Books Containing Artworks

  • # 43071

    JOHNSON, George & Louis

    George & Louis Johnson. Painter & poet (second edition)

    George & Louis Johnson. Painter & Poet. Melbourne : 1995. Quarto, decorated cloth boards in a clamshell box, pp. 36, [28), illustrated. Frontispiece is an original signed painting by George Johnson housed in a glassine sleeve. Essays by Terry Sturm and Gary Catalano on the important New Zealand poet and painter. The poems of Louis …

  • # 42872

    MOLLISON, James and BONHAM, Nicholas

    Albert Tucker (deluxe edition with original signed lithograph)

    Melbourne : Macmillan and Canberra : Australian National Gallery, 1982. Quarto, gilt-lettered leather, glassine wrapper, buckram slipcase. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 numbered copies signed by Albert Tucker, with an original signed colour lithograph loosely enclosed. This is copy number 78. A fine, clean copy of book and artwork.

  • # 42904

    HARD, Lynn and SHEAD, Garry

    The unused portion (signed copy with original sketch)

    Sydney : ETT Imprint, 2013. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 76, poems by Hard illustrated with drawings by Shead. Printed in an edition of 100 copies. Signed by Shead on the title page with a small ink sketch signed with his initials.

  • # 42871

    BELL, Amber Creswell; DONE, Ken

    Ken Done : Art, Design, Life (deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : Thames & Hudson, 2021. Quarto, pictorial boards in yellow plexiglass slipcase, pp. 318, illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 300 signed copies with a signed Ken Done print in a pocket in rear endpaper. ‘Is it not time we placed Done into the context of Streeton and Roberts, Olsen and Nolan – all …

  • # 42424

    [OLSEN, John]. MCGRECOR, Ken

    Teeming with Life. John Olsen: His complete graphics 1957 – 2005 (deluxe edition)

    By Ken McGregor in consultation with John Olsen and Jeffrey Makin. Melbourne : Macmillan, 2005. Quarto, two volumes, black decorated umber cloth in matching slipcase, pp 256, 8 [247 – 264], illustrated throughout. First edition, second printing of the definitive catalogue raisonné of Olsen’s graphics. This is the deluxe edition, limited to 70 copies, specially …

  • # 39998

    [OLSEN, John]. McGREGOR, Ken

    Teeming with Life. John Olsen: His complete graphics 1957 – 2005 (deluxe edition, with signed etching)

    By Ken McGregor in consultation with John Olsen and Jeffrey Makin. Melbourne : Macmillan, 2005. Quarto, silver decorated cloth in matching slipcase, 264 pp, illustrated throughout. First edition, first printing of the definitive catalogue raisonné of Olsen’s graphics. This is the deluxe edition, limited to 70 copies, specially bound and with an original signed etching …

  • # 41502


    Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria Print Folio

    Melbourne : Australian Print Workshop, 1991. Cloth covered clamshell box made by Ilme Simmul (a few marks), 80 x 59 cms, with title label, housing a title sheet and six original signed graphics by leading Australian artists. Limited to 85 numbered sets, the plates destroyed after printing. Occasional light handling marks, a few spots of …

  • # 41421

    Robert Jacks (1943 - 2014)

    The Three Stamps Box Sets 1976 – 77

    A rare group of collaborative stamp sets published by Robert Jacks with contributors from the Upper Stamp movement. These early sets, featuring original rubber stamps,  were produced in very low numbers. ‘In addition to being included in exhibitions, publications and other editions coordinated by others, Jacks also coordinated and produced a number of collections of …

  • # 41847

    JOHNSON, Robert

    The paintings of Robert Johnson (deluxe edition with drawing)

    Sydney : The Legend Press, Folio, gilt-decorated full grey morocco, pp. [xviii]; 18 colour plates, housed in publisher’s cardboard box with paper title label. Biographical note by John Brackenreg. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies signed by the artist with an original signed drawing tipped-in, this drawings titled ‘Near Kiewa, Vic.’.

  • # 41572

    SHEAD, Garry (1942 - )

    The Ern Malley Suite (signed presentation copy)

    [Darwin] : Basil Hall Editions, c. 2006. Folio (42 x 30 cms), lettered wrappers (light handling marks or inky artist’s fingers, lower panel discoloured), containing four original signed etchings by Garry Shead from his Era Malley series : ‘The Poets’, ‘The Arabian Tree’; ‘We imprison our wishes’; and ‘Death of Ern’, each etching signed by …

  • # 41777

    [LINDSAY, Lionel]. STEPHENS, A. G.

    Woodcuts. With an original woodcut by Lionel Lindsay.

    Decorations by Roy Davies. Sydney: Tyrrells’ Limited, 1923. Quarto, illustrated boards with cord ties (edges rubbed), 34pp. with essays on the history of woodcuts, and the woodcut in Australia, as well a catalogue of woodcuts for sale by Lionel Lindsay, Margaret Preston, Napier Waller and Roy Davies et al. Limited to 125 copies, of which …

  • # 41802

    OLSEN, John (1928 - )

    My Salute to Five Bells (signed copy with small sketch)

    Canberra : NLA Publishing. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 80, illustrated.  The book tells the journal of John Olsen’s phenomenal 70 foot mural in the Sydney Opera House, inspired by the poem by Kenneth Slessor. First published by Angus & Robertson in 1973, this edition published by the National Library includes new commentary by the …

  • # 29894

    [TERRY, Frederick C.]

    Landscape Scenery, illustrating Sydney, Paramatta, Richmond, Newcastle, Windsor, and Port Jackson, New South Wales.

    Sydney : John Sands and Melbourne : Sands & McDougall, circa 1862. Oblong octavo, gilt-lettered blue pebbled cloth (corners rubbed, rebacked), engraved title page, nineteen engraved views of Sydney and New South Wales, tissue guards, all edges gilt. Sands’ reissue of the 1855 work of the same title, a selection of the original plates with …

  • # 32714

    RUSKIN, John (1819-1900); DATILLO RUBBO, Antonio (1870 - 1955)

    Sesame and lilies. (Antonio Dattilo Rubbo’s copy with self-portrait)

    London : George Allen, 1901. Complete edition (fifty-second thousand). Octavo, gilt-lettered green cloth (edges rubbed), pp. xxxviii; 228, lacking the front free endpaper. Preliminary blank with large pencil signature ‘A Datillo Rubbo) with a small pencil sketch being a self-portrait of the artist folding an artist’s case. Sesame and lilies is comprised of two lectures …

  • # 28995

    URE SMITH, Sydney and BERTIE, Charles

    Old colonial by-ways (deluxe edition, presentation copy)

    Sydney : Art in Australia, 1928. Quarto, quarter-cloth over papered boards (somewhat sunned and flecked), essay, 55 plates (some in colour, tipped-in), the deluxe edition, limited to 40 copies, with an original signed by Ure Smith. Presentation copy with signed inscription from Sydney Ure Smith to Maie Casey, dated 1940. Rare.

  • # 41580

    KIRTLEY, John T.; GOODE, Cyril E.

    The flame of flesh. A sonnet sequence by Cyril E. Goode. Illustrations by Charles Crampton

    Ferntree Gully, Vic. :  John Kirtley, [1952] . Folio, maroon leather (lightly marked, scuffed at head and foot of spine), gilt lettering, light offsetting to endpapers, decorated title page, pp. [20]; with linocut illustrations by Charles Crampton. One of only fourteen hand-printed copies, numbered and signed by the author, this copy with additional signed presentation …