Rare Books

  • # 29927

    CARROLL, Lewis (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), 1832-1898; BLACKMAN, Charles (illustrator)

    Alice’s adventures in Wonderland

    / Lewis Carroll / Illustrated by Charles Blackman / Edited by Nadine Amadio. Sydney : A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1982. Quarto, orange boards in pictorial dust jacket, illustrated endpapers, light foxing to preliminaries, pp. 128, illustrated in colour with Blackman’s iconic paintings inspired by the famous children’s book; a very good copy. Blackman’s series of Alice …

  • # 29768

    [TRACEY MOFFATT]; METZGER, Rainer; NEUMAIER, Otto (editor)

    Plot und Pleasure: Zur Arbeit der australischen Film- und Fotokünstlerin Tracey Moffatt.

    / von Rainer Metzger. pp 30-37 in: Noëma Art Journal, 47. Wien : Noëma, April 1998. Quarto magazine (290 x 230 mm), front cover with detail from Moffatt’s Something More No. 1., 98 pp, with an extensively illustrated essay on Moffatt’s practice by art and cultural critic Rainer Metzger, focusing on the Guapa, Scarred for Life, …

  • # 29926

    OGILVIE, Will

    The Australian and other verses

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1916. Duodecimo, decorated red cloth, spine slightly sunned, illustrated endpapers, illustrated title page and frontispiece by Hal Gye, pp. xviii; 158, a fine copy. ‘Trenches’ edition of nationalistic vere, so called because the size of the book could be slipped into the pocket of an Australian digger in the trenches …

  • # 29925


    The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks.

    Sydney : the Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales in association with Angus and Robertson, 1963. Second edition. Two volumes, octavo, cloth in dustjackets (edges worn and a few short tears), colour frontispieces, pp. xxviii; 476; xvi; 406, maps, plates, a good set. The second published edition of Banks’ Endeavour Journal, held in …

  • # 29287

    SCOTT, James.

    Remarks on a passage to Botany Bay 1787 – 1792. A First Fleet Journal

    Sydney : The Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales with Angus & Robertson, 1963. Folio, cloth in dustjacket (slightly sunned on spine and light wear to corners), pp. xi; 83, frontispiece. The William Dixson Foundation Publication No. 1. Transcription of the diary of James Scott, Sergeant of Marines, held in the State …

  • # 29554

    VANDENBERG, Barbara (1936 - )

    The times of my life (presentation copy)

    [Sydney?] : s.n., circa 2012. Quarto, lettered cloth (lightly marked), presentation inscription on endpaper, pp. [92], illustrated. Privately printed memoir of Leura born Barbara Vandenberg (nee Carter), fashion designer and wife of Russell Vandenberg. Scarce – no copies appear on Trove.

  • # 29749

    LOVEGROVE, Austin

    Images of an Australian enlightenment : the story of Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie’s treatment of the convicts as a history tale for today.

    London : Unicorn, [2019]. Small quarto (245 x 20 mm), publisher’s cloth backed pictorial boards with a specially commissioned design by Indigenous artist Rosella Namok; 272 pp, extensively illustrated, with Notes, Select Bibliography and Index; a new copy. ‘This is the story of two Scots: Lachlan Macquarie, governor of the British colony of New South …

  • # 29660

    MCGREGOR, Ken.

    The life and times of Albert Namatjira

    Melbourne : Badger Editions, 2021. Quarto (310 x 253 mm), laminated pictorial boards in illustrated dust jacket, pp. 448, extensively illustrated. Text by Ken McGregor, designed and edited by Jenny Zimmer. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. New copy. Printed and produced entirely in Australia. Destined to be regarded as the most authoritative, thoroughly …

  • # 29909

    HAWKING, Karlie; DOYLE, Helen; ALLEN, Max; MURPHY, Joy Wandin

    Oil paint and ochre : the incredible story of William Barak and the de Purys

    [Lilydale, Vic.] : Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, [2015]. Quarto, stiff wrappers, 48 pp, illustrated in colour, 2 maps; an as new copy. Superb catalogue to accompany an exhibtion at the YRRM, August 29 – November 22 2015, which tells the story of the friendship between Wurundjeri leader and artist William Barak, a long-term resident at the …

  • # 29908

    PHILLIP, Arthur (1738-1814)

    The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay (facsimile)

    with an account of the establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from authentic papers, which have been obtained from the several departments, to which are added, the journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall; with an account of their new discoveries. Melbourne, Georgian House, 1950. Facsimile edition. Quarto, gilt-lettered …

  • # 29906

    THOMPSON, Christian (1978 - )

    Ritual intimacy

    Caulfield East, Vic. : Monash University Museum of Art, 2017. Reprinted 2019. Small quarto (230 x 170 mm), pictorial card covers, 128 pp, 92 pages of colour plates of indigenous multidisciplinary artist Christian Thompson’s work; catalogue essays by Charlotte Day, Brian Catling and Marina Warner; Christian Thomposn and Hetti Perkins in conversation; an as new …

  • # 29902

    TJAPALTJARRI, Clifford Possum, et alia

    Mr. Sandman bring me a dream

    Alice Springs : Papunya Tula Artists Pty. Ltd., and Sydney : Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd., 1981. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (lightly rubbed), pp. 64, illustrated with images of the artists and their paintings. Foreword by Clifton Pugh. An early publication on the Papunya Tula painters.

  • # 29890

    VORPHAL, Frank

    Georg Forster : the South Seas at Wörlitz

    Munich : Hirmer Verlag, 2019. Quarto, pictorial boards, pp. 208, illustrated. New copy, sealed in shrinkwrap. At the age of seventeen Georg Forster embarked on a voyage around the world with the famous Captain James Cook. Shortly after his return in 1775 the explorer met the open-minded Prince Franz of Dessau and his consort Louise …

  • # 29872

    LESLIE, Donna

    Aboriginal art : creativity and assimilation

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2008. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth in dustjacket, pp 319, extensively illustrated. A history of Aboriginal art from an Aboriginal perspective.

  • # 29869

    WILEY, Rebecca; WATTS, Barry; LUKIN, Judy

    Rebecca Wiley’s visit to Norman Lindsay at Springwood May 1918.

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1986. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 130, illlustrated.

  • # 29868

    BANKS, Joseph

    The Florilegium of Captain Cook’s first voyage to Australia, 1768-1771

    Compiled by Hank Ebes. Melbourne : Ebes Douwma Antique Prints and Maps ; Sydney : Sotheby’s Australia, 1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 200, illustrated. Sales of selected lithographs and engravings from the Florilegium were held in Sydney, June 26, 1988, and in Melbourne, July 2, 1988. “This book provides for the first time … a complete …