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  • # 32974

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Our earth

    Etching and engraving, 156 x 124 mm, signed lower right, framed. Printed in an edition of 225 copies (the etchings were not numbered). Originally published as the frontispiece to the publication Our Earth by Kenneth MacKenzie, Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1937, where the book was signed by the author and numbered. A fine work by …

  • # 32909

    BRACK, John (1920 - 1999)

    An original lithograph of a seated nude with rug

    Lithograph, 415 x 298 mm (plate line), fine condition, in black timber frame, measuring 680 x 540 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 …

  • # 32785

    COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE,

    [ATOMIC TESTING IN AUSTRALIA] Danger Radioactive

    [s.l. : Commonwealth Government of Australia, Department of Defence], 1961. Colour poster, 350 x 250 mm, offset printed; imprinted in image top right ‘R.A.A.F. POSTER 266 (NOV. 1961)‘; unmounted; some light wrinkling and creasing, otherwise very good. Trove locates no example in Australian collections of this highly emotive poster, which constitutes a tangible and sinister …

  • # 32707

    Anon.

    [LEPORELLO] Views of Toowoomba, Queensland

    [Drop title]. [Printed in Germany, probably 1880-85]. Leporello album. Octavo (1188 x 140 mm), original cloth-backed blue pebbled cloth over boards (rubbed, edges somewhat worn), upper board lettered and decorated in gilt, containing a 10-panel accordion foldout with 20 lithographed views (after photographs) of Toowoomba and environs: general view of the town, Ruthven Street (x2), …

  • # 32579

    HARRIS, George Prideaux (1775 - 1810)

    The first published image of the Thylacine and Tasmanian Devil

    Didelphis ursina [and] Didelphis cynocephala. London : Transactions of the Linnean Society, 1808. Engraving, plate 19, page 174 from the Transactions, 205 x 155 mm (plate line), signed in image lower left, a fine example. The first published image of the Thylacine and Tasmanian Devil. ‘The first European illustration of a thylacine was modeled on …

  • # 32777

    [POSTER] Dot and circle

    : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia. RMIT Gallery [Melbourne], 16th April-3rd May 1985 : a loan exhibition from the Flinders University, South Australia. Screenprint process, printed in colour, from multiple stencils; sheet 760 x 550 mm. Rare. According to the exhibition curator, Jenny Zimmer, approximately 20 copies were printed.

  • # 32315

    COLLINS, David (1756 - 1810); WATLING, Thomas

    Maenura superba (Lyre bird)

    Etching with original hand colour, 26 x 200 mm, mounted. The first printed image of the Lyre Bird, sourced from the second volume of David Collins’ An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, London : T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1802. ‘The second volume is of the greatest importance, not only for its detailed …

  • # 32313

    LEWIN, John William (1770-1819)

    Scarlet Creeper

    Etching, 290 x 210 mm, hand coloured in gouache, a fine example, in mount. A fine etching of the Australian Scarlet Creeper from John William Lewin’s A natural history of the birds of New South Wales, London : Henry H. Bohn, 1838. The naturalist and natural history artist John William Lewin arrived in New South Wales …

  • # 32314

    LEWIN, John William (1770-1819)

    Reed Warbler

    Etching, 290 x 210 mm, hand coloured in gouache, a fine example, in mount. A fine etching of the Australian Scarlet Creeper from John William Lewin’s A natural history of the birds of New South Wales, London : Henry H. Bohn, 1838. The naturalist and natural history artist John William Lewin arrived in New South Wales …

  • # 28798

    COUNIHAN, Noel (1913-1986)

    Group of Soviet propaganda postcards featuring social realist works by Australian communist artist Noel Counihan.

    Moskva : Izogis (Experimentalnaya Tipografiya VNIIPP), 1960. Eight postcards (all issued?), 150 x 105 mm, six printed in black-and-white and two in colour, reproducing both lithographs and paintings; versos with ‘Noel Counihan – Australia’, title of work and ‘Australian Artists Exhibition’ in Russian; all in superb condition. In 1960 Counihan travelled to Moscow and Leningrad …

  • # 32776

    [POSTER]. Circle path meander. Central Australian paintings from the Carnegie Collection

    Collected in the 1970s by Geoffrey Bardon. Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1988. Printed poster, 590 x 415 mm, introduction by Margaret Carnegie, essay by Geoffrey Bardon and catalogue verso. An important poster and catalogue for this landmark exhibition of Australian Aboriginal art. Fine copy. Note: this is the only catalogue for the exhibition, …

  • # 32582

    RICARDO, Geoffrey

    Colour aquatint of a woman

    Melbourne : Centre for the Development of Artist’s Books and Limited Editions, 1993. Colour aquatint, 145 x 115 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.

  • # 30311

    W. MADDERN; O. S. HEMPEL (maker)

    [GLASS CINEMA SLIDE] Premier Bakery, Dandenong. Bread delivered, Dandenong & Districts. Your support solicited. W. Maddern, late A. I. F.

    [Melbourne?] : O. S. Hempel, [1918 or 1919]. Glass magic lantern slide, 80 x 110 mm; maker’s name and date ‘O. S. Hempel’ in image lower left; in fine condition. A World War One-era glass cinema slide advertising the Dandenong (Victoria) bakery of W. Maddern, a returned serviceman who entreats the public to support his …

  • # 32040

    STUBBS, George (1724-1806) (after)

    [KANGAROO] An Animal of a new Species found on the Coast of New South Wales.

    Copper-engraved plate, 168 x 110 mm (plate line); contained within: The Gentleman’s Magazine, July 1773. London : Printed for D. Henry, at St. John’s Gate, 1773. Disbound octavo (210 x 130 mm), pp. 305 – 360, with half column of text description of the plate on the facing page (p. 320). A very early published image …

  • # 22673

    [GILL, S.T.]

    Twenty-eight engraved vignettes of Melbourne from The Melbourne Rose.

    [London : Joseph, Myers & Co., 1862] (printed in Hamburg by C. Adler’s Printing Establishment). Twenty-eight steel engraved vignettes cut from the original ephemeron, which was an illustrated diecut folding card in the shape of a rose, pasted on to an old album sheet. A significant and very rare Melbourne publication of the gold rush …

  • # 13066

    SHEAD, Garry (1942- )

    Ern Malley : The Darkening Ecliptic

    Darwin : Basil Hall Editions, 2003. Nine etchings, each 150 x 220 mm, hand-printed by Natasha Rowell. Edition of 50; housed in a purpose-built ceramic box (290 x 215 x 60 mm); the etchings join up in the fashion of a puzzle to complete Shead’s image, Petit Testament; each of the nine etchings is signed verso, …