Rare Books

  • # 23079

    LINDSAY, Lionel (1874 - 1961)

    Exhibition of water-colours and etchings by Lionel Lindsay.

    Held in Brisbane from August 1st 1928. Sydney : The Macquarie Galleries and Brisbane : Jeanettie Sheldon, 1928. Duodecimo, exhibition catalogue, lacking exterior wrappers, pp. [8], foreword and catalogue of works, light foxing. Rare catalogue.

  • # 23096

    LINDQUIST, Stephanie (curator)

    The Lindsays : artists, writers and publishers

    Brisbane: State Library of Queensland, 2010. Narrow folio, illustrated wrappers, pp. 16, illustrated. Original invite enclosed. Catalogue for an exhibition at the State Library.

  • # 23104

    VIDLER, Edward A. (editor)

    Art & letters. Hassell’s Australian miscellany

    Adelaide : The Hassell Press, [1922]. First Edition. Quarto, papered boards (with label that the sale benefits returned soldiers), black and white and colour plates; original stiff illustrated boards, a very good copy. Includes contributions from Hans Heysen, Vance Palmer, Hugh McCrae, Lionel Lindsay, John Shirlow, Victor Cobb, Henri van Raalte, Napier Waller, Arthur Streeton, …

  • # 23197

    STEWART, Douglas

    Norman Lindsay. A personal memoir

    London : Nelson, 1975. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 220, illustrated. A fine copy.

  • # 23191

    TEAGUE, Violet

    Night fall in the ti-tree (facsimile edition)

    Woodcuts by Geraldine Rede and Violet Teague. [Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2008?]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, cloth spine, unpaginated, french folds in the style of the original publication from 1905. ‘In 1905 Violet Teague, in collaboration with her friend Geraldine Rede, handprinted Night Fall in the Ti-Tree at the Sign of the Rabbit Press, …

  • # 23187

    HOLDEN, Robert

    Cover up. The art of magazine covers in Australia

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, self-wrappers, pp. 12, illustrated. Stunning art deco designs by Thea Proctor, Adrian Feint, Hera Roberts et al.

  • # 22843

    PEDDER, Jane (née BRUCKER)

    Jane Pedder, mother of John Lewes Pedder, Chief Justice of Van Diemen’s Land : autograph note to a ship’s captain regarding the carriage of books.

    Sheet of wove paper with watermark date of 1828, 110 x 90 mm (folded), [4] pp, manuscript in ink, the front addressed ‘Capt. Smith, Ship William Manning’, the note itself occupying 2 pages, signed ‘Your obd. servt. Jane F. Pedder, March 18th’ [1828?], the fourth (otherwise blank) side endorsed by the receiver ‘Mrs. Pedder’; remnants …

  • # 23181

    HOLDEN, Robert.

    Koalas, kangaroos and kookaburras. 200 Australian children’s books and illustrations 1857 – 1988

    [Sydney] : James Hardie Industries, [1988]. Oblong folio, illustrated wrappers, pp. 87. illustrated. Includes well-known illustrators such as Norman Lindsay, Lionel Lindsay, May Gibbs, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Pixie O’Harris, Peg Maltby, Christian Waller, D. H. Souter etc. Ex-library copy with neat cancel stamps.

  • # 23160

    STRIZIC, Mark

    Mark Strizic. Melbourne : marvellous to modern

    Text by Emma Matthews. Introduction by Barry Jones. Melbourne : Thames & Hudson in association with the State Library of Victoria, 2009. Quarto, boards in dust jacket (a little wear at edges), pp. 176, illustrated; a fine copy. Strizic’s iconic images of twentieth century Melbourne. “This work shows us many aspects of Melbourne – its magnificent …

  • # 23153

    MACKANESS, George

    The art of book-collecting in Australia

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson [printed at The Hawthorn Press], 1956. First edition, limited to 500 signed and numbered copies (no.167). Quarto, fine blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to front and spine, in good dustjacket, light offsetting to endpapers, pp [xii], 185 + colophon, b/w plates, a very good copy. Chapters include Bligh, broadsides, …

  • # 23143

    [LINDSAY] MERIMEE, Prosper


    Translated by Richard Griffin. With illustrations done in Spain in the summer of MDCCCCII by Lionel Lindsay. Foreword by Peter Lindsay. Sydney : Southern Cross Books, 1984. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth in dustjacket, pp. 61, [19], illustrated. The standard edition.

  • # 23110


    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, …

  • # 23038

    PARKER, K. Langloh; HEYSEN, Nora 1911-2003 (illustrator)

    [NORA HEYSEN] Woggheeguy : Australian Aboriginal legends

    collected by Catherine Stow (K. Langloh Parker) ; illustrated by Nora Heysen. Adelaide : F.W. Preece &​ Sons, 1930. First edition. Small quarto, papered boards with Heysen design to front panel, cloth spine with title label, a little marked, illustrated endpapers, pp xi, 98, Nora Heysen’s superb illustrations on [8] leaves of plates as well as …

  • # 22734

    RADIC, Thérèse; ROBINSON, Susanne.

    Marshall Hall’s Melbourne : music, art and controversy 1891-1915

    Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2012. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 264, illustrated. “The English conductor, composer and critic G.W.L. Marshall-Hall dominated music in Melbourne from his arrival in 1891 to his untimely death in 1915. He was a firebrand and an iconoclast hated by the clergy, feared by the press and adored by all his …

  • # 22732

    JUDD, Craig

    Still life Stuart Black

    Melbourne] : Trustees of the Estate of Stuart Alan Black, 2012. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 84, illustrated. Scarce monograph on the painter Stuart Black (1937 – 2007), prominent member of the gay community and pioneer of Melbourne’s leather scene.

  • # 22869


    The Willcox collection of important Australian travel & exploration books

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2004. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated, 63 lots illustrated in colour of significant printed and manuscript works of Australian significance.