Rare Books

  • # 19848

    HOLROYD, John (1911 - 2000)

    The Australian book trade : a bookseller’s contribution to its history

    Melbourne : Braidwood Press, 2015. Introduction by Jeff Prentice. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, limited to 150 copies signed and numbered by Prentice. John Holroyd’s reflections on his career in the book trade, spanning several decades in Melbourne and Sydney, are presented for the first time in ‘The Australian Book Trade : A Bookseller’s Contribution to its …

  • # 19831

    PRUNSTER, Ursula

    [NORMAN LINDSAY] The legendary Lindsays

    [Roseville, N.S.W.] : Beagle Press in conjunction with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1995. Quarto, red cloth with illustrated dust jacket, 120 pp, illustrated in colour and black and white, with short essays by Robert Holden and Helen Glad. Fine copy. A superb pictorial survey of the art and private world of the …

  • # 19565

    ROBBINS, Rossell Hope

    The encyclopaedia of witchcraft and demonology. (From the library of Anne Rice)

    New York : Crown Publishers, 1959. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s black buckram boards (signs of heavy use, with wear along spine and front hinge cracked), 571 pp, 250 black and white illustrations; from the library of American gothic fiction writer Anne Rice, the front free-endpaper with her ex libris label, the half-title inscribed by her: …

  • # 19743

    CHIRNSIDE, Andrew Spencer (1818-1890)

    [WESTERN DISTRICT] Autograph letter of Andrew Chirnside, Carranballac Station, who writes to his bank manager in Ballarat regarding his profligate son, Andrew.

    [Carranballac Station, Victoria, April 1885]. Manuscript in ink on single sheet of watermarked laid paper, 200 x 125 mm, written on both sides; headed ‘Carranballac, 9th April, 85’, and addressed to ‘The Manager, Union Bank, Ballarat’; signed in full ‘Andrew Chirnside’ at the foot; original folds, in fine condition. The Scottish brothers Thomas Chirnside (1815-1887) …

  • # 19644

    YAU, John; GIMBLETT, Max; HINES, Tobin

    Double-headed creature features

    Athens, GA : Makeshift Press, 2001. Folio (448 mm tall), wooden boards, cloth spine, illustration on upper board, pp. [12], printed letterpress (the binding and printing by Tobin Hines), text by John Yau, original drawing by Max Gimblett, five original linocuts by Hines based on drawings by Gimblett, printed accordian style with closed spine. Limited …

  • # 19645

    Lead, tin & antimony. A specimen of types held in cases or cast fresh at the Greenboathouse Press.

    Vernon, B.C. : Greenboathouse Press, 2016. Quarto, quarter-leather over papered boards, slipcase, pp. [52] printed letterpress, typographical specimen printing. Limited to 45 copies plus 10 deluxe versions with an additional suite of prints, this is the standard edition. Prospectus loosely enclosed. “Since setting up to print letterpress in 2008, a few hundred cases of type have …

  • # 19643

    LONEY, Alan (1940 - ); GIMBLETT, Max (1935 - )

    Mondrian’s flowers

    New York : Granary Books, 2002. Folio, lettered red cloth, exposed binding, cloth slipcase, pp. [60], printed letterpress, illustrated with monoprints and watercolour. ‘I am committed to the Buddhist idea of the ‘not self’ and in that sense, I try to suspend judgment, and ‘float.’ – Max Gimblett This project, which takes inspiration from Piet …

  • # 19640

    LONEY, Alan (1940 - )

    Orpheus the stutterer : a poetics of silence

    Colorado Springs : The Press at Colorado College, 2013. Folio, papered boards with exposed binding, letterpress printed from photopolymer plates & collagraph, hand-colored with acrylic ink wash. Roman and italic text set in the Lirico typeface (designed  by Hendrik Weber), with Greek text in Neohellenic (produced by the Greek Font Society). Limited edition of 40 …

  • # 19642

    WAGENER, Richard

    Cracked sidewalks

    Sherman Oaks, California : Mixolydian Editions, 2006. Octavo, quarter-cloth over papered boards by John DeMerritt, title label to spine, pp. [72], printed letterpress, composed and cast in Monotype Dante, printed on Rives Heavyweight paper, four wood engraved plates. Limited to 65 copies of which 25 are deluxe editions, this is one of the standard editions. …

  • # 19641

    BLY, Robert

    The indigo bunting. 15 love poems.

    Foreword by Thomas R. Smith, wood engravings by Keith Cranmer. Santa Rosa, CA: Nawakum Press. 2010. Tall octavo, case bound with burnt orange Cave paper over boards, and quarter bound in dark brown Italian book cloth with paper label on the spine, housed in a slipcase of Italian book cloth, pp. 32. ‘Robert Bly is …

  • # 19678

    TYNDALE, William

    Tyndale’s New Testament. (From the library of Anne Rice)

    New Haven : Yale University Press, 1989. Quarto, publisher’s blue cloth in dust jacket, xxxvi, 429 pp; from the library of American gothic fiction writer Anne Rice, the half-title inscribed by her: “Anne Rice, March 31, 2003. On the Eve of the novel Let my soul be restored to me” (this likely refers to Blood Canticle (2003); Rice’s annotations …

  • # 19676

    SKARSAUNE, Oskar

    In the shadow of the temple : Jewish influences on early Christianity. (From the library of Anne Rice)

    Downers Grove : InterVarsity Press, 2002. Octavo, publisher’s brown cloth in dust jacket, 455 pp, black and white maps and diagrams; from the library of American gothic fiction writer Anne Rice, the first blank inscribed by her: ‘Anne Rice, November 12, 2004, Little Paradise … It’s very satisfying and correct. Excellent and refreshing’; her further …

  • # 19633

    GRASSET DE SAINT-SAUVEUR, Jacques (1757 - 1810)

    Tableau des decouvertes du Capne. Cook & de la Perouse

    Paris : chez l’auteur, rue Coqueron Mon. de France ; Bordeaux : chez le Cne. S. Sauveur sous le peristyle de la Grande Comedie, l’an 7 de la Republique Francaise [1798 or 1799]. Aquatint with hand colouring, 430 x 534 mm (sheet), old mount burn to margins, a very good copy with vibrant original colour. …

  • # 10896

    BETTS, John

    Betts’s new map of the world, neatly dissected

    London : John Betts, c. 1850. Cedar box with sliding lid featuring an engraved vignette with people and animals from the four great continents, printed advertisement for Betts’s ‘Instructive juvenile games’ on underside, containing the engraved map ‘Betts’s school atlas of the world on Mercator’s projection’, measuring 295 x 450mm, laid on wood and dissected …

  • # 19090

    WILDE, Oscar


    A tragedy in one act: translated from the French of Oscar Wilde, with sixteen drawings by Aubrey Beardsley. London : John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd, 1930. Quarto, gilt-illustrated cloth (spine slightly sunned), bookplate to endpaper, pp. xvii; [4]; 67, black and white plates by Beardsley. A fine copy.

  • # 18614

    山田申太郎 (Yamada Shintarō) & 高原徹也 (Takahara Tetsuya), edited by 日原昌造 (Hihara Shōzō).

    [MAPS] 万国地誌略諳射訳図 (萬國地誌略諳射譯圖)(萬國地誌畧諳射譯圖) [Bankoku Chishiryaku Ansha Yakuzu]

    Complete set of 6 copperplate engraved maps with hand colouring. Maps 1-4 published by 岡安慶介 (Okayasu Keisuke) [1878] (Meiji 11); Maps 5 & 6 published by 桑原伊之助 (Kuwabara Inosuke) [1880] (Meiji 13). 1. Asia, the Middle East, and Russia east of the Urals (340 x 400 mm); 2. Africa (310 x 260 mm); 3. Europe, with Russia …