Australia Artists A-D

  • # 19221

    CRAFWORD, Marian (1955 - )

    Picturing the island

    Melbourne : the artist, 2016. Quarto, illustrated wrappers with wraparound title band, pp. [52], illustrated. Signed and dated by the artist. A contemporary photobook created by Melbourne artist Marian Crawford, drawing on her memories growing up on Babana (contemporary Kiribati) and using historical photographs of what was at the time known as the Gilbert and …

  • # 18667

    DYSON, Edward (1865 - 1931)

    “Hello, Soldier!”

    Khaki Verse. Illustrations by Will Dyson, Ruby Lind, and George Dancey. Melbourne : Alex. M’Kinley & Co., 1919. Octavo, papered boards (clean), dust jacket (loss) pp. 131, tipped-in black and white plates, early inscription to front free endpaper. Printed in purple ink on brown paper due the ‘paper famine’ as noted by Dyson. The second …

  • # 18793

    DYSART, Dinah

    Julian Ashton

    Canberra : Australian National Gallery, 1981. Two volumes, oblong octavo, gilt-lettered cloth in marbled paper slipcase with ribbon draw, vol. 1 pp. 54, illustrated essay on the artist, vol. 2 unpaginated, reproducing an artist’s sketchbook held in the ANG collection. Previous owner’s name on endpaper else fine.

  • # 18791

    BREUER, Eva

    David Boyd : his work, his life, his family.

    [Sydney] : Eva Breuer Art Dealer, June 2012. Oblong quarto, pictorial card covers, 346 pp, illustrated with over 150 colour plates. A superb catalogue to accompany an exhibition of Boyd’s work staged at the National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 17 August – 23 September 2012, curated by Nicky McWilliam (Eva Breuer Art Dealer), foreword …

  • # 18790

    ARNOLD, Raymond

    Body Armour : Char Corps

    Mt. Nelson [Tasmania] : Partners Press, c 2005. Octavo, embossed card wrappers, folding sheet in 15 sections each with an illustration, essays by Katherine McDonald verso, lettered title wrapper, a mint copy. A fine artist’s private press book limited to 250 copies signed by the artist and the designer.

  • # 18767

    [BALSON, Ralph]

    Ralph Balson 1890-1964

    Melbourne : Niagara Galleries, 1989. Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp 12, some annotations with ink. Includes transcript of Grace Crowley talking about Ralph Balson, and is illustrated throughout in colour.

  • # 18765

    [BLACK, Dorrit]. NORTH, Ian

    Dorrit Black 1891-1951

    Adelaide : The board of the Art Gallery of South Australia, 1975. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (Sticker residue and loss on front wrapper), staple-bound, pp. 16, foreword by John Baily, introduction by Ian North, contains a catalogue of 68 works, with 13 monochrome plates of the artist’s work and one black & white illustration of a …

  • # 18701

    CONNOR, Kevin; HASTINGS, Elizabeth

    Kevin Connor paintings and drawings 1983 – 2016 (deluxe edition)

    Selected and edited by Lou Klepac. With contributions by Barry Pearce, Hendrik Kolenberg and Margaret Connor. Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2016. Quarto, lettered black cloth in matching slipcase, pp. 204, fully illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 25 copies, spcially bound, signed by the artist, with an original signed etching ‘Figure on Observatory Hill’ …

  • # 18651

    [BALDESSIN]. LINDSAY, Robert and HOLLOWAY, Memory.

    George Baldessin: Sculpture and etchings. A memorial exhibition.

    Melbourne: NGV, 1983. Folio, illustrated silver wrappers, 152pp. extensively illustrated. A fine copy, an important retrospective.

  • # 18415

    [HUMPHRIES, Barry, b.1934]

    [CONDER] Barry Humphries : a small group of correspondence and memorabilia, 1962-1985.

    From the estate of Adelaide bibliophile and art collector, Keith Wingrove (1910–1995). A Nice Night’s Entertainment with Barry Humphries. Programme for Australian tour, 1962. Octavo, staple bound, [16] pp, illustrated; signed in full on the front wrapper by Barry Humphries; fine. Typed letter on Barry Humphries’ personal letterhead, single quarto sheet, headed Tivoli Theatre, Sydney, …

  • # 17635

    DURACK, Mary; DURACK, Elizabeth (llustrator)

    The courteous savage : Yagan of Swan River

    Edinburgh : Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1964. First edition. Quarto, boards with illustrated dust jacket (chipped at corners and head and foot of spine; waterstain along spine); pp 83, with Elizabeth Durack’s monochrome and bichrome illustrations throughout; internally clean and sound, a good copy.

  • # 18509

    COUNIHAN, Noel, and LINDSAY, Jack.

    War or Peace. Twelve linocuts by Noel Counihan. Poems by Jack Lindsay.

    Preface by Robert Smith. Melbourne: Gryphon Books, n.d. [1978]. Large oblong quarto, quarter maroon morocco with gilt-lettered boards in matching slipcase, numerous colour plates reproducing Counihan linocuts, additional suite of the plates in black and white contained in a stiff paper maroon folder. Limited to 250 copies signed by Lindsay and Counihan, this copy marked …

  • # 18462

    [ANNAND]. McDONALD, Anne

    Douglas Annand : the art of life

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2001. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, illustrated. Fine copy.

  • # 18454

    NORTH, Ian.

    The art of Dorrit Black (signed by the author)

    Melbourne: Macmillan and the Art Gallery of South Australia, 1979. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, some shelfwear, pp 152. The standard monograph on the artist, illustrated throughout with a detailed catalogue.

  • # 18410

    [ARKLEY]. CRAWFORD, Ashley and EDGAR, Ray.

    Spray. The work of Howard Arkley.

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1997. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 152, illustrated, a fine copy. First edition. Scarce.

  • # 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, …