HOLROYD, John (1911 - 2000)
Melbourne : Braidwood Press, 2015. Introduction by Jeff Prentice. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, limited to 150 copies signed and numbered by Prentice. 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 Contribution to its …
H.P. KRAUS RARE BOOKS
The legendary Austrian-born New York antiquarian book seller Hans Peter Kraus (1907-1988) has been described by William Reese as ‘without doubt the most successful and dominant rare book dealer in the world in the second half of the 20th century’. His catalogues, filled with a breathtaking array of mediaeval illuminated manuscripts, incunables (books printed before 1501), and rare …
SHAKESPEARE, William; GRIFFIN, Richard.
Introduction by Sir John Gielgud. Designs by Loudon Sainthill. London : The Folio Society, 1958. Small quarto, uniquely bound in contrasting coloured morocco with central imitation jewel, in a custom box, pp. 116, pale foxing. The private press publisher Richard Griffin took up the art of bookbinding in around 1985 and is know for his …
[Canada] : Oakhill Pond Press, 2017. Letterpress card folder with three bookmarks, printed letterpress on July 1st 2017 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian independence, each with a historical Canadian stamp, together with another small letterpress card commemorating independence. Canadian private press ephemera celebrating nationhood.
ELKINGTON, J. S. C.
Illustrated by Norman Lindsay. Christchurch : Whitcombe and Tombs, n.d. [c. 1908]. Octavo, lettered cloth (a little marked), 139 pp. with numerous illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Very scarce and early Lindsayana. The author’s copy, with his Norman Lindsay designed bookplate to front pastedown.
to be sold by auction Melbourne 25 – 26 June 2002. Melbourne : Peter Arnold Antiquarian Booksellers, 2002. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 131, illustrated. Important auction catalogue, 736 lots.
pamphlets. Folkestone & London : Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1974. Octavo, red cloth boards in dust jacket, 372 pp, illustrated, a fine copy. ‘The biography of “the most successful literary forger the world has ever known”‘ (jacket).
age of the hand press : with a catalogue. London : Farrand Press & Private Libraries Association, 1990. First edition. Small quarto, brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and design to upper board, spine sunned, 374 pp, illustrated with black and white plates, includes a bibliography on books produced entirely by lithography in the first half …
McCALLUM, M.W. (Mungo William), 1854-1942
Browning after a generation : The first presidential address to the Australian English Association, Sydney.
Cover: Leaflet no. 3, May 1924. Sydney : Privately printed for members of the Association by H.T. Dunn, 1924. Duodecimo, original wrappers printed in red and black, 33 pp; upper corners a little dog-eared, title page with a mild foxing and a few light marks, off-setting on pp2-3, else a good copy. “”.
(being a bibliography for the student) and a synopsis of Chinese history. Shanghai : Commercial Press, 1921. Octavo, printed wrappers (soiled), pp. pp. [iv]; 58. Scarce Shanghai imprint.
Melbourne : Hawthorn House, 1937. ‘Of this book 230 copies (200 for sale) have been printed by Stuart Taylor Pty. Ltd. from hand-set type composed by John Gartner and Stuart Taylor July 1937’ (colophon). Octavo, navy cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, front paste-down with ex libris of Geoffrey Farmer,  pp, a fine copy. …
Sydney : Hordern House, 1987. Two volumes, octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, slipcase (slightly marked), vol. 1 pp. x; 168; vol. 2 pp. 32; previous owner’s book labels to endpapers, light foxing to edges, a very good set. The deluxe edition, each volume limited to 125 copies signed by the author. The deluxe edition is specially bound …
LINDSAY, Norman; SOUTER, D.H., et al.
Sydney : Printed and published by William Macleod for The Bulletin, 1910. Octavo, illustrated wrappers by Norman Lindsay (upper wrapper with short tears at fore-edge, short paper split at foot of spine, some chipping along spine); pp i-xvi; 89-176; xvii-liii. With articles on Australian bookplates by Bertram Stevens (with reproductions of bookplates), transportation in Australia by …
Watercolour on artist’s paper, 230 x 155 mm, signed and dated lower right ‘Hazel Grove. July 31st, J. Harker’; [together with] Unused bookplate of Dr. John Harker, Lancaster. Lithograph printed, 110 x 70 mm; scattered foxing. Dr. John Harker – though not the most accomplished watercolorist – was a keen amateur archaeologist. His paper describing his …
Copperplate engraved on laid paper; 38 x 75 mm and 38 x 72 mm, respectively; the first printed ‘James Johnson, Student at Edinburgh. 1775’ and in Ms. ‘No. 76’; the second, probably from around 1780, ‘James Johnson, Surgeon, Lancaster’, and in ms. ‘No. 248’; toning evident on the earlier example. Two used bookplates belonging to …
STOUT, John (1763-1846)
Copperplate engraving on wove paper, 100 x 60 mm; fine. An unused bookplate belonging to John Stout (1763-1846) of Dalton Square, Lancaster. Another example of John Stout’s bookplate is to be found in a copy of The whole works of Lavater on physiognomy (1790), held in the Thomas Fisher Library, University of Toronto.