Artist Books

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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    [Mock-up for an unpublished artist’s photo book].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. …

  • # 18287

    FOULX, Claude


    [Paris : Underground Press, 1970]. Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated. A photographic artists book where essentially a game of strip poker devolves into an orgy. A variant cover is printed in pink and has the publisher on the upper wrapper. This variant has no details at all about the publisher, and as such, we believe …

  • # 17974

    MOORE, Todd (1937 - 2010); DUSTERHOFF, Chris

    The Summer of Blood

    Seattle : Spankstra Press, 2011.Glass fronted display case containing the typed short story The Summer of Blood by Moore on 32 loose leaves (the first with imitation blood spatter), hand-typed on a vintage Royal typewriter; colophon dated 2009 from the original planned issue (unsigned due to the death of the author); a blood splattered white table …

  • # 18606

    LETI, Bruno

    The colour of poetry. Thank you to Matthew Arnold 1822 – 1888

    Melbourne : the artist, 2017. Octavo, silver-lettered black cloth, pp. 74, being poetry of Arnold with overpainted designs by Leti. Limited to 20 copies signed by Bruno Leti. “Matthew Arnold’s book of selected poems has served as the ‘support’ for the hand-painted artwork within it. Words and colours are combined with selected ‘lines’ left in …

  • # 11239

    EMIN, Tracey (1963 - )

    Exploration of the soul

    [London : the artist], 1994. Quarto, lettered flush-cut boards, pp [40], two original photographs of Tracey Emin and her brother Paul as children, original lithograph of a bird perched on a penis, inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper ‘I wanted this to be the truth Tracey Emin 1994’ and editioned out of …

  • # 18528

    TEAGUE, Violet

    Night fall in the ti-tree (facsimile edition)

    Woodcuts by Geraldine Rede and Violet Teague. [Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 1988?]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, cloth spine, unpaginated, french folds in the style of the original publication from 1905. ‘In 1905 Violet Teague, in collaboration with her friend Geraldine Rede, handprinted Night Fall in the Ti-Tree at the Sign of the Rabbit Press, …

  • # 18094

    FRAZER, David.


    Castlemaine : Unstable Press, 2013. Quarto, cloth bound boards with illustration to front panel, unpaginated, 12 original wood engravings, letterpress. Limited to 15 copies plus three proofs, bound by George Matoulas. An emotional short story about love and its loss. Held in the collections of the State Library of Victoria, Monash University, University of Melbourne, …

  • # 17503

    KING, Martin

    Book of sand

    [Melbourne : the artist], 1995. Quarto, gilt-lettered green cloth, being a series of sheets of sand paper interlined with blind-impressed pages. Signed and numbered in an edition 1/1. Unique.

  • # 18346

    PARR, Mike

    Mike Parr. The tilted stage. Curated by Anthony Bond (deluxe edition)

    Hobart : Detached Cultural Organisation and Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, c 2008. Quarto, laminated boards, unpaginated, illustrated. A catalogue of an exhibition of performance art and installation by the important Australian conceptual artist. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies signed and numbered by the artist (within the larger edition of 750 copies), with …

  • # 18355

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia

    Art in Australia. Series 1, No. 1 – Series 4, No. 6 (1916 – 1942). Complete in 100 issues. Series 1 (11 issues, quarto), Series 2 (2 issues, large quarto), Series 3 (81 issues, quarto), Series 4 (6 issues, large quarto). Illustrated wrappers, occasional chipping, extensively illustrated, tipped-in plates, a very fine set; together with the special issue …

  • # 18348

    SANESI, Roberto.


    Con cinque acqueforti a colori. Milan : Grafica Uno, 1990. Folio, printed wrappers, four folded sections, each with 8 pages, 5 color aquatints, each signed and numbered by the artist. Limited to 75 copies plus 10 artist’s proofs, this is artist’s proof number 2.

  • # 17497

    BURKE, Clifford

    Bone songs

    Newark, VT: Janus Press, 1992. Artists’ book. Oblong quarto, unpaginated, illustrations by Ruth Fine. Limited to 150 copies, bound in a non-adhesive binding of paper folds housed within a buckram and hide slipcase. Book & structure by Claire van Vliet, executed with Lidk Wray & Audrey Holden. Presentation copy for Melbourne master printmaker Martin King, …