• # 31757


    Colonial certificate or writing blank with a lithographed scene of Australian Aborigines and fauna.

    [Australia] : [s.n.], [c.1860]. Lithograph printing, 218 x 262 mm, in blue ink, the beautifully illustrated border depicting an Australian Aboriginal hunting scene with kangaroos, emu, possum, a lyrebird, kookaburras, black swans, and cockatoos; chipped edges and corners, but the illustrated section is unscathed. This uncommon item of decorative stationery was probably intended for use …

  • # 31537

    McHUGH, Vincent (1904 - 1983); ADAMS, Tate (1922 - 2018)

    Alpha : the mutabilities

    Poems by Vincent McHugh ; with wood engravings by Tate Adams.San Francisco : The Porpoise Bookshop, 1958. Folio, letterpress wrappers (lightly marked and a couple of short edge tears), stringbound, pp. [16[, letterpress text by McHugh and wood engravings by Adams. A very good copy. Poems & Pictures series number eleven. 137 copies printed by …

  • # 30974

    The Commonwealth of Australia. Inaugural Celebrations at Sydney 1901. The Government of New South Wales requests the honor of your presence at a Pyrotechnical Illumination of Sydney Harbour on the 4th January 1901.

    [Sydney : Government printer, 1900]. Chromolithograph printed on white card, 137 x 226 mm; illustrated with a view of a ship passing through Sydney Heads, flanked by the coats of arms and flags of The Commonwealth of Australia and Great Britain; the invitee is not named, the word ‘your’ being supplied in manuscript; residual old …

  • # 15277

    MENARD, Romuald George (painter); FRÈRES, Thierry; SABATIER, Léon Jean Baptiste (lithographers)

    Vue de Sydney et de l’entree de la Riviere de Paramatta (panorama in two sections)

    Two plates, forming a continuous panorama, from: Voyage autour du monde sur la frégate la Vénus, pendant les années 1836-1839 … atlas pittoresque. [Paris : Gide, 1841]. Tinted lithographs, 170 x 420 mm; pale foxing to the margins of the first plate, else in fine condition. Custom framed in museum timber, measures 422 x 1138 mm. The voyage …

  • # 31178

    [GILL, S. T.]

    The Melbourne Rose. Part II.

    London : Joseph, Myers & Co., 1862 (printed in Hamburg by C. Adler’s Printing Establishment). Chromolithographed and engraved folding card in the shape of a rose, custom mounted in a perspex display stand, with the original gilt-printed envelope honouring Burke and Wills (two old tape stains); a very good example. A significant and very rare …

  • # 30989

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Australian Natives – What, ho! She bumps.

    [Sydney : NSW Bookstall Co., c.1905]. Chromolithographic postcard, 138 x 38 mm, recto with Norman Lindsay illustration from the Australian Natives series, captioned What, ho! She bumps; good example with some very light corner wear; mailed locally from Armidale to Yarrowyck, in the New England region of New South Wales, in September 1906.

  • # 14702

    UPIGLIO, Giorgio

    [POSTER]. Exhibition of international prints & artists’ books from Grafica Uno

    Renowned Italian print workshop of Giorgio Upiglio, master printer. Presented by the Westpac Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre, Print Council of Australia Inc., Italian Cultural Institute in conjunction with The Spoleto Festival of Melbourne. Sponsored by Mitchelton Vinters [sic]. Melbourne, 13th Sept. to 1st Oct. 1989. Printed poster, 795 x 600, edges a little creased, else …

  • # 31208

    ZOFREA, Salvatore (1946 - )

    Days of heaven

    Sydney : Griffith Studio and Graphic Workshop, 1984 (circa 2001?). Linen bound portfolio (790 x 620 mm) with title label, bound by Katherine Taylor, containing 12 original etchings and aquatints by Zofrea (measuring 60.5 x 76.0 cm sheet size), each signed by the artist, and edition 6 / 8, with the blind stamp of the printer …

  • # 31339

    BRACK, John

    An original lithograph of a seated nude with cushions and rug

    Lithograph, 420 x 300 mm (plate line), fine condition, in black timber frame, measuring 695 x 560 mm. Printed in an edition of 200 copies. Unsigned and unnumbered as issued. An original lithograph intended for the publication John Brack nudes. Fifteen original lithographs. (Melbourne: Lyre Bird Press, 1982), this example from unbound sheets sourced from the …

  • # 31256

    KOLENBERG, Hendrik

    Lloyd Rees etchings and lithographs

    A catalogue raisonne by Hendrik Kolenberg with an introduction by Lou Klepac. Sydney : The Beagle Press, 1986. Quarto, gilt-lettered black calf finely bound with matching slipcase, 112 pp, illustrated throughout. This one of 100 copies of the special collectors’ edition, signed by the artist with an original signed Lloyd Rees lithograph loosely enclosed (light …

  • # 30754

    BOWEN, Dean (1957 - )

    Small portraits : ten etchings

    Melbourne : the artist, 1999. Folding illustrated clamshell box, 260 mm tall, title sheet, one letterpress contents sheet, 10 coloured etchings, signed colophon sheet. Printed in an edition of 10 boxed sets in Roman numerals, the etchings were also issued individually in an edition of 25 copies numbered in Arabic numerals. The prints were made …

  • # 31104

    RICARDO, Geoffrey

    Colour aquatint of a man

    Melbourne : Centre for the Development of Artist’s Books and Limited Editions, 1993. Colour aquatint, 165 x 110 mm, unsigned as issued, printed on a sheet with poems by Miroslav Holub. A proof printing of an etching included in the artists’ book folio Traversare 2.

  • # 29987

    WHITELEY, Brett (1939 - 1992)

    Swinging Monkey 2 (Regent’s Park Zoo Series)

    London : Marlborough Fine Art, 1965. Three-colour screenprint, printed on paper, 76.3 x 54.7 cm (image); 98.0 x 68.0 cm sheet; 123 x 99 cm (framed); numbered, titled and signed below image. Printed in an edition of 70 numbered copies plus 10 artists proofs at Kelpra Studio, London, by Christopher Prater. The Regent’s Park Zoo Series, Whiteley’s first major series of graphics, …

  • # 30510


    Ascot 1937

    Printed magazine advertisement for Harrods of London (“The Man’s Shop”), 330 x 230 mm, framed (framed size 530 x 420 mm). Extracted from a defective copy of The Sphere, May 15, 1937, p. 369. A stylish advertisement for mens attire suitable for a day at the races available from the most famous department store in …

  • # 30874

    MACPHERSON, Robert

    Mayfair: (Swamp rats)

    Ninety-seven signs for C.P., J.P., B.W., G.W., & R.W. Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, n.d. [c. 2005]. Printed cardboard box containing 98 cards reproducing MacPherson’s enormous mural held in the Queensland Art Gallery. The cards can be flicked through or pinned to the wall to re-create the installation. Limited to 150 copies signed by the …

  • # 30167

    BIGOT, Georges Ferdinand (1860-1927)

    Croquis Japonais par G. Bigot. 1886. Tokio

    [Tokyo : The artist, 1886]. Large folio (460 x 315 mm), original limp vellum covers with Japanese hand-stitched binding (a little dusty and with light handling wear), with etched title and illustration to front cover and etching to rear; [32] leaves, with 29 original etchings illustrating Japanese types and their costume (although note the final print …