Books & Bookplates

  • # 27052

    HOLROYD, John (1911 - 2000)

    The Australian book trade : a bookseller’s contribution to its history

    Melbourne : Braidwood Press, 2015. Introduction by Jeff Prentice. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, limited to 150 copies signed and numbered by Prentice. As new copy John Holroyd’s reflections on his career in the book trade, spanning several decades in Melbourne and Sydney, are presented for the first time in ‘The Australian Book Trade : A Bookseller’s …

  • # 27041

    INGLETON, Geoffrey Chapman.

    True Patriots All, or, News from Early Australia, as told in a collection of broadsides (deluxe edition with three signed etchings)

    Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1952. Quarto, gilt-titled half-calf over buckram (lightly sunned and a couple of small scuffs), 280pp. reproducing illustrated broadsides with Australian content. The deluxe edition, limited to 150 signed copies, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, and containing three original etchings signed by Ingleton. An exploration on ephemeral early printings concerning Australia, …

  • # 26133

    MORTLOCK, D. P

    The Holkham Library : a history and description.

    Cambridge : Privately printed for the members of the Roxburghe Club, 2006. Folio, gilt-decorated buckram, pp. xvi, 140, 56 colour illustrations. Limited to 200 copies. “A detailed description and history of one of the world’s finest private libraries, much of which was acquired on the Grand Tour of France and Italy by Thomas Coke, 1st …

  • # 26992

    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), …

  • # 26682

    WANTRUP, Jonathan

    Australian rare books 1788 – 1900

    Sydney : Hordern House, 1987. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, dust jacket (light handling marks), pp. x; 468. The standard reference on Australian rare books of the period.

  • # 26452

    SHIELL, Annette; STONE, Mick

    Bonzer : Australian comics 1900-1990s (limited edition)

    Redhill South, Vic. : Elgua Media, [1998]. Edition limited to 200 numbered copies (this copy is no. 200) signed on the limitation page by four illustrators: Hart Amos; Gerald Carr; Eric Joliffe; Arthur Mather. Quarto, fine red cloth boards with silver lettering in like dust jacket, xi, 188 pp, illustrations throughout (nearly all colour), a …

  • # 26238

    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 Greame Cliffe, and comprehensively details the history of the Australian comics medium like never before. This volume will be the one that Australian …

  • # 26453

    SCARDAMAGLIA, Amanda

    Printed on Stone : the lithographs of Charles Troedel.

    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 …

  • # 26428

    DIXON, Christine; LEAHY, Cathy

    Manet to Matisse : French illustrated books

    Cover title: … from the collection of The Australian National Gallery. Canberra : The Australian National Gallery, 1991. Quarto, laminated pictorial card covers (a couple of light creases), 64 pp, illustrated in colour and black and white, a fine copy. Exhibition held at the Australian National Gallery from June 1 – September 1 1991.

  • # 26418

    PETERSON, William S.; PETERSON, Sylvia Holton

    The Kelmscott Chaucer : a census

    New Castle, Delaware : Oak Knoll Press, 2011. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, pp. xvi; 272, illustrated. An essential reference for William Morris and the Kelmscott Chaucer. ‘When William Morris founded the Kelmscott Press, his celebrated private press, in 1891, one of the books he intended to print was an edition of the writings of Geoffrey …

  • # 26630

    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.

  • # 26338

    SCARDAMAGLIA, Amanda

    Printed on Stone : the lithographs of Charles Troedel. (Signed copy)

    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, hand-signed by the author. This book …

  • # 26306

    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. A fine copy.

  • # 26092

    THE CORNSTALK BOOKSHOP

    Catalogue number 103 : Australian Aborigines

    Sydney : The Cornstalk Bookshop, circa 1992. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp [120], edges foxed. An extensive catalogue of 1769 publications relating to indigenous Australians from the nineteenth century to present day, issued by antiquarian bookseller and former President of ANZAAB Paul Feain of The Cornstalk Bookshop. No copies recorded on Trove.

  • # 25414

    BARRETT, Charles (1879 - 1959)

    Wanderer’s rest (inscribed copy)

    London : Cassell and company, 1946. Printed in Melbourne. First Australian edition. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (edges rubbed, tear with loss to foot of spine), illustrated endpapers, presentation inscription to the half title from the author, pp. 119, vignette illustrations. The reminiscences of Barrett, a noted book collector, at home with his library.

  • # 25631

    [RUSKIN, John]

    The bibliography of Ruskin.

    A bibliographical list arranged in chronological order of the published writings in prose and verse of John Ruskin, M. A. (from 1834 to 1881). London : Elliot Stock, circa 1881. Fifth edition, revised and enlarged. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (lightly rubbed), pp. [iv]; 76.