Books Containing Artworks
WOOL, Christopher, b. 1955
The only book created by American Post-conceptual artist Christopher Wool from his most important series of letter paintings. New York : Thea Westreich and Cologne : Gisella Capitain, 1989. Elephant folio (585 mm tall), black papered boards, title page, 17 screenprints, colophon. Limited to 350 copies signed and numbered by the artist (a further 8 artist’s …
Text by Margaret Plant. Introduction by Gordon Thomson. Melbourne: Lyre Bird Press, 1982. Large folio (465 x 340mm), in a modern binding of full black kangaroo decorated with Brack motif, housed in a black buckram clamshell box with gilt decoration and lettering on front panel. Illustrated with fifteen original large lithographs by Brack, each drawn on a …
Hobart : Detached Cultural Organisation and Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, c 2008. Quarto, laminated boards, unpaginated, illustrated. A catalogue of an exhibition of performance art and installation by the important Australian conceptual artist. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies signed and numbered by the artist (within the larger edition of 750 copies), with …
SENBERGS, Jan (1939 - )
Melbourne : Zimmer Editions and Townsville : Lyre Bird Press, 1998. Folio, full blind-embossed cloth binding by Norbert Herold with pictorial inlay, dustjacket lacking, unpaginated, essay by Jenny Zimmer, two folding lithographs of Senbergs’ studio, printed by John Robinson. Numbered 29 of 30 copies signed and numbered by the artist.
[LINDSAY]. McCRAE, Hugh.
Sydney : John Sands Ltd, 1909. Folio, quarter vellum and decorated papered boards (light wear, edges rubbed), pp. [xvi]; 149; , twenty-one full page plates and numerous vignette illustrations; scattered foxing, Lindsay illustration from a magazine tipped on to p. [iv]. Limited to 130 copies, signed and numbered by McCrae. The plates include eight tipped-in …
Jilamara Arts and Crafts
Melville Island, Northern Territory : Jilamara Arts and Crafts, 2004. Square octavo, pictorial wrappers (stickers on lower wrapper), pp 40. Text in English and German.
[SMART]. QUARTERMAINE, Peter.
By Peter Quartermaine; foreword by Germaine Greer. South Yarra : Gryphon Books, 1983. Quarto: gilt-titled quarter-morocco over grey linen, black buckram slipcase, pp. 131, deluxe edition, limited to 100 numbered copies signed by the artist on colophon at rear, limited edition colour etching ‘Man with Bouquet’ (24 x 19.5cm) loosely enclosed at front and signed …
Introduction by Barry Humphries. Preface by Diana Davis. Townsville : Lyre Bird Press, 1998. Quarto, papered boards reproducing a Williams etching, in gilt-lettered clamshell box, bound by Friedhelm Pohlmann, 45 pp, images of the 53 etchings Williams produced in London between 1954 – 1956, and five original etchings by Fred Williams printed posthumously. Limited to …
Melbourne : Macmillan, 2002. Quarto, cloth, illustrated dustjacket, slipcase. The deluxe edition, limited to 50 copies, with an original signed etching ‘Self-portrait’ loosely enclosed.
OLSEN, John; McGREGOR, Ken
Melbourne : Badger Editions, 2015. Folio, hand bound by David Poole in blind-lettered cloth, pp. 32, extensively illustrated, with a photograph of John Olsen signed by the artist tipped-in and an original sugarlift etching 'The Chase', limited to 20 signed copies, bound in. A photographic documentation of artist John Olsen at home and in his …
OLSEN, John; McGREGOR, Ken
Melbourne : Badger Editions, 2015. Folio, hand bound by David Poole in blind-lettered cloth, pp. 48, extensively illustrated, with a photograph of John Olsen signed by the artist tipped-in and an original sugarlift etching 'Windy Day', limited to 20 signed copies, bound in. A photographic documentation of artist John Olsen at home and in his …
[SHEAD, Garry]. GRISHIN, Sasha.
Sydney : Craftsman House, 1998. Quarto, boards in dust jacket, 108 pages fully illustrated. With original label on front of jacket ‘Warning! This book may offend monarchists’. This copy signed by the artist with a fine original pen drawing of the Queen with a kangaroo.
Sydney : Ant Press, 1990. Octavo, folding lettered wrappers, string bound, text, two original etchings. One of 60 special issues of the prospectus for Monica Oppen's artist's book Rebecca's Diary. The special edition prospectus was issued in four sets each of 15 copies; each of the four sets contains two different etchings. Limited to 15 …
Sydney : Ant Press, 1988. Elephant folio, original cloth boards with colour etching inlaid to front panel, slipcase, colophon, pp. , bound French-fold, each page being a very large full page etching with hand colouring. Edition limited to 10 copies each containing 29 etchings. 'This book was written with a love for the natural environment …
[GLEESON]. KLEPAC, Lou.
Sydney: The Beagle Press, 2008. Oblong quarto, orange cloth in matching slipcase, 96 pp., fully illustrated with Gleeson’s vivid surreal imagery. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies with a limitation slip signed by the artist, and an original aquatint etching loosely enclosed. The first 50 copies of this edition contain the aquatint Surge 2007 …
LONEY, ALan and GIMBLETT, Max
Foreword by John Yau. Auckland : The Holloway Press, 2009. Quarto, gilt-lettered quarter buckram over metallic papered boards, unpaginated, illustrated with drawings by Gimblett. The deluxe edition with an original signed drawing by Gimblett. Limited to 30 copies (there was also a standard edition of 50 copies) “On a visit to New York in 2005, …
LONEY, Alan (1940 - ); WAGENER, Richard (1944 - )
Petaluma [U.S.A.] : Mixolydian Editions, 2015. Folio, blind lettered cards, unpaginated, five original engravings by Wagener. “Vestige was designed and printed by Richard Wagener at Mixolydian Editions, Petaluma, California. The text, composed in Monotype Bembo and cast by Patrick Reagh, Sebastopol, California, was printed on handmade Twinrocker paper. The engravings were printed from boxwood blocks …
WHITELEY, Brett; WHITELEY, Wendy; KLEPAC, Lou
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 …
Sydney : Ant Press, 2016. Folio (535 mm tall), printed cloth bound boards, pp. , each leaf consists of a folded sheet of Zerkall wove paper printed with collography, with a translucent upper layer on Taiwanese kozo paper printed in woodcut, both layers with printed text from hand-cut rubber stamp letters. An artist's book limited …
[LYMBURNER]. KLEPAC, Lou and KOLENBERG, Hendrik
Hobart and Sydney : Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in conjunction with The Beagle Press, 1986. Oblong quarto, cloth-bound boards with gilt decoration to cover and letting to spine, presented as a hardbound special edition limited to one hundred copies, with an original etching printed posthumously, with blind stamped signature of the artist, initialled and …
MACKENZIE, Kenneth (1913-1955); LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
With an original etching and 13 illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1937. Quarto, quarter cloth over gilt-lettered textured boards (a little worn)), 60 pp, tipped-in illustrations and vignettes by Lindsay, a couple of spots of foxing, else very good. The frontispiece is an original etching by Norman Lindsay, signed. Limited to …
Edition illustree etornee par le peintre d'Essertine [Illustrated and decorated edition by a painter of Essertine]. Theoule sur Mer [France] : Phillipe Gonin, 1942. Quarto, original hand-lettered wrappers, collated in sections (as issued), pp 81, bookplate to colophon leaf. Housed in faux leather portfolio with hand-lettered spine (hinges split), original faux leather slipcase. Consists of 13 …
MALINOVSKII, Aleksei Fedorovich, 1762-1840; VALUEV, Petr Stepanovich (editor)
v Moskve obrietaiushchagosia. Chast’ pervaya. [=Historical account of the Old Russian Museum, known as the Masterskaia Workshop and Armoury Palaces, in Moscow. Part one.] [Moskva]: Gosudarstvennaia Oruzheinaia palata [The State Armoury of the Kremlin], 1807. Elephant folio, 485 x 335 x 30 mm, original quarter leather over continental European papered boards (very good, with minor …
Sydney : The Viking Press, 1940. Octavo, papered boards (a little marked), pp. 31, the Special Edition, one of 75 copies containing an original signed linocut by Elsie Stewart. Signed by the author on the title page and further inscribed on the front free endpaper. Accompanied by a copy of the standard edition, limited to …
TAILLANDIER, Yvon (1926 - )
[France : probably between 1970 and 1980]. A unique object created by Yvon Taillandier by overpainting the pages of a nineteenth century copy of the published score to the opera Lara by Louis-Aimé Maillart (1817-71), the volume measuring 275 x 200 mm, with 295 pages. Taillandier has painted 7 full-page and 34 double-page paintings within …
JACKS, Robert (1943-2014)
Eight etchings and one frontispiece in edition of nine. Printed at the Sydney Print Studio by Diane Davidson and Peter Stevens on Arches 280 GSM. Cloth bound portfolio with title label measuring 780 x 580mm housing eight etchings and one etched frontispiece, each signed and numbered by the artist. A rare early folio by the …
JACKS, Robert (1943-2014)
Eight etchings and one frontispiece printed by Diane Davidson and Peter Stevens at Sydney Print Studio in an edition of Twelve with two artist's proofs and two printer's proofs 200 GSM BFK Arches. Cloth bound portfolio with title label measuring 570 x 460mm housing eight etchings and one etched frontispiece, each signed and numbered by …
HIRST, Damien (1965 -)
London : Paul Stolper and Other Criteria, 2011. Small folio (262 mm tall), illustrated cloth, pp 328, 320 colour illustrations, foil-blocked cards bound in, three-colour foil block print bound in, signed and numbered by Damien Hirst. Limited to 100 copies. The deluxe edition of a catalogue which relates to Hirst’s 2010 installation of foil block …
SHIRLOW, John (1869 - 1936)
Melbourne : Edward A. Vidler, 1918. Folio, gilt-lettered papered boards (a little marked), 8 folded sheets with six original etchings, each signed in pencil, tipped in, with three of the six captioned tissue guards, light foxing and offsetting, title page a little marked. The list of plates are: Sydney Cove, From Musgrave Street Wharf, 1917 …
BRETON, André (1896-1966)
New York: Pierre Matisse Editions, . Limited to 1200 numbered copies. Quarto, original boards, 94 pp, extensively illustrated. An attractive presentation of Tanguy’s work, the book was designed by Marcel Duchamp and translated by Bravig Imbs. This copy affectionately inscribed by Tanguy on the half-title for the notable American collector and socialite George Gallowhur, with …
[MIRÓ]. HUNTER, Sam and GILI, Gustavo (ed.)
Barcelona : Sociedad Alianza de Artes Gráficas, 1959. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies. Quarto, pictorial cloth-covered boards, illustrated endpapers, unpaginated, illustrated throughout with colour and black and white reproductions of Miró's work; with an introduction by Sam Hunter, and a biography of the artist; some light foxing to outer leaves, but a very good …
MIRO, Joan (1893 - 1983); TAILLANDIER, Yvon (1926 - )
New York : Pierre Matisse Gallery, 1961. Printed in an edition of 1200 copies, plus an additional 73 de luxe copies. Quarto, card wrappers (an original Miró lithograph), unpaginated, illustrated in black and white, with 6 pochoir prints in colour printed by Daniel Jacomet and one original double-page lithograph by Miró; complete. Text by Yvon …
[OLSEN]. POWELL, Anthony.
Writings on writers 1946 – 1989. London : Heinemann, 1990. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 501, a fine copy. From the library of noted Australian artist John Olsen, signed and inscribed by him 'John Olsen, Chapel House Farm, Rydal' with an ink drawing of the chapel and a vignette of a figure (perhaps the …
McGREGOR, Ken; HOBBS, Ralph; STROCCHI, Marina; ROTHWELL, Nicholas
/ Ken McGregor, Ralph Hobbs ; with a contribution by Marina Strocchi ; introduced by Nicholas Rothwell. Melbourne, Vic. Macmillan Art Publishing, 2014. Deluxe edition, limited to 20 numbered copies (this is copy no. 5) and 5 hors commerce copies. Quarto, black cloth boards in slipcase, 215 pp, bound in at the front of the work …
Woodcuts by Geraldine Rede and Violet Teague. [Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 1988?]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, cloth spine, unpaginated, french folds in the style of the original publication from 1905. ‘In 1905 Violet Teague, in collaboration with her friend Geraldine Rede, handprinted Night Fall in the Ti-Tree at the Sign of the Rabbit Press, …
MOUNTFORD, Charles P.
Foreword by R.H. Croll. Melbourne : Bread and Cheese Club, 1944 (1949). Fifth edition. Quarto, papered boards with gilt lettering, in illustrated dust jacket (loss to lower corner), 79 pp, illustrated with b/w and colour plates. Signed by the artist on the dedication page with a full page ink drawing of a landscape with a …
Charapanovskaia, Marina (1961 - )
Melbourne : the artist, c. 2000. Artists' book, four canvas boxes with folding sides and ribbon ties measuring 105 mm2; 70 mm2; 55 mm2; and 45 mm2, each containing a concertina folded paper artwork, being a series of photomontage of semi-abstract designs. Limited to 4 copies. In this work, the artist creates the enigma of the …
McGREGOR, Ken and GEISSLER, Marie
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 …
SHEAD, Garry and KRAUSMANN, Rudi
Melbourne : Macmillan, 2006. Small quarto, quarter-cloth over papered boards, gilt-lettered to spine, pp. 122, illustrated. The deluxe edition, in an edition of 60 copies, specially bound, with an original signed etching by Garry Shead from his Ern Malley series loosely enclosed. Bilingual poems by Krausmann about creative identities he has known with illustrations by Shead.
The reason of unreason. Words from Zen masters and others with 8 monotypes and 2 photographs. Melbourne : the artist, 2010. Small quarto, card wrappers featuring an original signed etching by Bruno Leti, unpaginated, a sequence of Leti designs interleaved with literary quotes from famous writers. Limited to 20 copies signed by the artist. “The …
Bulleen, Vic. : Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2003. Small square quarto, pictorial wrappers, 28 pp, colour illustrations, foreword by Heide director Warwick Reeder, essay by Kelly Gellatly, a fine copy. 'Heide Museum of Modern Art is delighted to present Soft Steel, an exhibition of recent work by Canberra-based artist eX de Medici, which focuses on …
FRIEND, Donald (1915 - 1989)
A study of cultural eccentricities operating within the confines of Antipodean normalcy. Copiously illustrated with the masterpieces of avant gard, centre gard and derrier gard artists, along with a text that is not only astonishingly profound, but also surprisingly readable, from the hand of the celebrated author Donald Friend. Sydney : Richard Griffin, 1985. Folio, …
[OLSEN, John]. MCGRECOR, Ken
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 …
MARX, Jack and MCGREGOR, Ken
Melbourne : Macmillan, 2007. Quarto, red-lettered cloth in matching slipcase, pp 192, illustrated throughout. The deluxe edition, limited to 75 copies specially bound with an original signed etching, 'Will you ever really know?” loosely enclosed.
Melbourne : Macmillan, 2007. Quarto, gilt-lettered teal cloth in matching slipcase, pp. 192, fully illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 75 copies, with an original signed etching 'Banksia' loosely enclosed. Written and published to coincide with the artist's retrospective exhibition at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, both standard and deluxe editions quickly sold out, the title …
Melbourne : Macmillan, 2007. Quarto, purple lettered black cloth in matching slipcase, pp 255, extensively illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 75 copies with an original signed and numbered etching, Companions, loosely enclosed.
Charapanovskaia, Marina (1961 - )
Melbourne : the artist, 2001. Artists' book, oblong folio (505 x 365 mm), finely bound in tan leather, blind embossed on front panel, patterned endpapers, etched title page, 5 folded leaves printed with 9 original etchings, each signed and numbered, interlined with tissue. Limited to 4 copies. In this handsome folio the artist uses her …
Castlemaine : Unstable Press, 2013. Quarto, cloth bound boards with illustration to front panel, unpaginated, 12 original wood engravings, letterpress. Limited to 15 copies plus three proofs, bound by George Matoulas. An emotional short story about love and its loss. Held in the collections of the State Library of Victoria, Monash University, University of Melbourne, …
Eight silkscreen prints 1991. Melbourne : the artist, 1991. Folio, lettered wrappers with linocut design, stringbound, pp. 24, introduction by Bruno Leti, eight silkscreen prints made in collaboration with Larry Rawling. Limited to 35 copies plus 7 proofs. Two copies recorded in Australian libraries (State Library of Victoria, State Library of New South Wales)
Melbourne : the artist, 1989. Folio, silkscreened wrappers by Larry Rawling, containing three original colour woodcuts (Sabina, Clonbinane, Arrival 51), each signed and numbered by the artist. Edition limited to 30 copies. Appears to be unrecorded in Australian collections.