Sydney : Hodder & Stoughton, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 168, illustrated throughout with plates of magazine covers by famous Australian artists including iconic publications such as The Home, The Lone Hand and The Sydney Mail. A very good copy.
Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1959. First edition. Octavo, boards with pictorial dust jacket, pp 246, illustrated. Reminiscences of the legendary Melbourne bookstore; inscribed by the shop’s owner A.H. Spencer on front endpaper.
BARNETT, P. Neville (1881-1953)
Foreword by Lionel Lindsay. Sydney : Privately printed [The Beacon Press], 1934. Small quarto, original marbled paper boards, vellum spine with black lettering, illustrated dustjacket (edges silverfished with small areas of loss), marbled endpapers, 240 pp (pale foxing to edges), illustrated throughout with examples of woodcut bookplates, for the most part tipped-in, the frontispiece being …
MARTIN-SCHERRER, Frédérique; HEREL, Petr (1943 - ) (artist); JACKSON, Philip
Translated from French by Margot Jones. [Melbourne and Canberra] : Disquiet Press, 2018. Edition of 100 copies, each with an original signed and numbered frottage (73 x 52 mm) by Petr Herel tipped-in on the half title. Octavo, printed blue wrappers, pp 1-38 (history of the Labyrinth Press by Martin-Scherrer), [39-56] (colour illustrations), 57-59 (notes), …
MULLENS, W. H. and SWANN, H. Kirke
including biographical accounts of the principal writers and bibliographies of their published works. London : Macmillan and Co., 1917. Octavo, finely bound in half-crushed morocco over cloth bound boards, spine in compartments, lettered and ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, pp. xx; 691. Fine binding on this important bibliography, covering English ornithology with references to …
Issue 1 – issue 2 (all published). Sydney : Richard Griffin, 1984-1985. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 48; 72, illustrated. Two issues (all published) of publisher Richard Griffin’s short-lived journal on books arts in Australia. Includes articles on Lionel Lindsay, Tim Storrier, John Perceval, Irena Sibley, Donald Friend, Lloyd Rees, Brett Whiteley etc.
ABERDEEN AND COMMONWEALTH LINE
[Melbourne?] : Dalgety & Coy. Limited and Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line, [between 1928 and 1933]. Bookmark, 132 x 57 mm, offset printed on thin card, recto with colour illustration of one the company’s “Bay” liners, verso with information about the service to London via Suez, inviting prospective travellers to contact the Dalgety & Co. or Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line …
Sydney : Angus & Robertson,1992. Quarto, 2 vols, boards with illustrated dustjacket, housed in illustrated slipcase, pp 192, 455. Vol.1 being Through the Magic Door : A Collection of Australia’s Classic Fantasy Writing and Vol 2. being Visions of Fantasy. Australia’s Fantasy Illustrators: Their Lives and Works.
Melbourne : Australian Book Auctions, 2019. Quarto, gilt-lettered green buckram, pp. 194, illustrated. Limited to 135 copies signed by the author. New copy. “Thomas and William Boone, prominent booksellers of new, secondhand, and antiquarian books and manuscripts in mid- nineteenth-century London, were responsible for publishing the first-hand accounts of all the major figures from the …
Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2020. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 256, illustrated with more than 70 colour prints from the Troedel archive, plus full reproduction of all 24 plates of The Melbourne Album (lithographic views of Melbourne from 1863–1864) plus select images from the New South Wales Album (1878). New copy. This book is the first to …
BARNETT, P. Neville
Their romantic origin and artistic development. Sydney: privately printed at the Beacon Press, 1932. Deluxe edition, limited to 120 numbered and signed copies (no. 53). Small quarto, patterned cloth with gilt lettered title label (chipped) to upper board, 172 pp, illustrated throughout with bookplates; a very good copy. A worldwide survey of armorial bookplates including …
AUSTRALIAN EX LIBRIS SOCIETY
Sydney : Australian Ex Libris Society, 1924. Edition limited to 200 copies (this is copy no. 39). Square duodecimo, original printed buff wrappers (upper wrapper lightly foxed and marked), staple bound, ownership signature to first blank, 29 pp, illustrated with 10 black and white photographic plates, including bookplates by Adrian Feint (2), D.H. Souter, Gordon …
VICTORIAN ASSOCIATION OF BRAILLE WRITERS
Melbourne : Victorian Association of Braille Writers, [c. 1940]. Oblong duodecimo pamphlet (100 x 155 mm) with cut-out to front revealing an image of Louis Braille, pp ; Braille alphabet loosely inserted; water staining around gutters, staples rusted. Informational booklet about the Victorian Association of Braille Writers’ Library, with biographical sketch of Louis Braille. Rare. …
Barnett, P. Neville
Sydney: The Beacon Press, 1931. Quarto, gilt-lettered decorative cloth, 144pp., with numerous original and reproduced bookplates by notable Australian artists including Sydney Long (signed etching), Sydney Ure Smith, Adrian Feint, John Godson, Gayfield Shaw, Tom Roberts, Lionel Lindsay, Norman Lindsay, Perrotet, etc. The deluxe edition, printed on larger paper than the standard edition, with additional …
AUSTRALIAN BOOKPLATE CLUB
Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1942. Octavo, printed wrappers,  pp. Limited to 150 copies, a fine copy. The first publication of The Australian Bookplate Club. THP 10
DAVIDSON, Rodney; WANTRUP, Jonathan
The Davidson collection: Australian and Pacific voyages from the library of Mr Rodney D. Davidson (deluxe limited edition)
Melbourne : Australian Book Auctions, 2005 – 2007. Three volumes, quarto, gilt-lettered blue cloth with pictorial inlays, unpaginated, 621 lots illustrated and expertly catalogued, each volume in plastic jackets as issued, a fine set. The deluxe edition, limited to 150 copies, each volume signed by Rodney Davidson and Jonathan Wantrup (the third volume with facsimile …