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McCRAE, Hugh; LINDSAY, Norman
[Sydney]: N.L. Press, . 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 …
FRIEND, Donald (1915 - 1989)
By the Right Honourable Earl of Rochester. Written for the Royal Company of Whoremasters, and printed a-new upon the three hundredth anniversary of the untimely demise of our noble author in the thirty-third year of his life. With sets and costumes suitable for theatrical performaces designed by Donald Friend. Melbourne: Gryphon Books, 1980. Large folio, …
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. …
[s.l.] : [s.n.], 1963. Square octavo, illustrated wrappers, errata slip loosely enclosed, [pp 20]. Illustrated with black and white photographs of Lewers’ sculptures.
Canberra : National Library of Australia, 1994. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp 15. Exhibition catalogue for a travelling exhibition presented by the National Library of Australia and Sovereign Hill.
Melbourne : Museum of Modern Art at Heide, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp 36. Illustrated throughout with photographs of work displayed.
FRIEND, Donald (1915 - 1989)
With the original Latin and German text and literal translations by Randolph Stow. Introduction by Professor John Scott. Sydney: The Beagle Press, 1982. Folio, 60pp., teal calf in slipcase (a few small marks), limited edition of 100 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. Contains fourteen original lithographs printed by Fred Genis, each measuring 460 …
Melbourne : Thames & Hudson, 2003. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 128, illustrated.
Sydney : Australian Art Society, 1928. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (pencil numbers on cover), 19pp, 219 works exhibited. Lists works from 54 Australian artists.
Adelaide, Open Dammit, 1984. Oblong duodecimo, illustrated wrappers. pp. . A scarce first edition of 200 copies only printed at the Experimental Art Foundation.
URE SMITH, Sydney
Sydney : Ure Smith Limited, . First edition. Octavo, decorated cloth boards (short tear at head of spine), front free endpaper with dedication from newspaper baron Keith Murdoch to the artist and poet Baroness Maie Casey, wife of diplomat Baron R.G. Casey, ‘Maie Casey from Keith Murdoch. One of the many realms in which you …
[STREETON, Arthur]. CROLL, R. H.
National Gallery of South Australia, 9th November to 10th December 1944. Adelaide : National Gallery of South Australia, 1944. Quarto, folded sheet, pp. 4, one of two variant editions (this edition printed in black & white), black & white illustration on cover of catalogue number 22, ‘Victoria Tower, Westminster’, essay on Sir Arthur Streeton by R. …
[HEYSEN]. DRIDAN, David
With text and selection of pictures by David Dridan. Adelaide : Rigby Limited, 1966. Oblong quarto, boards in dust jacket, unpaginated, introduction on Heysen, list of plates including 32 in colour and 40 in monochrome, some light foxing to endpapers, otherwise fine.
Brisbane : University of Queensland Press, 1968. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (edges rubbed), pp. 70, illustrated, Signed on the title page by the artist. In the ‘Artists in Queensland’ series.
Melbourne : Lansdowne Editions, 1977. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. xiii; 214, illustrated. A well researched and scholarly reference.
Melbourne : Lansdowne Australian Art Library, 1971. First edition. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, 112 pp. with numerous tipped in colour plates; a fine copy.
FRIEND, Donald (1915 - 1989)
Melbourne : Gryphon, 1979. First edition. Oblong quarto, cloth boards in dustjacket (spine sunned), some damp spots to front endpapers, 58 pp, illustrations include 13 full page in colour, a good copy signed on the half-title by Friend.
[ARTHUR STREETON]; National Art Gallery of New South Wales
[Sydney] : National Art Gallery of N.S.W., 1945. Large octavo, printed wrappers (lightly marked), 16pp (foxing to inside front and rear covers), illustrated (4 black and white, 4 colour plates). List of 61 works and an essay by Lionel Lindsay.
Sydney : Craftsman House, 1997. Quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp. 167, illustrated. A detailed monograph.
[DYSON, Will, et al.]
[WILL DYSON] Catalogue of exhibitions commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the opening of the Albright Art Gallery.
Buffalo, N.Y., The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1930. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 32, introduction on the Albright Art Gallery, preface by W. M. H., catalogue of works by the artists Albert Andre, Paul Bartlett, Georges Braque, Eva Bernstein, Pierre Bonnard, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, Gustave Courbet, Andre Derain, Edgar Degas, Charles Dufresne, Raoul Dufy, Ebihara, …
URE SMITH, Sidney and STEVENS, Bertram
Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1918. Quarto, quarter cloth over lettered boards, original dustjacket (some light wear), previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, 48 pp., numerous tipped-in colour and black and white plates (some offsetting), contributions by Julian Ashton, Bertram Stevens, Harry Julius, Sydney Ure Smith and J. J. Hilder.
Melbourne: Allen Lane, 1981. First edition. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, 324pp. extensively illustrated. Important work on the Angry Penguins, their contemporaries and influence on modern Australian art. Signed by the author Richard Haese, and Angry Penguins Max Harris and Barrett Reid.
[ASHTON, William]. The Macquarie Galleries
Sydney : The Macquarie Galleries, 1932. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 8, foreword by The Macquarie Galleries, catalogue of 30 works with prices, two pages of ‘some opinions of Will Ashton’s work by other painters’ including Lionel Lindsay, J. S. MacDonald, Howard Ashton, Arthur Streeton and Hans Heysen, a fine copy.
June 2nd to 14th, 1927, held at The Fine Art Society’s Gallery. Melbourne : The Fine Art Society’s Gallery, 1927. Octavo, lettered yellow wrappers, pp. 8, two black & white reproductions of Ashton’s work, foreword by Lionel Lindsay written in Monaco 1927, catalogue of forty-two works with prices, a very good copy.
Melbourne : Macmillan, 2004. Folio, boards in dustjacket, pp. 192, illustrated in colour. A substantial monograph on the artist. Signed by Sibley on the title page.
[ARTHUR STREETON]; National Art Gallery of New South Wales
[Melbourne] : Webb Printing, 1943. Duodecimo, printed green wrappers (spine faintly sunned), 8 pp. A fine copy. An anonymous eulogy for Streeton focusing on his ‘own beloved hills – his Dandenongs.’
Auction prospectus for a sale held by J.R. Lawson, Auctioneer, 196 Castlereagh Street. Sydney : Farmer & Company, . Octavo, single folded sheet (4 pp), (faint vertical crease). The prospectus includes discussion of the sale history of ‘Golden Summer’, the price escalation of Streeton’s works, and comment on the works by Norman Lindsay and Charles …
FRANCE, Christine; GAZZARD, Marea
Sydney : Craftsman House, 1994. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 160, illustrated.
LINDSAY, Lionel (1874-1961)
Melbourne : F.W. Cheshire [printed at The Hawthorn Press], 1959. Edition limited to 350 copies (this is copy no. 339). Small quarto, olive cloth boards (slightly bowed), spine with gilt lettering, pp 68, , numerous reproductions of Lionel Lindsay wood-engravings, contents fine, in original but defective slipcase (lacking top edge, bottom edge with extensive tape …
[CANNING, Criss et al].
Melbourne : Melbourne Art Exchange, 1987. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (spine sunned), pp. 80, wet stamp on the half-title, photographic portraits, illustrations. A promotional book fraturing sixteen traditional artists for the Melbourne commercial gallery. This copy is signed by five of the artists, John Lennox, Graeme Roche, Criss Canning, Piers Bateman and John Pointon. The …
Sydney : Education Dept., . Octavo, single folded sheet (4pp). A very good copy. Includes the history of Streeton’s painting Golden Summer, as well as numerous reviews of his work, particularly from the war period.
/ by Jack Lindsay ; and a foreword by R. L. Hall. London : Fanfrolico Press, . Limited edition of 500 numbered and signed copies (number 189). Quarto, publisher’s blue cloth boards (rubbed) with gilt stamped Norman Lindsay design, fore-edge and lower edge uncut, xi, 243 pp,  plates (including one illustration by Norman Lindsay), …
BURTON, Barbara; SPLATT, William
/ notes on the artists by Barbara Burton, commentaries on plates by William Splatt ; introduced by William Splatt. Adelaide : Rigby, 1977, First edition. Quarto, cloth boards in dust jacket (sunned), Sidney Nolan’s copy, his ownership inscription ‘Nolan’ in ink on the front free-endpaper, 208 pp, illustrated with colour plates, clean and sound; loosely …
Melbourne : Gryphon Books, 1979. Quarto, full black leather with inlaid white leather lettering, unpaginated, 38 plates reproducing Whiteley’s drawings and paintings of the animals in Sydney’s Taronga Park Zoo, and a large original etching (240 x 195 mm) of a monkey, bound in. The deluxe edition, limited to 50 copies, signed by the artist …
Being the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1948. Octavo, illustrated blue cloth in original dustjacket (a few chips and tears), pp. 170 with numerous Lindsay illustrations, some in colour.
[STORRIER]. VAN NUNEN, Linda.
Sydney: Craftsman House, 1987. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (the laminate lightly lifting), 174pp. profusely illustrated, faint foxing to extremities.
VON BERTOUCH, Anne and HUTCHINGS, Patrick
Melbourne : Lansdowne Press, 1973. Folio, cloth bound boards in slipcase, pp. 136, illustrated. Limited to 1000 copies signed by the artist, light foxing to preliminaries. The definitive reference work on the Australian sculptor, brother of Arthur and David Boyd.
SUTHERLAND, Margaret (composer); CASEY, Maie (librettist); BLACKMAN, Charles (artist)
Sydney : J. Albert & Son, 1972. “This limited edition is published in association with the Advisory Board, Commonwealth Assistance to Australian Composers.” Limited to 200 copies, signed by the librettist, Maie Casey, and composer, Margaret Sutherland, copy no. 43. Quarto, black boards with gilt lettering to front, front free endpaper with reproduction of a …
Painters, sketchers, photographers and engravers to 1870. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1992. Thick quarto, boards in dustjacket (spine with a couple of short tears and a little sunned), pp. 889 extensively illustrated. An invaluable reference on colonial Australian artists.
[LOXTON, John] ROWELL, John; TAYLOR, H. Vivian
Melbourne : Osboldstone & Co, 1956. Quarto, inlaid boards illustrated dustjacket, pp with 28 plate leaves. Featrues 22 reproductions in full colour, and 6 in duotone, with text by John Rowell. Limited to 1250 copies, signed by the artist.
[HEYSEN]. KLEPAC, Lou.
Sydney: The Beagle Press, 1989. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, 80pp. illustrated throughout, light offsetting to endpapers. An important monograph on the artist.
Melbourne: Mannagum Press, 1990. Folio, boards with colour illustrated dustjacket, slip case, 354pp. This is a monograph containing significant biographical and historical information on McCubbin, his family and the models in his artworks. There are numerous colour illustrations of his work. Limited to 1000 copies
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
Fourteen reproductions in colour from original oil paintings, and 16 half-tone plates reproduced in black and white; with essays by Douglas Stewart and Norman Lindsay. Sydney : The Shepherd Press, 1945. Quarto, gilt-stamped papered boards in decorated paper dustjacket, colour and black and white plates, in the original slipcase. Some very light handling marks, a …
[LINDSAY]. HEYSEN, Hans
Adelaide : Preece’s Gallery, 1928. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 16, 4 colour and black & white plates tipped in, essay by Hans Heysen, catalogue of 65 works painted in Spain, Holland, Italy, France and England, all priced, some foxing, otherwise fine.
Melbourne : Lansdowne, 1969. Quarto full suede in dustjacket, pp. 114, tipped-in plates, a fine copy. The deluxe edition of the first major monograph on Tucker, limited to 250 numbered copies. Scarce.
Sydney : Gordon and Breach International, 1994. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 177, extensively illustrated. Scarce.
[BLACKMAN]. AMADIO, Nadine
A celebration of a city of imagination. The Paris Drawings of Charles Blackman. Sydney: Reed, 1982. Tall folio, illustrated wrappers, 144pp. profusely illustrated. One of the most attractive monographs on Blackman.
London: R Alistair McAlpine, 1971. Quarto, 110pp. consisting of poems by Sidney Nolan accompanied by full page plates with colour crayon acetate overlays. The standard edition, in gilt-illustrated cloth binding with double dustjacket. A total of 3000 copies were produced, 2890 standard editions and 110 de luxe copies issued in two states. A fine copy.
Sydney : Angus & Robertson Ltd., 1920. Limited to 1000 copies. Quarto, papered boards with cloth spine, 53 pp., 11 tipped-in plates by Norman Lindsay, a very good copy with some light marks to the boards and moderate foxing to endpapers and outer edges of leaves, the front free endpaper with an autograph letter (4 …
Introduction by David Moore. Sydney: Craftsman House, 1987. Quarto, gilt-titled linen boards in lettered sculptural slipcase, 106pp. illustrated with the artist’s photographs. The de luxe edition, limited to 75 signed and numbered copies, with an original signed photograph by the artist loosely enclosed in paper folder. An artist also renowned for his industrial design – …