BARRETT, Charles (1879 - 1959)
London : Cassell and company, 1946. Printed in Melbourne. First Australian edition. Octavo, cloth in chipped dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, pp. 119, vignette illustrations. The reminiscences of Barrett, a noted book collector, at home with his library.
CAMPBELL, James and PRYCE, Will
London : Thames & Hudson, 2020. Quarto, pictorial boards, gilt-lettered cloth spine, pp. 328, extensively and lavishly illustrated. New copy. ‘Ambitious and wide-ranging, this is the first single volume to tell the story of the library as a distinct building type, all around the world and from the beginnings of writing to the present day. …
Wabern-Bern, Switzerland : Benteli Verlag, 2020. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 352, illustrated with over 800 images. New copy. ‘Objects that surprise, confuse and sometimes even disturb: Book imitations in the form of jewelry cases, holy water containers, musical boxes, ashtrays, flower vases, as well as containers for photos, cosmetics, sewing utensils, lighters, and much more …
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), …
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 …
Preface by Rosa Maria Malet. Geneva : Patrick Cramer, 1989. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, slipcase (a little scuffed), pp. 676, inscription to half-title, extensively illustrated with over a thousand images. The invaluable catalogue raisonné of all of Miro’s illustrated books. An indispensable reference.
HOWE, George (printer)
William Dixson Foundation Publication No. 5. Sydney : Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales, 1966. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket, bookplate and previous owner’s name to endpapers, pp. 58. Very good. Facsimile of the second book printed in Sydney.
Barnett, P. Neville
Pictorial book-plates : their origin and their use in Australia (with original prospectus, the Mackaness copy)
Sydney: The Beacon Press, 1931. Octavo, gilt-lettered decorative cloth, 144pp., with numerous original and reproduced bookplates by notable Australian artists including Sydney Long (original etching), Sydney Ure Smith, Adrian Feint, John Godson, Gayfield Shaw, Tom Roberts, Lionel Lindsay, Norman Lindsay, Perrotet, etc. Printed at the Beacon Press. The standard edition, limited to 300 signed copies. …
MUIR, Marcie and HOLDEN, Robert
Sydney : Craftsman House, 1985. First edition. Quarto, cloth covered boards, 171 pp. extensively illustrated. The definitive reference on Outhwaite, one of Australia’s and Britain’s most loved children’s authors and illustrators. The deluxe edition, one of 50 copies signed by the two authors, an original Outhwaite postcard (A & C Black series) loosely enclosed. Holden …
Australian little magazines 1923 – 1954 : their role in forming and reflecting literary trends (signed copy)
Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia, 1964. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket, pp. [viii]; 108, illustrated, signed by the author on the endpaper, with a couple of pencil corrections in his hand. Essays and bibliography on AUstralian literary magazines, with lengthy discussion of the Angry Penguins magazine, with contributions from Albert Tucker, Sidney Nolan and …
Melbourne: The Hawthorn Press, 1943. Large octavo, buckram with insert label, essay and checklist of bookplates, five original signed etched bookplates tipped-in. Limited to 50 copies. The bookplates are for John Gartner, Victor Singer, Bread and Cheese Club, William Hunter and “Bible Joe”.
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, …
SYDNEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Higher Trades printing students, Sydney Technical College present their sixth annual dinner : with which is incorporated celebrations of the five hundredth anniversary of printing, Pfahlert’s Hotel, Wednesday, 13th December 1939.
Presented in portfolio with cover title: Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the birth of printing. [Sydney] : Students of the Presswork Classes, Sydney Technical College, 1939. Quarto, pale blue thick paper covers with embossed portrait silhouette to front, original silk ties, printed on Strathmore watermarked paper, title page with device in red, , 28,  …
MORTLOCK, D. P
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 …
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 …
MUIR, Marcie and HOLDEN, Robert
Sydney : Craftsman House, 1985. First edition. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, 171 pp. extensively illustrated. The definitive reference on Outhwaite, one of Australia’s and Britain’s most loved children’s authors and illustrators. A very good copy of the first edition. Signed on the title page by one of the authors, Robert Holden.