Indigenous Australians

  • # 24397

    EATHER, Michael; CORKHILL, Annette Robyn; BARING, Graham

    Dreamtime : zeitgenössische Aboriginal art / The dark and the light.

    18.05. – 30.09.2001. Klosterneuburg (Vienna) : Sammlung Essl, 2001. Large quarto (300 x 240 mm), pictorial card covers, 301 pp, colour illustrations, bibliography; parallel text in German and English. An as new copy. Superb catalogue produced to accompany an exhibition of contemporary Australian Indigenous art staged by the Essl Museum, Vienna.

  • # 24396

    MELGAR, Alfredo

    Tjukurrpa (Ensueños) : pitura aborigen del desierto australiano.

    Madrid : Galeria Alfredo Melgar, [1990]. Quarto (305 x 220 mm), publisher’s pictorial cloth covered boards in dust jacket, 154 pp, colour plates (some folding), maps. Parallel text in Spanish and English. A fine copy, with a title page presentation inscription by the Madrid gallery owner and publisher, Alfredo Melgar. Only two copies are recorded …

  • # 24395

    OLIVA, Achille Bonito

    Aborigena

    Milano, Italy : Electa, 2001. Square quarto (275 x 225 mm), pictorial wrappers, 110 pp, illustrated in colour. Text in Italian and English. An as new copy. Catalogue for an exhibition of contemporary Central and Western Desert paintings and Arnhem Land sculpture, held at the Palazzo Bricherasi, Turin, Italy.

  • # 24394

    PERLEIN, Gilbert

    Peinture aborigène contemporaine des déserts du Centre et de l’Ouest australiens : collection Mark Cordella & Francis Missana : 9 novembre 2007 au 10 février 2008

    Nice : MAMAC, 2007. Large quarto (305 x 235 mm), pictorial card covers, 96 pp, illustrated throughout in colour, map. An as new copy. Catalogue of an exhibition of a major private collection of Central and Western Desert paintings held at the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain in Nice, France. The only copy recorded in …

  • # 24390

    ISAACS, Jennifer (ed.)

    Desert crafts : Anangu Maruku Punu

    Sydney : Doubleday, 1992. Quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp. 149, illustrated; signed by Jennifer Isaacs. Introduction to Anangu people, defined as Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and Ngaanyatjara but including Matutjara and Ngaatjatjara; outstations and use of modern technology there; Uluru and Katatjuta; outline of struggle for land rights; founding of Pitjantjatjara council; brief outlines of several …

  • # 24365

    SUTTON, Peter et al.

    Dreamings : the art of aboriginal Australia

    New York : George Braziller Publishers in association with the Asia Society Galleries, 1988. First edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 266, illustrated. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Asia Society Galleries, New York, Oct. 6-Dec. 31, 1988, and at three other museums. Interpretations of Aboriginal art; acrylic paintings from Central Australia; bark paintings from …

  • # 24364

    Yarnangu ngaanya : our land – our body

    a touring exhibition from the Warburton Community. Perth : Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1993. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 90, illustrated, CD enclosed (Turlku : ritual songs by the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Pintubi people).

  • # 24347

    BRODY, Anne Marie et alia

    Utopia : a picture story. 88 silk batiks from the Robert Holmes à Court Collection

    Perth [W.A.] : Heytesbury Holdings Ltd. for the Robert Holmes a Court Collection, 1990. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 243, illustrated, presentation inscription to half-title. The artists include: Nora Kemarre; Violet Petyarre; Jedda Kngwarreye; Patsy Kemarre; Marcia Pwerle; Kathleen Petyarre; Maggie Kemarre; Margaret Petyarre; Nancy Petyarre; Jean Pwerle; Maureen Kngwarreye; Rosemary Petyarre; Judith Kngwarreye; Dolly …

  • # 24413

    LEAHY, Cathy and RYAN, Judith (editors)

    Colony : Australia 1770-1861 / Frontier wars

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria with Thames and Hudson, 2019. Second edition. Large quarto, black cloth boards in dust jacket, pp 373, illustrated in colour throughout; an as new copy. A scholarly and beautifully produced catalogue of an important exhibition of art and artefacts that presents the Australian colonial experience from European and Indigenous …

  • # 24406

    MOUNTFORD, Charles

    Australian Aboriginal portraits. (Deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1967. Quarto, cloth bound boards, quarter-leather spine (head and foot a little rubbed), original glassine dustjacket, pp. 89, illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 200 copies signed by Mountford. A very good copy.

  • # 23762

    POLAND, W. (Wilhelm) (1866-1955)

    [HOPE VALE MISSION, CAPE YORK] Die Arbeit der Neuen-Dettelsauer Mission in Australien : aus meinem Privat-und Missionsleben im nördlichen Queensland.

    Lose Blätter. 3. Heft. [=The work of the Neuen-Dettelsauer Mission in Australia: from my private and mission life in North Queensland]. Nürnberg, Germany : Druchereigenoffenschaft “Noris”, 1907. First edition. Series: Neuendettelsauer Missionshauses ; nr. 11. Octavo (205 x 135 mm), original pictorial yellow wrappers (upper wrapper foxed and detached, as is the title page), pp …

  • # 23857

    HAMBY, Louise

    Twined together : kunmadj njalehnjaleken

    Gunbalanya, N.T. : Injalak Arts and Crafts, 2005. Quarto, laminated pictorial boards in dustjacket, pp. xxiii; 256, extensively illustrated. This book is a guide for those with artistic, anthropological, linguistic, historical and fibre interests, providing insight into the previously unexplored complexities of fibre art from the region. Photographic essays feature collection, preparation, making and special …

  • # 24323

    LEAHY, Cathy and RYAN, Judith (editors)

    Colony : Australia 1770-1861 / Frontier wars

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria with Thames and Hudson, 2019. Second edition. Large quarto, black cloth boards in dust jacket, pp 373, illustrated in colour throughout; an as new copy. A scholarly and beautifully produced catalogue of an important exhibition of art and artefacts that presents the Australian colonial experience from European and Indigenous …

  • # 23942

    LETHBRIDGE, H. O.

    [SHEET MUSIC] Australian Aboriginal songs : melodies, rhythm and words truly and authentically Aboriginal.

    / Collected and translated by H.O. Lethbridge, accompaniments arranged by Arthur S. Loam. Melbourne : Allan & Co., 1937. “Imperial edition, no. 420”. Large quarto, illustrated wrappers (some light foxing), 15 pp of music notation (arrangements for voice and piano); a good copy. Song titles: Maranoa lullaby; Bingo corroborees; Warrego lament; Bangee rang an-an-ah; Jabbin, …

  • # 24094

    SPENCER, Baldwin

    Handbook of Melbourne : for the use of members of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science

    Melbourne meeting, 1900. Edited by Professor Baldwin Spencer M.A. Melbourne : printed by Ford & Son, 1900. Octavo, gilt-lettered flushcut cloth (dulled), pp. 201, two folding maps. Includes chapters on the Aborigines of Victoria, bird life, molluscs, botany, climate, commerce, geology, etc. Includes a map of Aboriginal language groups. Ferguson 6208.

  • # 24132

    SAYERS, Andrew (1957 - 2015)

    Aboriginal artists of the nineteenth century

    With a foreword by Lin Onus and a chapter by Carol Cooper. Melbourne : Oxford University Press in association with National Gallery of Australia, 1994. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (spine a little sunned), pp. 162, illustrated. ‘Andrew Sayers examines a considerable body of drawings produced by Aboriginal artists between 1803 and 1903. Never before collected …