Australian Artists L-P

  • # 35504

    MELVILLE, Robert

    Ned Kelly. 27 Paintings by Sidney Nolan

    Introduction by Alan Moorehead. London : Thames and Hudson, 1964. Large square octavo, boards in dust jacket, 60 pp, corners rubbed, previous owner’s stamp to endpapers, illustrated in colour; a good copy.

  • # 35487

    McPHEE, John (ed.)

    Joseph Lycett : convict artist

    Sydney : Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2006. Quarto, cloth-covered boards in illustrated dust jacket, pp. 285, previous owner’s name to endpaper, illustrated in colour throughout, academic text on the artist by John McPhee, Richard Neville, Roger Butler, Shane Frost and Martin Terry. A richly illustrated monograph on the convict artist Joseph Lycett …

  • # 35485

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia : Third Series, Number Forty-four. Watercolours and drawings by Hans Heysen.

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1932. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers (a couple of short tears, minor rust stains from staples), unpaginated, all pages clean, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, occasional light foxing, else a very good copy. An edition focussing on the works of …

  • # 35482

    McKAY, Peter et al

    Patricia Piccinini: Curious affection (deluxe edition)

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, 2018. Quarto, illustrated boards, in a slipcase with ribbon drawer, pp. 202, illustrated. One of a small number of specially bound copies in slipcase. Sunning to spine. Patricia Piccinini’s imaginative and startlingly life-like artworks surprise and enchant with their fantastic rendering of the near future — a world in which …

  • # 35350

    BUTLER, Roger

    The prints of Margaret Preston. A catalogue raisonné (revised and enlarged edition) – hardback edition

    Canberra : Australian National Gallery, 2005. Quarto, pictorial laminated boards, pp. 373, fully illustrated. The essential reference on one of Australia’s most renowned artists.

  • # 34926

    MELDRUM, Max

    The science of appearances (Graeme Inson’s copy)

    as formulated and taught by Max Meldrum. Arranged and edited by Russell R. Foreman. Sydney : The Shepherd Press, 1950. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth (stained) in illustrated dustjacket (lacking the spine and front flap), tipped-in portrait frontispiece, bookplate and signature of Graeme Inson to front free endpaper, ownership inscription of Frank Mitchell to preliminary, dated 1950, …

  • # 35282

    PRESTON, Margaret (1875-1963)

    Margaret Preston’s monotypes. (Signed by the artist)

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith. Sydney : Ure Smith, 1949. Folio, cloth bound boards (edges rubbed and short splits to spine, corners bumped), illustrated endpapers, 27 tipped-in colour plates, a good copy. Signed by Margaret Preston in pen on the half title.  

  • # 35354

    MYERS, Vali (1930-2003)

    Vali Myers : drawings 1949-1979

    London: Open House, 1980. First edition. Folio (340 x 250 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered red cloth over boards, in the original pictorial dust jacket (creased and chipped, mainly on the lower panel), 127 pp, illustrated throughout in colour, with an introduction by Ed van der Elsken and an introduction by George Plimpton; contents clean and sound. …

  • # 35341

    BRADLEY, Anthony

    The art of Justin O’Brien

    Sydney : The Craftsman’s Press, 1982. Folio, gilt-lettered black cloth in red slipcase (very lightly marked), patterned endpapers, pp. 108, illustrated. Limited to 250 copies signed by the artist and author. Foreword by Mervyn Horton. The only edition (ie: no trade edition or softcover published). Winner of the 1982 Best Designed Book Award from the …

  • # 35192


    Norman Lindsay Watercolours 1897 – 1969 (deluxe edition)

    Bungendore : Odana Editions, 2003. Quarto, full leather in matching slipcase, 312 pp. extensively illustrated with colour plates, notes and commentary on Lindsay’s artworks and techniques. The deluxe edition, limited to 550 signed and numbered copies, with an additional photograph of the painting The Presentation included. A standard edition was also produced. Both editions sold …

  • # 34683


    The art of Frederick McCubbin

    Forty-five illustrations in colour and black and white, with essay by James MacDonald and some remarks on Australian art by the artist. Melbourne & Sydney : The Lothian Book Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd., 1916. Limited to 1000 copies, signed by McCubbin (copy no. 607). Folio, gilt lettered cloth covered boards (dulled, a few marks), top-edge gilt, …

  • # 32426

    [LINDSAY]. BLOOMFIELD, Lin (ed.).

    Norman Lindsay : Oil Paintings 1889-1969. (Standard edition)

    Bungendore, NSW : Odana Editions, 2006. Quarto, pictorial boards in dust jacket (spine slightly faded, as usual), 308pp. A very good, unread copy. The most substantial book produced on Lindsay’s oil paintings. Over a period of eighty years Australian artist Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1879-1969) painted in oils. Apart from the classical portraits and single …

  • # 32634

    [LINDSAY]. BLOOMFIELD, Lin (ed.).

    Norman Lindsay : oil paintings 1889-1969

    Bungendore: Odana Editions, 2006. Quarto, full leather in leather slipcase, 308pp., Limited to 550 copies which only 500 are for sale. Signed by the author and curator Lin Bloomfield. Contains an original photograph of the Norman Lindsay painting ‘The Vanities’. Slipcase slightly marked, else a fine copy. The most substantial book produced on Lindsay’s oil …

  • # 21148

    [McAULEY, James and STEWART, Harold]. “MALLEY, Ern”.

    The Darkening Ecliptic by Ern Malley

    Melbourne and Adelaide: Reed and Harris, 1944. Small quarto, original wrappers (upper wrapper with small loss at top corner, some light stains) illustrated with Sidney Nolan’s ‘The Arabian Tree’ from the ‘Malley’ poem Petit Testament (the illustration is further reproduced as a black and white frontispiece); 46 pp; water stain across bottom margin of most leaves, else …

  • # 35029

    NOLAN, Sidney and LYNN, Elwyn

    Sidney Nolan – Australia (deluxe edition)

    Sydney and London: Bay Books, 1979. Quarto, gilt-lettered calf with Nolan Kelly pictorial design (lightly marked), lacking the cloth slipcase, 226pp., pale foxing to preliminaries, illustrated throughout. The deluxe edition, limited to 200 numbered copies signed by Sidney Nolan (this copy, contrary to the image, is number 38).

  • # 35191

    LISTER, Anthony (1979 - )

    [Sketchbook] (deluxe limited edition with original drawing)

    [Melbourne : Black Art Projects, 2013]. Oblong octavo (145 x 213 mm) black cloth bound boards, pp. [192], reproducing drawings from Anthony Lister’s sketchbooks from 2002 – 2012. The deluxe edition, additionally signed by the artist and limited to 100 copies, containing an original small signed pencil drawing or a rose, signed and dated 2013, and …