International Artists

  • # 16698

    MUNARI, Bruno (1907-1998)

    Toc Toc. Chi è? Apri la porta.

    [Milano] : Stampato in Italia nelle off. Graf. Veronesi della Casa Editrice Mondadori, 1945. First edition. Folio, pictorial card covers with cut-out ‘spy-hole’ to front (faint foxing and a few light marks), pp [14], each page with a successively smaller flap which opens to reveal a bright full colour lithograph; a good copy of this …

  • # 16142

    TURNER, Joseph Mallord William (1775 - 1851); LLOYD, Hannibal Evans; HEATH, Charles (engraver)

    Picturesque views of England and Wales from drawings by J. M. W. Turner esq. R. A. engraved under the superintendence of Mr. Charles Heath with descriptive and historic illustrations by H. E. Lloyd, esq.

    London : Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster Row, 1838. Elephant folio portfolio, original full red morocco with elaborate ornamental gilt borders, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament and lettering; working metal clasps;  original marbled paper lining to the interior; containing title-sheet, two contents sheets and [96] loose engraved plates, chine-collé, uniform plate size …

  • # 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 …

  • # 13653

    GROSZ, George (1893-1959)

    Group of eight humorous buffet signs made for Erich and Lene Cohn, Grosz’s American art dealers

    [Between 1940 and 1945]. Tempera on card; various dimensions from 75 x 200 mm to 130 x 280 mm (irregular), four with illustrations; all in very good condition. The German Dada caricaturist and painter George Grosz spent much of his career in America, where he lived and worked between 1933 and 1958. This playful set …

  • # 12826

    WARHOL, Andy (1928-1987); FRANKFURT, Suzie; WARHOLA, Júlia

    Wild Raspberries (presentation copy)

    New York : the artist, 1959. Folio (445 mm tall), original fuchsia papered boards (faded and paper lost at spine, as usual), title sheet, pp [42], consisting of 14 leaves with original watercolour, one double page with original watercolour, four illustrated leaves uncoloured and one sheet with text, interleaved with eight sheets of fuchsia tissue …

  • # 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 …

  • # 16887

    TATE GALLERY, LONDON. [ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG]

    [POSTER] The Tate : Rauschenberg

    London : The Tate Gallery, [1981]. Poster, offset lithograph, 760 x 510 mm, ‘Designed by Robert Rauschenberg for the Tate Gallery Publications Dept. Printed by the Hillingdon Press, Uxbridge, Middlesex’, unbacked; pin holes at corners, a few short tears at top and bottom edges. Rauschenberg’s own poster, featuring some of his collage work, for the exhibition …

  • # 16703

    BEUYS, Joseph (1921-1986)

    Aus Berlin : neues vom kojoten. (Signed by the artist)

    New York : Feldman Gallery, in cooperation with René Block, Berlin, 1979. Edition limited to 1000 copies. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, signed in full in pencil by Joseph Beuys on front free-endpaper; pp. 141, all-illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates; a near fine copy.. This book documents the major works of German experimental artist Joseph Beuys, made in collaboration …

  • # 16695

    GAUTHIER, Lucien (1875-1921)

    Tahiti : texte et photographies de L. Gauthier.

    Paris : Librairie des Arts Décoratifs, [1933]. Series: Variétés 1. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s illustrated stiff wrappers, pp 16 (text), followed by 64 black-and-white plates of Gauthier’s celebrated photographs of Tahitian people and landscapes; a very good copy. Only two copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Gallery of Australia, Research Library; State Library of …

  • # 16551

    FULLER, R. Buckminster; AGEL, Jerome; FIORE, Quentin

    I seem to be a verb.

    New York : Bantam Books, 1970. Trade paperback, original illustrated silver wrapppers lettered in black (slightly scuffed); pp 192; illustrated throughout; a good copy. An experimental publication by the American architect and inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller, in collaboration with producer Jerome Angel and designer Quentin Fiore. The whimsical work is replete with utopian plans and …

  • # 16705

    MIRO, Joan (1893-1983)

    Joan Miró. Bois gravés pour un poème de Paul Eluard.

    Paris : Berggruen & Cie, 1958. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial stiff wrappers, front cover with pochoir illustration by Joan Miró, pp. [32], containing a series of Miró’s colour pochoir illustrations; plaquette for a larger series of prints exhibited at Berggruen; a fine copy.    

  • # 16765

    [Miró, Joan 1893-1983]

    Miró. Peintures. Gouaches. Dessins

    Zurich : Galerie Maeght, 1972. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated, essay, illustrations. With three original colour lithographs by Miró produced especially for this exhibition catalogue, including one double page as well as the double page outer wrapper.

  • # 15852

    COCTEAU, Jean (1889 - 1963)

    Deux travestis

    [Paris] : Fournier; Imprimerie Studium, presses Desjobert, [1947]. Small quarto, lettered wrappers over cards, glassine, pp. 44, (3); half-title bound in inverted; lithographed title page, two full page lithographs, one text lithograph illustration and two lithographed initials by Cocteau, occasional foxing, a very good copy. Printed in an edition of 575 copies, of which the first …

  • # 16624

    MÉLAGE, Frère (poet); MABIN-JOSEPH, F (illustrator)

    [BELGIUM; ART DECO] L’âme belge. Poèmes pour le centenaire.

    Carlsbourg (Belgium) : Revue Belge de Pédagogie, 1930. Square quarto, original pictorial card covers (a few light marks, small paper loss at head of spine), edges uncut, early gift inscription to front free-endpaper, pp. 59, text printed in red and set within illustrated borders throughout, a good copy. A book of poems by the Belgian …

  • # 16312

    LESLIE, C. R.

    Memoirs of the life of John Constable, Esq. R. A.

    Composed chiefly of his letters. London : James Carpenter, 1843. First edition. Quarto, gilt-lettered half diced morocco over cloth, etched bookplate for Edgar Blackstock to front pastedown, mezzotint frontispiece portrait of Constable by Lucas, pp. [ii]; 152; a further 22 magnificent mezzotint engravings by David Lucas after Constable’s paintings, light scattered foxing, a good copy. …

  • # 16093

    SHIRLEY, Andrew

    The published mezzotints of David Lucas after John Constable, R. A.

    A catalogue and historical account by the Hon. Andrew Shirley, M. A. sometime assistant keeper in the Department of Fine Art, Ashmolean Museum. Oxford : at the Clarendon Press, 1930. Quarto, gilt-decorated cloth (some minor marks but a bright copy), endpapers foxed, portrait frontispiece, pp. xi, errata slip, 271, numerous black and white plates. A …

  • # 16366

    [BOURGEOIS, Lousie]

    Louise Bourgeois

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1995. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, hinges splitting (fragile glue), pp. 52. Illustrated in colour and black and white, with introduction by Jason Smith and essay by Robert Storr.

  • # 16114

    VALENTINI, Agostini

    I Freschi delle Loggie Vaticane inventati da Raffaele Sanzio

    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; [2]; 41 steel-engraved plates illustrating Raphael’s frescoes in the Vatican Loggia. Some very light, sparse foxing, else a very good clean copy.

  • # 16155

    TURNER, J. M. W. (1775 - 1851)

    Liber fluviorum; or, river scenery of France.

    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 …

  • # 16095

    MILLAIS, John Everett (1829 - 1896)

    Millais’s Illustrations. A collection of drawings on wood

    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.

  • # 16082

    ADEMA, Pierre-Marcel; DECAUDIN, Michel

    Album Apollinaire : iconographie [Presentation copy for Sonia Delaunay]

    Réunie et commentée par Pierre-Marcel Adéma et Michel Décaudin. [Paris] : Gallimard, [1971]. 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 …

  • # 15930

    FRYBERGER, Betsy et al.

    Picasso : graphic magician. Prints from the Norton Simon Museum

    London : Philip Wilson Publishers, 1998. Quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp. 175, extensively illustrated. A detailed study of Picasso’s printmaking.

  • # 16408

    WALSER, Robert (1878-1956); WALSER, Karl (illustrator)

    Seeland

    Zürich : Max Rascher Verlag, 1919. Limited de luxe edition of 600 numbered copies; this copy is no. 232, one of 500 on fine wood-free paper; signed on the colophon by the artist, Karl Walser. Small quarto, original grey cloth boards lettered in gilt (upper board somewhat faded), spine with gilt lettering and ornament (sunned), …

  • # 16119

    LESCURE, Jean

    Album Malraux : iconographie [inscribed by Madeleine Malraux]

    [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 …

  • # 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, …

  • # 16037

    MARINETTI, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944; RUSSOLO, Luigi, 1885-1947; BOCCIONI, Umberto, 1882-1916, et al.

    Futurism : an archive

    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 …

  • # 15937

    DELAUNAY, Sonia (1885-1979)

    Original design by Sonia Delaunay

    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’, …

  • # 15969

    LINDSAY, Lionel (1874-1961)

    [LIONEL LINDSAY MANUSCRIPT] ‘Fantin’

    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 [5] sheets, large octavo (170 x 200 mm), signed at the foot of the text ‘Lionel Lindsay’; old fold lines, clean and complete.

  • # 16036

    ARP, Jean; TANNING, Dorothea

    Dorothea Tanning. Dessins en noir et en couleurs. 16 – 31 Octobre 1961

    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.

  • # 14130

    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 …

  • # 15760

    PRELINGER, Elizabeth; ROBISON, Andrew

    Edvard Munch : master prints

    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. …

  • # 15774

    BINSKI, Paul and PANATOYOVA, Stella.

    The Cambridge illuminations. Ten centuries of book production in the medieval West

    London : Harvey Miller Publishers, 2005 (reprint). Quarto, illustrated wrappers (slightly creased), pp. 415, extensively illustrated. Catalogue for a stunning exhibition of medieval manuscripts.

  • # 15759

    WOLL, Gerd (1939 - )

    Edvard Munch: The complete graphic works (revised edition)

    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 …

  • # 15644

    von HABSBURG, Géza

    Fabergé in America

    London : Thames and Hudson, 1996. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 366, illustrated.

  • # 16556

    COPPEL, Stephen

    Claude Flight and his followers : the colour linocut movement between the wars

    Canberra : Australian National Gallery, 1992. Folio, illustrated wrappers, pp. 24, illustrated. Includes artists such as Ethel Spowers, Eveline Syme, Sybil Andrews, Cyril E. Power, Lill Tschudi, Dorrit Black, Eileen Mayo, etc.

  • # 15445

    [Li Tianbing]

    Li Tianbing

    London : Stephen Friedman Gallery, 2012. Quarto, illustrated boards, half bound with cloth, pp 43. Exhibition catalogue with colour illustrations of works shown.

  • # 15442

    KEVERNE, Roger (ed.)

    Jade : With over 600 photographs of jades from every continent

    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.

  • # 11465

    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 …

  • # 15448

    Tai Xiangzhou : Mind Without Distraction

    Hong Kong : Plum Blossums Gallery, 2012. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp 45, with one foldout. Illustrated in full colour with text in English and Chinese.

  • # 15694

    BALDESSARI, John (1931 - )

    Nose Peak

    Paris : Onestar Press, 2015. Octavo, flushcut illustrated wrappers, pp. [126]. 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 …

  • # 15776

    ENGBERG, Siri

    Edward Ruscha Editions 1959-1999. Catalogue raisonné.

    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.

  • # 15640

    MOURLOT, Fernand

    Picasso lithographs

    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.

  • # 15289

    KOONS, Jeff

    Jeff Koons

    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.

  • # 15270

    BONNEMAINS, Jacqueline

    Baudin in Australian Waters.

    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 …

  • # 15128

    [VENICE BIENNALE]

    50th International Art Exhibition : Dreams and conflicts – The Dictatorship of the viewer

    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.

  • # 15127

    GUIRAN, Stéphane

    Stéphane Guiran : Conversation in weightlessness

    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.

  • # 15120

    [SOTHEBY'S]

    The Chunzaizhai Collection : a Xuande ‘fish’ stem cup

    Hong Kong : Sotheby’s, 2014. Quarto, cream boards, pp 48; a fine copy..

  • # 15119

    [Sotheby's]

    A Magnificent Falangcai Bowl from the collection of Dr. Alice Cheng

    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

  • # 15115

    [Ben Janssens Oriental Art]

    Ben Janssens Oriental Art 2012

    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.

  • # 15113

    [Berwald Oriental Art]

    Berwald Oriental Art : Spring 2008

    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.