Private Press

  • # 22151

    MORRIS, William (1834-1896)

    The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, now newly imprinted.

    A fine, complete copy in full white pigskin of the Kelmscott Chaucer, recognised by many as the finest book printed since the Gutenberg Bible.  Hammersmith : Kelmscott Press, 1896. Folio, bound in full white pigskin by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, circa 1930, their gilt stamp on inner dentelle, bound over heavy bevelled boards ruled in gilt, spine …

  • # 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 …

  • # 29169

    HENSON, Bill (1955 -)

    Bill Henson

    Deluxe edition with two signed photographs. Paris : Editions Bessard, 2016. Quarto, full silk with lenticular (holographic) cover, pp. [48], all full-page images of Henson’s photographs, paper folder at rear containing a signed photograph of a nude girl measuring 11.5 x 16 cm, housed within a silver-lettered raw silk clamshell box. The deluxe edition, limited to …

  • # 27499

    BARNETT, P. Neville


    Sydney : privately printed at the Beacon Press, 1938. Limited to 200 copies signed and numbered by the author. Small quarto, quarter-vellum over gilt-lettered boards, lacking the flimsy card slipcase, illustrated endpapers, pp 45, [1] colophon, illustrated with 20 chuban woodcut prints after Hiroshige, tipped in (some ghosting from the glue as usual); a near …

  • # 27443

    SCHLESINGER, Kyle and Hannah King (eds); RAWORTH, Tom; DWORKIN, Craig; BERKSON, Bill; LASKY, Dorothea, et al (poets)


    New York : Cuneiform Press, 2009. Laminated card box (360 x 120 x 20 mm) with black lettered title to top of lid and printed title “sticker” onlaid to side, containing 12 loose sheets in the form of poet-designed and signed bumperstickers (355 x 114 mm format) by different poets, plus a title sheet with …

  • # 28781

    ELDERSHAW, M. MBarnard

    The life and times of Captain John Piper

    Illustrated by Adrian Feint. Sydney : Benjamin Waite for the Australian Limited Editions Society, 1939. Quarto, gilt-lettered maroon polished calf over bevelled boards, scarce paper dustjacket (a couple of small chips), publisher’s slipcase box with paper title label, illustrated endpapers, pp. xvi; 201, fore and lower edges uncut, illustrations by Adrian Feint, a fine copy. …

  • # 28250

    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), …

  • # 27877

    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 …

  • # 27936

    HOFF, Raynor, LINDSAY, Norman and others

    The work of Eileen McGrath

    Sydney : Sydney Technical College, 1931. Quarto, boards in illustrated paper wrappers (edges chipped), 48 pp., illustrated with numerous art deco designs, illustrations and tipped-in colour plates. Limited to 1000 copies, this is number 810, signed by Eileen McGrath, Rayner Hoff and E. H. O’Shea. Contributions by Norman Lindsay, Raynor Hoff and others, a fine …

  • # 26622

    LINDSAY, Jack

    Lysistrata By Aristophanes. (Presentation copy to Francis Crosslé)

    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 and worn, a water stain to the upper right corner marking the first few pages), tipped-in plates by Norman Lindsay. Limited to 136 copies, signed by Jack Lindsay. …

  • # 25674

    LANG, Andrew (translator)

    Aucassin and Nicolette

    San Francisco : The Windsor Press, 1926. Duodecimo, cards in paper wrapper, pp. viii; 43; colophon, printed letterpress on handmade paper, edges unopened and uncut, engraved titlepage and colophon vignette, housed in card slipcase. Printed in an edition of 750 copies. James and Cecil Johnson, born 1897 and 1900 in Sydney, Australia, founded The Windsor …

  • # 26716

    LINDSAY, Jack

    Homer’s hymns to Aphrodite

    Translated by Jack Lindsay. London : The Fanfrolico Press, [1929].  Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth with relief insert of the Venus de Milo (small loss to upper board), gravure title page vignette by Norman Lindsay, pp. [24]; four gravire images of ancient Greek statues. Limited to 500 numbered copies. Arnold 28.

  • # 25670

    BOYCE, Robert C.


    Thornbury, Vic. : Bird in the Hand Press, 1978. Duodecimo, cards in printed wrapper, pp. [36], printed letterpress. Printed in a limited edition of 350 numbered copies.

  • # 25668

    SIROIS, Justin

    The heads of my family, my friends, my colleagues : a book of poems

    Baltimore and Colorado Springs : NewLights Press 2012. Octavo, cards in card dustjacket, pp. [84], poetry with graphically designed layout, printed with Laser printing, letterpress from lead type, lead spacing material, and linoleum. Limited to 150 numbered copies in a variable edition with three cover colour combinations. The NewLights Press is an independent publisher of experimental literature …

  • # 26621

    LINDSAY, Jack

    Helen comes of age : three plays

    London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1927. First edition. Limited to 500 copies signed by Jack Lindsay. Quarto, publisher’s red cloth boards (slightly marked), spine lettered in gilt, in fair dust jacket with Norman Lindsay design (some creases and stains), 221 pp, uncut, occasional light foxing.

  • # 26618

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Madam Life’s lovers

    A human narrative embodying a philosophy of the artist in dialogue form. With a gravure by the author. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1929. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket (a couple of short tears and a few marks), gravure frontispiece by Norman Lindsay, pp 188, scattered foxing. A very good copy.