Artist Books

  • # 9927

    McGREGOR, Ken and GEISSLER, Marie

    Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson Ngayuku Ngura – My Country (special edition, with original painting)

    Translation into French by Flore Gregorini. Melbourne : Macmillan, 2014. 'This special presentation of Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson Ngayuku Ngura – My Country, authored by Ken McGregor and Marie Geissler, translated into French by Flore Gregorini and published by Macmillan, has been compiled by Ken McGregor. It is limited to 40 copies. Each copy, consisting …

  • # 22483

    OPPEN, Monica; LYSSIOTIS, Peter, et al.

    The silent scream.

    Political and social comment in books by artists. Essays by Monica Oppen, Peter Lyssiotis, Walter Struve, Scott McQuire, Humphrey McQueen, Des Cowley. Sydney : Ant Press for Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem, 2011. Quarto, laminated card wrappers, 189 pp. fully illustrated. Produced to accompany the exhibition at Monash University Library of international and Australian artists’ books …

  • # 22406

    SIMPKINS, Wayne

    Exhibition artist : Wayne Simpkins. True love will find a way

    Santa Barbara: University of California, Santa Barbara, 1974. Artist’s book. Card portfolio containing 27 leaves (each numbered and initialled verso), composed in two parts: a catalogue and an autobiography. Each page is made by digital print with collage of photographs, with hand embellishments and pencil annotations. Created in an edition of 10 signed copies. “This …

  • # 22230

    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.

  • # 22169

    BRAY, Vincent (1933 - )

    Lyre Bird and Mount Isa Mine

    With an introduction by Geoffrey Blainey. Townsville : Lyre Bird Press and Melbourne : Zimmer Editions, 2013. Folio (525 x 415 mm), full blind-embossed cloth binding by Norbert Herold with pictorial inlay, dustjacket, unpaginated, six black and white reproduced drawings by Vincent Bray, two double page, introduction by Blainey, text on Mount Isa Mine by Barry …

  • # 21864

    BRENINGER, Warren

    Lovers : 2014 – 2016

    [Koo Wee Rup, Victoria] : Warren Breninger, 2016. Oblong folio ( 31 x 43 cm), lettered cloth, pp. [92], illustrated. Limited to 50 copies signed and numbered by the artist. ‘A collection of 44 images paired with 44 related poems that explore the theme of love and lovers. The poems were selected from over a …

  • # 21952

    HENG, Euan (1945 - )

    Drawings (limited edition)

    Melbourne : Niagara Galleries, 2018. Quarto, lettered wrappers, 17 folded sheets, printed recto and verso (so that by slicing the pages images will be revealed), designed by Studio Hi Ho. Limited to 70 copies signed and numbered by the artist (a further 10 artist’s proofs also issued). ‘Euan Heng was born in Oban, Argyllshire, Scotland …

  • # 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 …

  • # 21979


    The gay psychedelic sex book : collages and limericks

    [Washington, D.C.] : Guild Press, 1967. First edition, first printing. Oblong octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [46] pp, homoerotic photo collages with an accompanying limerick (including one about “A blond young Australian named Dennis”) on each page, a fine copy, near mint. The Guild Press, owned and run by H. Lynn Womack, was possibly the …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …