Artist Books

  • # 30563

    LETI Bruno (1941 - ); PESSOA, Fernando (1888 - 1935)

    Pessoa : a dedication by Bruno Leti

    Melbourne : the artist, circa 2018. Octavo, printed gatefold wrappers, unpaginated, text from the great Portuguese modernist poet Pessoa, illustrated by Bruno Leti. Edition of 50 numbered and signed copies. ‘This dedication to Fernando Pessoa is an expression of my wonder and delight at his poetry and prose, which has nourished me over many years …

  • # 30389

    JOHNSON, George & Louis

    George & Louis Johnson. Painter & Poet (first edition)

    Melbourne : The Centre for the Development of Artists Books and Limited Editions, 1994. Quarto, decorated boards in a clamshell box, 36pp, illustrated. Essays by Terry Sturm and Gary Catalano on the important New Zealand poet and painter. The poems of Louis Johnson are complemented by illustrations by his brother. Limited to 40 copies signed …

  • # 30513

    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 …

  • # 30522

    MARTIN-SCHERRER, Frédérique; HEREL, Petr (1943 - ) (artist); JACKSON, Philip

    Thierry Bouchard & Petr Herel : the shared book

    Translated from French by Margot Jones. [Melbourne and Canberra] : Disquiet Press, 2018. Edition of 100 copies, each with an original signed and numbered frottage (73 x 52 mm) by Petr Herel tipped-in on the half title. Octavo, printed blue wrappers, pp 1-38 (history of the Labyrinth Press by Martin-Scherrer), [39-56] (colour illustrations), 57-59 (notes), …

  • # 30374

    FRANK, Dale et al.

    Boarder. Masteroid Space Cama Controll Council Propaganda Legion op’3 art corporat, australia, ‘boarder’, 1979

    [Cover title : MSCCCPL]. Adelaide : Experimental Art Foundation, 1979. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [80], illustrated. Artist’s book created by Ruby Summerfield, Hoya Campeche-Bolivar, and Dale Frank (spelled ‘Franks’) while artists-in-residence at the Experimental Art Foundation. Another example is held in the National Gallery of Australia, as well as an example in Te Papa …

  • # 30318

    DE GEER, Carl Johan and Jan HANNERTZ, Jan

    [SWEDISH UNDERGROUND; DON CHERRY] Pengar eller livet

    [=Money or Life]. Stockholm : Albert Bonniers förlag, 1970. First edition. Large octavo (235 x 160 mm), original pictorial stiff wrappers, pp [62], all-illustrated photobook novella, which includes a full-page portrait of American expat free jazz musician Don Cherry (father of Neneh); text in Swedish; a fine copy. From Boo-Hooray: ‘Carl Johan De Geer, born …

  • # 30380

    CROOKE, Ray

    An epistle from Oberea

    With decorations by Ray Crooke. Ferntree Gully, Vic. : The Rams Skull Press, 1955. Quarto, hessian bound boards with traditional Polynesian tapa design, previous owner’s name neatly inscribed to endpaper, 24 pp, illustrated with seven original silk screens by Ray Crooke. Limited to 250 copies signed by the artist; the cover was also silk-screened by …

  • # 28730

    COMMÈRE, Pascal (1951- ); HEREL, Petr (1943- ) (illustrator)

    Fenêtres la nuit vient

    / Pascal Commère ; bois gravés de Petr Herel. Romillé : Éditions Folle Avoine, 1987. Small square quarto (190 x 205 mm), white card wrappers lettered in black, pp 69, [1]; illustrated with two wood engravings by celebrated Australian printmaker and artist book maker Petr Herel. A fine copy. ‘Pascal Commère is a contemporary French …

  • # 30346

    GLEESON, James.

    [POETRY] Along the fault line. Late slippages and abrasions (signed copy)

    Sydney: The Northwood Press (a division of The Beagle Press), 2005. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth, 50 pp of James Gleeson’s poems. Limited to 350 copies, this is one of the first 100 copies which have been signed by the poet/artist. . Produced for private distribution. A rare literary work by the artist.

  • # 30110

    [HENSON, Bill]

    Lux et nox (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Thames and Hudson, 2008. Oblong folio, boards in illustrated dust jacket, unpaginated, 173 colour plates, first Australian edition, first published by Scalo, Zurich in 2002, new copy. One of a handful issued by Thames & Hudson signed by Bill Henson on a company sticker on the free endpaper. A large format survey of …

  • # 29577

    JACKS, Robert

    Robert Jacks. Post Cards Hand Stamped. 2007.

    150 x 93mm, printed paper wrapper with title, twelve plain postcards with a different hand stamp design, signed by Robert Jacks on front wrapper.

  • # 29016

    VLEESKENS, Cornelis (1948 - 2012)

    Old news

    Cape Paterson [VIC] : the artist, 2000. Octavo, hand painted wrappers, pp. [48] of old newsprint with overpainting by Vleeskens on 24 pages.  Signed by the artist and dated 2000. Unique artists book by poet and artist Cornelis Vleeskens. ‘Cornelis Vleeskens studied for a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in English at the universities of …

  • # 29429

    KLEPAC, Lou

    Contemporary Australian Drawing

    Edited with an introduction by Lou Klepac. Perth : The Western Australian Art Gallery, 1978. Quarto, lettered wrappers (lightly marked, but very good), 128 pp, illustrated, Published for the 1978 Perth Survey of Drawing. Includes works by David Aspden, George Baldessin, Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, Noel Counihan, Fred Cress, John Brack, John Coburn, Robert Dickerson, …

  • # 28232

    PISTOLETTO, Michelangelo (1933 - )

    The dining table of cultures

    Mantua, Italy : Edizioni Corraini, 2005. Small quarto (250 x 180 mm), pp. 32 printed on diecut aluminium leaves, spiral bound, in publisher’s original cardboard slipcase. Limited to 700 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. Text in English and Italian. An as new copy, very fine. A striking artist’s book / private press production, printed …

  • # 28785

    TAILLANDIER, Yvon (1926-2018)

    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 …

  • # 28448

    [Warringah Printmakers Studio]; ANSON, Jennifer

    Natural Collection

    Sydney : Warringah Printmakers Studio, 2017. Elephant folio with printed wrappers, housed in buckram clamshell case with matching printed lining, in printed calico bag. A publication of twenty-nine prints of varying method, showing flora and fauna of Northern Sydney, accompanied by artists’ statements and scientific descriptions. Limited to an edition of 10 copies, with signatures of …