• # 16754

    COLE, E.W. (1832-1918)

    “Humanity” / Number one, containing: the human race at a glance, by E.W. Cole.

    [Caption title]. Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide : E. W. Cole, Book Arcade, [1893]. Large quarto, original printed stiff wrappers (marked and foxed, paper splitting along spine), pp. 32, pages 5-31 comprised entirely of  lithographed vignette illustrations of racial types from around the world (arranged 25 to a page), with Cole’s essay occupying the first 4 …

  • # 16750

    LINDSAY Norman (1879 - 1969)

    Creative effort. An essay in affirmation.

    London : Cecil Palmer, 1924. First U.K. edition. Octavo, cloth bound boards with paper title label to spine, tipped in Norman Lindsay illustration to front pastedown, front free endpaper with original owner’s inscription, edges uncut, pp. 292, later ex libris to rear pastedown; a fine copy. Lindsay’s philosophies on art and life.

  • # 16551

    FULLER, R. Buckminster; AGEL, Jerome; FIORE, Quentin

    I seem to be a verb.

    New York : Bantam Books, 1970. Trade paperback, original illustrated silver wrapppers lettered in black (slightly scuffed); pp 192; illustrated throughout; a good copy. An experimental publication by the American architect and inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller, in collaboration with producer Jerome Angel and designer Quentin Fiore. The whimsical work is replete with utopian plans and …

  • # 15879

    MACROBIUS, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius (fl. circa A.D. 395-425)

    Aurelii Macrobii Ambrosii Theodosii V.C. & inlustris quae exstant omnia, diligentissime emendata, et cum optimis editionibus collata, ut ex praefatione manifestum.

    Patavii [Padua] : Excudebat Josephus Cominus, 1736. Octavo, contemporary vellum, contrasting calf title labels, edges speckled red, ownership inscription of ‘W. Grant’ to corner of front free endpaper, acquisition record ‘Pinelli sale 2-4-0’ inscribed verso, owner’s name ‘D of Grafton 1789’ inscribed to the title page, copperplate vignette to title page, engraved headpieces, tail pieces and …

  • # 14586

    LOCKE, John, 1632-1704

    The works of John Locke Esq; in three volumes.

    The third collected edition of the works of one of the most significant philosophers of the Enlightenment. London : Printed for Arthur Bettesworth, Edmund Parker, John Pemberton, and Edward Symon, 1727. Three volumes, folio, uniform contemporary full calf with double gilt fillets; elaborately gilt spines in compartments between gilt-hatched raised bands, each spine panel featuring a …

  • # 15407

    HODSON, Geoffrey

    The case for vegetarianism

    Auckland, N.Z. : Dawson Printing Co. Ltd., [c.1940]. First edition. Small octavo pamphlet, printed wrappers (sunned and very lightly marked; upper wrapper with wet stamp of the Theosophical Book Depot, Queen Street, Auckland), staple bound, 8 pp; a good copy. The author was President of the New Zealand Vegetarian Society. Here he outlines seven reasons …

  • # 14903

    Anonymous artist; [WIECHERT, Ernst 1887-1950]


    [Germany, circa 1937]. Calligraphic manuscript. Small folio (320 x 230 mm), original quarter cloth over papered boards with onlaid manuscript title to front 'Ernst Wiechert. Eine Mauer um uns Baue'; stitch bound; pp 44, calligraphic manuscript in red and black inks; scattered mild foxing, confined to the margins of the leaves; else fine. Ernst Wiechert …

  • # 15207

    MARIGHELLA, Carlos

    Urban guerilla minimanual.

    [Cover title: Minimanual of the urban guerrilla]. Vancouver : Pulp Press, 1974. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, pp 38, [1]; a fine copy. Carlos Marighella (1911-1969) was a Brazilian Marxist writer, politician – and guerilla.

  • # 14656


    Seven pillars of wisdom : a triumph

    London : Jonathan Cape, 1935. First trade edition. Quarto, gilt-illustrated cloth (flecked, spine a little sunned), printed dustjacket (price clipped, a few short tears with paper reinforcements verso), pp. 672; numerous plates and folding maps, a very good copy. 

  • # 14611

    RZEWUSKI, Wenceslas (editor)

    [ORIENTALISM] Mines de l’Orient : exploitées par une société d’amateurs

    [=Fundgruben des Orients]. A Vienne : Chez Antoine Schmid, 1809. Folio, original printed wrappers backed with contemporary marbled paper; pp [8], the second page printed entirely in Arabic script; single horizontal fold at centre, in very good condition. Rare prospectus in French for an early and important Orientalist periodical, Fundgruben des Orients, which was published …

  • # 9742

    [DESCARTES]. HART, Kevin

    Losing the power to say “I” : an essay celebrating the four hundredth anniversary of the birth

    of René Descartes. Melbourne : Art School Press, 1996. Limited edition of 100 copies, numbered, signed and dated by the author (no. 91). Octavo, olive cloth boards with pictorial onlay (portrait of Descartes), title page printed in red and black with vignette portrait of Descartes (identical to onlay on upper board), 37 pp, a fine copy.