M'KIE, Kames (1816-1891)
Bibliotheca Burnsiana : life and works of Burns : title pages and imprints of the various editions in the private library of James M’Kie, Kilmarnock, prior to date 1866.
Kilmarnock : J. M’Kie, 1866. Octavo (210 x 138 mm), original cloth backed printed papered boards (marked), 43 pp; scattered spotting (more pronounced on the outer leaves), but a sound copy. A single copy on Trove (University of Melbourne Library).
Sydney : Hale & Iremonger, 1983. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp. 88, illustrated. A fine copy. 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.
HOLROYD, John (1911 - 2000)
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 …
Barnett, P. Neville
Sydney: The Beacon Press, 1931. Quarto, gilt-lettered decorative cloth, 144pp., with numerous original and reproduced bookplates by notable Australian artists including Sydney Long (signed etching), Sydney Ure Smith, Adrian Feint, John Godson, Gayfield Shaw, Tom Roberts, Lionel Lindsay, Norman Lindsay, Perrotet, etc. The deluxe edition, printed on larger paper than the standard edition, with additional …
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 …
[RICHARD YORK & CO., LTD.]
Booksellers, Librarians, Stationers and Printers. / And at Science Exhibition, Festival of Britain, 1951, South Kensington, London,S.W.7. KENsington 7842. / And at 36 High Street, Banbury, Oxon. BANBURY 2429. Decorative wrapping paper, sheet size 370 x 495 mm, used as wrappers for an octavo size book, with commensurate folds, sunned along the ‘spine’, but complete …
London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1929. Octavo, folded sheet, pp. 4, stained, two illustrations after Norman Lindsay. Arnold P28
PETERSON, William S.; PETERSON, Sylvia Holton
New Castle, Delaware : Oak Knoll Press, 2011. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, pp. xvi; 272, illustrated. 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 print was an edition of the writings of Geoffrey …
BRINGHURST, Robert (Editor); KOCH, Peter Rutledge (Book design and printing)
San Francisco : The Book Club of California, 2015. “The Book Club of California 2015 keepsake”. One of 1,000 copies. Folio (8 x 10″), publisher’s printed wraparound portfolio containing 13 unbound folios, unpaginated; contains several type specimens; a fine copy. “The Book Club of California’s 2015 Annual Keepsake updates the Club’s enduring interest in type …
BARNETT, P. Nevile
Sydney : Beacon Press, 1932. Octavo, original textured and decorated stiff wrappers (slightly flecked), tipped-in bookplate of P. Neville Barnett by Eric Thake. Limited edition of 150 copies, signed by the author. A very good copy.
Adelaide: The Wakefield Press, 1942. First edition, limited to 250 numbered copies, fully signed H.B. Muir on the colophon. Octavo, plain card covers with attached overlapping wrappers, 22 pp, a near fine copy. The first publication of The Wakefield Press.
Screenprint on laid paper, 150 x 115 mm, signed in pencil lower right. Robert Jacks’ own bookplate for himself, with the image of the lyrebird, created in conjunction with his books published by the Lyre Bird Press.
Sydney : Hordern House, 1987. Two volumes, octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, slipcase, vol. 1 pp. x; 168; vol. 2 pp. 32; a fine set. The deluxe edition, each volume limited to 125 copies signed by the author (this is copy number 80). The deluxe edition is specially bound in slipcase, and includes the additional volume ‘First …
LINDSAY, Lionel (1874-1961)
Woodcut engraving, 80 x 55 mm; created 1958. Signed in the image.
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
Process block after a pen and ink drawing, 100 x 66mm. Created circa 1930
URE SMITH, Sydney
Sydney : Art in Australia, c. 1920. Quarto, printed wrappers over boards (corners slightly chipped), pp. 76, numerous illustrations including many tipped-in, images of bookplates. Limited to 300 copies.