Private Press

  • # 42482

    [CHAUCER, Geoffrey; MORRIS, William]

    Works of Geoffrey Chaucer newly imprinted [with]: Companion volume to the Kelmscott Chaucer by Duncan Robinson.

    London : The Basilisk Press, 1974 – 1975. Two volumes, folio, (425 x 285 mm), boards in “Larkspur” William Morris pattern designed Cloth, printed by Liberty, pp. iv, 555; 3-146), 87 woodcut illustrations by W.H. Hooper after designs by Edward Burne-Jones, recut for this edition, the companion volume with 85 tipped-in plates after the drawings …

  • # 42647

    LYE, Len

    Body English.

    Text & Images by Len Lye. Edited, and with an afterword by Roger Horrocks. Auckland : The Holloway Press, 2009. Small folio, lettered papered boards, cloth spine, pp. 45, tipped-in photograph, colophon. ‘“Body English” was Len Lye’s catch-all term for all forms of communication that incorporate a physical dimension – from “body language” (which includes …

  • # 42419

    KIRTLEY, John and STEPHENSON, P. R.

    Fine Books. First list

    London : Fanfrolico Press, [1926]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Norman Lindsay (lightly creased), pp. 12, Norman Lindsay illustration to title page, and a full page plate from Lysistrata. The first catalogue published by the Fanfrolico Press, late in 1926 for the American market (a variant issue published earlier that year for the London market). Rare, with …

  • # 42376

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    On the origin of species (First ‘Australian’ edition)

    by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. With a new preface by Charles G. Darwin. Illustrated with wood engravings by Paul Landcare. [New York] : Limited Editions Club, 1963. Printed for The Limited Editions Club at The Griffin Press, Adelaide, South Australia. Quarto, quarter wallaby over …

  • # 42633

    BARNETT, P. Neville

    Proof sheets for : Souvenir of glimpses at Ukiyo-ye and Nishiki-ye : brocade prints of Japan (second printing)

    Sydney : Privately published, 1942 (revised edition, February 1943). Edition limited to 30 copies, the first printing of 1942 was of 50 copies.  Proof sheets for the Souvenir, without wrappers or title page, and without the tipped-in prints and photographs, although inserted at the rear are three prints after Japanese woodblocks, one inscribed by Barnett Hiroshige. …

  • # 37330

    CRAWHALL, Joseph

    Crawhall’s Chap-Book Chaplets

    London; Field & Tuer, 1883. Quarto, illustrated papered boards (edges rubbed, small chips to spine), fore and lower edges uncut, unpaginated (approx. 200 pp.) eight chapbooks printed at the Leadenhall Press on colour papers, illustrations coloured by hand, printed in a limited edition of unspecified number, a fine copy. A charming collection of illustrated street ballads …

  • # 37827

    O'BRIEN, Brendan

    Paintings on love

    Wellington : Brendan O’Brien, Fernbank Studio, 2010. Octavo, letterpress and embossed card wrappers, pp. [24], text with titles in different colours. A beautiful work. “A collection of collages using fragments of text from Kangra paintings on love (National Museum, New Delhi, 1962). Hand-printed at the Fernbank Studio, Strathmore Heights, by Brendan O’Brien in Spring 2010. …

  • # 41954

    CREELEY, Robert; KATZ, Alex

    Edges

    New York : Peter Blum Edition, 1999. Quarto, publisher’s green cloth over boards (some mild wear), with gilt lettering, gilt to spine, unpaginated, illustrated throughout; slight bend to top right corner of leaves, otherwise internally very clean, a good copy. Edges features reproductions of 13 etchings by Katz which accompany the poem of the same …

  • # 41546

    BARNETT, P. Neville

    Souvenir of glimpses at Ukiyo-ye and Nishiki-ye : brocade prints of Japan (first printing)

    Sydney : Privately published, 1942. Edition limited to 50 numbered and signed copies with author’s seal (this is copy no. 41). Quarto, original stiff wrappers with black lettering to front, original blue silk ties, original glassine wrapper, 16 pp, with tipped-in colour illustrations and 2 tipped-in black and white photographs advertising the de-luxe editions of …

  • # 41545

    BARNETT, P. Neville

    Souvenir of glimpses at Ukiyo-ye and Nishiki-ye : brocade prints of Japan (second printing)

    Sydney : Privately published, 1942 (revised edition, February 1943). Edition limited to 30 numbered and signed copies with author’s seal (this is copy no. 16), the first printing of 1942 was of 50 copies.  Quarto, original stiff wrappers with black lettering to front, original blue silk ties, bookplate inside upper wrapper, 16 pp; (4), with …

  • # 41543

    BARNETT, P. Neville

    Souvenir of Japanese colour-prints

    Sydney : privately printed for the author, 1936. Quarto, lettered textured cards, string bound, colour print to upper wrapper, lightly foxed, pp. [12], tipped-in colour prints, some offsetting from the glue, a very good copy. Limited to 65 copies for presentation, signed and numbered by Barnett, this copy is number 21 and a presentation copy …

  • # 41581

    KIRTLEY, John T.; POLITZER, Louis

    Persian rhapsody. Harmonised by Louis Politzer

    Ferntree Gully, Vic. :  John T. Kirtley, 1951 . Folio, originally issued in sheets, this copy bound in light blue cloth by F. Binnin & Co. of Adelaide, their label to front pastedown, gilt lettering, light offsetting to endpapers, pp. [10]. One of only ten hand-printed copies, numbered and signed by the author and printer. …

  • # 41580

    KIRTLEY, John T.; GOODE, Cyril E.

    The flame of flesh. A sonnet sequence by Cyril E. Goode. Illustrations by Charles Crampton

    Ferntree Gully, Vic. :  John Kirtley, [1952] . Folio, maroon leather (lightly marked, scuffed at head and foot of spine), gilt lettering, light offsetting to endpapers, decorated title page, pp. [20]; with linocut illustrations by Charles Crampton. One of only fourteen hand-printed copies, numbered and signed by the author, this copy with additional signed presentation …

  • # 41271

    CROOKE, Ray

    An epistle from Oberea (signed twice by Ray Crooke)

    With decorations by Ray Crooke. Ferntree Gully, Vic. : The Rams Skull Press, 1955. Quarto, hessian bound boards with traditional Polynesian tapa design, signed ‘Ray Crooke 21 October 65’ on the endpaper, 24 pp, illustrated with seven original silk screens by Ray Crooke. Limited to 250 copies signed by the artist; the cover was also …

  • # 40914

    LEAR, Edward (1822 - 1888), SIBLEY, Andrew (1933-2015)

    The owl and the pussy cat

    Written by Edward Lear. Illustrated by Andrew Sibley. Albert Park, Vic. : Lilly Pilly Books, 1988. Folio, bound by Richard Griffin in contrasting green embossed morocco, with inset illustration to upper board, red endpapers; 20 laid-in pochoir plates, two double-page, and decorative pochoir initials (calligraphy by Andrew Sibley); all edges uncut, in fine condition. With …

  • # 40913

    SIBLEY, Irena (1943-2009)

    Rainbow

    Albert Park, Vic. : Lilly Pilly Books, 1988. Second edition. Folio, bound by Richard Griffin in contrasting red and yellow embossed morocco, with inset linoleum block print to upper board, red endpapers; [42] pp of linoleum block-print plates and calligraphic text (calligraphy by Irene Sibley); all edges uncut, in fine condition. “67 copies of ‘Rainbow’ …