Artist Books

  • # 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 …

  • # 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; …

  • # 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 …

  • # 19107

    SHAKESPEARE, William; GRIFFIN, Richard.

    King Richard II (in a unique binding by Richard Griffin)

    Introduction by Sir John Gielgud. Designs by Loudon Sainthill. London : The Folio Society, 1958. Small quarto, uniquely bound in contrasting coloured morocco with central imitation jewel, in a custom box, pp. 116, pale foxing. The private press publisher Richard Griffin took up the art of bookbinding in around 1985 and is know for his …

  • # 19597

    Artists’ books + multiples fair ‘96

    Brisbane : Numero Uno Publications, 1996. Octavo, wrappers with illustrated dust jacket, 69 pp, fine condition. Number 295 of a limited 300 copies.

  • # 19221

    CRAFWORD, Marian (1955 - )

    Picturing the island

    Melbourne : the artist, 2016. Quarto, illustrated wrappers with wraparound title band, pp. [52], illustrated. Signed and dated by the artist. A contemporary photobook created by Melbourne artist Marian Crawford, drawing on her memories growing up on Babana (contemporary Kiribati) and using historical photographs of what was at the time known as the Gilbert and …

  • # 19189

    GRUNER, Elioth

    Elioth Gruner. Twenty-four reproductions in colour from original oil paintings (deluxe edition)

    Foreword by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : The Shepherd Press, n.d. [  ]. Quarto, full crushed morocco with gilt design, gilt dentelles, a little rubbed along spine, foxing to endpapers and light water stain to edges of endpapers, twenty-four fine colour reproductions with titled tissue guards, 13 page essay by Norman Lindsay. The deluxe edition of …

  • # 18929

    LEWITT, Sol (1928 - 2007)

    Brick Wall (presentation copy)

    New York : Tanglewood Press, 1977. Quarto, lettered card wrappers, pp. [30], photographic illustrations of a brick wall at different times of day in different light. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed on the title page ‘For William, Sol Lewitt’. ‘As a co-founder of Printed Matter in the 1970s, Lewitt was a crucial proponent of the …

  • # 18939

    KENNY, Robert (b. 1952)

    A book of detection. (One of 26 copies)

    / by Robert Kenny. Drawings by the author. Darlington, N.S.W. : Sea Cruise Books, 1978. Colophon states: ‘Limited edition of 500 copies, 26 of which are lettered a to z and signed by the author’. This copy is lettered ‘c’ and signed ‘Robert Kenny’. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, [32] ff (duplicated typescript printed recto only); with hand-drawn …

  • # 18974

    GRISHIN, Sasha; LETI, Bruno

    Bruno Leti. Portrait of a printmaker. Matrix to paper, forty years of printmaking (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2011. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 192, illustrated. A detailed survey of Leti’s graphic output, including a section on his artists’ books. Signed by the artist.

  • # 14310

    OPPEN, Monica

    Wah-hah and the lemon-yellow crest

    Sydney : Ant Press, 1988. Elephant folio, original cloth boards with colour etching inlaid to front panel, slipcase, colophon, pp. [30], bound French-fold, each page being a very large full page etching with hand colouring. Edition limited to 10 copies each containing 29 etchings. ‘This book was written with a love for the natural environment …

  • # 13066

    SHEAD, Garry (1942- )

    Ern Malley : The Darkening Ecliptic

    Darwin : Basil Hall Editions, 2003. Nine etchings, each 150 x 220 mm, hand-printed by Natasha Rowell. Edition of 50; housed in a purpose-built ceramic box (290 x 215 x 60 mm); the etchings join up in the fashion of a puzzle to complete Shead’s image, Petit Testament; each of the nine etchings is signed verso, …

  • # 16514

    [Warringah Printmakers Studio]; ANSON, Jennifer

    Natural Collection

    Sydney : Warringah Printmakers Studio, 2017. Elephant folio with printed wrappers, housed in buckram clamshell case with matching printed lining, in printed calico bag. A publication of twenty-nine prints of varying method, showing flora and fauna of Northern Sydney, accompanied by artists’ statements and scientific descriptions. Limited to an edition of 10 copies, with signatures of …

  • # 18751

    HITTI, Deanna

    Cultural transaction [with] Towla

    An extraordinary collection of works by contemporary Melbourne artist Deanna Hitti, comprising her artist’s book Towla and two monumental wall pieces titled Cultural Transaction. Towla [Melbourne] : the artist, 2017. Folio, screenprinted buckram, screenprinted endpapers, pp. 40; [8]; 40; screenprinted on Somerset 115gsm Bookwove paper, housed in a screenprinted clamshell box. Limited to 10 copies plus three …