Artist Books

  • # 18094

    FRAZER, David.


    Castlemaine : Unstable Press, 2013. Quarto, cloth bound boards with illustration to front panel, unpaginated, 12 original wood engravings, letterpress. Limited to 15 copies plus three proofs, bound by George Matoulas. An emotional short story about love and its loss. Held in the collections of the State Library of Victoria, Monash University, University of Melbourne, …

  • # 17503

    KING, Martin

    Book of sand

    [Melbourne : the artist], 1995. Quarto, gilt-lettered green cloth, being a series of sheets of sand paper interlined with blind-impressed pages. Signed and numbered in an edition 1/1. Unique.

  • # 18346

    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 …

  • # 18355

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia

    Art in Australia. Series 1, No. 1 – Series 4, No. 6 (1916 – 1942). Complete in 100 issues. Series 1 (11 issues, quarto), Series 2 (2 issues, large quarto), Series 3 (81 issues, quarto), Series 4 (6 issues, large quarto). Illustrated wrappers, occasional chipping, extensively illustrated, tipped-in plates, a very fine set; together with the special issue …

  • # 18348

    SANESI, Roberto.


    Con cinque acqueforti a colori. Milan : Grafica Uno, 1990. Folio, printed wrappers, four folded sections, each with 8 pages, 5 color aquatints, each signed and numbered by the artist. Limited to 75 copies plus 10 artist’s proofs, this is artist’s proof number 2.

  • # 17497

    BURKE, Clifford

    Bone songs

    Newark, VT: Janus Press, 1992. Artists’ book. Oblong quarto, unpaginated, illustrations by Ruth Fine. Limited to 150 copies, bound in a non-adhesive binding of paper folds housed within a buckram and hide slipcase. Book & structure by Claire van Vliet, executed with Lidk Wray & Audrey Holden. Presentation copy for Melbourne master printmaker Martin King, …

  • # 18327

    [WILLIAMS, Fred]

    Contemporary Australian Drawing (with a Fred Williams lithograph)

    Edited with an introduction by Lou Klepac. Perth : The Western Australian Art Gallery, 1978. Quarto, cloth bound boards in white dustjacket (lightly marked, but very good), 128 pp, illustrated, faint foxing to endpapers, related letter regarding original purchase loosely enclosed. Published for the 1978 Perth Survey of Drawing. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 …

  • # 17506

    DURANTE, Tomasso and WALLACE-CRABBE, Chris

    Skin, surfaces and shadows (presentation copy for Martin King)

    Melbourne : Tommaso Durante, 2007. Quarto, bound by George Matoulas in blind embossed white papered boards in blind etched paper dustjacket, unpaginated, text by Chris Wallace-Crabbe, images by Tomasso Durante, limited to 25 copies plus six artist’s proofs signed by artist and poet. This is AP VI/VI and inscribed to master printmaker Martin King ‘To …

  • # 18303

    [SHEAD]. GRISHIN, Sasha.

    The apotheosis of Ern Malley.

    Melbourne: Australian Galleries, 2008 (second edition). Quarto, pp. 144, gilt boards in illustrated dustjacket. With an original large signed drawing by Garry Shead of Ern Malley on the half title.

  • # 18293

    VANNUCCHI, Sergio; GALLE, Rita (artist, b. 1928)

    Sistemi di equilibrio

    Milano : Saggio Monografico, 1986. ‘Tre poesie di Sergio Vannucchi e tre incisioni all’acquaforte di Rita Galle. Edizione tirata il 5 maggio 1986 coi torchi di Giorgio Upiglio in 86 esemplari, fuori commercio, numerati da 1 a 60 e da I a XXVI, firmati dagli autori [signature of Sergio Vannucchi]. Questo e’ l’esemplare n. 39/60′. (colophon) Limited …

  • # 18291

    SANESI, Roberto

    Four poems

    Milan : Grafica Uno, 1988. Quarto, etched wrappers, folding sheet with printed etching and poetry, signed and numbered by the artist. “Transalated into English and Scots with an original colour etching by the author, is published by Grafica Uno, Milano, remembering the Poetry Reading by Roberto Sanesi at St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh, September 1st, 1988. …

  • # 18257

    GELLATLY, Kelly

    Soft steel : eX de Medici : recent work (with an original photograph by the artist)

    Bulleen, Vic. : Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2003. Small square quarto, pictorial wrappers, 28 pp, colour illustrations, foreword by Heide director Warwick Reeder, essay by Kelly Gellatly, a fine copy. ‘Heide Museum of Modern Art is delighted to present Soft Steel, an exhibition of recent work by Canberra-based artist eX de Medici, which focuses on …

  • # 18213

    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 …

  • # 18209

    [TUCKER, Albert 1914-1999]

    Albert Tucker’s copy of a book on Picasso, with a doodle by Tucker

    Pablo Picasso. Series: The World’s Masters. London : The Studio Limited, 1934. Small octavo, 150 x 115 mm, printed wrappers (foxed and marked), the front with the ownership signature in pencil of Albert Tucker, and below it a pencilled doodle by Tucker, a stylised human face perhaps lampooning Picasso’s style; another short inscription in pencil …

  • # 18178

    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 …

  • # 18120

    BROWN, Judy; SHAW, Roderick (1915-1992), illustrator

    The garden of Edens / by Judy Brown ; illustrated by Roderick Shaw.

    [Sydney] : Imprinted by Richard Edwards & Roderick Shaw at the Barn on the Hill over St. Columbkille’s, [1939]. Quarto, vibrant patterned cloth with paper printed label to upper board, spine a little sunned, pp. 34, illustrated with seven colour linocuts, line drawings and a handcoloured frontispiece by Shaw; a fine copy. One of the …