Books & Bookplates

  • # 44243

    STONE, Graham

    Notes on Australian Science Fiction

    Sydney : Graham Stone, 2001. Octavo (215 x 155 mm), quarter black leather over silver-lettered red cloth; pp. 210, includes introductory essays and index; pristine condition, with two typed notes signed by the author loosely enclosed, one a covering note to the recipient of the book stating that this is a review copy, the other …

  • # 44281

    DENUCE, J.

    Bibliographie antarctique

    London : Bernard Quaritch, 2002. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth in dustjacket, pp. 271. Facsimile of the first edition of 1913, printed in an edition of only 50 copies. A single example in Australian collections (National Library of Australia).

  • # 44280

    ABBEY, Ron et al.

    The Golden age of booksellers : fifty years in the trade

    Sydney : Abbey Press, 1981. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth in dustjacket (wear to corners), old tape marks to endpapers and owner’s name to half-title, limited to 1000 numbered copies, pp. xviii; 224, illustrated. Interviews and biographies of Australian booksellers, including many second hand and antiquarian, who have been in the trade for fifty years or more.

  • # 44275

    STILWELL, Jeffrey D.

    The voyager’s companion; or shell collector’s pilot. The world’s first shell collecting guide by John Mawe.

    Perth : Western Australian Museum, 2003. Quarto, paperback, pp. 80, illustrated in colour. Illustrated facsimile of John Mawe’s first shell collecting guide of 1804, together with his complete edition of 1821, The voyager’s companion; or shell collector’s pilot, with early references to Australian specimens.

  • # 44289

    BARBER, Giles

    Textile and embroidered bindings

    Oxford : Bodleian Library, 1971. Octavo, illustrated card wrappers, pp. 12, 30 black and white plates, a useful reference.

  • # 44288

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul

    The Patten Collection. An important unpublished manuscript by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite for Firehouse & other children’s books

    Melbourne : Leonard Joel, [2014]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 16, illustrated. Catalogue for a rare manuscript by Outhwaite along with related children’s books. Promotional card included.

  • # 44301

    BROWN, Michelle P.

    Understanding illuminated manuscripts : a guide to technical terms

    Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum in association with The British Museum, 2004. Third printing. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 128, illustrated. An invaluable reference.

  • # 44302

    LEVINE, David

    The Isidoor Berkelouw Memorial Address. Delivered by His Honour Judge David Levine Q.C. State Library of New South Wales 19th November 1988

    [Sydney] : the author, 1989. Octavo, lettered wrappers (light edge wear and sunning), pp. 36, portrait frontispiece. Limited to 250 copies. This copy with a signed presentation inscription from the late Leo Berkelouw (son of Isidoor Berkelouw) to Don Graham on the front free endpaper, with Graham’s bookplate to pastedown.

  • # 44315

    REED, Marcia; DEMATTE, Paolo (editors)

    China on paper : European and Chinese works from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth century

    Los Angeles, Ca. : Getty Research Institute, 2011. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, 235 pp, illustrated, a new copy. ‘The striking illustrated books, maps, and prints featured in China on Paper are some of the most notable among the printed works produced at the dawn of the era of global trade to present China to Europe and …

  • # 44278

    MANION, Margaret M.

    Revealing the Rothschild Prayer Book c.1505-1510 : from the Kerry Stokes collection

    Introduction by Margaret M. Manion ; essay by Dr Kay Sutton. Perth : Australian Capital Equity Pty Limited, 2015. Quarto, illustrated boards with wraparound band, illustrated endpapers, pp. 64, illustrated. ‘The Rothschild Prayer Book is an acknowledged masterpiece of Renaissance manuscript illumination. Acquired by the Kerry Stokes Collection in 2014, it includes miniatures of unsurpassed …

  • # 44263

    MUIR, Marcie and HOLDEN, Robert

    The Fairy World of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

    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.

  • # 44244

    TYRRELL, James R.

    Old books, old friends, old Sydney

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1952 (1987 reprint). Large octavo, publisher’s tan cloth boards, dustjacket, spine lightly sunned, light handling marks, pp xii, 193, illustrated with numerous black-and-white plates; internally clean.

  • # 44238

    MILLER, E. Morris and MACARTNEY, Frederick T.

    Australian literature. A bibliography to 1938. Extended to 1950.

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1956. Quarto, blue cloth, dustjacket (edge wear and scattered foxing), pp. 503, pencil marks. A good reference copy.

  • # 44236

    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, bump to head of lower board with small tear. 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 …

  • # 44228

    FUSSEL, Stephan

    The Gutenberg Bible of 1454

    With a commentary on the life and work of Johannes Gutenberg, the printing of the Bible, the distinctive features of the Göttingen copy, the “Göttingen Model Book” and the “Helmasperger Notarial Instrument”. Cologne : Taschen, 2018. Two volumes, quarto, with accompanying booklet, in publisher’s card box. Facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible. Light marks to the …

  • # 44223

    STOCKS, Bronwyn et al.

    The medieval imagination : illuminated manuscripts from Cambridge, Australia and New Zealand

    Edited by Bronwyn Stocks and Nigel Morgan. Melbourne : Macmillan Art Pub., 2008. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 286, illustrated. ‘Celebrates the exhibition in Australia, at the State Library of Victoria, of more than 40 spectacular and precious Cambridge manuscripts dated from the 8th to the 16th centuries. They are accompanied by an equal number …