWILI, Nongirrna

    Nongirrna Marawili : from my heart and mind

    Edited by Cara Pinchbeck with Djambawa Marawili, Kade McDonald and Henry F Skerritt. Sydney, NSW : Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2018. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 128, illustrated. Noŋgirrŋa Marawili is one of the most distinctive Aboriginal artists working today. From her home in Yirrkala, Marawili has revolutionised the art of north‐eastern Arnhem Land …

  • # 25478

    ANDERSON, Sue (1948 - ) and HARRISON, Gwen (1947 - )

    Quaranta Australis

    Sydney : Gwen Harrison and Sue Anderson, 2008. Artists’ book, circular shape (395 mm tall), the 20 pages each consisting of an original etching printed on Japanese tissue, laid on paper sheets, mounted with a vellum stub and bound in to an embossed vellum binding with goatskin cords, presented in a folding clamshell box by …

  • # 25476

    Sydney Ure Smith

    [BOOKPLATES]. Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series, Number Five.

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1923. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers, unpaginated, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, an excellent copy. Includes literary works by George Lambert on a European Art exhibition and various reviews. Illustrations by Heysen, Strang, Rothenstein, et al. Also includes an article …

  • # 25473

    [BUTLER, Roger; MINCHIN, Jan]

    Thea Proctor : the prints

    Sydney : Resolution Press, 1980. Tall folio (415mm), decorated linen bound boards (faint traces of foxing), glassine wrapper, 80pp. illustrated. In the original mailing carton. Biography by Jan Minchin, catalogue by Roger Butler. Limited to 1000 copies. The catalogue raisonne of Proctor’s graphics, an essential reference and a fine publication. Thea Proctor (1879 – 1966) …

  • # 25317

    BRZESKI, Janusz Maria (1907-1957)

    [The Bordello]

    Woodcut, 150 x 150 mm (image), 230 x 210 mm (sheet), signed and dated in the image lower right ‘Janusz Maria Brzeski / Paris 1929’; on fine tissue paper; out of series (artist’s proof?), but other examples indicate an edition of 100; some scattered foxing (the spots so tiny as to be insignificant), else very …

  • # 13937

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969) and LINDSAY, Jack (1900-1990)

    A homage to Sappho

    Made by Norman and Jack Lindsay. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Limited to 70 signed copies. Quarto, vellum over bevelled boards with title and Lindsay decoration in gold, all edges gilt, 64 pp, illustrated with fifteen original etchings by Norman Lindsay, a fine copy. One of the finest Australian private press books, a beautiful …

  • # 25305

    [LINDSAY]. McCRAE, Hugh.

    Satyrs & Sunlight: Silvarum Libri (Presentation copy)

    With pictures and decorations by Norman Lindsay. Sydney: John Sands Ltd, 1909. Folio, quarter-vellum and decorated papered boards (sunned and worn), 149pp. some foxing to the text, includes twenty-one full-page plates and numerous vignette illustrations. Limited to 130 copies, signed and numbered by McCrae, The plates include eight tipped-in original Norman Lindsay sepia-toned lithographs, each …

  • # 25170

    DALI, Salvador (1904 - 1989); MONTAIGNE, Michel de (1533 - 1592)

    Essays of Michel De Montaigne (Deluxe edition, signed by Salvador Dali)

    Translated by Charles Cotton. Selected and illustrated by Salvador Dali. New York : Doubleday & Co., 1947.Octavo, gilt-illustrated blue cloth (a couple of very small marks) in slipcase, bookplate for The Gerson Brodies to front pastedown, colour frontispiece by Salvador Dali, pp. [viii]; 472; colophon, 15 colour plates and black and white vignette illustrations by Dali. …

  • # 25222

    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 …

  • # 25173

    DALI, Salvador (1904 - 1989); CELLINI, Benvenuto (1500 - 1571)

    The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (deluxe edition, signed by Salvador Dali)

    Translated by John Addington Symonds. Illustrated by Salvador Dali. New York : Doubleday & Co., 1946. Octavo, gilt-illustrated blue cloth (spine slightly dulled), lacking the slipcase, colour frontispiece by Salvador Dali, pp. 442; colophon, 15 colour plates and black and white vignette illustrations by Dali. The deluxe edition, limited to 1000 numbered copies signed by the …

  • # 24935

    Hazelwood, Art; Rotzcher, Klaus-Ulrich

    Tora Bora / توره بوره / Black dust : an opera in three acts

    [San Francisco : Art Hazelwood], 2011. Handmade artist’s book in the form of a foldout diorama. Screenprinted boards with cloth joints which open and assemble to create a theatrical stage 320 mm high, 250 mm deep, 710 mm wide, the floor of the stage lined with grooves into which can be inserted one or more …

  • # 25359

    [COTTON]. ENNIS, Helen

    Olive Cotton Photographer (deluxe edition with original signed photograph)

    Photographs and captions by Olive Cotton, with an introduction by Helen Ennis and a personal memoir by Sally McInerney. Canberra: National Library of Australia, 1995. Folio, gilt-titled buckram (small dent on upper board), 72pp. illustrated by Cotton’s superb black and white photography. Neat presentation inscription to endpaper. This one of 130 de luxe copies specially …

  • # 25336

    JACKS, Robert

    Robert Jacks: his Bloomsday book.

    Melbourne: Macmillan Art Publishing, 2004. Folio, embossed with an original collage design by the artist on front panel, housed in striking red and black clamshell box, illustrated throughout and accompanied by poetry by James Joyce et al. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies, in the superior binding, with an original signed screenprint bound in. …

  • # 25371

    HENSON, Bill

    Principio erat (Artist’s edition A)

    Paris : Editions Bessard, 2019. Folio, pictorial laminated boards, pp. [70], several double fold-out pages, printed on high quality matt photographic paper. Principio erat is published in a standard and deluxe edition – described as the ‘Artist’s edition’ by the publisher. The standard edition is published in two variations, each limited to 500 numbered copies. …

  • # 24979

    HENSON, Bill

    Principio erat (Artist’s edition B)

    Paris : Editions Bessard, 2019. Folio, pictorial laminated boards, pp. [70], several double fold-out pages, printed on high quality matt photographic paper. Principio erat is published in a standard and deluxe edition – described as the ‘Artist’s edition’ by the publisher. The standard edition is published in two variations, each limited to 500 numbered copies. …

  • # 24980

    HENSON, Bill

    Principio erat (standard edition B)

    Paris : Editions Bessard, 2019. Folio, pictorial laminated boards, pp. [70], several double fold-out pages, printed on high quality matt photographic paper. Principio erat is published in a standard and deluxe edition – described as the ‘Artist’s edition’ by the publisher. The standard edition is published in two variations, each limited to 500 numbered copies. …