Books & Bookplates

  • # 23291


    Public Library of New South Wales : proceedings at the opening of the William Dixson Gallery

     : in the Dixson Wing of the National Library building by His Excellency the Governor, Admiral Sir Dudley de Chair … October 21st, 1929. Sydney : Angus &​ Robertson, 1929. Limited to 200 numbered copies (this is number 127, initialled ‘A & R’). Octavo (235 x 150 mm), printed textured papered boards, frontispiece photographic plate, …

  • # 23131

    TINSLAY, Peter and Maureen

    Here is printed for the exhibition a biography of the Golden Cockerel Press : to which is added a list of books in print

    Sydney : The Antique Bookshop & Curios, 1988. Quarto, self-wrappers, pp. [20], price ist enclosed. Catalogue of private press.

  • # 22788


    [ROYAL BINDING] L’Office de la Semaine Sainte, a l’usage de la Maison du Roy.

    Imprimé par esprès Commandement de Sa Majesté. Conformément aux Breviaires & Messels Romain & Parisien. Avec les Cérémonies de l’Eglise. Paris : Rue S. Jacques. De l’Impriemerie de Jacues Collombat, Premier Imprimeur ordinaire du Roy, du Cabinet, Maison & Bâtimens de Sa Majesté, 1743. “Nouvelle edition”. Octavo, contemporary royal binding of full red calf (rubbed …

  • # 22926

    STERN, Irma

    Wassily Kandinsky (Irma Stern’s copy with original lithograph self-portrait bookplate)

    Dresden : Rudolf Kaemmerer Verlag, 1920. Quarto, illustrated papers boards (backstrip defective), lithographed bookplate by Irma Stern for herself to front pastedown (176 x 136 mm), pp. 54, one colour and 10 black and white plates. Text in German. From the library of important South African artist Irma Stern (1894 – 1966), with her lithographed …

  • # 23153

    MACKANESS, George

    The art of book-collecting in Australia

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson [printed at The Hawthorn Press], 1956. First edition, limited to 500 signed and numbered copies (no.167). Quarto, fine blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to front and spine, in good dustjacket, light offsetting to endpapers, pp [xii], 185 + colophon, b/w plates, a very good copy. Chapters include Bligh, broadsides, …

  • # 23068


    The Fanfrolico Press

    London : The Fanfrolico Press, Spring 1929. Small folio, lettered grey wrappers (a little marked and foxed)), 12 pp., illustrated by Norman Lindsay. Includes a list of books available for sale, a bibliography of titles published to date, and forthcoming publications. With out the ‘A note for collectors’ slip detailing Norman Lindsay’s etchings sometimes found …

  • # 22990

    HOLDEN, Robert

    May Gibbs and her fantasy world

    An exhibition by the James Hardie Library iin the Royal Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, Sydney. [Sydney] : Royal Botanic Gardens, 1986. Octavo, staple bound, pictorial laminated card covers, [23] pp, illustrated in colour and black and white, a near fine copy.

  • # 22899

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Bookplate for Margaret Coen

    Process block after a pen and ink drawing, 118 x 78 mm. Created 1940.

  • # 22740

    WILLIAMS, Henry

    E. W. Cole, founder of the Book Arcade. An appreciation

    Melbourne : Book Arcade Printing Department, Cole’s Walk, circa 1916. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (rubbed), pp. 240, text block a little shaken, one leaf loose, else very good. Scarce.

  • # 22624

    [MORT, Eirene]; Australian Bookplate Club

    Checklist of the bookplates of Eirene Mort.

    Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1943. Octavo, lettered blue wrappers (spine and edges sunned, as usual) over stiff card, first blank with bookplate of Ella Dwyer, [xvi], 7 tipped-in bookplates, a fine copy. A checklist of 75 bookplates. The third publication of the Australian Bookplate Club, printed in an edition of 150 copies. THP 12.

  • # 22601

    KEAIN, Maurice B.

    Bibliography of the Hawthorn Press.

    Norton Summit, South Australia : Marble Hill Press, 1996. First edition, limited to 82 copies, 75 being for sale and numbered and signed by the compiler (this is copy no. 82). Quarto, red cloth boards with gilt lettering to upper board and spine, frontispiece, pp xiv, 146; a pristine copy. A listing of the items, …

  • # 22631

    PARR, Phil

    History of hobby printing in Australasia.

    Titahi Bay, N.Z. : Aspect Press for Association of Handcraft Printers, N.Z., 1980. Limited edition of 200 copies (no. 13), presentation copy for Phil Cade, signed by the author. Octavo, printed card wrappers, bibliography pp [6] – [10], illustrated; with leaflet laid in, an offset copy of Amateur journalism /​ by Leon Stone. Sydney : …

  • # 22702


    Varia Orientalia. An interesting choice of books on the Far East.

    Shanghai : Western Arts Gallery (H. E. Heinemann), 1948. Catalogue No. 4. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 32, catalogue of 441 works. Prices in U.S. dollars. ‘For foreign circulation only’. Scarce German bookseller’s catalogue based in Shanghai of works on Asia.

  • # 22584

    FARMER, Geoffrey

    Private presses and Australia

    Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1972. Limited edition of 450 copies. Octavo, decorative cloth in matching dustjacket, 68 pp, ex-library copy with label to front pastedown and part of the dustjacket flap cut away. A working reference copy. THP 133.

  • # 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 …

  • # 20060

    CLAY, Steven (editor); SCHLESINGER, Kyle (editor)

    Threads talk series

    New York : Granary Books, 2016. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s printed wrappers by Buzz Spector, in original plastic wrap, 187 pp, illustrated with colour photographs; pristine, a new copy. Edition of 900. “Threads, a series of talks devoted to the art of the book, includes poets, scholars, artists, and publishers. It explores and enriches relationships …