Rare Books

  • # 20704

    RIGAL, Pierre L. (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. February, 1927.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., February, 1927. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with wear at corners, fore-edge with short closed tear and a few nicks, spine with some paper loss at foot), 116 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; page 1 with a few pencil annotations, else …

  • # 20703

    BRISSAUD, Pierre (1885-1964) (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. September, 1927.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., September, 1927. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with some faint creasing, spine chipped at foot), 128 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; internally very clean and sound; a good example, featuring a romantic cover design by Pierre Brissaud.

  • # 20702

    PLATT, Joseph B. (1895-1968) (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. May, 1924.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., May, 1924. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (pale damp stain along spine), 128 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; mild damp stain to bottom margins of leaves, else internally very clean and sound; a good example, featuring a cover design by Joseph B. Platt.

  • # 20701

    ARNOUX, Guy (1886-1951) (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. December, 1928.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., December, 1928. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (paper chipped at head of spine, lower wrapper with short closed tear at fore-edge), 160 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; internally very clean and sound; a good example, featuring an exuberant cover design by Guy Arnoux.

  • # 20700

    LAURENCIN, Marie (1883-1956) (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. February, 1928.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., February, 1928. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with pal foxing and a few spots of surface loss, paper chipped at head and foot of spine, lower wrapper with tiny amount of loss at bottom corner), 120 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; …

  • # 20699

    BRISSAUD, Pierre (1885-1964) (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. April, 1925.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., April, 1925. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with some faint creasing), 128 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; internally very clean and sound; a good example, featuring a cover design by Pierre Brissaud.

  • # 20698

    WILDMAN, Marion (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. June, 1927.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., June, 1927. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with some faint creasing, spine chipped at foot), 124 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; internally very clean and sound; a good example, featuring a cover design by Marion Wildman.

  • # 20697

    FISH, Anne Harriet (1890–1964) (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. December, 1927.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., December, 1927. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with discreet stamp of original owner Geo. H. Hess, Jr., spine chipped at foot), 164 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; internally very clean and sound; a good example, featuring a striking “jazz age” cover …

  • # 20694

    BOBRI (BOBRITSKY), Vladimir, 1898-1986 (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. November, 1928.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., November, 1928. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with some tiny marks at top corner, paper chipped at foot spine), 164 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; internally very clean and sound; a good example, featuring a striking “jazz age” cover design by …

  • # 19756

    PUGH, Clifton; BLASHKI, Pam

    Chai the kangaroo (signed with original pen drawing)

    Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, pp. 48, illustrated by Clifton Pugh. Signed and inscribed by the author and the artist on the half-title with an original pen drawing of an emu by Pugh.

  • # 20045

    LOWE, Pat with PIKE, Jimmy

    Jilji. Life in the Great Sandy Desert

    Broome : Magabala Books, 1990. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. [x]; 147. Life in outback Western Australia with illustrations by Jimmy Pike.

  • # 20048

    SPECK, Catherine

    Painting ghosts. Australian women artists in wartime

    Melbourne : Craftsman House, 2004. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp. 239, illustrated. ‘Examines the art and life stories of numerous women in the Second World War including Grace Cossington Smith, Dora Meeson, Margaret Preston, Jacqui Hicks, Dorrit Black and Amie Kingston. Some women became official war artists producing an alternative set of national images every …

  • # 20479

    CLIFFORD, Robert (c.1842-1905); HOY, Choie (Charles) Sew (c.1838-1901)

    Portrait of Chinese community leader, merchant and gold-dredger Choie Sew Hoy and an unidentified European woman, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1870-73.

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘R. Clifford, Artist, Fleet Street, Dunedin’; the albumen print is in very good condition with a couple of light surface marks; the faces of both sitters have subtle pink tinting, and the lady’s hair ribbon is tinted light …

  • # 20655

    [LINDSAY, Norman]. BLOOMFIELD, Lin (ed.).

    Norman Lindsay: 80 Years of Pencil Drawings.

    Bungendore: Odana Editions, 2008. Quarto, pictorial boards, 335 pages, profusely illustrated. During his long creative life Norman Lindsay produced works in many media, but pencil was the only one he used continuously from childhood to old age. The earliest drawing reproduced in this book was done in 1889, when he was ten years old; the …

  • # 19887

    SHAKESPEARE, William

    The dramatick writings of Will. Shakspere,

    with the notes of all the various commentators; printed complete from the best editions of Sam. Johnson and Geo. Steevens. London : John Bell, 1786. Together with the Annotations, John Bell, 1787. Eighteen volumes (in nineteen), duodecimo (14.5 cm), contemporary full tree calf, gilt border, contrasting morocco title labels to spines, gilt tooling, engraved plates, …

  • # 19744

    VANITY FAIR

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. (Complete run for the year 1930)

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., January – December, 1930. Twelve individual issues, large quarto, original pictorial wrappers, 116 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; a few issues with some minor chipping or wear to spine, otherwise an exceptional group with the spectacular covers well preserved and the contents spotless. Featuring striking cover designs …