Private Press

  • # 22451

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969) and LINDSAY, Jack (1900-1990)

    A homage to Sappho

    Made by Norman and Jack Lindsay. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Limited to 70 signed copies. Quarto, bound by John Hains of London in full cream vellum over bevelled boards with title and Lindsay decoration in gold, all edges gilt, 64 pp, illustrated with fifteen original etchings by Norman Lindsay, a fine copy. One …

  • # 22228

    [BERCKELMAN, Colin B.]

    The Crisis by Eugene Field.

    Athens [i.e. Sydney], The Vaginal Press, 1938. Edition of 25 copies. Octavo, unbound and unsewn (folded, as issued), pp [iv] (preliminary blanks and title), 18 (last blank), [2] (limitation statement, verso blank); second blank with ex libris of Jean Elizabeth Stone (wife of bibliophile Walter Stone); outer pages foxed and with a couple of rust …

  • # 21423

    CLARK, Kenneth

    The idea of a great gallery

    Melbourne : The Specialty Press, 1949. Octavo, printed brown wrappers, pp. 24; a very good copy. Transcription of a lecture delivered at the University of Melbourne by Sir Kenneth Clark.

  • # 20225

    LINDSAY, Francis ; GRIFFITHS, John ; MORONEY, Davitt

    L’Oiseau-Lyre : the work of Louise Hanson-Dyer and the Lyrebird Press

    [Melbourne: The University Gallery, 1985]. Quarto, wrappers, pp. 32, some illustrations and photos. Essay by Jim Davidson.

  • # 20578

    NEILSON, Shaw; HANRAHAN, Barbara

    Some poems of Shaw Neilson. Selected with wood-engravings by Barbara Hanrahan.

    Canberra : The Brindabella Press, 1984. Octavo, luxurious unique binding of full inlaid calf by an unknown binder (signed with a small monogram stamp of an echidna and dated 2008), unpaginated, engravings by Hanrahan, a fine copy housed in folding case. Limited to 230 copies signed and numbered by Barbara Hanrahan. The eleventh book of …

  • # 20926

    COUNIHAN, Noel, and LINDSAY, Jack.

    War or Peace. Twelve linocuts by Noel Counihan. Poems by Jack Lindsay.

    Preface by Robert Smith. Melbourne: Gryphon Books, n.d. [1978]. Large oblong quarto, quarter maroon morocco with gilt-lettered boards in matching slipcase, numerous colour plates reproducing Counihan linocuts, additional suite of the plates in black and white contained in a stiff paper maroon folder. Limited to 250 copies signed by Lindsay and Counihan, this copy marked …

  • # 20061

    JOHNS, Jasper

    Jasper Johns : writings, sketchbook notes, interviews

    New York : The Museum of Modern Art, 2002. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s printed wrappers (slight wear to wrapper), 320 pp, illustrated with black and white photographs; internally clean, a good copy. “An unprecedented collection, this volume explores Jasper Johns’s art and thought, from all periods of his career, through interviews, published writings, working notes …

  • # 20722

    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.

  • # 20654

    [ELIOT, John] LINDSAY, Jack (editor); COLLINS, Hal (illustrator)

    [FANFROLICO PRESS] The parlement of pratlers : a series of Elizabethan dialogues and monologues

    illustrating daily life and the conduct of a gentleman on the grand tour : extracted from Ortho-epia gallica, a book on the correct pronunciation of the French language written by John Eliot and published in the year 1593. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Edition limited to 625 numbered copies. Octavo, quarter red-brown buckram with …

  • # 20571

    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), …

  • # 20607

    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), …

  • # 20415

    LONEY, Alan; CAMPBELL, Marion May; MORRIS, Miriam

    if not in paint

    Melbourne : Electio Editions, 2011. Octavo, publisher’s paper wrapper, simple stab binding, housed in a yellow cloth covered folding clamshell box, 24 pp., with numerous illustrations; internally pristine, a fine copy. Number 7 of 40 copies. Poetry by Marion May Campbell, with drawings by Miriam Morris. “Electio Editions is delighted to present the second book …

  • # 13065

    SHEAD, Garry, b. 1942

    The apotheosis of Ern Malley. Etchings & drawings by Garry Shead.

    An interpretation, by a great contemporary artist, of Australia’s most infamous literary hoax. Sydney : Monogene, 2006. Tall folio (44 cm high), black canvas with illustrated onlay housed in a red canvas clamshell box; 32 pp, with numerous full page colour plates and one large double foldout plate; introduction by art historian Sasha Grishin; includes three large signed …

  • # 13883

    BAUDELAIRE, Charles;

    Spleen de Paris.

    Edition illustree etornee par le peintre d'Essertine [Illustrated and decorated edition by a painter of Essertine]. Theoule sur Mer [France] : Phillipe Gonin, 1942. Quarto, original hand-lettered wrappers, collated in sections (as issued), pp 81, bookplate to colophon leaf. Housed in faux leather portfolio with hand-lettered spine (hinges split), original faux leather slipcase. Consists of 13 …

  • # 14698

    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 …

  • # 14696

    LONEY, ALan and GIMBLETT, Max

    Fishwork (deluxe edition)

    Foreword by John Yau. Auckland : The Holloway Press, 2009. Quarto, gilt-lettered quarter buckram over metallic papered boards, unpaginated, illustrated with drawings by Gimblett. The deluxe edition with an original signed drawing by Gimblett. Limited to 30 copies (there was also a standard edition of 50 copies) “On a visit to New York in 2005, …