Classical Antiquity

  • # 35794

    CONNOR, Peter and JACKSON, Heather

    A catalogue of Greek vases in the collection of the University of Melbourne at the Ian Potter Museum of Art

    Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, 2000. Folio, boards in dustjacket, pp. 208, extensively illustrated.  A fine copy, near-new. The catalogue of the University of Melbourne’s superb collection of Greek vases is now published as a sumptuous, fully colour-illustrated, cloth-covered volume which will suit the needs of students, researchers and interested readers. This richly illustrated book …

  • # 35792

    SALTER, Sally

    A catalogue of Cypriot antiquities at the University of Melbourne and in the Ian Potter Museum of Art

    Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, 2008. Folio, boards in dustjacket, pp. 271, extensively illustrated.  A fine copy, near-new. The University of Melbourne’s collection of Cypriot antiquities was established and developed between the 1930s and 1960s. Largely ceramic, and extending from the Bronze Age to the Roman, Sally Salter’s comprehensive research into the collection – many …

  • # 35505

    WILSON, Charles William (1836-1905)

    Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt.

    Edited by Colonel Wilson, R.E., C.B., F.R.S. formerly Engineer to the Palestine Exploration Society. Assisted by the most eminent Palestine explorers etc. With numerous engravings on steel and wood. In four volumes. London : Virtue & Co., [1880-83]. Four volumes bound in two, folio (330 x 270 mm), contemporary quarter crushed morocco, ruled in gilt, …

  • # 34636

    LETI Bruno (1941 - ); PESSOA, Fernando (1888 - 1935)

    Dream walls

    Melbourne : the artist, 2018. Octavo, printed gatefold wrappers, pp. 114, photographs and images by Bruno Leti. Printed in a small run of unnumbered copies. Signed by the artist. Images of Roman walls at Herculaneum and Pompeii taken by the artist with his painted responses.

  • # 34323

    HUGHES, John; LUCCIO, Marco

    Tales from the Greek

    Melbourne : Turtle and Bull, 2021. By John Hughes ; artwork by Marco Luccio. Quarto, illustrated boards in dustjacket, pp. 401, illustrated. Limited to 500 copies, signed and numbered. Housed in the publisher’s card box. Publisher’s statement : Hughes incorporates versions of Sophocles’ Philoctetes, a classic triangle of trust and deceit, and Antigone, which reverses …

  • # 33345

    HENSON, Bill (1955 -)


    Melbourne : Scanlan Theodore, 2016. Quarto, lettered cloth, pp. 32, foreword by John Tatoulis, essay by Peter Craven, photographic plates by Bill Henson. Printed in a limited edition of 300 copies. ‘ONEIROI sets out to inspire discussion about what it means to be custodians of an ancient past and captures the way in which our …

  • # 32755


    Cato and Laelius: or, Essays on Old-Age and Friendship: by Marcus Tullius Cicero. With Remarks by William Melmoth, Esq. A new edition. (Redmond Barry’s copy)

    London : J. Dodsley, 1795. Two volumes, octavo (210 mm), original half-calf (worn) over marbled boards (heavily rubbed), joints weak, spines with contrasting leather title pieces (both present) and volume labels (one lacking), pp [viii] (including separate title page for Vol. 1 with engraved portrait of Cato), 318 ; [viii] (including separate title page for …

  • # 31483

    The museum of archaeology and ethnography, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    Riyadh : Dept. of Antiquities and Museums, Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, circa 1980. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 48, illustrated. Text in Arabic and English.

  • # 29265

    HARPER, Henry Andrew (1835-1900)

    Walks in Palestine

    London : The Religious Tract Society, 1888. First edition. Large quarto (320 x 260 mm), publisher’s oatmeal cloth over bevelled boards, upper board and spine with gilt-stamped lettering and pictorial device (light staining to boards and spine), all edges gilt, title page in red and black, 128 pp, with [24] photogravure plates, all with tissue …

  • # 28043

    LINDSAY, Norman

    Petronius. A Revised Latin Text of the Satyricon.

    with the Earliest English Translation (1694), now first reprinted with an Introduction, together with one hundred illustrations by Norman Lindsay.  London : privately printed by Ralph Straus, 1910. Quarto, gilt-lettered quarter-vellum over papered boards (edges rubbed, some restoration to the vellum), top edge gilt, other edges uncut, 303 pp, one hundred black and white plates …

  • # 25547

    STRASSER, Theo


    Melbourne : Anajah Press, 2015. Octavo, handpainted card wrappers, pp. [48], illustrated. An artist’s book of photomontaged text and poetry by Melbourne creator Theo Strasser, limited to 50 numbered and signed copies. ‘An artist’s book by Theo Strasser, compiled from altered and montaged photographs which have been digitally reproduced, and acrylic and gouache paintings on …

  • # 22302

    Raymond of Sabunde (c.1385-1436)

    Theologia naturalis sive Liber creatura[rum] specialiter de homine [et] de natura eius in qua[n]tum homo. :[et] de his qu[a] sunt ei necessaria ad cognoscendu[m] seip[su]m [et] Deu[m] [et] om[n]e debitu[m] ad q[uo]d ho[mo] tenet[ur] et obligatur tam Deo q[uam] p[ro]ximo.

    Impressus Nurembergae : Per Anthoniu[m] koberger [sic] inibi co[n]cluem, 1502. Folio (290 x 210 mm), contemporary sheep over wooden boards (lacking clasps), elaborate blind-tooling to both boards, upper board including a panel containing abbreviated title, below it a partially remnant contemporary paper label with manuscript in red and black; A-Q8 R6; title with early (unidentified) …

  • # 14727

    [POSTER]. Images of the ancient world. Archaeology at the University of Melbourne

    Exhibition jointly arranged by Department of Classical Studies, University of Melbourne and School of Art and Design, Chisholm Institute of Technology. Melbourne : Chisholm Institute of Technology, 1988. Printed poster, 630 x 450 mm.

  • # 14706

    [POSTER]. Ancient Egyptian Pottery

    RMIT Faculty of Art Gallery, Melbourne 1982. From the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria & the Australian Institute of Archaeology, 15 – 16 June. Screenprinted poster, 385 x 290 mm.

  • # 19466

    PANZIROLI, Guidi (1523 - 1599)

    De claris legum interpretibus libri quatuor

    Leipzig: Johann Friedrich Gleditsch, 1721. Quarto, full calf (rubbed), spine with raised bands, gilt-lettered contrasting title label, previous owner’s bookplate and inscriptions to endpapers, edges stained red, portrait frontispiece, pp. [xxxii]; 660; (20); ornamental headpiece, tailpiece and initials, top of leaves a2 and a3 remargined, overall very good. Panciroli’s guide to legal practice based on biographical …

  • # 19717

    LONEY, Alan

    Soma : guarding the body poems from the fragments of the pre-Socratic philosophers with typographic images

    Melbourne : Electio Editions, 2008. Octavo, publisher’s brown papered boards in burnt orange cloth-covered slipcase (slight wear to corner), 48 pp., with numerous illustrations; internally pristine, a fine copy. Signed and numbered by the poet. Number 4 of 30 copies. “I first encountered the pre-Socratic philosophers in Kathleen Freeman’s translation in the early 1960s. Since then I …