Rare Books

  • # 27957

    KING, Natalie (editor)

    Emily Kame Kngwarreye

    Melbourne : Thames & Hudson, 2020. Octavo, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 96, illustrated, essay by Colm Toibin. New copy.

  • # 27954

    KING, Natalie (editor)

    Emily Kame Kngwarreye

    Melbourne : Thames & Hudson, 2020. Octavo, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 96, illustrated, essay by Colm Toibin. New copy.

  • # 27545


    Danish latex fashion. Special soft latexwear.

    Præstø, Denmark : Latexa Export ApS, circa 1970. Octavo, illustrated self-wrappers, pp. 32, illustrated in colour. A rare early Danish latex catalogue with a variety of products designed for fetishist sexplay, including bondage, S & M, dom/sub play, cross dressing etc. including whips and sex toys. Lightly handled, a pleasing copy. Discovering diversity during the …

  • # 27930


    Dot and circle : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia. (Signed copy)

    A loan exhibition from the Flinders University of South Australia, first shown at the RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 16th April-3rd May, 1985. Melbourne : Communication Services Unit, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1986. ‘Publication edited, produced and designed co-operatively by Janet Maughan in Adelaide and Jenny Zimmer in Melbourne.’ Quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers, 208 pp, …

  • # 27911


    The world of Norman Lindsay (signed presentation copy)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 1979. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (edges rubbed), 150 pp. illustrated. Signed and inscribed on the endpaper by author and curator Lin Bloomfield. A very good presentation copy.

  • # 27905

    BERGNER, Yosl

    Yosl Bergner. A retrospective exhibition

    Banyule Gallery. 11 September – 8 December 1985. Melbourne: NGV, 1985. Folio, illustrated card wrappers , 64pp. extensively illustrated, essay by Richard Haese, catalogue of 84 works. An excellent survey of Bergner’s works that he produced while in Australia and Israel.

  • # 27900

    NEWMARCH, Geoffrey

    The Lindsays : Creswick’s creative family

    Creswick [Vic.] : Creswick Museum, 2013. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. [28], illustrated. A study of the Lindsays, Creswick’s most notable artistic family.

  • # 27896


    Percy Lindsay : artist & bohemian (new copy)

    Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2011. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, pp. 143, illustrated. The only substantive biography on this talented and under-recognised painter. New copy. Christopher Menz (Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia 2005-10) reviewed the book in the June 2011 issue of Australian Book Review (ABR): ‘Until now, Percy Lindsay has lacked a …

  • # 27265

    JOHNSON, Vivien

    Lives of the Papunya Tula artists

    Alice Springs : IAD Press, 2008.Quarto, illustrated boards in dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, pp. xvi; 402, extensively illustrated. ”Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists’ chronicles the beginning of the Western Desert art movement and the phenomenal development of its founding art company over four decades. Through comprehensive and widely researched biographies of more than 200 men …

  • # 27344

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Norman Lindsay : two hundred etchings

    Published in two volumes, with an introduction by Daniel Thomas, comments on Norman Lindsay’s etching technique and a catalogue and notes. Edited by Douglas Stewart. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1973. Two volumes, folio, quarter crushed morocco over gilt-lettered buckram (very light wear), original card slipcase (one short split), unpaginated, two hundred full page plates …

  • # 27653

    "MALLEY, Ern" (STEWART, Harold and McAULEY, James)

    Angry Penguins. 1944 Autumn Number to Commemorate the Australian Poet Ern Malley.

    Edited by Max Harris and John Reed. Melbourne: Reed & Harris, 1944. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Sidney Nolan (scattered foxing, previous owner’s name to upper wrapper), pp. 108, rare errata slip inserted loosely in between pp. 66-67, early pencil annotations commenting on the poetry and the Adelaide prosecution of Max Harris. Issue 6. The famous …

  • # 27830

    RYAN, Judith

    Ginger Riley (signed copy)

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1997. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp 104, illustrated in colour throughout; a fine copy. Superb catalogue produced to accompany the landmark exhibition of the extraordinary work of Arnhem Land artist Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, held at the NGV, July 17-22 September, 1997. This copy signed by Ginger Riley and Judith Ryan …

  • # 27679

    ANDREW, Brook (curator)


    Curated by Brook Andrew. Sydney : Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2013. Octavo, cards in plastic dustjacket, pp. 175, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 750 copies. Scarce. ‘Published on the occasion of the exhibition curated by Brook Andrew at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, this book presents challenging encounters with a range of …

  • # 27543

    JONES, Philip and SUTTON, Peter

    Art and land : Aboriginal sculptures of the Lake Eyre Region

    By Philip Jones and Peter Sutton ; with special assistance by Kaye Clark. Adelaide : South Australian Museum in association with Wakefield Press, 1986. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 144, illustrated. Exhibition catalogue including detailed description of toas and dog models collected by J.G. Reuther from Diyari people at Killalpaninna Lutheran Mission; includes detailed assessment …

  • # 27603


    Sotheby’s. Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, Monday June 24 2002.

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2002. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated card covers, pp 232; auction catalogue with 407 lots, most illustrated in colour, with index of artists; contains many important works including a drawing by 19th century Victorian artist Tommy McRae, watercolours on paper by Kimberley (northwest Western Australia) artist Wattie Karruwara (cover illustration), wandjina …

  • # 27753

    POLITZER, L. L.; HERBERT, Harold

    Autumn leaves (copy number 1 of the deluxe edition)

    Verses and letters by L. L. Politzer; pencil drawings by Harold B. Herbert. Melbourne : “Pan” Publishing House, circa 1934. Octavo, marbled cards with title label (slightly sunned), ribbon tie, pp. [64], illustrations by Herbert. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies, signed by Herbert and Politzer, this is copy number 1. Nationalistic poetry with …