Artist Books

  • # 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 …

  • # 18933

    LEWITT, Sol (1928 - 2007)

    Color grids

    New York : Multiples, Inc and  ; Colombes, France : Générations, 1977. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. [84], illustrated inn colour with Lewitt’s mesmerising geometric designs. Scarce.

  • # 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 …

  • # 18790

    ARNOLD, Raymond

    Body Armour : Char Corps

    Mt. Nelson [Tasmania] : Partners Press, c 2005. Octavo, embossed card wrappers, folding sheet in 15 sections each with an illustration, essays by Katherine McDonald verso, lettered title wrapper, a mint copy. A fine artist’s private press book limited to 250 copies signed by the artist and the designer.

  • # 17964

    AUST, Felix

    Cash as cash can

    Jagstfield [Germany} : Black Letter Press, 1990. Oblong folio, papered boards with an American one dollar bill mounted on upper panel, slipcase, Artist’s book on the subject of capitalism, work and money, printed by hand on a cylinder proofpress. Limited to 100 copies signed by the artist. Scarce. Copies are held in the Walker Art …

  • # 18032

    THIELEN, Beth

    If a universe formed in your living room, could you ever tell?

    [Pasadena, CA] : the artist, 1992. Artist’s book. Quarto, hand-decorated folding portfolio with magnetic clasp, folding cards [pp. 8] with 4 pop-up figures, with a hand-written quote from the L.A. Times in 1991 about the creation of multiple universes. Limited to 20 copies signed by the artist. Other examples are held in the Library of …

  • # 18163

    SEMO, Gaby


    [Mock-up for an unpublished artist’s photo book]. [U.S.A.] : Gaby Semo, [c.1980]. Quarto (305 x 230 mm), unbound, black card “wrappers”, the upper wrapper with title and artist’s name printed in white with original photograph onlaid, [4] preliminary sheets (including printed titles), followed by [34] sheets each with an original black-and-white photographic print on matte …

  • # 18698

    HENSON, Bill (1955 - ); RÜCKERT, Friedrich (1788 - 1866); MAHLER, Gustav (1860 - 1911)

    Kindertotenlieder : Mahler, Henson, Rückert

    London : Stanley/Barker, 2017. Quarto (381 x 305 mm), decorated black cloth, 16 pages letterpress text by Rückert, 64 pages offset with 32 photographs by Henson, housed in a foil stamped black slipcase containing a 12″ vinyl record of the music of Mahler. Published in a limited edition of 150 numbered copies each signed by Bill Henson. …

  • # 18646

    GLEESON, James.

    [POETRY] Along the fault line. Late slippages and abrasions.

    Sydney: The Northwood Press (a division of The Beagle Press), 2005. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth, 50 pp of James Gleeson’s poems. Limited to 350 copies. Produced for private distribution. A rare literary work by the artist.