Private Press

  • # 34067


    Women in parliament by Aristophanes

    done into English by Jack Lindsay with illustrations by Norman Lindsay and a foreword by Edgell Rickword. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1929. Folio, half blue morocco over gilt-lettered cloth (edges lightly rubbed), spine very lightly sunned, top edge gilt, others uncut, pp. [xvi]; 60, full page plates after Norman Lindsay. Limited to 500 copies …

  • # 33528

    [LINDSAY, Lionel]. BRENNAN, Christopher.

    The Burden of Tyre. Fifteen poems by Christopher Brennan. Etchings by Lionel Lindsay.

    Sydney: privately printed by Harry Chaplin, 1953. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth (marked), dustjacket (light water stains), unpaginated, tipped-in etched portrait of Brennan by Lionel Lindsay, signed and numbered, text in letterpress and reproduction of manuscript, tipped-in plate. Limited to 300 copies signed by Harry Chaplin.

  • # 32730

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Creative effort : an essay in affirmation (deluxe edition)

    Sydney : published for the author by Art in Australia, 1920. First edition. Octavo, quarter cloth over papered boards, spine lettered in gilt (marked); offsetting to endpapers (previous owner’s name to front pastedown), original signed etching by Norman Lindsay tipped-in (lightly foxed), errata slip, pp 292; a very good copy. Limited to 120 copies, of …

  • # 32780

    COMMÈRE, Pascal; HEREL, Petr (artist) (1943 - )

    Prévision de passage d’un dix cors au lieu-dit Goulet du maquis

     / Pascal Commère ; dessins de Petr Herel. Large octavo (210 x 155 mm), publisher’s printed wrappers, 113 pp; poems by Commère illustrated with 6 full-page reproductions of etchings by Australian artist Petr Herel; text in French; ex-library copy with deaccession stamp of the Médiathèque Chalette-sur-Loing (plus usual library markings) else a good, clean copy. Trove …

  • # 32727

    MACARTNEY, Frederick T. (1887 - 1980)

    Hard light and other verses

    Surrey Hills, Vic. : The Galleon Press, 1934. Square octavo, green cloth boards with pictorial paper onlay to front featuring a linocut by the poet; 43 pp, illustrated with a further 6 tipped-in linocuts by Macartney; lightly marked, a very good copy. Presentation inscription to a previous owner pasted on a small card on the …

  • # 32617

    GUTENBERG, Johannes (c. 1398 - 1468)

    A leaf from the Gutenberg Bible

    [Mainz : Johannes Gutenberg, circa 1454-55]. Single folio leaf. 371 x 300 mm, printed on recto and verso, black gothic lettering of forty-two lines in double columns, large two-line initial letters rubricated in red; light foxing and very small edge chips, remnants of binding along one edge with tiny fragments of manuscript binder’s waste (presumably from …

  • # 31318

    HUBBARD, Elbert (1856 - 1915)

    These pages recount little journeys made to the homes of Ruskin and Turner.

    East Aurora: Roycroft Printing Shop, 1896. Quarto, quarter-cloth over gilt-lettered papered boards (marked, boards rubbed), pp. 54, 12 photographure plates with tissue guards, letterpress printed in red and black, extensive marginal ornamentation coloured in inks and gold, all edges uncut, internally fine. Limited to 473 copies signed and numbered by the author. Elbert Hubbard was …

  • # 27437

    EIGNER, Larry; KING, Ronald (illustrator)

    earth birds : forty six poems written between May 1964 and June 1972

    Circle Press : Guildford, 1981. Quarto (290 mm), publisher’s quarter brown cloth over papered boards, [42] pp, with 6 plates by Ronald King (blind intaglio abstract designs); internally pristine, a fine copy. Deluxe issue, one of 50 copies on pure rag-made paper with 6 plates printed blind intaglio; although these should be numbered I-L this …

  • # 30640

    "HUGH STONE" (pseud. of Edward McDONNELL)

    Men and memories. (Presentation copy inscribed by the author for the artist E. J. Turner)

    / by “Hugh Stone” (E. McDonnell). [Newcastle, Australia : Printed by R. C. Pogonoski Pty. Ltd.], 1941. “One hundred copies of this Book have been printed … for Private Circulation only, of which this is Number Eight (8)“ (colophon). Octavo (220 x 142 mm), original blind blocked black cloth over boards with gilt-stamped lettering to …

  • # 30636

    W & G. Baird Ltd.

    In memoriam Sir Robert Baird

    Belfast : Privately printed, 1934. Royal octavo (220 x 170 mm), original black calf with gilt-stamped lettering to upper board (rubbed, spine ends scuffed), all edges gilt, 75 pp, with two tipped-in sepia tone photographic portraits; offsetting at edges of preliminary and last leaves, else internally clean and bright, a very good copy; loosely enclosed …

  • # 30886

    LINDSAY, Lionel (1874-1961)

    Discobolus and other verse (Margaret Coen’s copy)

    Melbourne : F.W. Cheshire [printed at The Hawthorn Press], 1959. Edition limited to 350 copies (this marked ‘Review copy’). Small quarto, olive cloth boards (small stain), spine with gilt lettering, pp 68, [1], numerous reproductions of Lionel Lindsay wood-engravings, a very good copy in slipcase. Margaret Coen’s copy, close friend of Norman Lindsay and wife …

  • # 30559

    FERLINGHETTi, Lawrence (1919-2021)

    Moscow in the wilderness, Segovia in the snow

    San Francisco, CA : Beach Books, 1967. First edition. Large folio sheet (445 x 570 mm), printed recto and verso, folded to form an octavo-sized pamphlet; Ferlinghetti’s poem, illustrated with a guitar case, was printed by Vortex Printers (Charley D. and Pamela Plymell), San Francisco, and distributed by Ferlinghetti’s City Lights Bookstore; browning and mild silverfishing …

  • # 30224

    LINDSAY, Lionel (1874 - 1961)

    A book of woodcuts

    Sydney : Art in Australia, 1922. Quarto, cloth covered boards, title inlay, all edges uncut, unpaginated, signed woodcut frontispiece printed from colour blocks, foreword by Lindsay with woodcut decoration, a further twenty original woodcuts tipped-in. The deluxe edition, limited to 35 copies, hand printed by Percy Green on Japanese vellum, the woodblocks hand printed by …

  • # 30522

    MARTIN-SCHERRER, Frédérique; HEREL, Petr (1943 - ) (artist); JACKSON, Philip

    Thierry Bouchard & Petr Herel : the shared book

    Translated from French by Margot Jones. [Melbourne and Canberra] : Disquiet Press, 2018. Edition of 100 copies, each with an original signed and numbered frottage (73 x 52 mm) by Petr Herel tipped-in on the half title. Octavo, printed blue wrappers, pp 1-38 (history of the Labyrinth Press by Martin-Scherrer), [39-56] (colour illustrations), 57-59 (notes), …

  • # 24734

    Sahula, Isaac ben Solomon ibn Abi (1244-1282)

    ‏משל הקדמוני /‏ ‏יצחק בן שלמה בן סהולה [Mashal ha-Kadmoni]

    Woodmere, N.Y. : Pardes Rimonim Press, 1987. Quarto, gilt-lettered quarter morocco over papered boards, fore- and lower edges uncut, pp 282, printed letterpress, woodcuts; text in Hebrew; housed in a matching slipcase. ‘Mashal Haqadamoni is a reprint of the Venetian 1546 edition with its 80 woodcuts some of which were recut for this edition. Printed …

  • # 30380

    CROOKE, Ray

    An epistle from Oberea

    With decorations by Ray Crooke. Ferntree Gully, Vic. : The Rams Skull Press, 1955. Quarto, hessian bound boards with traditional Polynesian tapa design, previous owner’s name neatly inscribed to endpaper, 24 pp, illustrated with seven original silk screens by Ray Crooke. Limited to 250 copies signed by the artist; the cover was also silk-screened by …