Private Press

  • # 31537

    McHUGH, Vincent (1904 - 1983); ADAMS, Tate (1922 - 2018)

    Alpha : the mutabilities

    Poems by Vincent McHugh ; with wood engravings by Tate Adams.San Francisco : The Porpoise Bookshop, 1958. Folio, letterpress wrappers (lightly marked and a couple of short edge tears), stringbound, pp. [16[, letterpress text by McHugh and wood engravings by Adams. A very good copy. Poems & Pictures series number eleven. 137 copies printed by …

  • # 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 …

  • # 30219

    LINDSAY, Jack

    Lysistrata By Aristophanes

    Done into English verse by Jack Lindsay with illustrations and decorations by Norman Lindsay. Sydney: Fanfrolico Press, 1925. Quarto, quarter white cloth over gilt-stamped boards (corners bumped), pp. [viii]; x; 48; [2], tipped-in plates by Norman Lindsay. Limited to 136 copies, signed by Jack Lindsay. A few minor marks, a very good copy. ‘The first title …

  • # 30178

    LINDSAY, Jack

    Fauns and Ladies

    Sydney: Hand–press of J. Kirtley, 1923. Folio, quarter-lambskin over papered boards. A fine copy, lacking the three signed Norman Lindsay woodcuts which were issued in the book. Limited to 210 copies, but not all were made up – about half the copies lack the woodcuts as they were lost in a fire. A fine example of …

  • # 30710

    LONEY, Alan and GIMBLETT, Max

    Searchings. Selections from the artist’s journals

    Auckland : The Holloway Press, 2005. Quarto, quarter buckram over blue lettered boards, unpaginated, illustrations by Gimblett. Limited to 80 copies of which 64 were for sale. This is a copy reserved for the contributors. “This book is the result of three years research and study of the Journals of one of the most significant …

  • # 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 …

  • # 29697

    SPENSER, Edmund (1552/3 - 1599)

    The Works of Edmund Spenser

    Oxford : Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press … & Published for the Press by Basil Blackwell, 1930-1932. One of 375 numbered copies on Batchelor’s Shakespeare Head handmade paper (this copy being number 168), out of a total edition of 386 copies. Eight volumes, large octavo (290 x 200 mm), bound in the original quarter green calf …

  • # 28895

    McGrath, Raymond H. (1903 - 1977)

    Seven Songs of Meadow Lane

    A book of poetry and woodcuts. Sydney : printed in the handpress of J. T. Kirtley, 1924. Small folio, papered boards over vellum, woodcut title label, a couple of very minor spots but very good, minor signs of a removed bookplate to front pastedown, pp. [28], illustrated with 6 original woodcuts, each signed and numbered …

  • # 28944

    KEITH, Elizabeth (illustrator); SCOTT, Espet Keith Robertson (text)

    Old Korea : the land of morning calm

    London : Hutchinson & Co., 1946. Quarto, decorated cloth in dustjacket (foxed, a couple of short tears), pp. 72, colour frontispiece, illustrated with colour and black and white plates, preliminaries foxed, internally fine. Scarce, a very good copy in the flimsy dustjacket, an important illustrated account of Korea. From Clara: Database of Women Artists (National …