Artist Books

  • # 19516

    De' MEDICI, Lorenzo (1449-1492); OLDCORD, Anthony (translator); SCHMEISSER, Jorg (1942-2012) et al.

    Carnival Songs

    New York : Raphael Fodde Editions, 2001. Folio (500 x 360 mm), gilt-decorated cloth, gilt-lettered morocco spine (small bump lower corner), pp 36, printed letterpress on Hannemuhle paper, text in Italian with English translation, two original etchings by American artist William T. Wiley, one by Italian artist Mimmo Paladino, one by Australian artist Jorg Schmeisser, …

  • # 34953

    JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)

    Robert Jacks. Twelve red grids

    Hand stamped / New York / 1973. New York : [the artist], 1973. Small artist’s book approximately 120mm square, staple bound with red tape, 12pp. rubber stamped with designs of red dots. Hand-printed artist’s book, a companion to others (such as Red Diagonals, Lines Dots etc.) created by the artist in small numbers in the 1970s and …

  • # 35122

    REID, Terry (1942 - )

    Mildura broadcast

    Mildura, Victoria : Mildura Arts Centre, 1978. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (with a photograph of a Pitjantjatjara child by David Moore), pp. 54, illustrated. Terry Reid is a Canadian born artist who studied at the Vancouver School of Art and later moved to Sydney, Australia. He participated in the influential Mildura Sculpture Triennials in the late …

  • # 35455

    Coats 4 teens. Look cool feel warm

    Denver : is Press (The Institute of Sociometry), 2017 (second edition 2018). Octavo, illustrated wrappers, stringbound, pp. 26, illustrated. Small press book documenting an act of guerilla sociometry to ensure Colorado teens were rugged up during winter, in particular ‘irresponsible teens who leave the house without their perfectly good coat and are going to catch …

  • # 34902

    JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)

    Opera House Sydney from Lavender Bay. 12 etchings

    [Sydney : the artist, 1981]. Oblong quarto (230 x 345 mm), black buckram binding, manuscript title page, 12 etched views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour by Robert Jacks, each measuring approximately 75 x 150 mm (plate lines), one signed. A unique artist’s book of views of Sydney’s most famous landmark, created by …

  • # 34954

    BRUNS, Carol and JACKS, Robert (editors)

    Fifty four pages New York 1978

    New York : the artists, 1978. Quarto, printed wrappers, staple bound with taped spine, pp. [54], being a collective artist’s book with artistic contributions by about twenty New York artists, including Robert Jacks, Rose Avery, Farrel Brickhouse, Carol Bruns, Mary Bruns, Paulo Bruschky, Cyndi Chadbourn, Audrey Code, Ted Denyer, Frank Dolphin, Leonhard Frank Duch, Karen …

  • # 35026

    NOLAN, Rose (1959 - )


    Melbourne : Negative Press, 2016. Artist’s book. Octavo (folded), 220 x 840 mm (open), initialled and dated on rear in pencil. A concertina style publication, employing the creases to define the characters in a similar manner to the artist’s acclaimed wall drawings. Published in a limited edition of 100 copies which quickly sold out. Rose …

  • # 16208

    FRIEND, Donald (1915 - 1989)

    The Farce of Sodom (Donald Friend’s copy)

    By the Right Honourable Earl of Rochester. Written for the Royal Company of Whoremasters, and printed a-new upon the three hundredth anniversary of the untimely demise of our noble author in the thirty-third year of his life. With sets and costumes suitable for theatrical performaces designed by Donald Friend. Melbourne: Gryphon Books, 1980. Large folio, …

  • # 13686

    WALLACE-CRABBE, Chris; LETI, Bruno; KING, Inge; KING, Graeme


    New York and Melbourne : Raphael Fodde Editions, 1998. Folio, 515mm tall, spraypainted hessian over boards, pp. 34, five folded sections of eight leaves, with two linocuts by Inge King, two lithographs by Graeme King, and two etchings by Bruno Leti, each signed and numbered, a fine example. A magnificent large format artist’s book with …

  • # 34712

    OLSEN, John (1928 - )

    “The Kiss”

    Etching, 190 x 120 mm, signed lower right and dated 2009, titled centre and edition A/P lower left. Framed in timber with copper finish. Artist’s proof copy of an etching published in an edition of 30 copies for inclusion in the deluxe edition art book “The Kiss” (Townsville and Melbourne : Lyre Bird Press & …

  • # 16285

    LETI, Bruno

    Working Out

    [Melbourne : the artist, 2003]. Oblong folio (305 x 395 mm), lettered cloth with embossed design, unpaginated, introduction by Alan Loney, several hundred images of Bruno Leti artworks. A source book of Leti’s preliminary drawings, sketches and notes for his artworks, which have never been reproduced or exhibited before. The colophon is hand-written by the …

  • # 34843

    van SCHAIK, Jan

    Lost Tablets : Limited edition box set

    Melbourne : Uro Publications, 2022. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 108, illustrated, limited to 20 copies, housed in publisher’s box with accompanying set of postcards. New copy. Designed by Yanni Florence. This limited edition box set includes the Lost Tablets book and 50 postcard images of the ‘dynamic’ face of each Lost Tablet featured in the book. The …

  • # 34612

    JACKS, Robert et al


    A book of papiers collés by Sydney Ball, Andrew Christofides, Robert Jacks, George Johnson, Inge King, Allan Mitelman. Melbourne : Jenny Zimmer, 1999. Quarto, folding clamshell box with lettered papered boards, containing the folio, printed wrappers, unpaginated, printed by Larry Rawling in folding sections, introduction by Jenny Zimmer, six folding sections printed with the artist’s …

  • # 34451

    JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)

    Blue Scatter Drawing. (Originally titled ‘Spiral Drawing’)

    New York : Robert Jacks, 1977 [remade in Harcourt, Victoria, 2007]. Folio, blue card hand-stamped wrappers, staple bound with cloth tape, ten leaves of blue card, each punched with a hole at a different point. Upon flicking through, the series of holes forms a spiral, one of Jacks’ emblems. Printed an edition of 5 copies, …

  • # 34497


    Printed Matter Catalog 1981

    New York ; Printed Matter Inc., 1981. Quarto, printed wrappers (light rubbing and handling wear), pp. 155; (5), printed on news sheet (toned), small chips to a couple of leaves, illustrated, a very good copy. The very rare first complete printed catalogue of the iconic New York artist’s book store Printed Matter, with bibliographic data, records …

  • # 34636

    LETI Bruno (1941 - ); PESSOA, Fernando (1888 - 1935)

    Dream walls

    Melbourne : the artist, 2018. Octavo, printed gatefold wrappers, pp. 114, photographs and images by Bruno Leti. Printed in a small run of unnumbered copies. Signed by the artist. Images of Roman walls at Herculaneum and Pompeii taken by the artist with his painted responses.