Rare Books

  • # 35512

    NAMATJIRA, Albert et al.

    Catalogue of Centralian Art

    Alice Springs : Battarbee Galleries, c. 1970. Octavo, folded card, 4pp, listing of 36 works by Rex Battarbee, Albert Namatjira, Enos, Gabriel, Oscar, Ewald, Keith and Maurice Namatjira, and other Aranda artists including Otto Pareroultja, Edwin Pareroultja, Reuben Pareroultja, Richard Moketarinja, Henoch Raberaba, Herbert Raberaba and Benjamin Landara, with short biographies; the catalogue also advertises …

  • # 35507

    LINDSAY, Lionel

    Etchings of old Sydney by Lionel Lindsay. No. 5. The Commissariat Stores

    Reproduced in photogravure from the original. Sydney : W. C. Penfold & Co., c. 1920. Small folio, folding card, reproduction of etching with caption, foxed. From a series of 5 cards reproducing Lindsay etchings, originally issued each in an envelope within a card box.

  • # 35506

    [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 …

  • # 35487

    McPHEE, John (ed.)

    Joseph Lycett : convict artist

    Sydney : Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2006. Quarto, cloth-covered boards in illustrated dust jacket, pp. 285, previous owner’s name to endpaper, illustrated in colour throughout, academic text on the artist by John McPhee, Richard Neville, Roger Butler, Shane Frost and Martin Terry. A richly illustrated monograph on the convict artist Joseph Lycett …

  • # 35486

    BRASH, Nicholas and WELDON, Leonie

    The Aussie biker culture

    Exclusives with The Hell’s Angels, The Rebels, The Bandidos and others. Sydney : Kevin Weldon &​ Associates, 1984. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, light handling wear, pp. 96, a couple of pages with minimal underlining in biro, extensively illustrated. A very scarce publication which provides an insight into the culture of Australian biker gangs, extensively illustrated with …

  • # 35483

    YANG, William (1943 - )

    William Yang : my generation

    Brisbane : Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 2014. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 40, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 500 copies. Fine copy. ‘Born a third–generation Chinese Australian, Yang grew up in Dimbulah on the Atherton Tableland and describes his upbringing as one in which his Chinese ethnicity ‘was suppressed and unacknowledged’. ‘ – Cairns Art Gallery …

  • # 35480

    PLIMER, Nathaniel, 1757-1822, attributed

    A portrait miniature of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Brisbane, sixth Governor of New South Wales, 1821-1825

    A fine portrait of a distinguished administrator whose political and social legacies were of immense importance in the shaping of the Colony of New South Wales. Portraits of such significant early Australian figures are of the utmost rarity.  [Attributed to Nathaniel Plimer, probably 1803-1804]. Portrait on ivory, in its original nine-carat gold mount, 70 x 53 mm; verso of …

  • # 35474


    Sotheby’s. Aboriginal Art, including selected Oceanic art. Melbourne, Monday 20 October 2008

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2009. Auction catalogue. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated card covers (Gallery Copy sticker on upper cover), pp 328, with 324 lots, all illustrated in colour, and index of artists; contains many important works by contemporary artists, but also a number of very early tribal artefacts (Australian and Pacific) and works from …

  • # 35473


    Sotheby’s Fine Contemporary and Aboriginal Art. Melbourne Tuesday 28 November 1995

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 1995. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated card covers, pp 56; auction catalogue with 134 lots, most illustrated in colour, prices annotated in pen, price stapled on to title page, addenda catalogue stapled inside lower wrapper, a good copy.

  • # 35472

    GRUNER, Elioth

    Elioth Gruner. Twenty-four reproductions in colour from original oil paintings

    Foreword by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : The Shepherd Press, n.d. [1947]. Quarto, full cloth with gilt design (corners a little rubbed and bumped), owner’s name to endpaper, tipped-in colour plates, 13 page essay by Norman Lindsay. The standard edition of 2000 copies. A deluxe edition of 200 copies was also published.  

  • # 34905

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Called up

    Created circa 1944. Ink and wash on paper, 530 x 335 mm, signed lower right, mounted with caption below ‘CALLED UP. “Miss Liberty, you are in a non-essential occupation. You are directed to report again after R-Day for service in Bourke or a pickle-factory’. The 1916 and 1917 referendum for conscription in Australia were highly …

  • # 35192


    Norman Lindsay Watercolours 1897 – 1969 (deluxe edition)

    Bungendore : Odana Editions, 2003. Quarto, full leather in matching slipcase, 312 pp. extensively illustrated with colour plates, notes and commentary on Lindsay’s artworks and techniques. The deluxe edition, limited to 550 signed and numbered copies, with an additional photograph of the painting The Presentation included. A standard edition was also produced. Both editions sold …

  • # 35165

    BERGNER, Yosl; SHNUR, Zalman

    Hagadah shel Pesah / Haggadah of Passover

    Illustrations : Yosl Bergner; lettering and transliteration : Zalman Shnur. [Ramat-Gan, Tel Aviv] : Masadah, 1984. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue buckram, pp. [72], text in Hebrew with romanised transliteration, illustrations by Yosl Bergner, a spot of foxing to fore edge, else a fine copy. The deluxe edition, limited to 510 numbered copies signed by Bergner and …

  • # 19516

    De' MEDICI, Lorenzo (1449-1492); OLDCORD, Anthony (translator); SCHMEISSER, Jorg (1942-2012) et al.

    Carnival Songs

    New York : Raphael Fodde Editions, 2001. Folio (500 x 360 mm), gilt-decorated cloth, gilt-lettered morocco spine (small bump lower corner), pp 36, printed letterpress on Hannemuhle paper, text in Italian with English translation, two original etchings by American artist William T. Wiley, one by Italian artist Mimmo Paladino, one by Australian artist Jorg Schmeisser, …

  • # 35426

    WOODS, Martin et al.

    Mapping our world : Terra Incognita to Australia

    Canberra, ACT : National Library of Australia, 2013. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. xxix, 256, illustrated. An extraordinary exhibition of manuscript and printed maps of Australia, the Pacific and the world from the medieval period to nineteenth century.

  • # 35421

    BURSTALL, Simon

    Simon Burstall. ’93: Punching the Light

    Bologna : Damiani Editore, 2019. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 116, illustrated. New copy. The images included in 93: Punching the Light were all shot in Sydney in 1993 when Simon Burstall was just 17 years old. He was very involved with the rave scene and culture at that time and was drawn to capturing the …