Books & Bookplates

  • # 31756

    TURNBULL, Clive

    [HAWTHORN PRESS] Kellyana

    Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1943. First edition. Octavo, printed card covers (slight wear to top edges), 12 pp, contents fine. Bibliography of works on Ned Kelly. THP 424.

  • # 31530

    DAVIDSON, Rodney

    A book collector’s notes on items relating to the Discovery of Australia, the First Settlement, and the Early Coastal Exploration of the Continent

    Melbourne : Cassell Australia, 1970. Quarto, cloth boards with illustrated dustjacket, pp 138. A useful book collecting handbook on notable voyages and exploration rare publications.

  • # 31206

    LUTHER, Martin (1483-1546)

    [BINDING; BIBLE] Das Neue Testament unsers Herrn und Heilandes Jesu Christi, verteutscht von D. Martin Luther. / Die Psalmen Davids.

    Tübingen : bei Ludwig Friedrich Fues, 1815 (both works). Duodecimo (120 x 68 mm), original black, straight grain morocco over gilt-bordered boards (very lightly rubbed), upper board with a gilt metal heraldic onlay of a bear rampant (the arms of Berlin?), spine with raised bands ruled in gilt; all edges gilt; front pastedown, free-endpaper, first …

  • # 31362


    [WHITE AUSTRALIA POLICY] Prospectus of “Australia Unlimited” and a few facts and figures showing the wisdom of immediate investment. (Two variant printer’s proofs).

    Melbourne : Arbuckle, Waddell Pty. Ltd., printers, 20-22 McKillop Street, [circa 1930]. Two octavo-size bookets (185 x 112 mm) with variant covers, staple bound, both of [16] pages and with a generic text aimed at encouraging land investment in Melbourne; however, the pair are customised for different land agents – one for T. M. Burke …

  • # 31144

    WHITE, Eric

    Editio princeps : A History of the Gutenberg Bible

    Turnhout, Belgium : Harvey Miller Publishers, 2017. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth in dustjacket, pp. 465, over 100 colour illustrations. New copy. The first complete history of all the Gutenberg Bibles. Winner of the 2018 DeLong Book History Prize, awarded by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) The Gutenberg Bible is widely recognized …

  • # 31425

    WHITELEY, Brett (1939 - 1992)

    Prospectus : Another way of looking at Vincent van Gogh 1888 – 1889 by Brett Whiteley 1968 – 1983

    Paintings, drawings, photographs, silkscreen prints, etchings and sculptures created over a period of fifteen years, 1968-1983. By Brett Whiteley ; foreword by Edmund Capon. Sydney : Richard Griffin, 1983. Quarto, pp. [4], colour illustration, order form.

  • # 31363

    JOHNSON, Christine

    Artists Make Books

    Curator, Christine Johnson ; catalogue essay, Merryn Gates. Melbourne : Linden Gallery, 1991. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 16, illustrated. Catalogue of an exhibition held at Linden Gallery, St. Kilda, March 26-April 14 1991 Chameleon, Hobart, April 27-May 25 1991 La Trobe Valley Arts Centre, Morwell, June 7-July 7 1991 Contemporary Arts Space, Canberra, August 1-24 1991. …

  • # 31099

    MENZ, Christopher

    Morris & Co.

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2002. Quarto, illustrated laminated pictorial boards, pp. 188, illustrated throughout, including numerous folding plates, a fine copy, as new. Includes a chapter on the publications of the Kelmscott Press, including the Kelmscott Chaucer. This catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition Morris & Co., held at the Art …

  • # 31308

    JAMES, David

    Qur’ans of the Mamluks

    London : Alexandria Press in association with Thames & Hudson, 1988. First edition. Quarto (290 x 230 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered green cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket; 270, [1] pp, profusely illustrated with colour and b/w plates; a fine copy.

  • # 30971

    CLIFFE, Graeme

    From “Sunbeams” to Sunset : the rise and fall of the Australian comic book (1924 to 1965) : an illustrated history

    Margate Beach, Queensland : Comicoz, 2019. Quarto, illustrated laminated boards in dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, pp. ii; 254, extensively illustrated. ‘This book is the culmination of about twenty years of research by Brisbane-based Graeme Cliffe, and comprehensively details the history of the Australian comics medium like never before. This volume will be the one that Australian …

  • # 30950

    Sydney Ure Smith

    [BOOKPLATES]. Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series, Number Five.

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1923. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers, unpaginated, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, an excellent copy. Includes literary works by George Lambert on a European Art exhibition and various reviews. Illustrations by Heysen, Strang, Rothenstein, et al. Also includes an article …

  • # 30620

    PIGOTT, Louis J.

    The bird man of Brisbane : Silvester Diggles and his ornithology of Australia

    Brisbane. : Boolarong Press, 2010. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. xii; 214, illustrated. ‘When Silvester Diggles arrived in 1855 there was little artistic or scientific talent in the small frontier town of Brisbane. By the time of his death in 1880, his paramount legacy was a large book on Australian birds, profusely illustrated with hand-coloured lithographs. …

  • # 30544


    The Hill of Content : books, art, music, people. (Signed 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.

  • # 30522

    MARTIN-SCHERRER, Frédérique; HEREL, Petr (1943 - ) (artist); JACKSON, Philip

    Thierry Bouchard & Petr Herel : the shared book

    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), …

  • # 30058

    MULLENS, W. H. and SWANN, H. Kirke

    A bibliography of British ornithology from the earliest times to the end of 1912

    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 …

  • # 30255

    GRIFFIN, Richard

    Art available : the Australian art book and print market quarterly.

    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.