Books & Bookplates

  • # 24540

    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).

  • # 24666

    CATALANO, Gary

    The bandaged image : a study of Australian artists’ books

    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.

  • # 24761

    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 …

  • # 24573

    Barnett, P. Neville

    Pictorial book-plates : their origin and their use in Australia (Deluxe edition)

    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 …

  • # 24590

    WANTRUP, Jonathan

    Thomas and William Boone’s library of Australian travels

    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 …

  • # 24254


    [FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN] Richard York & Co., Ltd., 162 Sloane St., London, S.W.1. SLOane 2925.

    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 …

  • # 24334

    LINDSAY, Jack.

    Women in parliament (prospectus)

    London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1929. Octavo, folded sheet, pp. 4, stained, two illustrations after Norman Lindsay. Arnold P28

  • # 24523

    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. 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 …

  • # 24275

    BRINGHURST, Robert (Editor); KOCH, Peter Rutledge (Book design and printing)

    [PRIVATE PRESS] The California tradition in type design

    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 …

  • # 24574

    BARNETT, P. Nevile

    Souvenir of Armorial book-plates

    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.

  • # 24571

    MUIR, H.B.

    A checklist of ex libris literature published in Australia

    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.

  • # 24355

    JACKS, Robert

    Bookplate for Robert Jacks

    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.

  • # 24226

    WANTRUP, Jonathan

    Australian rare books 1788 – 1900 (deluxe edition)

    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 …

  • # 24199

    LINDSAY, Lionel (1874-1961)

    Bookplate for Keith Wingrove

    Woodcut engraving, 80 x 55 mm; created 1958. Signed in the image.

  • # 24198

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Bookplate for Keith Wingrove

    Process block after a pen and ink drawing, 100 x 66mm. Created circa 1930

  • # 23965

    URE SMITH, Sydney

    The etchings of Sydney Ure Smith

    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.