Rare Books

  • # 23813

    AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO, Saint

    [CAMBRIDGE BINDING]. Liber epistolarum beati Augustini episcopi Hipponensis ecclesiae

    Paris : Badius Ascensius, 1515 (colophon). Folio, ff. [viii], CCLXII, [31] (lacking last blank); title-page within a large historiated woodcut border enclosing the printer’s device, many criblé initials throughout; a few minute pinhead wormholes scattered through the second part, a slightly larger one in quire f (not impairing legibility); in a contemporary Cambridge binding by …

  • # 23765

    Photographer unknown.

    A pair of very early stereoview photographs of Adelaide streets, circa 1860.

    Both views are exceptionally early and are possibly unrecorded. They appear to have been kept together for almost 160 years, as the manuscript captions on both are written in the same contemporary hand. It is likely that the same unidentified photographer was responsible for both views. I. Adelaide, S.A. Rundle St. from Gawler Place, north …

  • # 23576

    SUZUKI, Yoshinori [editor]; WAKAMATSU, Fujio [photographer]

    ‘Meruborun: Dai 16-kai Orinpiādo’ [メルボルン 第16回オリンピアード] : A Japanese Record of the Melbourne Olympics

    Tōkyō : Nihon Orinpikku Kōenkai, Shōwa 32 [1957]. First edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, lightly soiled, errata sheet tipped-in to lower pastedown, pp. 161 – 200. Text in Japanese. An album created by the Nihon Orinpikku Kōenkai (Japan Olympics Support Group) to record the Japanese effort in the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. The book includes photographic illustrations …

  • # 23723

    BRADDON, Russell

    Thomas Baines and the North Australian Expedition

    Sydney : Collins in association with the Royal Geographic Society, 1986. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 160, illustrated. The North Australian Expedition of 1855-56 was led by Augustus Gregory and is documented in the sketches, watercolours and oil paintings of Thomas Baines, formerly in the collection of the Royal Geographic Society, and now in the …

  • # 23565

    GRAY, Anne

    A. Henry Fullwood. War paintings

    Canberra : Australian War Memorial, 1983. Oblong quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket (lightly creased), pp. 96, illustrated. The first monograph on Fullwood, Official Artist for Australia in France and Belgium during the First World War.

  • # 23568

    McEVEY, Allan

    John Gould’s contribution to British art: a note on its authenticity.

    Sydney: Sydney University Press, 1973. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, 28 pp., illustrations, slightly foxed.

  • # 23580

    MEEKS, Arone (1957- )

    Arone Meeks : Celebration

    Cairns, QLD : KickArts Contemporary Arts [2008]. Quarto folding card (300 x 210 mm), illustrated front, inside double-page colour illustration from the major work Celebration, rear with artist’s biography, selected solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, and collections; fine condition. Indigenous artist Arone Meeks is a Kuku Yalani speaker from Far North Queensland. Appears to be held …

  • # 23713

    PLOMLEY, N. J. B.

    The Baudin expedition and the Tasmanian Aborigines in 1802.

    Hobart : Blubber Head Press, 1983. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, spine slightly faded, illustrated endpapers, pp. 245, illustrated. Limited to 1000 signed and numbered copies.

  • # 23709

    BARDON, Geoffrey and BARDON, James.

    Papunya : a place made after the story. The beginnings of the Western Desert Painting Movement

    Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 2004 (2006 reprint). Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 527, extensively illustrated. A significant monograph on the foundations of the contemporary indigenous Australian art movement.

  • # 12720

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    The Magic Pudding (first edition)

    Being the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1918. Quarto, quarter-cloth over papered boards (corners expertly reinforced), lettered in gilt on the spine, in very good original illustrated dust jacket (expert paper reinforcements to a few tears), patterned green A & R endpapers, colour …

  • # 19397

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    The Magic Pudding (first edition)

    : being the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1918. Quarto, quarter cloth over papered boards (lightly discoloured), lettered in gilt on the spine, in fine original illustrated dust jacket (discoloured, small chips to head and foot of spine, archival tape reinforcements to splits …

  • # 19480

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    The Magic Pudding (first edition, second issue)

    : being the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1918. Quarto, quarter blue cloth over papered boards (waterstain to upper and lower edges of upper board), in fine original illustrated dust jacket (a couple of light stains, very minor chipping to head and foot …

  • # 23759

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    The Magic Pudding (first edition)

    : being the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1918. Quarto, quarter cloth over papered boards (small scuff to lower board), lettered in gilt on the spine, patterned green A & R endpapers, with the illustrated bookplate of Henry L. White to pastedown, presentation …

  • # 23760

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    The Magic Pudding (second edition, 1924)

    : being the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff. Sydney : Cornstalk Publishing Company, 1924. Quarto, blue cloth lettered in black (corners rubbed, a couple of short splits to spine), scarce illustrated dust jacket (chips to edges, a couple of splits to spine repaired with archival paper tape), previous …

  • # 23533

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    The Magic Pudding (second edition, 1924)

    : being the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff. Sydney : Cornstalk Publishing Company, 1924. Quarto, blue cloth with illustrated panel (stained, recased with new spine, the colour illustration from the dustjacket pasted on to the upper board, new endpapers), colour frontispiece (reproducing the colour illustrated title page of …

  • # 23534

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    The Magic Pudding (third edition, 1930)

    : being the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1930. Quarto, gilt-lettered red cloth, in original illustrated dust jacket (some chips, tears and old tape repairs), prize label to front free endpaper, pp. 171, illustrated throughout by Lindsay, internally clean, overall a well presented copy …