MUNARI, Bruno (1907-1998)
[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 , each page with a successively smaller flap which opens to reveal a bright full colour lithograph; a good copy of this …
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  loose engraved plates, chine-collé, uniform plate size …
MALINOVSKII, Aleksei Fedorovich, 1762-1840; VALUEV, Petr Stepanovich (editor)
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 …
GROSZ, George (1893-1959)
[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 …
WARHOL, Andy (1928-1987); FRANKFURT, Suzie; WARHOLA, Júlia
New York : the artist, 1959. Folio (445 mm tall), original fuchsia papered boards (faded and paper lost at spine, as usual), title sheet, pp , 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 …
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 …
TATE GALLERY, LONDON. [ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG]
London : The Tate Gallery, . 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 …
BEUYS, Joseph (1921-1986)
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 …
GAUTHIER, Lucien (1875-1921)
Paris : Librairie des Arts Décoratifs, . 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 …
FULLER, R. Buckminster; AGEL, Jerome; FIORE, Quentin
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 …
MIRO, Joan (1893-1983)
Paris : Berggruen & Cie, 1958. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial stiff wrappers, front cover with pochoir illustration by Joan Miró, pp. , containing a series of Miró’s colour pochoir illustrations; plaquette for a larger series of prints exhibited at Berggruen; a fine copy.
[Miró, Joan 1893-1983]
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.
COCTEAU, Jean (1889 - 1963)
[Paris] : Fournier; Imprimerie Studium, presses Desjobert, . 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 …
MÉLAGE, Frère (poet); MABIN-JOSEPH, F (illustrator)
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 …
LESLIE, C. R.
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. …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
WALSER, Robert (1878-1956); WALSER, Karl (illustrator)
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), …
[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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.