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  • # 17532

    McGREGOR, Ken.

    David Larwill (signed)

    With Elizabeth Thomson. Sydney : Craftsman House, 1997. Quarto, hardcover in dustjacket, 204 pp. illustrated throughout. The major monograph on Larwill. This copy signed and inscribed by the artist and the author. A fine copy.

  • # 17547


    Fifty Years of Perceval Drawings (signed copy)

    Sydney, Bay Books, 1989. Folio, papered boards in illustrated dustjacket, 256 pages illustrated with Perceval’s work throughout. Signed by Perceval and McGregor on the half-title, and accompanied by the original invitation card to the launch, also signed by Perceval.

  • # 17300

    OLSEN, John.

    John Olsen. My complete graphics 1957 – 1979

    Introduction by Lou Klepac. Melbourne: Australian Galleries and Gryphon Books, 1980. Folio, gilt-decorated cloth in illustrated dustjacket, 248pp. illustrated throughout. Limited to 1000 copies signed by Olsen (this copy out of series). My complete graphics was successfully released late in 1980, but not before a major disagreement between Olsen, publisher Richard Griffin and Australian Galleries …

  • # 16577

    [GRIFFIN, Richard; REES, Lloyd]. KOLENBERG, Hendrik

    Lloyd Rees etchings and lithographs (in an unique binding by Richard Griffin)

    A catalogue raisonne by Hendrik Kolenberg with an introduction by Lou Klepac. Sydney : The Beagle Press, 1986. Quarto, uniquely bound by private press publisher and bookbinder Richard Griffin in full morocco, with insert illustration and portrait silhouette, 112 pp, illustrated throughout.

  • # 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 …

  • # 16208

    FRIEND, Donald (1915 - 1989)

    The Farce of Sodom (Donald Friend’s copy)

    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, …

  • # 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. …

  • # 15707

    [LEWERS, Gerald]

    Gerald Lewers Memorial Exhibition

    [s.l.] : [s.n.], 1963. Square octavo, illustrated wrappers, errata slip loosely enclosed, [pp 20]. Illustrated with black and white photographs of Lewers’ sculptures.

  • # 15703

    Gold fever! Life on the diggings 1851~1855

    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.

  • # 15709

    [NORRIE, Susan]

    Susan Norrie : Projects 1990-1995

    Melbourne : Museum of Modern Art at Heide, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp 36. Illustrated throughout with photographs of work displayed.

  • # 15762

    CRAWFORD, Ashley

    Lines of Fire. Works on paper by Tim Storrier.

    Melbourne : Thames & Hudson, 2003. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 128, illustrated.

  • # 16269

    Australian Art Society Second Annual Exhibition

    Sydney : Australian Art Society, 1928. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (pencil numbers on cover), 19pp, 219 works exhibited. Lists works from 54 Australian artists.

  • # 16245

    BOLTON, Ken.

    Blazing Shoes

    Adelaide, Open Dammit, 1984. Oblong duodecimo, illustrated wrappers. pp. [99]. A scarce first edition of 200 copies only printed at the Experimental Art Foundation.

  • # 16293

    URE SMITH, Sydney

    Australian present day art [Signed by Keith Murdoch]

    Sydney : Ure Smith Limited, [1943]. 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 …

  • # 16258

    [STREETON, Arthur]. CROLL, R. H.

    Arthur Streeton memorial exhibition

    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. …

  • # 16298

    [HEYSEN]. DRIDAN, David

    The art of Hans Heysen

    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.

  • # 16276

    HALL, Rodney

    Focus on Andrew Sibley (signed copy)

    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.

  • # 15767

    McCULLOCH, Alan

    Artists of the Australian gold rush

    Melbourne : Lansdowne Editions, 1977. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. xiii; 214, illustrated. A well researched and scholarly reference.

  • # 16281

    PLANT, Margaret

    John Perceval

    Melbourne : Lansdowne Australian Art Library, 1971. First edition. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, 112 pp. with numerous tipped in colour plates; a fine copy.

  • # 16300

    FRIEND, Donald (1915 - 1989)

    Coogan’s Gully : a young person’s guide to bushranging, ecology &​ witchcraft (Signed copy)

    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.

  • # 16256

    [ARTHUR STREETON]; National Art Gallery of New South Wales

    Streeton Memorial Exhibition Souvenir Catalogue, National Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1945

    [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.

  • # 15343

    JOHNSON, Vivien

    Michael Jagamara Nelson

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1997. Quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp. 167, illustrated. A detailed monograph.

  • # 16270

    [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, …

  • # 16225

    URE SMITH, Sidney and STEVENS, Bertram

    The Art of J. J. Hilder

    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.

  • # 16290

    HAESE, Richard.

    Rebels and Precursors. The revolutionary years in Australian art (signed copy)

    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.  

  • # 16244

    [ASHTON, William]. The Macquarie Galleries

    Exhibition of recent work by Will Ashton, R.O.I.

    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.

  • # 16243

    [ASHTON, William]

    Exhibition of French and Italian landscapes by Will Ashton

    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.  

  • # 16236

    THOMAS, David

    Andrew Sibley. An epic of the everyman (signed 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.

  • # 16252

    [ARTHUR STREETON]; National Art Gallery of New South Wales

    In remembrance, Christmas, 1943 : Arthur Streeton’s Dandenongs

    [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.’

  • # 16250


    Exhibition and auction sale of pictures by Arthur Streeton

    Auction prospectus for a sale held by J.R. Lawson, Auctioneer, 196 Castlereagh Street. Sydney : Farmer &​ Company, [1923]. 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 …

  • # 16242

    LINDSAY, Lionel (1874-1961)

    Discobolus and other verse

    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, [1], numerous reproductions of Lionel Lindsay wood-engravings, contents fine, in original but defective slipcase (lacking top edge, bottom edge with extensive tape …

  • # 16291

    [CANNING, Criss et al].

    Artists. The Melbourne Art Exchange (signed)

    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 …

  • # 16262


    Mr. Arthur Streeton’s exhibitions : the Gallery, Education Department.

    Sydney : Education Dept., [1920]. 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.

  • # 16297

    LINDSAY, Jack

    Dionysos : Nietzsche contra Nietzsche : an essay in lyrical philosophy

    /​ by Jack Lindsay ; and a foreword by R. L. Hall. London : Fanfrolico Press, [1928]. 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, [11] plates (including one illustration by Norman Lindsay), …

  • # 16282

    BURTON, Barbara; SPLATT, William

    100 masterpieces of Australian painting (Sidney Nolan’s copy)

    / 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 …

  • # 16235

    WHITELEY, Brett.


    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 …

  • # 16218

    LINDSAY, Norman

    The Magic Pudding

    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.

  • # 16277


    Point to Point. The art of Tim Storrier.

    Sydney: Craftsman House, 1987. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (the laminate lightly lifting), 174pp. profusely illustrated, faint foxing to extremities.

  • # 16241

    VON BERTOUCH, Anne and HUTCHINGS, Patrick

    Guy Boyd

    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.

  • # 16289

    [LOXTON, John] ROWELL, John; TAYLOR, H. Vivian

    The art of John S. Loxton

    Melbourne : Osboldstone & Co, 1956. Quarto, inlaid boards illustrated dustjacket, [15]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.

  • # 16287

    [HEYSEN]. KLEPAC, Lou.

    Nora Heysen

    Sydney: The Beagle Press, 1989. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, 80pp. illustrated throughout, light offsetting to endpapers. An important monograph on the artist.

  • # 16283

    MACKENZIE, Andrew

    Frederick McCubbin 1855-1917: ‘The Proff’ and his art.

    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  

  • # 16041

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Paintings in oil. Norman Lindsay (deluxe edition)

    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 …

  • # 16247


    Lionel Lindsay. An exhibition of watercolours painted during his recent European tour

    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.

  • # 16288

    UHL, Christopher

    Albert Tucker

    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.

  • # 16305

    JOHNSON, Vivien

    The art of Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

    Sydney : Gordon and Breach International, 1994. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 177, extensively illustrated. Scarce.

  • # 16302

    [BLACKMAN]. AMADIO, Nadine

    Paris Dreaming

    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.

  • # 16219

    McCRAE, Hugh

    Colombine. With XI illustrations by Norman Lindsay. (With autograph letter signed by Hugh McCrae).

    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 …

  • # 16237

    ANDREWS, Gordon.

    Seeing : a photographic voyage of discovery and delight.

    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 – …

  • # 16295

    LINDSAY, Norman

    The scribbling of an idle mind

    Melbourne : Lansdowne Press, 1966. Octavo, boards in illustrated dust jacket. Deluxe edition, limited to 350 copies signed by Lindsay. The personal reflections and thoughts of Lindsay.