Books & Bookplates

  • # 22305

    JUVENAL (Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis)

    [BYRON] The Satires, Translated and illustrated by Francis Hodgson. 

    London : T. Bensley, 1807. Quarto, in a handsome contemporary russia binding with heavy sides for subscriber Thomas Wildman, boards with ornate blind tooling ruled in gilt, the upper board with the coat-of-arms of Newstead Abbey (Byron’s ancestral home) stamped in gilt, spine gilt with double raised bands, marbled edges and endpapers, armorial bookplate of …

  • # 21850

    BRYCE, Mary

    [WINE; BINDING] Commonplace book bound in wooden boards featuring a parquetry inlaid grapevine motif.

    [California, USA : binder unknown, circa 1940]. Octavo, 190 x 135 mm, original leather backed wooden boards with parquetry inlaid design of grape clusters to upper board, marbled endpapers; unpaginated (approximately 100 leaves of unlined high quality paper), partially filled with manuscript entries including poems, aphorisms, and quotes; penultimate leaf with owner’s inscription ‘Mary Bryce, …

  • # 21854

    LUST, John

    Index Sinicus. A catalogue of articles relating to China in periodicals and other collective publications 1920 – 1955

    Camridge : W. Heffer & Sons, 1964. Octavo, lettered cloth, name to endpaper, pp. xxx; 663, a fine copy.

  • # 22115

    GILL, Thomas

    Bibliography of South Australia

    Adelaide : E. Spiller, Government Printer, 1886. Octavo, lithographed green wrappers signed in the image LEO (lower wrapper lost), lithographed title page, pp. 118, internally fine. Prepared for distribution at the Colonial & Indian Exhibition of 1886 in London. The wrapper features charming vignettes of Australian wildlife, indigenous people, and a steam train.  

  • # 21334

    SIBLEY, Andrew (1933 - 2015)

    Bookplate for Douglas Stewart

    Giclee colour print, titled ‘Ex Libris Douglas Stewart’, 195 x 125 mm. Created 2014. Bookplate for bookseller Douglas Stewart by noted Australian artist Andrew Sibley.

  • # 21258


    [RACISM; ABORIGINES] The First Australian Editor

    [Title from caption in image]. [s.l. : s.n., probably between 1910 and 1920]. Lithographically printed satirical cartoon, 165 x 110 mm, printed recto only in green on buff card; a few light marks to the margins, else very good.  

  • # 21184

    FOXCROFT, Albert Broadbent

    Catalogue of fifteenth century books and fragments in the Public Library of Victoria

    Melbourne : Trustees of the Public Library, Museums and National Gallery of Victoria, 1936. Quarto, quarter cloth over printed papered boards (corners slightly bumped), pp. xii; 164. Catalogue of several hundred incunabula.

  • # 21044

    TAYLOR, Tom

    Written in a tropical glow : books, prints, and manuscripts describing the biological exploration of the New World tropics

    Dallas : DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, 2018. Quarto, bound in two contrasting green Japanese fabrics, folding frontispiece, pp. 166 plus 32 pages of colour plates, printed letterpress. Limited to 390 copies (40 copies in a deluxe binding were also issued). A magnificent illustrated monograph being the catalogue for an exhibition of rare travel books …

  • # 21041

    DAVIDSON, Rodney; WANTRUP, Jonathan

    The Davidson collection: Australian and Pacific voyages from the library of Mr Rodney D. Davidson (deluxe limited edition)

    Melbourne : Australian Book Auctions, 2005 – 2007. Three volumes, quarto, gilt-lettered blue cloth with pictorial inlays, unpaginated, 621 lots illustrated and expertly catalogued, first two volumes in plastic jackets as issued, a fine set. The deluxe edition, limited to 150 copies, each volume signed by Rodney Davidson and Jonathan Wantrup (the third volume with …

  • # 20225

    LINDSAY, Francis ; GRIFFITHS, John ; MORONEY, Davitt

    L’Oiseau-Lyre : the work of Louise Hanson-Dyer and the Lyrebird Press

    [Melbourne: The University Gallery, 1985]. Quarto, wrappers, pp. 32, some illustrations and photos. Essay by Jim Davidson.

  • # 21702

    SHIELL, Annette; STONE, Mick

    Bonzer : Australian comics 1900-1990s

    Redhill South, Vic. : Elgua Media, [1998]. Quarto, laminated card covers, xi, 188 pp, illustrations throughout (nearly all colour), an as new copy.

  • # 21215


    The making of a book

    New York : The Methodist Book Concern, Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 32, photographically illustrated, a fine copy. Illustrated guide to book production from ‘the oldest publishing house in the United States’.

  • # 21083

    QUARITCH, Bernard, Limited

    A catalogue of rare and valuable books

    Including works on Bibles, bibliography, classics, European history and literature, fine arts, genealogy and heraldry, Ireland, naval and military matters, numismata, occult sciences, Oriental history and literature, palaeography, periodicals and translations of learned societies, political economy (including a number of civil war tracts), Scotland, sports, topography, Wales and a selection of important new books. London …

  • # 13582

    Pardo de Tavera, T.H.

    Biblioteca filipina

    : ó sea, Catálogo razonado de todos los impresos, tanto insulares como extranjeros, relativos á la historia, la etnografía, la lingüística, la botánica, la fauna, la flora, la geología, la hidrografía, la geografía, la legislación, etc., de las islas Filipinas, de Joló y Marianas. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1903. First edition. Quarto, ex-library copy …

  • # 20952

    HANKS, Elizabeth

    Australian art and artists to 1950 : a bibliography based on the holdings of the State Library of Victoria

    Melbourne : Library Council of Victoria, 1982. Quarto, printed wrappers, cloth spine, bookplate inside front wrapper, pp. xx; 397. A useful reference

  • # 21197

    CATALANO, Gary

    The bandaged image : a study of Australian artists’ books

    Sydney : Hale & Iremonger, 1983. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 88 (slightly foxed), illustrated. Includes a chapter on Robert Jacks and discussion of the artists books of Tim Johnson, Imants Tillers, Micky Allan, Ti Parks, Ian Howard, Mike Parr, Richard Larter, Peter Lyssiotis et alia.