Artist Books

  • # 42894

    HOPKINS, Ted (1945 - 2023)

    The Book of Slab

    Devised and produced by Ted Hopkins in association with the publisher, Champion Books. Melbourne : Champion Books, 1983. Quarto, lettered English buckram with diecut shape of Australia, illustrated endpapers, pp. [228], illustrations, ephemera tipped-in, vinyl disk. Printed in an edition of 250 copies (from the prospectus, which is not included). A fascinating Australian artist’s book …

  • # 42706

    OPPEN, Monica

    Do not lament (The song of the axe)

    Sydney : the artist, 2018. Oblong quarto, drum-leaf binding (330 x 450 mm), decorated bookcloth, each copy unique, cloth covered clamshell box. Printed in an edition of 7 copies of which 6 are for sale. The artist has provided the following information about her artist’s book: “The text for the poem ‘The Song of the Axe’, …

  • # 42832

    GRAHAME, Noreen

    Lessons in History. Vol. II : Democracy.

    Brisbane : Grahame Galleries + Editions / Numero Uno, 2012. Octavo, lettered wrappers in illustrated dustjacket (folding to make a poster), pp. 96, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 500 copies. Catalogue of 50 Australian artists’s books with prices on the theme of democracy.

  • # 42721

    CRAWFORD, Marian (1955 - ); BRENNAN, Angela (1960 - )

    Haunts hantise haunting 2021

    [Melbourne : the artists], 2021. Artist’s book, 27 x 16.8 cm (closed), printed letterpress and relief. Published by the artists in an edition of 14 signed and numbered copies, this is number 6. ‘Drawing on shapes that echo across centuries – the vase or amphora, and in more contemporary times – the decorative patterns found …

  • # 42709

    MARKS, Margaret

    Green knot

    Artist’s book, card portfolio 15 x 20 cms, paper lined boards with green nautical rope to upper board, strong bound with blue fishing line, mixed media pages (geliprint, Lino and mono print with watercolour), page size variable, collage. Unique. A visually mesmerising artist’s book which captures the texture of the beach and the tranquility it …

  • # 42708

    MARTIN, Sue

    A book of beetles

    Artist’s book, card portfolio 23 x 18 cms, hand stamped linen bound boards, stringbound, 11 leaves of hand painted leaves with hand stamps of beetles, glassine sheets of text. Signed by the artist on the inner boards. A charming and shimmering artist’s book by the contemporary printmaker. Exhibited : Firestation Print Studio Artists Book Prize …

  • # 42707

    NEAL, Karen (1956 - )

    Magpie Book

    Artist’s book, card portfolio 280 x 200 x 15 mm, with a linocut on the cover, signed by the artist, titled and numbered 1 / 5, containing a 10 panel concertina panorama, each panel with a linocut illustration of a magpie. A simple and striking artist’s book by the Melbourne based contemporary printmaker. Exhibited : …

  • # 42604

    JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)

    Robert Jacks (signed copy)

    Artists books, printed works, folios and ephemera from the artist’s collection 1969 – 2009. Melbourne : Douglas Stewart Fine Books, 2010. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [36], illustrated in colour, essay by Douglas Stewart, 73 works photographed and catalogued, with prices. One of a handful of copies signed by the artist in 2010.

  • # 42424

    [OLSEN, John]. MCGRECOR, Ken

    Teeming with Life. John Olsen: His complete graphics 1957 – 2005 (deluxe edition)

    By Ken McGregor in consultation with John Olsen and Jeffrey Makin. Melbourne : Macmillan, 2005. Quarto, two volumes, black decorated umber cloth in matching slipcase, pp 256, 8 [247 – 264], illustrated throughout. First edition, second printing of the definitive catalogue raisonné of Olsen’s graphics. This is the deluxe edition, limited to 70 copies, specially …

  • # 42400

    DAY, Christopher

    New Reading Order

    Melbourne : Negative Press, 2016. Quarto, lettered cloth, photographs, essay by Kyla McFarlane. Edition limited to 500 copies. New Reading Order is the first major publication on the work of Melbourne based artist Christopher Day. Published by Negative Press, the book presents Day’s unique collage and photographic works alongside Eleven Passages of Ambiguous Associations by …

  • # 41421

    Robert Jacks (1943 - 2014)

    The Three Stamps Box Sets 1976 – 77

    A rare group of collaborative stamp sets published by Robert Jacks with contributors from the Upper Stamp movement. These early sets, featuring original rubber stamps,  were produced in very low numbers. ‘In addition to being included in exhibitions, publications and other editions coordinated by others, Jacks also coordinated and produced a number of collections of …

  • # 41954

    CREELEY, Robert; KATZ, Alex


    New York : Peter Blum Edition, 1999. Quarto, publisher’s green cloth over boards (some mild wear), with gilt lettering, gilt to spine, unpaginated, illustrated throughout; slight bend to top right corner of leaves, otherwise internally very clean, a good copy. Edges features reproductions of 13 etchings by Katz which accompany the poem of the same …

  • # 41993

    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 …

  • # 42047

    OPPEN, Monica

    Tree Song

    [Sydney] : Ant Press, 1991. Folding broadside with a designer binding of cloth bound boards with embossed design, 405 x 120 mm., letterpress with an original woodblock. Limited to 55 copies signed by the author-artist.

  • # 42045

    CATALANO, Gary

    The bandaged image : a study of Australian artists’ books

    Sydney : Hale & Iremonger, 1983. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp. 88, illustrated. A fine copy. Includes a chapter on Robert Jacks and discussion of the artists books of Tim Johnson, Imants Tillers, Micky Allan, Ti Parks, Ian Howard, Mike Parr, Richard Larter, Peter Lyssiotis et alia.

  • # 25002

    LETI, Bruno

    The enclosed garden

    Thirty mixed media drawings 1985 – 1990. Melbourne : the artist, 1998. Octavo, quarter-cloth with papered boards, introduction by Bob Garlick, colour photographs of Leti’s paintings. Limited to 15 copies signed and numbered by the artist. An intimate series of landscape paintings aligned with Leti’s other work ‘Studio emblems’. Held in three Australian collections : …