Books Containing Artworks

  • # 23144

    FRIEND, Donald.

    [FRIEND, Donald]. Tides of sensuality (deluxe edition, presentation copy)

    Working drawings and studies for a major work to be titled Bumbooziana by Donald Friend. Foreword by Elizabeth Summons. Melbourne: Gryphon Books, 1978. Quarto, gilt-decorated red cloth in black dustjacket, illustrated throughout with Friend’s sketches in preparation for Bumbooziana. Limited to 350 copies signed by the artist, this is one of the 100 copies of …

  • # 22968

    McCRAE, Hugh (1876-1958); LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Idyllia. (The author’s own copy)

    [Sydney] : N.L. Press, [1922]. Large quarto (418 x 355 mm), bound in white calf over white papered boards with Norman Lindsay decoration in gold and red (a few light marks), 35 pp, with Lindsay decorations in black highlighted with gilt, further illustrated with five large original Norman Lindsay etchings with titled tissue guards tipped-in, …

  • # 22709


    Brett Whiteley drawings. (Deluxe edition with original linocut)

    Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2015. Quarto, gilt-lettered black cloth in matching slipcase, pp. 220, illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 25 copies specially bound, with an original linocut by Brett Whiteley ‘The Wave’ loosely enclosed, specially printed in a numbered edition of 25 copies, signed lower right with the Brett Whiteley studio stamp, and …

  • # 22794

    LINDSAY, Jack (1900-1990); LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969), illustrator

    Fauns and Ladies

    With three original woodcuts by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : Hand–press of J. Kirtley, 1923. Folio, quarter lambskin over papered boards, original dust jacket with paper label to spine (a few short tears), light offsetting to endpapers and a couple of spots of light foxing, else very good, with three signed Norman Lindsay woodcuts tipped-in. Limited …

  • # 22675

    AMADIO, Nadine

    Orpheus : the song of forever

    Sydney: The Craftsman’s Press, 1983. Quarto, decorated cloth in slipcase (faded), 128pp., illustrated with numerous tipped-in plates by Charles Blackman, fine. Limited to 250 copies signed by author and artist with an original signed lithograph loosely inserted. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by Nadine Amadio. Original prospectus loosely enclosed. One of the finest Blackman illustrated …

  • # 21736


    Jeffrey Smart. (Deluxe edition)

    By Peter Quartermaine; foreword by Germaine Greer. On the half title: A man is illogical on horseback; but in a satellite, surreal. South Yarra : Gryphon Books, 1983. Quarto, gilt-titled quarter morocco over grey linen, black buckram slipcase, pp 131; the deluxe edition, limited to 100 numbered copies signed by the artist on colophon at rear, …

  • # 22548

    [COBURN, John].

    John Coburn : Prints 1959 – 2000 (with an original signed screen print)

    Compiled by Julianna Kolenberg, with an essay by Peter Skrzynecki. Melbourne : Australian Galleries, 2000. Quarto, casebound, 48 pp. The deluxe edition, limited to only 45 copies, signed by the artist, with an original screenprint measuring 180 x 180mm titled Sunrise, produced specially for the book. A fine and scarce deluxe edition.

  • # 22452

    GELLERT, Leon (1892-1977); LINDSAY, Norman (1876-1969)

    The Isle of San.

    A phantasy by Leon Gellert with five original etchings by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1919. Folio, quarter vellum over green cloth, pp 139, with initials printed in red, frontispiece portrait after an etching by Lindsay, five original large etchings with lettered tissue-guards by Norman Lindsay, each etching signed in full in pencil; …

  • # 22518

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Creative effort : an essay in affirmation. (Deluxe edition)

    Sydney : published for the author by Art in Australia, 1920. First edition. Octavo, quarter cloth over papered boards, spine lettered in gilt; offsetting to endpapers, original signed etching by Norman Lindsay tipped-in (lightly foxed), pp 292; a fine copy. Limited to 120 copies, of which 100 were for sale. A trade edition was also …

  • # 21757

    PRÉVERT, Jacques & G. Ribemont-Dessaignes

    Joan Miró. (With an original signed watercolour)

    Paris : Maeght Editeur, 1956. First edition. Quarto, original cards with lithographed dust jacket and glassine wrapper, pp. 219, 8 colour lithographs (3 folding), extensively illustrated in colour and black and white; a fine copy. Signed and inscribed by Miró on the half-title ‘à Sandberg avec toute mon amitié’, with an original watercolour and ink drawing (215 …

  • # 19516

    De' MEDICI, Lorenzo (1449-1492); OLDCORD, Anthony (translator); SCHMEISSER, Jorg (1942-2012) et al.

    Carnival Songs

    New York : Raphael Fodde Editions, 2001. Folio (500 x 360 mm), gilt-decorated cloth, gilt-lettered morocco spine (small bump lower corner), pp 36, printed letterpress on Hannemuhle paper, text in Italian with English translation, two original etchings by American artist William T. Wiley, one by Italian artist Mimmo Paladino, one by Australian artist Jorg Schmeisser, …

  • # 22596

    [SHEAD]. GRISHIN, Sasha.

    The apotheosis of Ern Malley.

    Melbourne: Australian Galleries, 2008 (second edition). Quarto, pp. 144, gilt boards in illustrated dustjacket.

  • # 9927

    McGREGOR, Ken and GEISSLER, Marie

    Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson Ngayuku Ngura – My Country. (Special edition, with original painting)

    Translation into French by Flore Gregorini. Melbourne : Macmillan, 2014. ‘This special presentation of Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson Ngayuku Ngura – My Country, authored by Ken McGregor and Marie Geissler, translated into French by Flore Gregorini and published by Macmillan, has been compiled by Ken McGregor. It is limited to 40 copies. Each copy, consisting …

  • # 22358

    PRYOR, Anthony (1951 - 1991)

    Anthony Pryor. Sculpture and drawings 1974 -1991 (deluxe edition)

    Melbourne :  Macmillan, 1999. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, slipcase, pp. [vi];218, illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 50 copies, with an original signed etching bound in. The etching is a posthumous impression with the embossed studio stamp. Born in Melbourne in 1951, Anthony Pryor studied sculpture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, later becoming …

  • # 22544

    [LETI]. GRISHIN, Sasha

    Bruno Leti. Six Memos on the art of Bruno Leti. (deluxe edition)

    Sydney: The Beagle Press, 2002. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth in matching slipcase, 184pp. illustrated with images of Leti’s contemporary graphics and artists’ books. This the de luxe edition of 50 copies, signed by the artist, with an original graphic Lines and Planes (I) signed by the artist loosely enclosed, printed in an edition of 25 copies, …

  • # 22451

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969) and LINDSAY, Jack (1900-1990)

    A homage to Sappho

    Made by Norman and Jack Lindsay. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Limited to 70 signed copies. Quarto, bound by John Hains of London in full cream vellum over bevelled boards with title and Lindsay decoration in gold, all edges gilt, 64 pp, illustrated with fifteen original etchings by Norman Lindsay, a fine copy. One …