Illustrati per cura di Agostino Valentini. Rome : Agostino Valentini, n.d.. Folio, publisher’s illustrated papered boards (slightly marked but very good), engraved title page, pp. 42; ; 41 steel-engraved plates illustrating Raphael’s frescoes in the Vatican Loggia. Some very light, sparse foxing, else a very good clean copy.
Picturae Peristyli Vaticani, manus Raphaelis Sanci in tabulis aereis nova cura expressae, chartisque redditae anno M.DCC.LXXXX.
Opus immortalitate dignissimum quod honori D.N. Pii VI Pontificis Maximi restitutoris felicium saeculorum Petr. Paulus Montagnanus dedicat devotus sanctitati maiestatique eius et cuius munificentia artes ingenuae revixere cum eo vivat in omne aevum simul aeterno idem praeconio benefacta optimi principis posteritati testetur. Rome : . Oblong folio (382 x 485 mm), white cloth bound boards …
TURNER, J. M. W. (1775 - 1851)
Depicted in sixty-one line engravings from drawings by J. M. W. Turner, R. A. with descriptive letter-press by Leitch Ritchie : an a biographical sketch by Alaric A. Watts. London : Henry Bohn, 1853. Octavo, gilt-decorated cloth (rebacked, preserving original spine), all edges gilt, new endpapers, engraved title page, pp. lvi; 336; 61 steel-engraved plates …
MILLAIS, John Everett (1829 - 1896)
London and New York : Alexander Strahan, 1866. Quarto, later buckram, preserving front panel of original cloth binding, title label to spine, new endpapers, pp. vi; 80 plates of wood engravings after Millais. A collection of illustrations after the pre-Raphaelite illustrator.
ARMSTRONG, Sir Walter
London : Thos. Agnew & Sons, 1902. Two volumes, folio, gilt-lettered cloth, spines sunned, light wear, pp. x; 121; 123 – 292; numerous photo-engravings of Turner’s works, captioned guard papers; accompanied by the buckram portfolio containing loose plated with captioned guard papers (the uppermost of which is soiled). Limited to 350 numbered and initialled copies …
ADEMA, Pierre-Marcel; DECAUDIN, Michel
Réunie et commentée par Pierre-Marcel Adéma et Michel Décaudin. [Paris] : Gallimard, . First edition. Small octavo, limp full leather with gilt decorated and lettered spine, pictorial dust jacket; a presentation copy, the half title inscribed by the authors for the artist Sonia Delaunay ‘A Madame Sonia Delaunay, en souvenir de simultaneisme, avec le sincère hommage …
BARBIER, George (1882-1932)
Paris : Meynial, 1920. Duodecimo, pictorial silk, paper dust jacket, illustrated card slipcase (short split to top edge, otherwise very good), all edges gilt, patterned endpapers, pp 137, colour title page, 6 pochoir plates by Barbier; a fine copy. The final year of issue of the annual almanac, exquisitely illustrated by the master of art …
FRYBERGER, Betsy et al.
London : Philip Wilson Publishers, 1998. Quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp. 175, extensively illustrated. A detailed study of Picasso’s printmaking.
[Paris] : Gallimard, 1986. A presentation copy from André Malraux’s widow, the concert pianist Madeleine Malraux, inscribed on the half title for the art publisher Jacques Damase. Small octavo, limp full leather, spine with gilt ornaments and title; pp 364; illustrated with black and white photographic plates throughout; a fine association copy. Essentially a photographic …
[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, …
MARINETTI, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944; RUSSOLO, Luigi, 1885-1947; BOCCIONI, Umberto, 1882-1916, et al.
A collection of key manifestos and other ephemeral publications from Futurism’s most vital period, 1910-1913. The Italian poet Marinetti published his Manifesto del Futurismo in 1909. Above all, his philosophy called for a rejection of the past and a celebration of change; Futurism was the promoter of urban modernity and the power of the machine, as …
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 …
Bruxelles : Le Petit-château, 1948. Quarto, illustrated card portfolio (lightly toned), title sheet, 16 cards illustrated with original screenprints, each accompanied by 2 pages of text, colophon sheet. Limited to 50 numbered copies, of which this is number 6; a very good example. This witty and ingenious publication was printed under the direction of Guillaume …
DELAUNAY, Sonia (1885-1979)
Pen on paper, 90 x 75 mm, sheet 240 x 175 mm, initialled by the artist lower right and inscribed by her above the work ‘A Monsieur et Madame Jacob Baal Teshuva. Sonia Delaunay, Paris 20-12-69’; laid down on archival board. Delaunay’s sketched design, in the form of a monogram representing her initials ‘S D’, …
LINDSAY, Lionel (1874-1961)
Lionel Lindsay’s handwritten draft for an article on French artist Henri Fantin-Latour, published in Art in Australia, Series 3, No. 8, 1924. Manuscript in pen on rectos of  sheets, large octavo (170 x 200 mm), signed at the foot of the text ‘Lionel Lindsay’; old fold lines, clean and complete.
ARP, Jean; TANNING, Dorothea
Paris : Le Point Cardinal, 1961. Quarto, folded sheet, a couple of very small marks, poem by Jean Arp (Jeux des Epis d’or) with Tanning lithographed illustration, catalogue of 23 works.
LEONARDO, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Trichet du Frésne, Raphaël, 1611-1661
Trattato della pittura di Lionardo da Vinci : nuovamente dato in luce, colla vita dell’ istesso autore, scritta da Rafaelle du Fresne. Si sono giunti tre libri della Pittura, ed il trattato della Statua di Leon Battista Alberti, colla Vita del medesimo. E di nuovo ristampato, corretto ed a maggior perfezione condotto.
A superb and rare example of the large paper issue of Ricciardo’s 1733 edition of Leonardo’s treatise on painting, the third and most complete edition in Italian. Leonardo’s intention was to describe painting as a science, and he conceived his treatise in two sections: the first is theoretical, outlining the philosophical principles and ideals of painting with particular …
PRELINGER, Elizabeth; ROBISON, Andrew
London : Prestel Publishing, 2010. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. xvii; 149, illustrated. “Edvard Munch’s images of love, alienation, jealousy, and death – universal human experiences but filtered through events in his own life – are explored through several print series in this catalogue to an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. …
BINSKI, Paul and PANATOYOVA, Stella.
London : Harvey Miller Publishers, 2005 (reprint). Quarto, illustrated wrappers (slightly creased), pp. 415, extensively illustrated. Catalogue for a stunning exhibition of medieval manuscripts.
WOLL, Gerd (1939 - )
London : Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd, 2012. Thick quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 527, extensively illustrated. The definitive reference book on Munch’s prints. 218 colour, 861 black and white illustrations. “Munch’s graphic works have fascinated people all over the world for more than a century. He himself arranged a number of exhibitions of his prints, and was …
von HABSBURG, Géza
London : Thames and Hudson, 1996. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 366, illustrated.
London : Stephen Friedman Gallery, 2012. Quarto, illustrated boards, half bound with cloth, pp 43. Exhibition catalogue with colour illustrations of works shown.
KEVERNE, Roger (ed.)
London : Aquamarine, second edition, 2010. Quarto, illustrated boards with dustjacket (rubbed), pp 376. A comprehensive survey of jade as an artistic medium, with sections on Chinese carvings, from Neolithic times to the Qing Dynasty, carvings of Japan, Korea and Taiwan, Islamic jade, North American carvings, and European pieces. Fully illustrated with colour photographs.
DELAUNAY, Sonia (1885-1979)
[SONIA DELAUNAY] Trial design in gouache for the cover of Robes poèmes (Paris : Jacques Damase, 1969)
Gouache on artist’s board, dimensions 320 x 257 mm; verso with a second design (uncompleted); [together with] Sonia Delaunay. Robes poèmes. [Also titled]. Sonia Delaunay 27 tableaux vivants. Paris : Jacques Damase, 1969. Quarto (285 x 195 mm), blue cloth boards with design by Delaunay, in concertina format with 27 full page pochoir illustrations after original designs …
Chicago : Art Media Resources, US Edition, 2002. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp 463. Describes over 300 pieces from Sir Joseph Hotung’s collection, spanning Chinese history from the neolithic period to the Qing dynasty. With 420 colour and 310 black and white illustrations.
Hong Kong : Plum Blossums Gallery, 2012. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp 45, with one foldout. Illustrated in full colour with text in English and Chinese.
BALDESSARI, John (1931 - )
Paris : Onestar Press, 2015. Octavo, flushcut illustrated wrappers, pp. . A series of line drawings, which when flicked through, form the countoured shape of a nose. Limited to 250 numbered copies. “It should be said that Baldessari’s penchant for depicting noses in his work extends as far back as 1965 with the conception of …
Minneapolis : Walker Art Center, 1999. First edition. Two volumes, quarto, lettered paperd boards, pp. 127; 156, extensively illustrated, housed in a lettered cloth slipcase. The substantial reference for Ruscha’s books and prints.
Boston Book and Art Publisher. Paris : Sauret, 1970. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp 299, extensively illustrated. Single volume edition (with revisions) of the four volume catalogue raisonne.
Chicago : Museum of Contemporary Art, 1988. Quarto, cards in paper dust jacket, pp. 40, illustrated. A near mint copy. Printed in an edition of 2500 copies. Scarce early retrospective catalogue.
The artwork of the French voyage of discovery to the southern lands 1800 – 1804. With a complete descriptive catalogue of drawings and paintings of Australian subjects by C.-A. Lesueur and N.-M. Petit from the Lesueur Collection at the Museum d’Histoire Naturelle, Le Havre, France. Edited by Jacqueline Bonnemains, Elliott Forsyth and Bernard Smith. Melbourne …
Venice : La Biennale di Venezia, 2003. Quarto, coloured wrappers, pp 668. Catalogue for the 50th Venice Biennale, the world’s premiere contemporary visual arts exhibition. Directed by Francesco Bonami with seven co-curators, including Hans Ulrich Obrist, Catherine David, Igor Zabel, Hou Hanru and Massimiliano Gioni.
n.l. : NBE éditions, 2016. Quarto, pictorial boards, pp 156. Published in conjunction with a 2016 exhibition, this monograph explores the sculptural form of Stéphane Guiran, including large, full colour plates with accompnaying essays. English edition limited to 300 copies.
Hong Kong : Sotheby’s, 2014. Quarto, cream boards, pp 48; a fine copy..
Hong Komng : Sotheby’s, 2013. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp 44. Fully illustrated catalogue for the sale of a magnificent ruby-ground Falangcai ‘Double Lotus’ bowl. Text in Chinese and English
[Ben Janssens Oriental Art]
London : Ben Janssens Oriental Art, 2012. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp 190 (minor annotations on title page). Catalogue featuring a wide range of jade, porcelain, and sculptural pieces, all illustrated in colour.
[Berwald Oriental Art]
New York : Berwald Oriental Art, 2008. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, pp 95. Exhibition catalogue with sections on early wares (from the Han Dynasty onwards), porcelain, and sculpture.
SYDNEY, Grahame, et al.
Dunedin : Longacre Press, 2000. Oblong quarto, navy cloth boards with pictorial dustjacket, pp 191. A comprehensive survey of one of New Zealand’s greatest landscape artists, conplete 143 reproductions. Inscribed by artist on half title.
Basel : Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012. Quarto, blue wrappers, pp 746. Art Basel is one of the world’s largest art fairs, with annual exhibitions in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach. Art Basel 2012 showed works from 257 galleries, with solo exhibitions of works from Colby Bird and Andra Ursuta.
Basel : Art Basel, 2010. VIP Invitation consisting of VIP Program for the show, invitation to the Welcome Reception, list of exhibiting artists, public lecture invitation, VIP Card, and additional information regarding transport and accommodation.
Paris : Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, [n.d]. Quarto, boards with embossed maroon text, pp 88. Exhibition monograph showing works by over 20 artists including Barry X Ball and Gilbert and George. With essay by Michael Bracewell titled ‘Death and disaster in art before and after Warhol’.
CAUGHEY, Elizabeth; GOW, John
Auckland : David Bateman, 1999. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, pp 111. The second book in the series reviewing the works of New Zealand artists across the twentieth century. Shows over 100 works from 20 artists across a range of artistic styles.
Zurich, Switzerland : JRP|Ringier, 2015. Quarto, boards with metallic lettering (small stain and cut on front board, and scuffing on rear), pp 784. Art Basel is one of the world’s largest art fairs, with annual exhibitions in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach. Art Basel 2015 featured 284 galleries from 33 countries, exhibiting the work …
Melbourne : Lesley Kehoe Galleries, 2002. Quarto, laminated card covers, 125 pp, illustrated in colour; includes bibliography; a fine copy. A lavish catalogue and an important reference work on this subject; now scarce. “Partly based on the exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 30 October 2002-6 February 2003, in association with Asian Art in London …
[BALL, Barry X]
Milan : Edizioni Charta, 2011. Quarto, pictorial boards, pp 142. Barry X Ball’s sculptures have been exhibited widely, including the 2011 Venice Bienalle, and this solo show features a wide range of his works. Illustrated in full colour and written in Italian and English.
Basel, Switzerland : Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2013. Quarto, foil wrappers, pp 746. Art Basel is one of the world’s largest art fairs, with annual exhibitions in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach. Art Basel 2013 featured a variety of highlights including Tracey Emin’s first American solo museum exhibition, and featured works from over 2500 artists.
[The Art Institute of Chicago]
A loan exhibition from the U.S.S.R. Chicago : The Art Institute of Chicago, 1990. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, pp 168. Featuring works on loan from the Hermitage and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, this monograph details the Russian passion for French artists spanning three hundred years of collecting. Works are reproduced in full colour, …
JAMES R. LAWSON PTY. LTD.
drawings, historic and modern laces, coins, tokens and medals, to be sold by public auction on Tuesday, 27th, Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th, November, 1945, under instruction from and as directed by the executors of the will of the Late Mrs. A. B. Triggs. Sydney : Websdale, Shoosmith, 1945. Large quarto, original printed wrappers (lightly marked and …
CATTAPAN, Jon and ELLIS, Peter
Melbourne : Drummond St. Gallery, . Screenprint poster, 760 x 560 mm, signed by both artists and editioned as one of 6 copies. Rare.
Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1985. Quarto, pictorial laminated card covers, 51 pp, illustrated in colour, a good copy.