Australian Art - General
Melbourne: Victorian Artists Society, 1946 - 49. Six volumes quarto, illustrated wrappers, approx 60pp. each. The cover to volume one, part two features an Aboriginal bark painting, there is also an interesting series of advertisements by Carlton & United Breweries inside the back covers which feature Australian Aborigines. An important short-lived Australian art journal from …
Launceston : Tasmanian Historical Research Association, 1961. Edition limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies (no. 343). Large octavo, pictorial cloth boards, x, 172 pp, illustrated with black and white plates, a minimal amount of speckling to top and fore-edges, a very good copy.
Sydney: The Beagle Press, 1983. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, 96pp. illustrated throughout.
Canberra : National Library of Australia, 1994. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp 15. Exhibition catalogue for a travelling exhibition presented by the National Library of Australia and Sovereign Hill.
Sydney : Australian Art Society, 1928. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (pencil numbers on cover), 19pp, 219 works exhibited. Lists works from 54 Australian artists.
URE SMITH, Sydney
Sydney : Ure Smith Limited, . First edition. Octavo, decorated cloth boards (short tear at head of spine), front free endpaper with dedication from newspaper baron Keith Murdoch to the artist and poet Baroness Maie Casey, wife of diplomat Baron R.G. Casey, ‘Maie Casey from Keith Murdoch. One of the many realms in which you …
Melbourne : Lansdowne Editions, 1977. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. xiii; 214, illustrated. A well researched and scholarly reference.
Melbourne: Allen Lane, 1981. First edition. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, 324pp. extensively illustrated. Important work on the Angry Penguins, their contemporaries and influence on modern Australian art. Signed by the author Richard Haese, and Angry Penguins Max Harris and Barrett Reid.
[CANNING, Criss et al].
Melbourne : Melbourne Art Exchange, 1987. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (spine sunned), pp. 80, wet stamp on the half-title, photographic portraits, illustrations. A promotional book fraturing sixteen traditional artists for the Melbourne commercial gallery. This copy is signed by five of the artists, John Lennox, Graeme Roche, Criss Canning, Piers Bateman and John Pointon. The …
BURTON, Barbara; SPLATT, William
/ notes on the artists by Barbara Burton, commentaries on plates by William Splatt ; introduced by William Splatt. Adelaide : Rigby, 1977, First edition. Quarto, cloth boards in dust jacket (sunned), Sidney Nolan’s copy, his ownership inscription ‘Nolan’ in ink on the front free-endpaper, 208 pp, illustrated with colour plates, clean and sound; loosely …
Painters, sketchers, photographers and engravers to 1870. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1992. Thick quarto, boards in dustjacket (spine with a couple of short tears and a little sunned), pp. 889 extensively illustrated. An invaluable reference on colonial Australian artists.
[BREAD AND CHEESE CLUB]
Melbourne : Bread and Cheese Club, 1939-40. First issue, April 1939 – Twelfth issue, March 1940. Twelve issues, folio, unbound, as issued; the later issues with masthead printed in red; the first issue printed on thin paper (wrappers detached and waterstained), the remaining issues on thick paper, all in very good condition. A run of …
Being a review of the greatest hoax in Australia’s literary history, and the subsequent ‘Indecency Trial’. Lismore: W. Hornage, . Octavo, wrappers illustrated with a sour-faced penguin, 20pp, small tear to upper margin of front wrapper and most pages, a small puncture hole and occasional waterstaining. A scarce pamphlet, complete and overall an acceptable copy, …
CONIGRAVE, John Fairfax
A handbook : compiled by John Fairfax Conigrave for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886. Octavo, contemporary black half-calf over cloth (scuffed), binder’s ticket of T. W. Taylor of Winnipeg, lithographed wrappers and title page bound in, pp. vi; ; folding map of Port Adelaide; 180; (14 – plates). Bound with : Official catalogue …
London : Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1961. Quarto, laminated illustrated wrappers (laminate lifting, as always), signed by artist John Olsen on the title page; approx 60pp., 23 black and white plates plus numerous portrait photographs. Foreword by Kenneth Clark, preface by Bryan Robertson, introduction by Robert Hughes. An important catalogue, this exhibition was the first major …
Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 2006. Quarto, laminated boards in slipcase, pp. 1200, extensively illustrated, as new in shrinkwrap (the RRP is $295).
The Australian print collection of the Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery. Wagga Wagga : Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, 2000. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 94, illustrated. A detailed catalogue of twentieth century Australian prints.
Melbourne: Allen Lane, 1981. First edition. Quarto, quarter crushed morocco over cloth, spine in compartments, lettered in gilt, with contrasting title labels, 324pp. extensively illustrated. Important work on the Angry Penguins, their contemporaries and influence on modern Australian art. The deluxe edition, limited to 50 copies signed and numbered by the author Richard Haese. “This …
Melbourne : George Robertson, c. 1915. Quarto, lettered cloth, pp. 176, colour and black white plates. Fundraising book from the Great War “The entire profits from the sale of this book will be devoted by Madam Melba to the Belgian Relief Fund”. Literary contributors include Ethel Turner, Henry Lawson, Tarella Quin, Dorothea Mackellar, Edward Vidler, …
in the National Library of Australia. Arranged by the Libraries Board of South Australia for the Second Adelaide Festival of Arts, March 17 – 31, 1962. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated, foreword by Prime Minister Menzies, lengthy catalogue, illustrations. A major exhibition of rare Australian books, watercolours and ephemera.
Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1932. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers, 66pp, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, a fine copy. Features essay by Gabriel Thorne on the Future of the Theatre; an article on Will Ashton's Paintings by Lionel Lindsay, among others as well as …
HINDS, John (1950 - )
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 : …