Australian Art - General

  • # 16731

    URE SMITH, Sydney and BURKE, Joseph (editors)

    Art and design 1. A Ure Smith publication issued twice yearly.

    Sydney : Ure Smith Pty. Limited, 1949. Large quarto, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial papered boards, illustrated endpapers, previous owner’s bookplate verso of front free endpaper, pp. 80, extensively illustrated throughout in black-and-white and colour; a near fine copy.  

  • # 17163

    CRAIG, Clifford

    More old Tasmanian prints : a companion volume to The engravers of Van Diemen’s Land and Old Tasmanian prints.

    Launceston : Foot & Playsted, 1984. Edition limited to 1000 copies (no. 444). Large octavo, fine pictorial cloth boards in like dust jacket, colour frontispiece plate, 389 pp, illustrated with colour and black and white plates, a fine copy.

  • # 16995

    The Australian Artist : Volume 1, Parts 1-4; ­ Volume 2, Parts 1- 2 (complete).

    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 …

  • # 16423

    CRAIG, Clifford

    The engravers of Van Diemen’s Land

    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.

  • # 16370

    PEARCE, Barry.

    A century of Australian landscape : mood and moment.

    Sydney: The Beagle Press, 1983. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, 96pp. illustrated throughout.

  • # 15703

    Gold fever! Life on the diggings 1851~1855

    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.

  • # 16269

    Australian Art Society Second Annual Exhibition

    Sydney : Australian Art Society, 1928. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (pencil numbers on cover), 19pp, 219 works exhibited. Lists works from 54 Australian artists.

  • # 16293

    URE SMITH, Sydney

    Australian present day art [Signed by Keith Murdoch]

    Sydney : Ure Smith Limited, [1943]. 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 …

  • # 15767

    McCULLOCH, Alan

    Artists of the Australian gold rush

    Melbourne : Lansdowne Editions, 1977. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. xiii; 214, illustrated. A well researched and scholarly reference.

  • # 16290

    HAESE, Richard.

    Rebels and Precursors. The revolutionary years in Australian art (signed copy)

    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.  

  • # 16291

    [CANNING, Criss et al].

    Artists. The Melbourne Art Exchange (signed)

    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 …

  • # 16282

    BURTON, Barbara; SPLATT, William

    100 masterpieces of Australian painting (Sidney Nolan’s copy)

    / 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 …

  • # 16081


    Bohemia : the all Australian literary magazine

    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 …

  • # 15948

    HORNAGE, Bill

    Ern Malley and the “Angry Penguins”

    Being a review of the greatest hoax in Australia’s literary history, and the subsequent ‘Indecency Trial’. Lismore: W. Hornage, [1945]. 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, …

  • # 16071

    CONIGRAVE, John Fairfax

    South Australia : a sketch of its history & resources.

    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; [2]; folding map of Port Adelaide; 180; (14 – plates). Bound with : Official catalogue …

  • # 15918

    [ROBERTSON, Bryan]

    Recent Australian painting. (Signed by John Olsen)

    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 …

  • # 16936

    McCULLOCH, Susan

    The New McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art

    Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 2006. Quarto, laminated boards in slipcase, pp. 1200, extensively illustrated, as new in shrinkwrap (the RRP is $295).

  • # 15756

    HAESE, Richard.

    Rebels and Precursors. The revolutionary years in Australian art (deluxe edition)

    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 …

  • # 15424

    Melba’s gift book of Australian art and literature

    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, …

  • # 17168

    CRAIG, Clifford

    Notes on Tasmania

    Launceston : Foot & Playsted, 1986. Edition limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies (no. 374). Large octavo, pictorial cloth boards in dust jacket (some creasing at top edge of front panel), xvii, 324 pp, illustrated with 45 plates (some colour); a fine copy.

  • # 15939

    Catalogue of an exhibition of Australian and Pacific material from the Nan Kivell Collection

    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.

  • # 14699

    Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series, Number Forty-Five.

    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 …

  • # 14660

    HINDS, John (1950 - )

    This ferral Australis!

    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 : …