Books Containing Artworks

  • # 16034

    McCRAE, Hugh; LINDSAY, Norman

    Idyllia (presentation copy for Rose McCrae)

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

  • # 15957

    The Darkening Ecliptic : poems by Ern Malley : paintings by Sidney Nolan [ORIGINAL DRAWING BY NOLAN]

    Preface by Robert Melville. Introduction by Elwyn Lynn. [London] : R. Alistair McAlpine, 1974. Limited edition of 1000 copies, THIS ONE OF ONLY 50 COPIES OF THE DE-LUXE EDITION WITH AN ORIGINAL SIGNED DRAWING BY SIDNEY NOLAN, this copy out of series, signed on the title page by Sidney Nolan, Robert Melville and Elwyn Lynn. …

  • # 15276

    WOOL, Christopher, b. 1955

    Black Book

    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 …

  • # 15519

    BRACK, John

    John Brack nudes. Fifteen original lithographs

    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 …

  • # 15784

    PARR, Mike

    Mike Parr. The tilted stage. Curated by Anthony Bond (deluxe edition)

    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 …

  • # 15711

    SENBERGS, Jan (1939 - )

    In the studio. Original lithographs by Jan Senbergs

    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.

  • # 15679

    [LINDSAY]. McCRAE, Hugh.

    Satyrs & Sunlight: Silvarum Libri. With pictures and decorations by Norman Lindsay.

    Sydney : John Sands Ltd, 1909. Folio, quarter vellum and decorated papered boards (light wear, edges rubbed), pp. [xvi]; 149; [5], 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 …

  • # 15704

    Jilamara Arts and Crafts

    Living Tiwi: Tiwi Awuta Yimpanguwi. Contemporary Tiwi paintings from Milikapiti, Melville Island

    Melville Island, Northern Territory : Jilamara Arts and Crafts, 2004. Square octavo, pictorial wrappers (stickers on lower wrapper), pp 40. Text in English and German.

  • # 15551

    THAKE, Eric

    The Christmas Linocuts of Eric Thake 1941-1975

    Melbourne : The Croft Press, 1978. Quarto, gilt-decorated cloth, unpaginated, tipped-in plates, foreword by Ron Radford. Limited to 250 copies signed by Eric Thake.

  • # 15311

    [SMART]. QUARTERMAINE, Peter.

    Jeffrey Smart. A man is illogical on horseback; but in a satellite, surreal (deluxe edition)

    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 …

  • # 15272

    ASTBURY, Leigh

    Earth to sky. The art of Victor Majzner (deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2002. Quarto, cloth, illustrated dustjacket, slipcase. The deluxe edition, limited to 50 copies, with an original signed etching ‘Self-portrait’ loosely enclosed.

  • # 13214

    OLSEN, John; McGREGOR, Ken

    Owlswood. John Olsen’s studio, NSW, 1999 – 2011

    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 …

  • # 13213

    OLSEN, John; McGREGOR, Ken

    Hidden Lake. John Olsen’s studio, NSW, 2011 – 2015

    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 …

  • # 14893

    [SHEAD, Garry]. GRISHIN, Sasha.

    Garry Shead. Encounters with royalty (signed copy with original drawing)

    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. 

  • # 14793

    OPPEN, Monica

    A prospectus for Rebecca’s Diary.

    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 …

  • # 14310

    OPPEN, Monica

    Wah-hah and the lemon-yellow crest

    Sydney : Ant Press, 1988. Elephant folio, original cloth boards with colour etching inlaid to front panel, slipcase, colophon, pp. [30], 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 …

  • # 14686

    [GLEESON]. KLEPAC, Lou.

    Peregian Codex

    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 …

  • # 14696

    LONEY, ALan and GIMBLETT, Max

    Fishwork (deluxe edition)

    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, …

  • # 14695

    LONEY, Alan (1940 - ); WAGENER, Richard (1944 - )

    Vestige

    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 …

  • # 14316

    WHITELEY, Brett; WHITELEY, Wendy; KLEPAC, Lou

    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 …

  • # 14332

    OPPEN, Monica

    Metropolis

    Sydney : Ant Press, 2016. Folio (535 mm tall), printed cloth bound boards, pp. [14], 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 …

  • # 14217

    [LYMBURNER]. KLEPAC, Lou and KOLENBERG, Hendrik

    Francis Lymburner drawings (deluxe edition)

    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 …

  • # 14131

    MACKENZIE, Kenneth (1913-1955); LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Our earth

    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 …

  • # 13883

    BAUDELAIRE, Charles;

    Spleen de Paris.

    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 …

  • # 11131

    MALINOVSKII, Aleksei Fedorovich, 1762-1840; VALUEV, Petr Stepanovich (editor)

    Istoricheskoe opisanie Drevniago Rossiiskago muzeia, pod nazvaniem Masterskoi i Oruzheinoi palaty,

    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 …

  • # 13489

    McCAUGHREN, Robert

    Running water : a play, & A hitch in time, a comedy sketch (deluxe edition)

    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 …

  • # 11237

    TAILLANDIER, Yvon (1926 - )

    Livre d’artiste by Yvon Taillandier

    [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 …

  • # 201

    JACKS, Robert (1943-2014)

    Robert Jacks. Paris Sketchbook 1989

    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 …

  • # 199

    JACKS, Robert (1943-2014)

    Cornish Etchings 1989

    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 …

  • # 12717

    HIRST, Damien (1965 -)

    Damien Hirst : The Souls I – IV (deluxe edition with original signed print)

    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 …

  • # 10934

    SHIRLOW, John (1869 - 1936)

    The “Sydney Set”

    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 …

  • # 471

    BRETON, André (1896-1966)

    Yves Tanguy (With an original drawing by Tanguy)

    New York: Pierre Matisse Editions, [1946]. 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 …

  • # 8048

    [MIRÓ]. HUNTER, Sam and GILI, Gustavo (ed.)

    Joan Miró : su obra gráfica (Signed with an original drawing by Miró)

    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 …

  • # 11240

    MIRO, Joan (1893 - 1983); TAILLANDIER, Yvon (1926 - )

    Miró 1959 – 1960

    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 …

  • # 11274

    [OLSEN]. POWELL, Anthony.

    Miscellaneous verdicts [with an original signed drawing by John Olsen]

    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 …

  • # 10630

    McGREGOR, Ken; HOBBS, Ralph; STROCCHI, Marina; ROTHWELL, Nicholas

    The art of Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett) (Deluxe edition, with an original etching)

    /​ 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 …

  • # 10482

    TEAGUE, Violet

    Night fall in the ti-tree (facsimile edition)

    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, …

  • # 10195

    MOUNTFORD, Charles P.

    The art of Albert Namatjira (signed with a drawing)

    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 …

  • # 10158

    Charapanovskaia, Marina (1961 - )

    Black Box

    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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 9737

    SHEAD, Garry and KRAUSMANN, Rudi

    News (deluxe edition)

    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.

  • # 8752

    LETI, Bruno

    The Grace Monotypes

    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 …

  • # 8742

    GELLATLY, Kelly

    Soft steel : eX de Medici : recent work (with an original photograph by the artist)

    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 …

  • # 7743

    FRIEND, Donald (1915 - 1989)

    Art in a classless society & vice versa (deluxe edition)

    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, …

  • # 6678

    [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 …

  • # 6682

    MARX, Jack and MCGREGOR, Ken

    Jason Benjamin : What binds us (deluxe edition)

    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. 

  • # 6852

    THOMAS, Daniel.

    Criss Canning : the pursuit of beauty (deluxe edition)

    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 …

  • # 6676

    MCGREGOR, Ken.

    Fred Cress : Whispers (deluxe edition)

    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.

  • # 5772

    Charapanovskaia, Marina (1961 - )

    The Hat

    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 …

  • # 4478

    FRAZER, David.

    Homesick

    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, …