Artist Books

  • # 24429

    THOMAS, Daniel.

    Criss Canning : the pursuit of beauty. (Deluxe edition with original signed etching)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2007. Quarto, gilt-lettered teal cloth in matching slipcase, pp. 192, fully illustrated. First edition, the deluxe edition, limited to 75 numbered copies, with an original signed etching ‘Banksia’, printed at Port Jackson press, loosely accompanying the book. Written and published to coincide with the artist’s retrospective exhibition at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. …

  • # 24417

    [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.

  • # 24360

    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

  • # 24346

    LORCA, Federico García (1898 - 1936); LYSSIOTIS, Peter (1949 - )


    Melbourne : Masterthief and Sydney : Polar Bear Press, 2019. Folio, black card wrappers with red paint drippings resembling spilt blood, nineteen photo-montages by Peter Lyssiotis in response to the text by Lorca “Juego y teoría del Duende” (Buenos Aires, 20 October 1933). Folded in sections and presented in a folding cloth box with title label. ‘Conceived …

  • # 24345

    OPPEN, Monica

    All human beings

    Sydney : Ant Press, 2019. Small quarto, grey cloth with jigsaw puzzle pieces from a map of the world, unpaginated, pp. [44], printed by Avril Makula on Epson archival matte paper with pigment inks, text from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Power of Hope by Kon Karapanagiotidis, images by Oppen on Central Station, …

  • # 10934

    SHIRLOW, John (1869 - 1936)

    The “Sydney Set”

    Melbourne : Edward A. Vidler, 1918. Folio, gilt-lettered papered boards (a little marked), 8 folded sheets with six original etchings, each signed in pencil, tipped in, with three of the six captioned tissue guards, light foxing and offsetting, title page a little marked. The list of plates are: Sydney Cove, From Musgrave Street Wharf, 1917 …

  • # 10077

    STRACHAN, David (artist); KERSHAW, Alister (text)

    Accent & Hazard

    Paris : printed by Jacques Murray at the Stramur-presse, 1951. Small folio, colour printed paper portfolio in original card slipcase housing ten sections containing Kershaw’s poems, etched from the manuscript by Murray, illustrated by eight large full page, double page or folding etchings and aquatints by David Strachan complemented by numerous vignette and title etchings …

  • # 24041

    CRAWFORD, Marian (1955 - )

    Memory work

    [Melbourne : the artist, 2018]. Artist’s book. Octavo (21cm tall), self-wrappers, blue cellophane dustjacket, pp. [48], printed letterpress, relief and intaglio. Unique edition. A contemporary photobook created by Melbourne artist Marian Crawford, drawing on her memories growing up on Babana, or Ocean Island (contemporary Kiribati) and using historical photographs of what was at the time …

  • # 23683

    CREELY, Robert

    Personal. Poems by Robert Creeley. Linoleum cuts by John Millei (presentation copy for Alan Loney)

    Berkeley : Peter Koch, printer, 1998. Octavo, papered boards, quarter cloth, paper title label, unpaginated, letterpress poems, linocut illustrations, housed in a papered boards box. ‘Personal has been designed and printed by Peter Rutledge Koch with the assistance of Astrid Barsamian, Michael Colvin, Warren Liu, Beth Murray, and Nan Watanable. Printed on Zerkall paper using …

  • # 24267


    [PRIVATE PRESS] Nowhere to go

    Portland, OR : INK-A! Press, 2009. Thin folio (475 x 110 mm), publisher’s black concertina-folded Hahnemuhle German Etching paper leaves, in decorated bronze cloth folding case with colophon and poet and printer signatures to interior, unpaginated, with illustrations by Alan Loney; a fine copy. Number 24 of 30 copies, signed by the poet and printer. Poems by …

  • # 24247

    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.

  • # 24231

    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.

  • # 23994

    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.

  • # 23993

    LETI, Bruno (1941 - )

    The other Mantova workbook 2015. Gouaches, drawings, photographs

    Small octavo, grey canvas with gilt rule, pp. [76], illustrated with photographs and paintings made by the artist while in Italy. Limited to 25 copies signed and numbered by the artist. ‘The gouaches, drawings, photographs were done during a period of residency in Mantova, Italy, 2015. The booklet is a “companion” to a previously published …

  • # 9565


    In ecstasy

    Melbourne: Anajah Press, 2013. Large quarto, 520 x 540 mm, hand-bound in quarter-cloth by Wolfgang Schaefer, hand-painted dustjacket, pp [32], each hand painted in acrylic, some with built-up paper collage. Limited to 6 copies signed by the artist. Strasser uses Franz Kafka’s Zürau Aphorism Number 109, written between 1917 and 1918 but first published posthumously in …

  • # 23436


    Into Iraq

    [San Francisco : Art Hazelwood], 2010. Handmade artist’s book, boards with paper cover illustrated with a linocut, linocut title page, signed and editioned by the artist, 32 linocut illustrations (two are double page), a fine copy. Limited to 30 copies signed by the artist. ‘At the beginning of the Iraq war it seemed like a …