Artist Books

  • # 21838

    LEYDIN, Arthur (1932 - 2010)

    The 12 Christmas drawings

    [Sydney : probably Sydney College of the Arts, between 1977 – 1980]. Quarto, self-wrappers, pp. [24], illustrated. Rare (unrecorded?) self-published artist’s book by the Melbourne born graphic designer and artist, almost certainly created while in residence at the Sydney College of the Arts (due to internal references) where he lectured in the 1970s. ‘In 1977 Leydin …

  • # 21480

    RUSCHA, Ed (1937 - )

    Make new history

    Los Angeles : Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 2009. Oblong octavo, grey linen bound boards, facsimile artist’s signature to spine, the edges of the pages printed with the words MAKE NEW HISTORY to the three sides, approximately 600 blank pages, printed colophon stating ‘This art object was designed by Ed Ruscha in celebration of MOCA …

  • # 21342

    PARKS, Ti (1939- )

    Ti Parks book and book works : 1992 catalogue.

    London : The artist, 1992. Edition limited to 50 signed and numbered copies (this copy is number 5). Octavo, self-wrappers, on folded leaves in Oriental style stitch-bound by the artist, [116] pp; with the artist’s xerox illustrations, basic drawings and designs, and inserted samples; fine. British artist Ti Parks lived and worked in Melbourne between …

  • # 21306

    ELY, Bonita

    Murray / Murundi

    With contributions from Jack & Annie Koolmatrie, Leigh Hobba and Dulcie Ely. Adelaide : Experimental Art Foundation, [1981]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [90], illustrated, a couple of pages detached from the burst binding. Artist’s book on the Aboriginal history of the Murray (Murindi) River. Reference : CATALANO, Gary. The bandaged image : a study of Australian …

  • # 21840

    GROVES, Derham

    2,2,1 B-cases from the files of Sherlock Holmes.

    [Melbourne] : Black Jack Press [Derham Groves],1999. Limited edition of 21 handmade copies (no. 15). Oblong octavo, crepe wrappers with paste down label over card, string bound, unpaginated. Contains unique graphics on tipped in cards, purported to have been found ‘in a Baker Street dumpster’. A small artists’ books by Derham Groves, first Australian member …

  • # 21748

    ANDERSON, Peter.

    The artist’s books of Robert Jacks

    Bendigo : Bendigo Art Gallery, 2009. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 48, illustrated. Detailed and scholarly catalogue on the artists books of Robert Jacks, spanning from the 1960s – 2000s

  • # 9873

    [OLSEN, John]. McGREGOR, Ken

    Teeming with Life. John Olsen: His complete graphics 1957 – 2005 (Publisher’s edition with drawing)

    By Ken McGregor in consultation with John Olsen and Jeffrey Makin. Melbourne : Macmillan, 2005. Quarto, silver decorated cloth in matching slipcase, 264 pp, illustrated throughout. First edition, first printing of the definitive catalogue raisonné of Olsen’s graphics. This is the Publisher's Edition, limited to 20 copies (numbered in two series of 10 copies: this …

  • # 21609

    NOLAN, Rose (1959 - )

    Big Words (Not Mine) – Read the words ‘public space’… (Standard edition)

    Melbourne : Negative Press, 2017. Quarto, self-wrappers with exposed stitching, pp. [576]; illustrated. The standard edition, limited to 200 copies (a deluxe edition limited to 40 copies signed and numbered by the artist was also published). “This monumental artists’ book returns Vito Acconci’s text, that inspired Nolan’s large scale installation of 282 painted hessian pennants ‘Big …

  • # 21284

    HOWARD, Ian (1947 - )

    Action Man Story

    Montreal : the artist, 1976. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, 40pp. with offset lithographed photographic images and text throughout. An important early experimental artist’s book created by the Australian while completing a master’s degree in Canada. Like much of his work, this book draws on Howard background in the military, it is a stark and relevant commentary …

  • # 21101

    NOLAN, Rose (1959 - )

    Big Words (Not Mine) – Read the words ‘public space’…

    Melbourne : Negative Press, 2017. Quarto, self-wrappers with exposed stitching, pp. [576]; illustrated, housed in a silver-lettered card slipcase. The deluxe edition, limited to 40 copies signed and numbered by the artist (a standard edition of 200 copies also published). “This monumental artists’ book returns Vito Acconci’s text, that inspired Nolan’s large scale installation of …

  • # 21089


    Australian artists books

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2008. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 122, foreword by Ron Radford, introduction to the book, includes the examination of four examples of artists books by the artists Mike Parr, Ian Burn, Robert Jacks and Bea Maddock, illustrates and discusses selected examples of works by Gaynor Cardew, Christopher Croft, Ross Grounds, …

  • # 20649

    [COBURN, John].

    John Coburn : Prints 1959 – 2000 (with an original signed screen print)

    Compiled by Julianna Kolenberg, with an essay by Peter Skrzynecki. Melbourne : Australian Galleries, 2000. Quarto, casebound, 48 pp. The deluxe edition, limited to only 45 copies, signed by the artist, with an original screenprint measuring 180 x 180mm titled Sunrise, produced specially for the book. A fine and scarce deluxe edition.

  • # 20581


    Postcards From Asia

    [San Francisco : the artist, circa 2000]. Quarto, concertina style bound artist’s book, papered boards, containing 14 original woodcuts, each signed and numbered by the artist in an edition of 25. Created in a small edition with prints made for Hazelwood’s  Walking up and down in Asia series (2000), with different prints included in each …

  • # 20061

    JOHNS, Jasper

    Jasper Johns : writings, sketchbook notes, interviews

    New York : The Museum of Modern Art, 2002. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s printed wrappers (slight wear to wrapper), 320 pp, illustrated with black and white photographs; internally clean, a good copy. “An unprecedented collection, this volume explores Jasper Johns’s art and thought, from all periods of his career, through interviews, published writings, working notes …

  • # 20843

    BROMLEY, David

    A Picture Book First and Foremost

    Melbourne : Story Road, 2009. Volume one : Children’s; Volume Two : Nudes; Volume Three : Worlds. Three volumes, quarto, mint copies in slipcase and original mailing box, unpaginated (each volume 80 pp.), illustrated throughout on glossy art paper. A Picture Book First and Foremost captures the two distinct and unique languages of Bromley’s work; …

  • # 20748

    LETI, Bruno (1941 - )

    The sky is the limit. Bruno Leti paintings and photographs.

    Melbourne : the artist, 2017. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 102, fully illustrated. An artist’s book by Leti on the theme of the sky and clouds, all photographs and paintings by the artist. Limited to 75 signed and numbered copies.