Private Press

  • # 35984

    SIBLEY, Irena (1943-2009); SIBLEY, Andrew (1933- )

    The calming of Harry

    Albert Park, Vic. : Lilly Pilly Books, 1987. ONE OF ONLY TWELVE. ‘The first edition of “The calming of Harry” is limited to ten numbered copies and two artist’s proof copies. This edition is handwritten on French “lana” paper and the illustrations which are hand printed on Japanese mulberry paper are each individually coloured by …

  • # 35894

    LINDSAY, Norman; LINDSAY, Jack; GRAVES, Robert

    Loving Mad Tom. Bedlamite verses of the XVI and XVII centuries

    With five illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Foreword by Robert Graves. The texts edited with notes by Jack Lindsay. Musical transcriptions by Peter Warlock. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1927 (but 1928). Quarto, quarter vellum over gilt-decorated papered boards (lightly marked), top edges gilt, the others uncut, photogravure and other reproductions after Norman Lindsay, [4], 110, …

  • # 34757

    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 …

  • # 35604

    DUENSING, Paul Hayden

    25 : A quarter-century of triumphs and disasters in the microcosm of the private press & typefoundry of Paul Hayden Duensing

    Kalamazoo, MI: The Private Press & Typefoundry of Paul Hayden Duensing, 1976. Quarto, illustrated cloth, offsetting to endpapers, pp. [40], illustrated with examples of type. Limited to 250 copies.

  • # 35605

    CAMPBELL, Carol (book designer)

    Emerson & Thoreau : spirit & matter

    Sherman Oaks, California : Ninja Press, 2003. Small folio, printed wrappers, pp. [18], printed letterpress. Limited to 100 copies. Signed note from Carol Campbell enclosed. ‘This book was brought forth to honor the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Waldo Emerson on May 25, 1803 as well as to compare beliefs about the tangible …

  • # 35594

    LYE, Len

    Happy moments. Text & images by Len Lye

    Edited & with an afterword by Roger Horrocks. Auckland : The Holloway Press, 2002. Folio, lettered papered boards (lightly marked), cloth spine with paper title label, pp. 48, illustrations. Original prospectus enclosed. ‘Happy Moments is the first complete publication of Len Lye’s remarkable autobiographical texts written in New York in the 1960s. The 21 texts …

  • # 35606


    Anatomy for the artist

    Vernon BC : Greenboathouse Press, 2009. Octavo, wrappers in dustjacket, pp. 28, limited to 126 signed copies. Fine copy. The text is hand-set in 14pt Perpetua with lettering by the artist for display (printed from polymer). The illustrations are giclée prints from an Epson 3800 Pro using pigment-based archival inks. Page stock is Mohawk Superfine, …

  • # 35584

    O'BRIEN, Brendan

    Field movies : new work by Brendan O’Brien

    Wellington : Bowen Galleries, 2012. Octavo, gatefold wrappers, screen printed by the artist at Fernbank Studio, pp. [20], illustrated, stringbound. Limited to 65 numbered copies signed and dated by the artist. ‘The hand-printed books produced by Brendan O’Brien at Fernbank Studio in Wellington are among the most exquisitely printed and designed books produced in New Zealand… With …

  • # 35578

    SPEAR, Charles

    Collected Poems by Charles Spear

    Edited and with an afterword by Peter Simpson. With images by Tony Lane. A foreword by Faintly Midgley, a bookplate by Leo Bensemann and notes by Matthew Wood and Peter Simpson. Auckland L The Holloway Press, 2007. Octavo, cloth with paper title label, pp. [vi]; 90, colophon, tipped-in portrait frontispiece, illustrations. Limited to 100 numbered …

  • # 35582

    HEREL, Petr et al.

    Exhibition of books and boats . Jay Arthur, Alexander Hamilton, Petr Herel, Paul Uhlmann.

    Melbourne : State Library of Victoria, 1991. Octavo, printed card folio containing loose sheets (lightly marked); an introductory essay by Alex Selentisch, biographies and checklist of works, for folded sheets, each pp. 6, on each of the artists, illustrated. Fine copy. Layout and design by Paul Uhlmann (Trembling Hand Books) and Jay Arthur, Canberra. A …

  • # 35506

    [The Fanfrolico Press]

    Fanfrolicana : June 1928

    : being a statement of the aims of the Fanfrolico Press both typographical and aesthetic with a complete bibliography and specimen passages and illustrations from the books. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Octavo, original wrappers, with illustration by Norman Lindsay (faint crease to fore edge), the standard edition, 36 pp, illustrated, including title page …

  • # 35223

    MACARTNEY, Frederick T. (1887 - 1980)

    Gaily the troubadour (signed presentation copy)

    Satires in the fixed forms of verse. Melbourne : The Anvil Press, 1946. Octavo, quarter-cloth over papered boards with original linocut design by the author, pp. 30. Signed presentation copy from the author to Kenneth Gifford.

  • # 33891

    HEARN, Patrick Lafcadio (Koizumi Yakumo, 小泉 八雲); (1850 - 1904)

    Gibbeted: Execution of a youthful murderer. Shocking tragedy at Dayton. A broken rope and a double hanging. Sickening scenes behind the scaffold-screen

    By Lafcadio Hearn, and with a foreword by P. D. Perkins. Los Angeles: John Murray, 1933. Octavo, binding by Eunice Murray of black cloth, printed label to spine, pp. 32. Limited to 200 numbered copies. A gruesome story written by Hearn while a reporter at the Cincinnati “Commercial” in 1876. ‘Lafcadio Hearn (1850–1904) was a British …

  • # 34434

    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 handling wear), 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 Henry Evans at the Peregrine Press. …

  • # 34342

    LURIE, Morris; HICKEY, Dale

    Three stories / Morris Lurie; & ten drawings, plus one original / by Dale Hickey

    Melbourne : Grossman Press, 1987. Edition limited to 200 numbered copies signed by the author and artist, with an original coloured illustration (of a condom) by Hickey. Quarto, decorated boards with glassine dustjacket as issued. Fine. Pithy and pornographic.

  • # 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 …