Books & Bookplates

  • [MELBOURNE BOOK TRADE] Receipts for purchases made by Australian bibliophile Rollo Hammett
N.H. SEWARD PTY. LTD.
# 14908

    # 14908

    N.H. SEWARD PTY. LTD.

    [MELBOURNE BOOK TRADE] Receipts for purchases made by Australian bibliophile Rollo Hammett

    1. Melbourne : Equity Trustees Company, [1948]. Franked receipt on company letterhead, 135 x 215 mm, manuscript date of 4 November 1948, being a receipt for £2, the ‘purchase money for 2 Volumes Capt. Cook’s second voyage’, paid into the trust account of M.J. Graves by legendary Melbourne bibliophile and collector Rollo Hammett; light creasing, else …

  • Special sale. A list of prominent books on Travel, Topography, Sport, Natural History and Art,
THE TIMES BOOK CLUB
# 14906

    # 14906

    THE TIMES BOOK CLUB

    Special sale. A list of prominent books on Travel, Topography, Sport, Natural History and Art,

    Biographical and Historical Works, Essays, Fiction, etc. London : The Times Book Club, [1923]. Octavo pamphlet, staple bound, 16 pp; a very good copy. 

  • Woodcut book-plates
BARNETT, P. Neville (1881-1953)
# 14459

    # 14459

    BARNETT, P. Neville (1881-1953)

    Woodcut book-plates

    Foreword by Lionel Lindsay. Sydney : Privately printed [The Beacon Press], 1934. Small quarto, original marbled paper boards, vellum spine with black lettering, illustrated dustjacket (short tear), marbled endpapers, front pastedown with Ex Libris of Dr. George Mackaness, presentation inscription from Barnett on the dedication page, 240 pp (pale foxing to edges), illustrated throughout with …

  • China on paper : European and Chinese works from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth century
REED, Marcia; DEMATTE, Paolo (editors)

# 8974

    # 14460

    REED, Marcia; DEMATTE, Paolo (editors)

    China on paper : European and Chinese works from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth century

    Los Angeles, Ca. : Getty Research Institute, 2011. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, 235 pp, illustrated, a new copy.

  • The Celebrated George Barrington: A Spurious Author; the Book Trade, and Botany Bay…
GARVEY, Nathan
# 14159

    # 14159

    GARVEY, Nathan

    The Celebrated George Barrington: A Spurious Author; the Book Trade, and Botany Bay…

    Octavo, cloth bound boards in dustjacket, pp. 327, illustrated.  “This book traces the genesis of the Barrington books in rich and evocative detail, offering a compelling account of publishing history in England and on the continent, and displaying the subtle machinations of the book trade in a world without copyright laws. Throughout, The Celebrated George …

  • Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900 (complete four volume set)
FORBES, David W.
# 1410

    # 14107

    FORBES, David W.

    Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900 (complete four volume set)

    Volume I: 1780-1830. Volume II: 1831-1850. Volume III: 1851-1880. Volume IV: 1881- 1900. Sydney : Hordern House and Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 1999-2003. Quarto (250 x 205 mm.), four volumes, printed in black and red, bound in fine-weave green cloth. The complete set, as new condition. “The long-awaited bibliography of Hawaiiana, many years in …

  • The Fairy World of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
MUIR, Marcie and HOLDEN, Robert
# 14096

    # 14096

    MUIR, Marcie and HOLDEN, Robert

    The Fairy World of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1985. First edition.  Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (spine sunned), 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.

  • Bibliography of Captain James Cook R.N., F.R.S., circumnavigator
BEDDIE, M.K.
# 14069

    # 14069

    BEDDIE, M.K.

    Bibliography of Captain James Cook R.N., F.R.S., circumnavigator

    /​ The Library of New South Wales ; editor: M. K. Beddie. Sydney : [Council of the Library of New South Wales], 1970. Large octavo, blue cloth boards in dustjacket (a little worn), xvi, 894 pp, a good copy of the standard bibliography of Cook.

  • The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (facsimile edition limited to 100 copies, 1899)
# 13970

    # 13970

    The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (facsimile edition limited to 100 copies, 1899)

    Reproduced by authority of the Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales, 1899. Angus & Robertson, 1899. Folio, half-crushed morocco over cloth (a few marks), lettered in gilt to the spine, bookplate from the W. R. Griffiths collection to front pastedown, unpaginated, foxing to edges, photo-lithographed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Sons of …

  • The book of the Public Library, Museums and National Gallery of Victoria, 1906 - 1931
ARMSTRONG, Edmund La Touche; BOYS, Robert Douglass
# 13691

    # 13691

    ARMSTRONG, Edmund La Touche; BOYS, Robert Douglass

    The book of the Public Library, Museums and National Gallery of Victoria, 1906 – 1931

    Melbourne : Trustees of the Public Library, Museums and National Gallery of Victoria, 1932. Octavo, printed wrappers (light crease), bookplate from the Chapman collection inside front wrapper, pp.137, illustrations. John Shirlow's copy, signed by him on front wrapper.

  • The house of Macmillan (1843 - 1943) [Brian Stonier’s copy]
MORGAN, Charles
# 13658

    # 13658

    MORGAN, Charles

    The house of Macmillan (1843 – 1943) [Brian Stonier’s copy]

    London : Macmillan & Co., 1944. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, top edge gilt, bookplate from the Ingleton collection to front pastedown, Ingleton catalogue number 8628 inscribed on rear endpaper, clippings from dustjacket laid in at rear endpapers, pp. 248. From the library of Brian Stonier, inscribed in pencil to front free endpaper 'K. B. Stonier (private …

  • The Australian lettering book
# 13183

    # 13183

    The Australian lettering book

    Specially designed for use in Australian schools and in the offices of lawyers, architects, engineers, surveyors, and draughtsmen generally. Second edition. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, n.d. [c. 1900]. Oblong octavo, lettered cloth, pp. 32, numerous specimens of lettering and typography. Second edition of a style book which was published all through the twentieth century …

  • Bibliotheca Peruana (catalogue)
DOUGLAS STEWART FINE BOOKS
# 13503

    # 13503

    DOUGLAS STEWART FINE BOOKS

    Bibliotheca Peruana (catalogue)

    Melbourne : Douglas Stewart Fine Books, 2016. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 252, extensively illustrated. Catalogue by Jonathan Dickson, photography by Tira Lewis. The illustrated printed catalogue documenting the remarkable private collection of early Peruvian books 'Bibliotheca Peruana'. The catalogue includes a number of great rarities and imprints previously unrecorded. Printed in a small edition of …

  • Armorial Book-plates
BARNETT, P. Neville
# 13455

    # 13455

    BARNETT, P. Neville

    Armorial Book-plates

    Their romantic origin and artistic development. Sydney: privately printed at the Beacon Press, 1932. Octavo, patterned cloth, 172 pp., illustrated throughout with bookplates. A worldwide survey of armorial bookplates including a chapter on Australian armorials. Limited to 300 copies signed by the author. Standard edition.

  • Bookplate for Freda Johnson
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
# 13188

    # 13188

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Bookplate for Freda Johnson

    Process block after a pen and ink drawing, 94 x 78 mm. Created 1937

  • Catalogue of books relating to Australasia, Malaysia, Polynesia, the Pacific Coast of America
[PETHERICK, Edward Augustus].
# 13105

    # 13105

    [PETHERICK, Edward Augustus].

    Catalogue of books relating to Australasia, Malaysia, Polynesia, the Pacific Coast of America

    and the South Seas. Edwards's Australasian Catalogue. London : Francis Edwards, 1899. Octavo, gilt-lettered quarter crushed morocco over cloth (rubbed), top edge gilt, other edges uncut, pp. 220; xxviii, a clean copy. From the library of Jeffrey Prentice, his bookplate to front pastedown. Petherick's three thousand item catalogue of Australiana prepared for Francis Edwards in …

  • Bookplate for Joseph Coen
COEN, Margaret
# 13070

    # 13070

    COEN, Margaret

    Bookplate for Joseph Coen

    Ex libris bookplate reproducing a drawing by Margaret Coen for her cousin Joseph Coen. 

  • Bookplate for Margaret Coen
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
# 12883

    # 12883

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Bookplate for Margaret Coen

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

  • [JEAN CAMPBELL] All about books for Australian and New Zealand readers.
[CAMPBELL, Jean, 1901-1984]
# 12549

    # 12549

    [CAMPBELL, Jean, 1901-1984]

    [JEAN CAMPBELL] All about books for Australian and New Zealand readers.

    Vol. VII no. 4, April 12, 1935. Melbourne : D.W. Thorpe, 1935. Quarto, illustrated wrappers with portrait of Melbourne writer “Miss Jean Campbell, A Successful Australian Author” to front, pp 57-72; a fine copy of this issue.

  • Shakespeare’s beehive : an annotated Elizabethan dictionary comes to light (Revised edition)
KOPPELMANN, George; WECHSLER, Daniel
# 12656

    # 12656

    KOPPELMANN, George; WECHSLER, Daniel

    Shakespeare’s beehive : an annotated Elizabethan dictionary comes to light (Revised edition)

    New York : Axletree Books, 2015. Second edition revised & expanded. Limited to 2000 copies. Octavo, publisher's pictorial card covers, frontispiece, pp x, 417, illustrated with facsimiles, bibliography; an as new copy.  An examination of a heavily annotated copy of John Baret's An Alvearie, or, Quadruple Dictionarie, published in 1580, which, the authors speculate, may …

  • [HAWTHORN PRESS] Australiana from the library of Dame Mabel Brookes
[HINCE, Kenneth]; BROOKES, Mabel Balcombe, 1890-1975.

# 7063

    # 7063

    [HINCE, Kenneth]; BROOKES, Mabel Balcombe, 1890-1975.

    Australiana from the library of Dame Mabel Brookes

    … arranged for sale by Kenneth Hince. Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1968. Special issue on hand-made paper in deluxe binding. Large octavo, fine blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to front and spine, frontispiece portrait, pp [vi], 69, b/w plates, uncut, mostly unopened, a pristine copy.

  • The Bookfellow. The second number. 18th February, 1899.
# 12382

    # 12382

    The Bookfellow. The second number. 18th February, 1899.

    “A Monthly Magazinelet for Book-Buyers and Book-Readers”. Sydney : The Bulletin, 1899. Duodecimo, original illustrated wrappers designed by A.J. Fischer (detached and foxed), 24 pp, illustrated; pale foxing to outer leaves, otherwise contents clean and sound; a fair copy. Scarce.

  • The Bookfellow. The fourth number. 29th April, 1899.
# 12381

    # 12381

    The Bookfellow. The fourth number. 29th April, 1899.

    “A Monthly Magazinelet for Book-Buyers and Book-Readers”. Sydney : The Bulletin, 1899. Duodecimo, original illustrated wrappers designed by A.J. Fischer (detached, chipped and lightly foxed), 48 pp, illustrated; some mild scatted foxing; a fair copy. Scarce.

  • Australian Book Collectors Volumes I, II, III
STITZ, Charles (editor)
# 12351

    # 12351

    STITZ, Charles (editor)

    Australian Book Collectors Volumes I, II, III

    Three volumes (complete). Volume I; Bendigo : Bread Street Press in association with The Australian Book Auction Records, 2010. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 322, illustrated. Second Series Part I; [Melbourne] : Books of Kells (Green Olive Press), 2013. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 409, illustrated. Second Series Part II; [Melbourne] : Books of Kells (Green …

  • Report of the Australian Ex Libris Society (1924)
AUSTRALIAN EX LIBRIS SOCIETY
# 12269

    # 12269

    AUSTRALIAN EX LIBRIS SOCIETY

    Report of the Australian Ex Libris Society (1924)

    Sydney : Australian Ex Libris Society, 1924. Edition limited to 200 copies (this is copy no. 39). Square duodecimo, original printed buff wrappers (upper wrapper lightly foxed and marked), staple bound, ownership signature to first blank, 29 pp, illustrated with 10 black and white photographic plates, including bookplates by Adrian Feint (2), D.H. Souter, Gordon …

  • [MELBOURNE] Catalogue of the loan exhibition of old, rare, and curious books, manuscripts, autographs, examples
KERR, J.M.
# 12100

    # 12100

    KERR, J.M.

    [MELBOURNE] Catalogue of the loan exhibition of old, rare, and curious books, manuscripts, autographs, examples

    of binding, etc., held in the McArthur Gallery / under the direction of the Trustees of the Public Library, Museums, and National Gallery of Victoria. At head of title: Intercolonial Library Conference, Melbourne. 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th April, 1896. Melbourne : R.S. Brain, Government Printer, 1896. Octavo, stapled wrappers (a little sunned, upper fore-edge with a …

  • The Australian Book Trade : a bookseller’s contribution to its history
HOLROYD, John (1911 - 2000)
# 11252

    # 11252

    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 …

  • Papuan wonderland / The phantom paradise (order form)
HIDES, J.G. / NIAU, J.H.
# 11459

    # 11459

    HIDES, J.G. / NIAU, J.H.

    Papuan wonderland / The phantom paradise (order form)

    [Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1936]. Single sheet, 255 x 150 mm, printed on both sides in sepia, with photographic illustrations; recto with synopsis and review of J.G. Hides' Papuan wonderland; verso with synopsis and review of J.H. Niau's The phantom paradise : the story of the expeditions of the Marquis de Rays, 1879-81; both …

  • The Australian Ex Libris Society Year Book, 1929
The Australian Ex Libris Society
# 11076

    # 11076

    The Australian Ex Libris Society

    The Australian Ex Libris Society Year Book, 1929

    Sydney : Boylan & Co., 1929. Edition limited to 500 copies (copy no. 178). Small octavo, printed wrappers (fine), 46 pp, reproductions of bookplates by Adrian Feint, Roy Davies, Phillip M. Litchfield, A.H. Fullwood, Hilda Wiseman, Herbert Cole, E.S. Watson, W.S. Percy, Karma Birmingham, R.A. Clive, D. Price and Thomas Friedensen.

  • Captain James Cook : a bibliographical excursion
HOLMES, Sir Maurice
# 10931

    # 10931

    HOLMES, Sir Maurice

    Captain James Cook : a bibliographical excursion

    New York : Burt Franklin, 1952 (1968 reprint). Octavo, cloth, pp. 103, illustrated. 

  • Etched book-plates / Harold Byrne ; with an introduction by John Lane Mullins
BYRNE, Harold
# 10807

    # 10807

    BYRNE, Harold

    Etched book-plates / Harold Byrne ; with an introduction by John Lane Mullins

    Sydney : [the Author], 1936. Limited edition of 25 signed and numbered copies (this is copy no. 13), 20 of which were for sale. “The paper used in making this book is Worthy Coronet. The plates were hand wiped and printed by the artist.” (Colophon). Quarto, original parchment-backed papered boards with etched paper label to …

  • Armorial book-plates (deluxe edition)
BARNETT, P. Neville
# 10777

    # 10777

    BARNETT, P. Neville

    Armorial book-plates (deluxe edition)

    Their romantic origin and artistic development. Sydney: privately printed at the Beacon Press, 1932. Deluxe edition, limited to 120 numbered and signed copies (no. 53). Small quarto, patterned cloth with gilt lettered title label (chipped) to upper board, 172 pp, illustrated throughout with bookplates; a very good copy. A worldwide survey of armorial bookplates including …

  • Checklist of the bookplates of Eirene Mort
[MORT, Eirene]; Australian Bookplate Club
# 10802

    # 10802

    [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. …

  • John B. Godson bookplates
GODSON, John B.
# 10778

    # 10778

    GODSON, John B.

    John B. Godson bookplates

    Sydney : Lieutenant G. C. Ingleton [Golden Lantern Press], 1933. Edition limited to 150 copies. Duodecimo, quarter-cloth over papered boards, edges uncut, unpaginated, 10 bookplates tipped-in, mostly original etchings, and a checklist of Godson's bookplates. Scarce.

  • Bookplate for Keith Wingrove
LINDSAY, Lionel
# 10742

    # 10742

    LINDSAY, Lionel

    Bookplate for Keith Wingrove

    Woodcut and engraving, 8 x 5.5 cm. created 1958. Signed in the image.  

  • Bookplate for A. H. Conybeare
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
# 10541

    # 10541

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Bookplate for A. H. Conybeare

    Process block after an etching, 113 x 90 mm. Created 1928.

  • Bookplate for Mary C. Swan
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
# 10540

    # 10540

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Bookplate for Mary C. Swan

    Process block after a pen and ink drawing, 140 x 95 mm. Created 1942

  • Bookplate for Harold Oliver
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
# 10538

    # 10538

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Bookplate for Harold Oliver

    Process block after a pen and ink drawing, 130 x 95 mm. Mid twentieth century. An unauthorised bookplate using a Lindsay image.

  • Bookplate for R. Parkinson
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
# 10537

    # 10537

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Bookplate for R. Parkinson

    Process block after a pen and ink drawing, 90 x 67 mm. Created c. 1898 – 1890. 

  • Bookplate for J. E. Tremearne
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
# 10536

    # 10536

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Bookplate for J. E. Tremearne

    Process block after a pen and ink drawing, 113 x 73 mm, circa 1898 – 1900

  • Bookplate for Dora Jarret
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
# 10535

    # 10535

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Bookplate for Dora Jarret

    Process block after a pen and ink drawing, 112 x 78 mm. 

  • Bookplate for Evan Cameron
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
# 10534

    # 10534

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Bookplate for Evan Cameron

    Process block after a pen and ink drawing, 134 x 90 mm. Circa 1930

  • Bookplate for Brendan Lane Mullins
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
# 10533

    # 10533

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Bookplate for Brendan Lane Mullins

    Process block after a pen and ink drawing, 110 x 65 mm. Created 1907

  • Bookplate for Shirley Court-Rice
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
# 10532

    # 10532

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Bookplate for Shirley Court-Rice

    Process block after a pen and ink drawing, 110 x 70 mm. Mid-twentieth century.

  • Bookplate for Bertha Ashton
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
# 10527

    # 10527

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Bookplate for Bertha Ashton

    Process block from a pen and ink drawing, 125 x 72 mm, signed in the image, fine condition. Mid twentieth century.

  • De luxe publications by P. Neville Barnett
BARNETT, P. Neville
# 10395

    # 10395

    BARNETT, P. Neville

    De luxe publications by P. Neville Barnett

    [Sydney : the author, c. 1938]. Octavo, printed wrappers, unpaginated, tipped-in colour frontispiece, illustrated in black and white. Signed and inscribed by Barnett on the front free endpaper. An illustrated prospectus of Barnett's limited edition books on bookplates and Japanese woodcuts.

  • Diminutive markers for miniature books
LUBRAN, Alfred
# 10751

    # 10751

    LUBRAN, Alfred

    Diminutive markers for miniature books

    [London] : Narbulla Agency, c. 1970s. A small packet sealed in plastic of about 10 miniature bookmarks for miniature books, each different and printed letterpress. Clearly essential for even the smallest reader.

  • The hours of Jeanne d’Evreaux, Queen of France
# 10750

    # 10750

    The hours of Jeanne d’Evreaux, Queen of France

    at the cloisters of the Metropolitan Museum of Art MCMLVII. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1957. Duodecimo, imitation vellum, pp. 28, facsimile pages of the illuminated manuscript in the Met.  

  • Australian children’s books : a bibliography
MUIR, Marcie; WHITE, Kerry
# 9967

    # 9967

    MUIR, Marcie; WHITE, Kerry

    Australian children’s books : a bibliography

    Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press ; Portland, Or. : International Specialized Book Services, 1992-2004. Miegunyah Press series. Three volumes, quarto, cloth boards in dust jackets, v.1. 1774-1972 /​ Marcie Muir; v. 2. 1973-1988 /​ Kerry White; v. 3. 1989-2000 /​ Kerry White; xxi+547; xxii+477; xxiv+690pp; an as new set of this important reference work …

  • Australian children’s fiction : the subject guide update
WHITE, Kerry
# 9966

    # 9966

    WHITE, Kerry

    Australian children’s fiction : the subject guide update

    Milton, Qld. : Jacaranda Wiley, 1996. Quarto, laminated stiff wrappers, vi, 154 pp, an as new copy.