Die schönsten Bibliotheken der Welt / Les plus belles bibliotheques du monde. Massimo Listri ; text by Georg Ruppelt & Elisabeth Sladek ; English translation: Karen Williams ; French translation: Aude Fondard. Cologne : Taschen, 2018. Folio, 395 x 290 mm, illustrated boards in dustjacket, in publisher’s original mailing box, weighs 7 kgs. New copy. …
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. …
CALAHAN, April et al.
London : Thames & Hudson, 2015. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 240, illustrated. New copy. The 1910s and 1920s witnessed an outpouring of luxury publications that used a hand-stencilling technique known as pochoir (French for ‘stencil’). The highly refined and painterly technique, which consists of applying layers of gouache paint or watercolour to achieve bold blocks …
LAULAURIE, Louise Rogers
London : Thames & Hudson, 2020. Quarto, lettered cloth, pp. 320, illustrated. New copy. The livre d’artiste, or ‘artist’s book’, is among the most prized in rare book collections. Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the greatest artists to work in this genre, creating his most important books over a period of eighteen years from …
Cologne : Taschen, 2019. Folio, 383 x 257 mm, boards in dustjacket, pp. 462, illustrated. New copy. In the age of big data and digital distribution, when news travel ever further and faster and media outlets compete for a fleeting slice of online attention, information graphics have swept center stage. At once nuanced and neat, …
FERSON, Mark J. (editor)
A volume of essays issued on the 50th Anniversary of his death. Ryde, N.S.W. : Book Collectors’ Society of Australia, 2003. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. viii, 92, illustrated. Limited to 150 signed and numbered copies. Includes bibliography. Studies in Australian Bibliophily Number 6.
ROBINSON, Lionel and Philip
London : William H. Robinson Lts, 1948. Quarto, printed boards (lightly marked), pp. 200, illustrated including folding plates. Astonishing collection of printed books and manuscripts, too many treasures to list, but including the first book printed in English (Caxton’s Recuyell of the Historyes of Troy, 1475), the earliest known American verse (a broadside ballad fro …
McKENDRICK, Scot and DOYLE, Kathleen
New York and London : THames & Hudson in association with the British Library, 2016. Quarto, quarter cloth over illustrated papered boards, pp. 336, illustrated. New copy. Illuminated manuscripts of the Bible are some of the finest, most beautiful but least-known works of art to survive from the Middle Ages. This exquisitely illustrated book presents 45 …
Compiled by Hank Ebes. Melbourne : Ebes Douwma Antique Prints and Maps ; Sydney : Sotheby’s Australia, 1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 200, illustrated. Sales of selected lithographs and engravings from the Florilegium were held in Sydney, June 26, 1988, and in Melbourne, July 2, 1988. “This book provides for the first time … a complete …
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 …
[Sydney] : James Hardie Industries, . 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. Small bump to one corner, else a very good copy.
[MARITIME BINDING] Lives of Eminent Anglo-Saxons; illustrating the dawn of Christianity and civilization in Great Britain. Part I [& II].
London : The Religious Tract Society, [circa 1850]. Two volumes in one, duodecimo (145 x 95 mm), in a special ship’s binding of gilt-ruled calf, the upper board with gilt-stamped pictorial device and below the ship’s name ‘S.S. William Denny’, the spine in compartments with contrasting leather title piece lettered in gilt and with ‘The …
London : Grub Street, 2009. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 224, extensively illustrated. A fine copy. A history of the American War of Independence in printed caricatures, broadsides, prints and ephemera.
Sydney : Hordern House, 1987. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, dust jacket (light handling marks), pp. x; 468, top and fore edges foxed. The standard reference on Australian rare books of the period.
Sydney Ure Smith.
Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1933. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers, 58pp, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, a fine copy. Features essays on Arthur Murch, Edmund harvey, Maud Sherwood, Eric Thake and John Ford Paterson as well as colour and black and white plates of …
BLACK, Langdon; [INGLETON, Geoffrey C, 1908-1998] [BLACK, Reginald Lindsay, 1886-1959]
Letter to Sydney bibliophile Geoffrey C. Ingleton, re. acquisition of books on Aboriginal culture from the family of the author, Reginald Lindsay Black. Leeton, New South Wales, August, 1962.
1 quarto page, 265 x 195 mm, manuscript in fountain pen on letterhead of Black & Co., Produce Merchants & General Commission Agents, Leeton, N.S.W., dated 27 August 1962; addressed to Mr. G. C. Ingleton, Hydrographic Office, Garden Island, Sydney, and signed at the foot ‘Yours faithfully, Langdon Black’, the letter concerns Ingleton’s request to …