Books & Bookplates

  • # 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 …

  • # 24357

    [FEINT, Adrian]. Mullins, John Lane

    Bookplates by Adrian Feint. (Presentation copy for Sydney Ure Smith)

    With an introduction by the Honourable John Lane Mullins. Sydney : Palmtree Press, 1928. Octavo, cloth over papered boards with title label (the glue has caused discolouration, as in all copies), unpaginated, introduction by Mullins, 21 original woodcut bookplates tipped in, including those for Margaret and William Preston, Thea Proctor, Dorothea Mackellar, Kenneth Macqueen, John …

  • # 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.

  • # 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

  • # 24231

    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.

  • # 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.

  • # 23450

    BARNETT, P. Neville

    Australian book-plates and book-plates of interest to Australia

    Sydney : privately printed [Beacon Press], 1950. The standard edition, limited to 200 copies signed by the author. Quarto, papered boards in dust jacket (slightly foxed), 280 pp, extensively illustrated with bookplates, some of which are original graphics tipped-in; a fine copy of this magnificent showcase of Australian bookplates. Artists include Norman Lindsay, Adrian Feint, …

  • # 23410

    FRYER, Benjamin N.

    [HAWTHORN PRESS] Internationalism in typography

    Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1936. Edition limited to 70 copies. Duodecimo, textured paper wrappers (sunned along spine), stitched, [5] pp, some offsetting to first page, a few spots of foxing, but as good a copy as one could hope to find of a delicate and rare publication, the very first imprint of The Hawthorn …

  • # 23567


    T. J. Cobden-Sanderson Bookbindings 1884 – 1893. A centenary exhibition. 20 January – 29 April, 1984.

    London : The British Library, 1984. Quarto, pamphlet, pp. 8, illustrated. Exhibition notes.

  • # 23368

    MASSON, Sir Irvine

    The Mainz Psalters and Canon Missae 1457-1459

    London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society, 1954. Folio, cloth backed papered boards (lightly marked), pp. 72, folding tables and plates. Monograph on the earliest incunabula.

  • # 23608

    SEARLE, Ronald

    Slightly foxed – but still desirable. Ronald Searle’s wicked world of book collecting.

    London : Souvenir Press, 1989. First edition. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (wear to corners), pp. 124, illustrated. Inscription to endpaper. Searle’s humorous take on book collecting and book collectors. Essential viewing for the bibliophile.

  • # 23402

    FEINT, Adrian

    Printer’s device of The Hawthorn Press engraved on wood by Adrian Feint December 1942

    [Cover title]. Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1942. French folded sheet, 220 x 145 mm, front with Feint’s design, inside printed ‘With compliments from John Gartner / The Hawthorn Press. 93 Tooronga Road / Hawthorn East. Victoria. Australia’, a fine copy in its original manila envelope (very lightly marked). THP 135. Keain records that 500 …

  • # 23419


    Georgian House : the first two years, 1944-1945

    Melbourne : Georgian House, [1946]. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. [16]. 4 pp. black and white photographs. A history of the firm to date with a bibliography. Scarce.