Books & Bookplates

  • # 28386

    BARRETT, Charles (1879 - 1959)

    Wanderer’s rest

    London : Cassell and company, 1946. Printed in Melbourne. First Australian edition. Octavo, cloth in chipped dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, pp. 119, vignette illustrations. The reminiscences of Barrett, a noted book collector, at home with his library.

  • # 28288

    CAMPBELL, James and PRYCE, Will

    The Library

    London : Thames & Hudson, 2020. Quarto, pictorial boards, gilt-lettered cloth spine, pp. 328, extensively and lavishly illustrated. New copy. ‘Ambitious and wide-ranging, this is the first single volume to tell the story of the library as a distinct building type, all around the world and from the beginnings of writing to the present day. …

  • # 28274

    MULLER, Armin

    Fake Books : the art of bibliophilic deceit

    Wabern-Bern, Switzerland : Benteli Verlag, 2020. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 352, illustrated with over 800 images. New copy. ‘Objects that surprise, confuse and sometimes even disturb: Book imitations in the form of jewelry cases, holy water containers, musical boxes, ashtrays, flower vases, as well as containers for photos, cosmetics, sewing utensils, lighters, and much more …

  • # 28250

    MARTIN-SCHERRER, Frédérique; HEREL, Petr (1943 - ) (artist); JACKSON, Philip

    Thierry Bouchard & Petr Herel : the shared book

    Translated from French by Margot Jones. [Melbourne and Canberra] : Disquiet Press, 2018. Edition of 100 copies, each with an original signed and numbered frottage (73 x 52 mm) by Petr Herel tipped-in on the half title. Octavo, printed blue wrappers, pp 1-38 (history of the Labyrinth Press by Martin-Scherrer), [39-56] (colour illustrations), 57-59 (notes), …

  • # 28185


    Printed on Stone : the lithographs of Charles Troedel.

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2020. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 256, illustrated with more than 70 colour prints from the Troedel archive, plus full reproduction of all 24 plates of The Melbourne Album (lithographic views of Melbourne from 1863–1864) plus select images from the New South Wales Album (1878). New copy. This book is the first to …

  • # 27510

    CRAMER, Patrick

    Joan Miro. The illustrated books : catalogue raisonné.

    Preface by Rosa Maria Malet. Geneva : Patrick Cramer, 1989. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, slipcase (a little scuffed), pp. 676, inscription to half-title, extensively illustrated with over a thousand images. The invaluable catalogue raisonné of all of Miro’s illustrated books. An indispensable reference.

  • # 27604

    HOWE, George (printer)

    New South Wales Pocket Almanack and Colonial Remembrancer 1806. Facsimile edition.

    William Dixson Foundation Publication No. 5. Sydney : Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales, 1966. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket, bookplate and previous owner’s name to endpapers, pp. 58. Very good. Facsimile of the second book printed in Sydney.

  • # 27890

    Barnett, P. Neville

    Pictorial book-plates : their origin and their use in Australia (with original prospectus, the Mackaness copy)

    Sydney: The Beacon Press, 1931. Octavo, gilt-lettered decorative cloth, 144pp., with numerous original and reproduced bookplates by notable Australian artists including Sydney Long (original etching), Sydney Ure Smith, Adrian Feint, John Godson, Gayfield Shaw, Tom Roberts, Lionel Lindsay, Norman Lindsay, Perrotet, etc. Printed at the Beacon Press. The standard edition, limited to 300 signed copies. …

  • # 27695

    MUIR, Marcie and HOLDEN, Robert

    The Fairy World of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (deluxe edition)

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1985. First edition.  Quarto, cloth covered boards, 171 pp. extensively illustrated. The definitive reference on Outhwaite, one of Australia’s and Britain’s most loved children’s authors and illustrators. The deluxe edition, one of 50 copies signed by the two authors, an original Outhwaite postcard (A & C Black series) loosely enclosed. Holden …

  • # 27648

    TREGENZA, John.

    Australian little magazines 1923 – 1954 : their role in forming and reflecting literary trends (signed copy)

    Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia, 1964. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket, pp. [viii]; 108, illustrated, signed by the author on the endpaper, with a couple of pencil corrections in his hand. Essays and bibliography on AUstralian literary magazines, with lengthy discussion of the Angry Penguins magazine, with contributions from Albert Tucker, Sidney Nolan and …

  • # 27446

    GARTNER, John

    The bookplates of William Hunter

    Melbourne: The Hawthorn Press, 1943. Large octavo, buckram with insert label, essay and checklist of bookplates, five original signed etched bookplates tipped-in. Limited to 50 copies. The bookplates are for John Gartner, Victor Singer, Bread and Cheese Club, William Hunter and “Bible Joe”.

  • # 27041

    INGLETON, Geoffrey Chapman.

    True Patriots All, or, News from Early Australia, as told in a collection of broadsides (deluxe edition with three signed etchings)

    Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1952. Quarto, gilt-titled half-calf over buckram (lightly sunned and a couple of small scuffs), 280pp. reproducing illustrated broadsides with Australian content. The deluxe edition, limited to 150 signed copies, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, and containing three original etchings signed by Ingleton. An exploration on ephemeral early printings concerning Australia, …

  • # 27135


    Higher Trades printing students, Sydney Technical College present their sixth annual dinner : with which is incorporated celebrations of the five hundredth anniversary of printing, Pfahlert’s Hotel, Wednesday, 13th December 1939.

    Presented in portfolio with cover title: Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the birth of printing. [Sydney] : Students of the Presswork Classes, Sydney Technical College, 1939. Quarto, pale blue thick paper covers with embossed portrait silhouette to front, original silk ties, printed on Strathmore watermarked paper, title page with device in red, [10], 28, [1] …

  • # 26133


    The Holkham Library : a history and description.

    Cambridge : Privately printed for the members of the Roxburghe Club, 2006. Folio, gilt-decorated buckram, pp. xvi, 140, 56 colour illustrations. Limited to 200 copies. “A detailed description and history of one of the world’s finest private libraries, much of which was acquired on the Grand Tour of France and Italy by Thomas Coke, 1st …

  • # 27483

    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 …

  • # 27425

    MUIR, Marcie and HOLDEN, Robert

    The Fairy World of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (signed copy)

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1985. First edition.  Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, 171 pp. extensively illustrated. The definitive reference on Outhwaite, one of Australia’s and Britain’s most loved children’s authors and illustrators. A very good copy of the first edition. Signed on the title page by one of the authors, Robert Holden.