Artist Books

  • # 16188

    HABY, Gracia and JENNISON, Louise [Gracia & Louise]

    Find your place

    [Melbourne] : the artists, 2007. Artist’s book, 110 mm tall, consisting of 22 page concertina offset lithograph by Gracia Haby, bound by Louise Jennison, initalled by Haby. Printed in an edition of 10 copies, this is the single Artist’s Proof. Exhibited as part of A trapdoor in every room (2007), and later as part of …

  • # 16192

    HABY, Gracia and JENNISON, Louise [Gracia & Louise]

    I think all the world is falling

    [Melbourne] : the artists, 2017. Artist’s book, 8 pages concertina digital print, printed covers on gold-trimmed board, in a card slipcase with lettering. Printed in an edition of 6 copies. “I think all the world is falling” is part of the artist’s show, Looped, in the La Trobe Reading Room at State Library Victoria exhibited …

  • # 16190

    HABY, Gracia and JENNISON, Louise [Gracia & Louise]

    Those two daring pirates

    [Melbourne] : the artists, 2004. Artist’s book, 180 mm tall, 22 page concertina offset lithograph with original hand colouring, bound in coloured fabric, initialled by the artists. Printed in an edition of 30 copies with one artist’s proof. A colourful celebration of the cultural life of New Orleans, Louisiana. “[These two daring pirates] is Gracia Haby …

  • # 16187

    HABY, Gracia and JENNISON, Louise [Gracia & Louise]

    Because I like you

    [Melbourne] : the artists, 2016. Artist’s book, consisting of title sheet, contents sheet, 10 cards each printed with an original woodblock and collage sourced from Edwardian postcards, all housed in a custom linen solander box with collage and woodblock inlays. Created in an edition of 10 copies, each unique with a different assortment of collages. …

  • # 16186

    HABY, Gracia and JENNISON, Louise [Gracia & Louise]

    Your nimble tread

    [Melbourne] : the artists, 2016-17. Artist’s book, consisting of title card, six cards of text, 8 original nineteenth century cartes de visite with individual collages, paint and pencil additions by Gracia Haby, 8 accompanying original pencil drawings on card by Louise Jennison which follow the photographs, colophon sheet with artists’ initials, all housed in a …

  • # 16223

    DAVIS, Jan

    Ch’i

    Lismore, N.S.W. : [self-published], 1996. Limited edition of 10 signed and numbered copies (this is copy no. 7). Small quarto (265 x 150 mm), black cloth boards with gilt design to upper board, [15] leaves with colour and monochrome illustrations. “Ch’i’ responds to a journey made to Guangzhou to study traditional Chinese landscape (fan) painting. …

  • # 16134

    OPPEN, Monica

    Tree Song

    [Sydney] : Ant Press, 1991. Folding broadside with a designer binding of cloth bound boards with embossed design, 405 x 120 mm., letterpress with an original woodblock. Limited to 55 copies signed by the author-artist.

  • # 16133

    OPPEN, Monica

    Ripple

    [Sydney] : Ant Press, 1991. Folio, broadside bound in artist designed papered boards, measures 275 x 120 mm, letterpress with original woodblock. Limited to 55 copies signed by the author-artist.

  • # 16132

    OPPEN, Monica

    Love Poem

    [Sydney] : Ant Press, 1991. Folio, broadside bound in artist designed papered boards, measures 340 x 120 mm, letterpress with original woodblock. Limited to 35 copies signed by the author-artist.

  • # 15894

    BANFIELD, Elizabeth (1963 - )

    At Jupiter Creek (letters 9-12)

    [Melbourne: the artist, 2009]. Artist’s book. Edition 2/3, signed, titled and dated 2009 in pencil. Handmade book with black cloth covered board ends measuring 230 x 185 mm. The work becomes a concertina-fold diorama consisting of a folded sheet of rag paper with six illustrated panels. Each of the panels features handcut linocuts in the …

  • # 15840

    JONES, Jill and LETI, Bruno

    Questions for light

    Melbourne : the artist, 1998. Octavo, papered boards with silver design, in folding case, colour photographs by Leti with text by the Sydney poet Jones. Limited to 22 copies signed by artist and poet (this example by Leti only).

  • # 15784

    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 …

  • # 15748

    JACKS, Robert

    Robert Jacks. Red Dots.

    Hand stamped. Sydney 1979. Sydney: [the artist], 1979. Small artist’s book approximately 120mm square, staple bound with red tape, foxing to front cover, 12pp. rubber stamped with designs of red dots. Hand-printed artist’s book, a companion to others (such as Twelve Red Grids, Red Diagonals, Lines Dots etc.) created by the artist in small numbers …

  • # 15711

    SENBERGS, Jan (1939 - )

    In the studio. Original lithographs by Jan Senbergs

    Melbourne : Zimmer Editions and Townsville : Lyre Bird Press, 1998. Folio, full blind-embossed cloth binding by Norbert Herold with pictorial inlay, dustjacket lacking, unpaginated, essay by Jenny Zimmer, two folding lithographs of Senbergs’ studio, printed by John Robinson. Numbered 29 of 30 copies signed and numbered by the artist.

  • # 15694

    BALDESSARI, John (1931 - )

    Nose Peak

    Paris : Onestar Press, 2015. Octavo, flushcut illustrated wrappers, pp. [126]. A series of line drawings, which when flicked through, form the countoured shape of a nose. Limited to 250 numbered copies. “It should be said that Baldessari’s penchant for depicting noses in his work extends as far back as 1965 with the conception of …

  • # 15776

    ENGBERG, Siri

    Edward Ruscha Editions 1959-1999. Catalogue raisonné.

    Minneapolis : Walker Art Center, 1999. First edition. Two volumes, quarto, lettered paperd boards, pp. 127; 156, extensively illustrated, housed in a lettered cloth slipcase. The substantial reference for Ruscha’s books and prints.

  • # 15551

    THAKE, Eric

    The Christmas Linocuts of Eric Thake 1941-1975

    Melbourne : The Croft Press, 1978. Quarto, gilt-decorated cloth, unpaginated, tipped-in plates, foreword by Ron Radford. Limited to 250 copies signed by Eric Thake.

  • # 14917

    FRIEND, Donald.

    Bumbooziana [together with] The Bumbooziana Portfolio

    Sundry notes & papers: being the recently discovered notes and documents of the Natural & Instinctive Bestiality Research Expedition, collected and collated under the title BUMBOOZIANA. Melbourne : Gryphon Books, 1979. Elephant folio (580 mm tall), bound in full calf, gilt illustration to upper board and gilt-lettering to spine) a few scuff marks), pp. 125. …

  • # 15272

    ASTBURY, Leigh

    Earth to sky. The art of Victor Majzner (deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2002. Quarto, cloth, illustrated dustjacket, slipcase. The deluxe edition, limited to 50 copies, with an original signed etching ‘Self-portrait’ loosely enclosed.

  • # 15773

    WARDELL, Michael

    Recycled library. Altered books.

    Mackay : Artspace Mackay, 2009. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 104, illustrated. Catalogue for an exhibition of avant garde artists’ books. Printed in an edition of 1500 copies. Essays by Alex Selenitsch and Michael Wardell. “Recycled Library: Altered books is an Artspace Mackay exhibition that traces a history of altered books in Australia through the work of …

  • # 14829

    LYSSIOTIS, Peter

    Journey of a wise electron and other stories (inscribed copy)

    Melbourne : Champion Books, 1981. Quarto, wrappers in illustrated dustjacket (edges rubbed); unpaginated, illustrated. Signed and inscribed by the artist on the dedication page. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. Avant garde Australian artist's book consisting of three short stories with black and white photomontage. 

  • # 14310

    OPPEN, Monica

    Wah-hah and the lemon-yellow crest

    Sydney : Ant Press, 1988. Elephant folio, original cloth boards with colour etching inlaid to front panel, slipcase, colophon, pp. [30], bound French-fold, each page being a very large full page etching with hand colouring. Edition limited to 10 copies each containing 29 etchings. 'This book was written with a love for the natural environment …

  • # 14660

    HINDS, John (1950 - )

    This ferral Australis!

    How Terra Australis (a utopian terra nullius) became Ferral Australis (a dystopian terra numbskullius!) by Mr. John Hinds Esq. 2014  or … an ironic meta-narrative on the pluralist hybridity of the hegemonic colonialistic simulacra, referencing the semiotic intertextuality of a paradigmic Shakespearean narratology. A hyper-critical poststructuralist pastiche on the metaphysical extraction of urine! Melbourne : …

  • # 14332

    OPPEN, Monica

    Metropolis

    Sydney : Ant Press, 2016. Folio (535 mm tall), printed cloth bound boards, pp. [14], each leaf consists of a folded sheet  of Zerkall wove paper printed with collography, with a translucent upper layer on Taiwanese kozo paper printed in woodcut, both layers with printed text from hand-cut rubber stamp letters. An artist's book limited …

  • # 13659

    LINDSAY, Jack (1900-1990)

    Fauns and Ladies (Margaret Coen’s copy)

    With three original woodcuts by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : Hand–press of J. Kirtley, 1923. Folio, quarter lambskin over papered boards, original dust jacket with paper label to spine (a few tears), Norman Lindsay designed bookplate for Margaret Coen to front paste down, light offsetting to endpapers and a couple of spots of light foxing, else …

  • # 13613

    HINDS, John (1950 - )

    The English Suite : a new catalogue of nostalgic wallpapers designed for the Antipodes

    Melbourne : the artist, 2012. Elephant folio (580 mm tall), lettered cloth, title page, preface, 14 leaves of designs stencilled in colour, which reference traditional English patterns and iconography, but have been re-designed to reflect a contemporary theme or topic, ostensibly as prototypes for wallpapers for distribution in the Antipodes. A printed sheet of notes …

  • # 13504

    ANDERSON, Sue and HARRISON, Gwen

    Howl for a black cockatoo

    Sydney : Impediment Press &​ Wand'Ring Bark, 2015. Folio (540 mm tall), designer binding of black kangaroo inlaid with etching by Sue Anderson and Wayne Stock, etched endpapers, pp. [28], each leaf being printed letterpress and with sugarlift or aquatint etching, some leaves folding and some shortened. Limited to 25 copies housed in a custom …

  • # 13883

    BAUDELAIRE, Charles;

    Spleen de Paris.

    Edition illustree etornee par le peintre d'Essertine [Illustrated and decorated edition by a painter of Essertine]. Theoule sur Mer [France] : Phillipe Gonin, 1942. Quarto, original hand-lettered wrappers, collated in sections (as issued), pp 81, bookplate to colophon leaf. Housed in faux leather portfolio with hand-lettered spine (hinges split), original faux leather slipcase. Consists of 13 …

  • # 13707

    TILLERS, Imants (1950 - )

    Three facts discovered by Imants Tillers, quite close to the Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

    Melbourne : Double Vision, 1981. “Standard edition”. Square duodecimo, 205 x 205 mm, pictorial wrappers (lightly marked), pp 95, 95; illustrated; text in English and Chinese (parallel Chinese text translated by Keith Fung); a good copy.   

  • # 13706

    TILLERS, Imants (1950 - )

    Three facts discovered by Imants Tillers, quite close to the Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

    Melbourne : Double Vision, 1981. “Small edition”. Square duodecimo, 105 x 105 mm, pictorial wrappers (marked), pp 95, 95; illustrated; text in English and Chinese (parallel Chinese text translated by Keith Fung); accompanied by the publisher's prospectus for both the small and standard editions of this work, a 6-page duodecimo folding pamphlet, illustrated (creased and …

  • # 13695

    LETI, Bruno; STEELE, Professor Peter

    Intersections. Photographs from the series the cross and the matrix

    Melbourne : the artist, 2006. Small quarto, card wrappers with blind etched covers, unpaginated, essay by Peter Steele, eight original c-type photograph by the artist tipped-in. Limited to 15 signed copies. 

  • # 13694

    LETI, Bruno

    Stele. The Carrara painted fragments (the artist’s copy)

    Melbourne : the artist, 2016. Quarto, spiral bound, card wrappers, unpaginated, documenting a series of painted marble shards made by the artist in response to the painted marbles of Carrara. Limited to 10 copies, this is the artist's copy, copy number 1. 

  • # 13693

    LETI, Bruno

    The colour of time. Photographs & gouaches (the artist’s copy)

    Melbourne : the artist, 2016. Quarto, spiral bound, card wrappers, unpaginated, being a series of photographs the artist has taken at international locations and museums with accompanying abstracted paintings based on the same colours. 'Colour is feeling and feeling is colour' – the artist. Limited to 15 copies. This is the artist's copy, copy number …

  • # 13686

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

    Timber

    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 …

  • # 13662

    McNAMARA, P.

    Lines, squares, space

    S.l. : the artist, 1990. Octavo, photocopied pages, staple bound, red electrical tape, pp. [32], reproducing lines and grids in a manner reminiscent of Robert Jacks. Editioned 2 of 6 copies. 

  • # 13657

    McNAMARA, P.

    Four grids. Homage to Robert Jacks

    S.l. : the artist, 1990. Oblong octavo, card wrappers, staplebound, [5] leaves each with a grid design shaded with a different combination. Presumed edition of 2, cover inscribed '2/2 Left to right variation'. Artist's book with repeated patterns in created in homage of pioneer conceptual artist Robert Jacks. 

  • # 13502

    CHRISTOFIDES, Andrew; MAHFOUZ, Naguib

    Passage

    Melbourne and Townsville : Lyre Bird Press & Zimmer Editions, 2005. Folio, lettered wrappers, 10 folded leaves, including title sheet and colophon sheet, 8 sheets being quotes from Mahfouz accompanied by an original watercolour by Christofides, housed in a clamshell box. Limited to 30 copies signed by the artist plus 6 hors commerce. This is …

  • # 13508

    JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)

    12 Books 1973 – 1982 Hand Stamped N.Y.C., Texas, Australia

    Wooden plywood box with manuscript title label and ink stamps (the panels crudely nailed together) containing twelve hand-stamped artist's books by Robert Jacks. The following set of twelve hand-stamped books are probably Robert Jack’s most well-known artists books. For many years they were given away, handed around, stocked in avant-garde bookshops, collected, and discarded. In …

  • # 13488

    HITTI, Deanna

    Artbook Warehid; Artbook Tnan; Artbook Tlerty

    [Melbourne : the artist, 2015]. Three volumes, small quarto, bound by the artist in cloth in lettered slipcases, pp. [70]; [74]; [70], each page of Arches 250gsm watercolour paper hand printed with cyanotype images by the artist. Unique. Deanna Hitti is an Australian artist of Lebanese descent whose work explores contemporary themes of cultural identity. …

  • # 13478

    ZIMMER, Klaus & Jenny

    Colour light glass. A book of prints from works in glass

    Melbourne : the artist, 1995. Quarto, gilt-lettered black cloth, unpaginated, text by Jenny Zimmer, colour plates of Zimmer's glassworks. Limited to 20 copies plus 10 artist's proofs, this is AP 1 and signed by Klaus and Jenny Zimmer. An edition of 20 copies where the prints are presented loose in folio format was also created. …

  • # 13607

    BALDESSARI, John (1931 - )

    Nose Peak

    Paris : Onestar Press, 2015. Octavo, flushcut illustrated wrappers, pp. [126]. A series of line drawings, which when flicked through, form the countoured shape of a nose. Limited to 250 numbered copies. “It should be said that Baldessari’s penchant for depicting noses in his work extends as far back as 1965 with the conception of …

  • # 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 …

  • # 13483

    BALL, Sydney

    Sydney Ball 1997

    Melbourne  : Jenny Zimmer, 1997. Folio, gilt-lettered paper wrappers, title sheet, 40 colour prints reproducing Ball's monotypes. Limited to 6 copies. “This artist's book is editioned from Sydney Ball's series of forty monoprints combining printmaking and painting techniques made as part of a collaborative project with Korean artist Choe Kyu-il, 1996-97. The limited edition of …

  • # 13480

    LETI, Bruno

    The Matrix (deluxe edition)

    Bruno Leti : the matrix : remembering Giorgio Morandi : equilibrium and strength. Melbourne : Macmillan and the State Library of Victoria, 2010. Oblong quarto, illustrated boards, 128 pp., extensively illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 20 copies, with an original signed etching, presented in a clamshell box. In printmaking, the artform along with painting, …

  • # 13424

    SIMPSON, David S. and AIDO (?), Karl

    Untitled photographic flip book

    Baltimore, Maryland : Flag Studios, [between 1970 and 1975]. Oblong octavo, suede covered boards bound with metal studs, the upper covers opening at the centre, containing four “flip book” series of 12 photographic prints (48 in total), each 55 x 75 mm, being the upper or lower parts of male heads which can be matched …

  • # 13065

    SHEAD, Garry, b. 1942

    The apotheosis of Ern Malley. Etchings & drawings by Garry Shead.

    An interpretation, by a great contemporary artist, of Australia’s most infamous literary hoax. Sydney : Monogene, 2006. Tall folio (44 cm high), black canvas with illustrated onlay housed in a red canvas clamshell box; 32 pp, with numerous full page colour plates and one large double foldout plate; introduction by art historian Sasha Grishin; includes three large signed …

  • # 13066

    SHEAD, Garry

    Ern Malley : The Darkening Ecliptic

    Basil Hall Editions: Darwin, 2003. Nine etchings 150 x 220 mm each, handprinted by Natasha Rowell. Edition of 50. Series of nine etchings by Australian artist Garry Shead housed in a purpose-built ceramic box (290 x 215 x 60 mm). The nine etchings join up in the fashion of a puzzle to complete Shead's image, …

  • # 13079

    McGREGOR, Ken

    Robert Jacks. Past unfolded.

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 2001. Quarto, silver-lettered purple silk in matching slipcase with colour pictorial inlay, 168 pp, profusely illustrated. One of 100 deluxe copies specially bound and containing an original signed watercolour painting of Jacks' distinctive cello emblem.

  • # 11237

    TAILLANDIER, Yvon (1926 - )

    Livre d’artiste by Yvon Taillandier

    [France : probably between 1970 and 1980]. A unique object created by Yvon Taillandier by overpainting the pages of a nineteenth century copy of the published score to the opera Lara by Louis-Aimé Maillart (1817-71), the volume measuring 275 x 200 mm, with 295 pages. Taillandier has painted 7 full-page and 34 double-page paintings within …

  • # 12937

    GRUNER, Elioth

    Elioth Gruner. Twenty-four reproductions in colour from original oil paintings (deluxe edition)

    Foreword by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : The Shepherd Press, n.d. [  ]. Quarto, full crushed morocco with gilt design, gilt dentelles, a little rubbed along spine, foxing to endpapers and light water stain to edges of endpapers, twenty-four fine colour reproductions with titled tissue guards, 13 page essay by Norman Lindsay. The deluxe edition of …