Rare Books

  • # 17856

    WEBER, Bruce (1946 - )

    O Rio de Janeiro. A photographic journal

    New York : Afred A. Knopf, 1986. Folio, photo-illustrated cards, a few light stains, previous owner’s inscription to endpaper, unpaginated, fully illustrated photo-book with several fold-out plates. One of the great photo-books of the late twentieth century, O Rio de Janeiro is a luxuriously voyeuristic tour through the streets of Rio. Weber’s design of the …

  • # 17883

    MUNARI, Bruno

    Libro Illegibile N.Y.1

    New York : Museum of Modern Art, 1967. First edition. Quarto, plain black paper wrappers in pink laminated dustjacket (fine), unpaginated and without text. In this ‘illegible book’ Munari tells a story without words, through the different colours card and glassine pages a diecut circle travels across the book, with some leaves connected by a …

  • # 17450

    LINDSAY, Norman

    Norman Lindsay water colour book (deluxe edition)

    Eighteen reproductions in colour from original watercolours with an appreciation of the medium by Norman Lindsay and a biographical survey of the artist’s life and work by Godfrey Blunden. Sydney : The Springwood Press, 1939. Quarto, embossed silk-bound boards (a pale waterstain to upper board, light discolouration to lower board from contact with a box), …

  • # 18351

    LINDSAY, Norman

    Petronius. A Revised Latin Text of the Satyricon.

    with the Earliest English Translation (1694), now first reprinted with an Introduction, together with one hundred illustrations by Norman Lindsay.  London : privately printed by Ralph Straus, 1910. Quarto, later full vellum, ruled in gilt, contrasting morocco title label to spine, card slipcase (sunned), top edge gilt, other edges uncut, 303 pp, one hundred black …

  • # 18342

    [LINDSAY, Norman].

    Norman Lindsay. Paintings in oil.

    Fourteen reproductions in colour from original oil paintings, and 16 half-tone plates reproduced in black and white; with essays by Douglas Stewart and Norman Lindsay. Sydney: The Shepherd Press, 1945. Quarto, gilt-decorated boards (bottom edge a little rubbed) in dustjacket (a couple of short edge tears and creases, but very good), numerous colour and black …

  • # 18326

    LINDSAY, Jack; ELLIS, Lionel (illustrator)

    [FANFROLICO PRESS] Theocritus (with prospectus)

    : the complete poems translated by Jack Lindsay with wood cuts by Lionel Ellis and an introduction by Edward Hutton. London : The Fanfrolico Press, [1929]. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies (this is copy no. 325). Small quarto, full green-stained vellum sunning to top and fore-edges of upper board and spine), upper board with illustration …

  • # 18325


    The complete works of Gaius Petronius

    Done into English by Jack Lindsay with one hundred illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Comprising the Satyricon and Poems. London : Fanfrolico Press, [1927]. Quarto, half-vellum stained red over marbled boards (light wear, spine sunned), top edge gilt, others uncut, a very good copy with 100 Lindsay illustrations. Limited to 650 copies, this copy out of …

  • # 18317

    [SKELTON, John; BINDER, Pearl]

    [FANFROLICO PRESS] The tunning of Elynour Rumming (prospectus)

    1928. Single sheet folded into 4 pp quarto (274 x 188 mm), pp 1 [title]; [2-3], specimens (text from pages 9 and 10, colour illustrations from page [13]); lacking subscription form; some light marks to the front lower left margin; mild creasing lower right corners and upper edge. Arnold P25.

  • # 18316

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Two letters by Norman Lindsay

    to Francis and Betty Crosslé : here printed for members of the Christopher Brennan Society. [Sydney] : The Christopher Brennan Society, 1980. Octavo, paper wrappers, stringbound, title label, pp. [24], unopened and uncut, a fine copy. Limited to 75 copies signed by Richard Pennington, the printer. Hand printed in France.

  • # 18315

    [The Fanfrolico Press]

    Fanfrolicana : June 1928

    : being a statement of the aims of the Fanfrolico Press both typographical and aesthetic with a complete bibliography and specimen passages and illustrations from the books. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Octavo, original wrappers, with illustration by Norman Lindsay (faint crease to fore edge), the standard edition, 36 pp, illustrated, including title page …

  • # 18313

    LINDSAY, Norman

    Exhibition. Etchings and water-colours. Norman Lindsay. October 12th to October 22nd 1927

    Sydney : The Macquarie Galleries, 1927. Duodecimo, lettered wrappers, pp. 4, catalogue of 26 works, light foxing.

  • # 18312

    [LINDSAY, Norman]. STEWART, Douglas.

    Elegy for an airman. With decorations by Norman Lindsay.

    Sydney: Frank C. Johnson, 1940. Duodecimo, illustrated wrappers ( a little sunned to edges), 48pp., Lindsay illustrations throughout. Limited to 500 copies.

  • # 18311


    The Bookplates of Norman Lindsay

    Adelaide: The Wakefield Press, 1944. Octavo, printed wrappers, 32pp. (label inside front wrapper) illustrated with tipped-in bookplates and a checklist of works completed. Limited to 400 copies.

  • # 18309

    [NOLAN]. WILLIAMS, Bruce

    The socialist order and freedom

    Introduction by Professor K. S. Isles. Melbourne and Adelaide : Reed & Harris, 1943. Octavo, paper wrappers (one corner stained), designed by Sidney Nolan, pp. 72. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. COWLEY, Des, A checklist of Reed & Harris Publications, in The La Trobe Journal No 64, Spring 1999, p. 53)

  • # 18262

    McINTYRE, Peter

    The official war paintings of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force in Crete and Libya

    Cover title: We saw it happen. Cairo : R. Schindler, 1943. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp [8] text, plus 32 full page b/w plates, clean and sound.

  • # 18222

    CAMPBELL, David; BLACKMAN, Charles (cover design)

    [BLACKMAN] Words with a Black Orpington

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1978. First edition. Octavo, stiff pictorial wrappers with design by Charles Blackman, 62 pp; loosely inserted is a single-page quarto typed letter from David Campbell to Angus & Robertson editor Leonie Henschke, dated 3 July 1977, in which the poet recommends a Classical Greek theme for the cover design of the …