Books Containing Artworks

  • # 33007

    LONEY, Alan and GIMBLETT, Max

    Searchings. Selections from the artist’s journals

    Auckland : The Holloway Press, 2005. Quarto, quarter buckram over blue lettered boards, unpaginated, illustrations by Gimblett, including double page original paintings. Limited to 80 copies of which 64 were for sale. This is a copy 58. “This book is the result of three years research and study of the Journals of one of the …

  • # 32736

    COHN, Ola; WOOD, Marjorie

    The Fairies’ Tree

    By Ola Cohn in collaboration with Norman Davies. Illustrations and decoration by Marjorie Wood. Music by Tom King. Geelong : H. Tatlock Miller, The Book Nook, 1932. Quarto, illustrated paper wrappers over card (silverfishing with some loss along the fore edge), cover design by Marjorie Wood, bookplate to pastedown, early pencil inscription to endpaper, pp. …

  • # 32428

    OLSEN, John (1928 - )

    John Olsen “The Kiss”

    Townsville and Melbourne : Lyre Bird Press & Zimmer Editions, 2009. Folio, quarter-calf over linen, gilt-lettered on spine, unpaginated, original signed Olsen etching bound in as frontispiece, titled ‘The Kiss’ and editioned out of 30 copies, an original Olsen pen sketch of a lyre bird facing title page with the edition number written by the …

  • # 32284

    Deborah Hart

    John Olsen (signed copy with drawing)

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1991. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 228, illustrated, elaborately signed by Olsen on the title page and dated 05, the signature forming a loose sketch of a lily pad (or an eyeball? or something else). A lavish monograph on the great Australian painter.

  • # 32772

    STEPHENS, Andrew; BOWEN, Dean

    Nitty-Gritty : The Sculpture of Dean Bowen (deluxe edition with original bronze sculpture)

    Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2021. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 232, extensively illustrated; housed in a bronze coloured slipcase. The deluxe edition, limited to only 9 copies plus one artist’s proof, accompanied by a companion volume, being a matching clamshell box housing an original bronze sculpture by Dean Bowen The House of Love (Nitty …

  • # 32289

    MARSH, Dale

    The art of Dale Marsh (with original drawing)

    Sydney : Dale Marsh Studio, 1981. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket (lightly marked),  29pp [75pp of plates]. Features 75 colour plates in addition to biographical essays and a tipped in sketch . Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by the artist with an original signed drawing tipped on to the half-title.

  • # 32780

    COMMÈRE, Pascal; HEREL, Petr (artist) (1943 - )

    Prévision de passage d’un dix cors au lieu-dit Goulet du maquis

     / Pascal Commère ; dessins de Petr Herel. Large octavo (210 x 155 mm), publisher’s printed wrappers, 113 pp; poems by Commère illustrated with 6 full-page reproductions of etchings by Australian artist Petr Herel; text in French; ex-library copy with deaccession stamp of the Médiathèque Chalette-sur-Loing (plus usual library markings) else a good, clean copy. Trove …

  • # 32661

    ZIMMER, Jenny (editor)

    A series of occasional drawings by Klaus Rudolf Zimmer (deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing and Zimmer Editions, 2021. Quarto, cloth with title label, pp. 184, illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 20 copies signed by Jenny Zimmer, housed in a bespoke foding clamshell box, containing an additional portfolio housing an original signed drawing by Klaus Zimmer. ‘How did this book of unusual drawings, arranged …

  • # 32769

    McGREGOR, Ken; JACKS, Robert

    Robert Jacks. Past unfolded (presentation copy with two drawings)

    Sydney: Craftsman House 2001. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, 168 pp. profusely illustrated. Signed by the author and artist, dated in the year of publication, with a presentation inscription from Robert Jacks, with two pen drawings. The first major monograph on Jacks.

  • # 32730

    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 (marked); offsetting to endpapers (previous owner’s name to front pastedown), original signed etching by Norman Lindsay tipped-in (lightly foxed), errata slip, pp 292; a very good copy. Limited to 120 copies, of …

  • # 32347

    LINDSAY, Lionel (1874 - 1961)

    A book of woodcuts. Drawn on wood and engraved by Lionel Lindsay

    Sydney : Art in Australia, 1922. Quarto, cloth covered boards (spine slack and a couple of small splits to hinges), title inlay, unpaginated, owner’s name to endpaper, handcoloured woodcut frontispiece (light offsetting), foreword by Lindsay with woodcut decoration, a further nineteen original woodcuts tipped-in. Limited to 200 copies, a deluxe edition of 35 copies printed …

  • # 31454


    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, …

  • # 31869

    McGREGOR, Ken; JACKS, Robert

    Robert Jacks. Past unfolded (deluxe edition with original signed painting)

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 2001. Quarto, silver-lettered purple silk in matching slipcase with colour pictorial inlay, 168 pp, profusely illustrated. One of 100 deluxe copies specially bound and containing an original signed watercolour painting of Jacks’ distinctive emblem. The watercolour measures 280 x 185 mm and is signed lower right.

  • # 31879

    HENSON, Bill

    Principio erat (standard edition B)

    Paris : Editions Bessard, 2019. Folio, pictorial laminated boards, pp. [70], several double fold-out pages, printed on high quality matt photographic paper. Principio erat is published in a standard and deluxe edition – described as the ‘Artist’s edition’ by the publisher. The standard edition is published in two variations, each limited to 500 numbered copies. …

  • # 31742

    [OLSEN]. McGREGOR, Ken.

    William Creek & Beyond.

    Australian artists explore the outback. Jason Benjamin, Hazel Dooney, Robert Jacks, David Larwill, Jeff Makin, John Olsen, Rodney Pople, Mark Schaller, Andrew Sibley, Tim Storrier.  Artists profiles by Ashley Crawford. Photography by Hari Ho. Sydney: Craftsman House, 2002. Quarto, gilt-lettered purple cloth in slipcase, lettered in gilt with pictorial onlay, 303 pp, illustrated throughout. The de …

  • # 9908

    [OLSEN, John]. McGREGOR, Ken

    Teeming with Life. John Olsen: His complete graphics 1957 – 2005 (Publisher’s edition with drawing)

    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 Publisher’s Edition, limited to 20 copies (numbered in two series of 10 copies: this …