Artist Books

  • # 43870

    ADAMS, Tate et al.

    Lyre Bird Press : in full flight. A bibliography

    Townsville, Qld. : Lyre Bird Press, 2001. Quarto, diecut wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated. Rare illustrated artists books from the press.

  • # 43793

    GRISHIN, Sasha; LETI, Bruno

    Bruno Leti. Portrait of a printmaker. Matrix to paper, forty years of printmaking

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2011. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 192, illustrated. A detailed survey of Leti’s graphic output, including a section on his artists’ books. New copy.

  • # 43631

    GASKIN, Claire; HOLT, LK; MEAD, Philip; ROSE, Peter

    [POETRY] Weather Event / Merry War (of Never Meeting and Never Ending) / Clouded / Catullan Rag LXV-LXXXI

    Melbourne : Life Before Man (Gazebo Books), December 2023. “Red-Letter Series”. Limited edition of 25 numbered and signed copies. Four volumes, uniform octavo (210 x 120 mm), each title in chapbook format with original woodcut wrappers by Phil Day, comprising 1. Claire Gaskin Weather Event, 24 pp.; 2. LK Holt Merry War (of Never Meeting …

  • # 43589

    SCOTT, Cameron (NOTNOT)


    Sydney : the artist, circa 2020. Quarto, lettered boards, unpaginated, illustrated. Limited to 50 signed and numbered copies. ‘A fascinating and absorbing Artist Book from one of the most exciting contemporary street artists Sydney has to offer available in a Limited Edition of 50. Featuring reproductions and text relating to NOTNOTCAMSCOTT’s artmaking practice and ideology, …

  • # 42765

    CLARKE, Glen

    Suppression = alienation = oppression

    Melbourne : Champion, 1979. Quarto, coil bound, illustrated wrappers, pp. [44], photographically illustrated. Photographically illustrated artist’s book.

  • # 37021

    MORIYAMA, Daido (1938 - )

    Accident, 2011

    Tokyo : Goliga, 2011. Artist’s book, 360 x 260 mm (closed) ‘each book has 80 Pages that are comprised of 40 individual sheets folded and bound together in an accordion format. All sheets are printed single-sided with tritone silk screening on 220 kg paper stock. A mixture of two varieties of the same paper have …

  • # 43196

    LETI, Bruno; LONEY, Alan

    Bruno Leti

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2011. Duodecimo, boards in dustjacket, pp. 142, illustrated. Macmillan mini art-series no. 17.

  • # 43146

    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 …

  • # 29511

    WEEKES, Trevor

    Wolf Journal

    [Sydney: the artist], 1989. Quarto, unique artist’s binding of embossed stained calf with wolf design, contrasting labels on spine with five raised bands, containing twenty-one original coloured drawings by Weekes of the Wolf, title label ‘Wolves / Trevor Weekes / 1989’. The colophon reads ‘The Wolf Journal, Trevor Weekes, 1989. Hand coloured, hand drawn in …

  • # 43071

    JOHNSON, George & Louis

    George & Louis Johnson. Painter & poet (second edition)

    George & Louis Johnson. Painter & Poet. Melbourne : 1995. Quarto, decorated cloth boards in a clamshell box, pp. 36, [28), illustrated. Frontispiece is an original signed painting by George Johnson housed in a glassine sleeve. Essays by Terry Sturm and Gary Catalano on the important New Zealand poet and painter. The poems of Louis …

  • # 42894

    HOPKINS, Ted (1945 - 2023)

    The Book of Slab

    Devised and produced by Ted Hopkins in association with the publisher, Champion Books. Melbourne : Champion Books, 1983. Quarto, lettered English buckram with diecut shape of Australia, illustrated endpapers, pp. [228], illustrations, ephemera tipped-in, vinyl disk. Printed in an edition of 250 copies (from the prospectus, which is not included). A fascinating Australian artist’s book …

  • # 42706

    OPPEN, Monica

    Do not lament (The song of the axe)

    Sydney : the artist, 2018. Oblong quarto, drum-leaf binding (330 x 450 mm), decorated bookcloth, each copy unique, cloth covered clamshell box. Printed in an edition of 7 copies of which 6 are for sale. The artist has provided the following information about her artist’s book: “The text for the poem ‘The Song of the Axe’, …

  • # 42708

    MARTIN, Sue

    A book of beetles

    Artist’s book, card portfolio 23 x 18 cms, hand stamped linen bound boards, stringbound, 11 leaves of hand painted leaves with hand stamps of beetles, glassine sheets of text. Signed by the artist on the inner boards. A charming and shimmering artist’s book by the contemporary printmaker. Exhibited : Firestation Print Studio Artists Book Prize …

  • # 42707

    NEAL, Karen (1956 - )

    Magpie Book

    Artist’s book, card portfolio 280 x 200 x 15 mm, with a linocut on the cover, signed by the artist, titled and numbered 1 / 5, containing a 10 panel concertina panorama, each panel with a linocut illustration of a magpie. A simple and striking artist’s book by the Melbourne based contemporary printmaker. Exhibited : …

  • # 42604

    JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)

    Robert Jacks (signed copy)

    Artists books, printed works, folios and ephemera from the artist’s collection 1969 – 2009. Melbourne : Douglas Stewart Fine Books, 2010. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [36], illustrated in colour, essay by Douglas Stewart, 73 works photographed and catalogued, with prices. One of a handful of copies signed by the artist in 2010.

  • # 42424

    [OLSEN, John]. MCGRECOR, Ken

    Teeming with Life. John Olsen: His complete graphics 1957 – 2005 (deluxe edition)

    By Ken McGregor in consultation with John Olsen and Jeffrey Makin. Melbourne : Macmillan, 2005. Quarto, two volumes, black decorated umber cloth in matching slipcase, pp 256, 8 [247 – 264], illustrated throughout. First edition, second printing of the definitive catalogue raisonné of Olsen’s graphics. This is the deluxe edition, limited to 70 copies, specially …