New York : Museum of Modern Art, 1967. First edition. Quarto, plain black paper wrappers in pink laminated dustjacket (fine), unpaginated and without text. In this ‘illegible book’ Munari tells a story without words, through the different colours card and glassine pages a diecut circle travels across the book, with some leaves connected by a …
[LINDSAY]. LANE, F.C.V.
Adelaide: The Wakefield Press, 1944. Octavo, printed wrappers, 32pp. (label inside front wrapper) illustrated with tipped-in bookplates and a checklist of works completed. Limited to 400 copies.
URE SMITH, Sydney
Sydney : Art in Australia, c. 1920. Quarto, printed wrappers over boards (soiled), contemporary owner’s name to front free endpaper, pp. 76, numerous illustrations including many tipped-in, images of bookplates. Limited to 300 copies.
Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1959. First edition. Octavo, boards with pictorial dust jacket, pp 246, illustrated. Reminiscences of the legendary Melbourne bookstore; inscribed by the shop’s owner A.H. Spencer on front endpaper.
BARNETT, P. Neville
Sydney : very privately printed, ‘saxteenth Octember, thirty-four’. Quarto, printed wrappers, stringbound, pp. , illustrations of bookplates by Phyllis Shillito, Freda Robertshaw, George Hay and many others. limited to 150 copies signed by the author. A humorous and amusing printed souvenir for Barnett’s larger work on Woodcut Book Plates.
MORRIS, William, 1834-1896
A fine copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer, recognised as the finest book printed since the Gutenberg Bible. Hammersmith : Kelmscott Press, 1896. Folio, bound in full rich tan morocco, with raised beveled panels to front and rear boards, blind-stamped in a diamond pattern, borders and dentelles also stamped in blind, leather inlay gilt-lettered with “Chaucer’s Works”, spine with five …
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 3). The deluxe edition is specially bound in slipcase, and includes the additional volume ‘First …
A book collector’s notes on items relating to the Discovery of Australia, the First Settlement, and the Early Coastal Exploration of the Continent
Melbourne : Cassell Australia, 1970. Quarto, cloth boards with illustrated dustjacket (spine sunned), pp 138. A useful book collecting handbook on notable voyages and exploration rare publications.
BENNETT, Bruce; COWAN, Peter; HAY, John; ASHFORD, Susan
Fremantle : Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1990. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp 334.
TYRRELL, James R.
Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1952. First edition. Large octavo, publisher’s tan cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt on black, in original dust jacket (worn at corners and edges, a few closed tears), a presentation copy, inscribed in ink on the front pastedown ‘To A.G. Smith, with the regards of the author, James R. Tyrrell’, …
Sydney : [The Mary Gilmore Award, Trades Hall], 1965. Octavo, wrappers, horizontal crease, bifold pamphlet. A prospectus for soliciting donations to the literary award on the centenary of Gilmore’s birth. Not to be confused with the contemporary Mary Gilmore Prize, this pamphlet is a scarce publication regarding the Award beyond newspaper reports. Previous winners of …
LINDSAY, Lionel (1874-1961)
Woodcut engraving, 80 x 55 mm; created 1958. Signed in the image.
Sydney : Angus & Robertson,1992. Quarto, 2 vols, boards with illustrated dustjacket, housed in illustrated slipcase, pp 192, 455. Vol.1 being Through the Magic Door : A Collection of Australia’s Classic Fantasy Writing and Vol 2. being Visions of Fantasy. Australia’s Fantasy Illustrators: Their Lives and Works.
Canberra : National Library of Australia, 1992. Oblong quarto, pictorial wrappers, pp 99.
Sydney: The Wentworth Press, 1965. Quarto, buff wrappers, pp 117, 77. With photographic plates of some authors.
PRENTICE, Jeffrey; BIRD, Bettina
Melbourne : J.M. Dent, 1987. Quarto, cloth boards with gilt lettering, in matching cloth slipcase with paste down plate, pp 175. Numbered 14 of 100, with signature of Joyce Oldmeadow, a founder of the Dromkeen Collection.