Books & Bookplates

  • # 26280

    ARNOLD, John.

    The Fanfrolico Press : Satyrs, Fauns & Fine Books (deluxe edition)

    London : Private Libraries Association, 2009. Octavo, full crushed morocco with gilt illustration (slight sunning to spine), in cloth slipcase (lightly scuffed), pp. 328, numerous illustrations of books listed as well as Norman Lindsay artworks, a very good copy. The deluxe edition of 50 copies, specially bound in morocco, signed and numbered by the author. …

  • # 25742

    ZIMTONE PTY. LTD. [ZIMMERMANN, George Herrmann]

    [PRINTING; MELBOURNE] Zimtone Process Pty. Limited. Prospectus of first issue of 5000 shares.

    Melbourne : Zimtone Process Pty. Ltd., [1933]. Small quarto, printed textured paper wrappers, original blue silk ties, pp [24], with 9 full-page sepia tone specimen plates illustrating the versatility of the Zimtone printing process; a fine copy. ‘Notes on the Zimtone Process: It is now over ten years [since] Mr. Hermann Zimmermann began a long …

  • # 25436

    JOHNSON, Bruce L.

    James Weld Towne. Pioneer, San Francisco printer, publisher, & paper purveyor.

    San Francisco : The Book Club of California , 2008. Quarto, cloth, pp. xv; 214, illustrated. The life and career of an early San Francisco printer and publisher.

  • # 26092


    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.

  • # 25415

    CHAPPELL, Warren

    A short history of the printed word

    New York: Dorset Press, 1970. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth over papered boards, dustjacket (lower panel rubbed and marked), pp. xviii; 244; xv, edges browned, a good copy. An important history of typography and book design.

  • # 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. Th reminiscences of Barrett, a noted book collector, at home with his library.

  • # 26157

    Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria

    [HAWTHORN PRESS; PHILATELY] What the Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria has to offer you

    Melbourne : Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria (printed at The Hawthorn Press], [c1964]. Small octavo, printed wrappers, 12 pp, a pristine copy. A rare promotional brochure, unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 26090

    ROFF, Renee

    Directory of American book workers : comprehensive listing of hand workers in the book arts within the United States and Canada.

    Bronxville, NY : Nicholas T. Smith, 1981. First edition. Quarto, publisher’s brown cloth covered boards with gilt spine, in the original decorative dust jacket (spine a little sunned), 117 pp; internally pristine, a fine copy.  

  • # 26073


    A complete set of Annual Reports of the Australian Ex Libris Society (1924 – 1936)

    Sydney : Tyrrell’s Galleries and the Australian Ex Libris Society, 1924 – 1936. Twelve issues, complete (the last issue covers the years 1935-36). The first six issues sextodecimo, printed wrappers, stapled. The last six issues are octavo, some with glassine wrappers, ribbon tied. Each volume printed in a numbered edition limited to between 175 and …

  • # 25401

    DENT, Margaret

    National treasures from Australia’s great libraries

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2005. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 162, illustrated. Extraordinary treasures from Australian libraries.

  • # 25725

    CHEN, Julie; MEADOR, Clifton

    How books work

    Berkeley, CA. : Flying Fish Press; and Chicago : Center for Book and Paper, 2010. Octavo, paper folder with folding paper booklet on the meaning of books. Written, designed, and produced by Julie Chen and Clifton Meador. Signed by the book artists. Printed in an edition of approximately 300 copies.

  • # 9755

    [GARTNER, John]

    Numisma : an occasional numismatic magazine. Nos. 1 – 10, March 1961 – September 1968.

    Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1961 – 1968. Ten volumes octavo, printed wrappers, the first 4 volumes with original red ribbon ties, the remainder staple bound, pp 1 – 167, a near fine but incomplete set, lacking the final issue (vol. 11/12, November, 1968). Scarce numismatic publication, dealing with both Australian and international coinage. THP …

  • # 25950

    PIGOTT, Louis J.

    The bird man of Brisbane : Silvester Diggles and his ornithology of Australia

    Brisbane. : Boolarong Press, 2010. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. xii; 214, illustrated. ‘When Silvester Diggles arrived in 1855 there was little artistic or scientific talent in the small frontier town of Brisbane. By the time of his death in 1880, his paramount legacy was a large book on Australian birds, profusely illustrated with hand-coloured lithographs. …

  • # 25949

    FRIEND, Donald; GRIFFIN, Richard

    Prospectus. The farce of Sodom

    Melbourne : Gryphon Books, 1980. Quarto, folding sheet, illustrated. Publisher’s prospectus for the limited edition artist’s book written and illustrated by Donald Friend. Invitation to the opening night enclosed.

  • # 25921

    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. 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 …

  • # 25000

    LONEY, Alan

    Jenson’s Greek

    A book by Alan Loney ; with hand-drawn letters by Deirdre Hassed. Melbourne : Electio editions, 2013. Octavo, hand-stitched wrappers, pp. [48], printed letterpress. Edition of 26 copies of which 22 were for sale, signed by the printer. “This work has its origins in an abandoned printing of Nicolas Jenson’s last will and testament, illustrated …