Private Press

  • # 30223

    BARNETT, P. Neville (1881-1953)

    Woodcut book-plates

    Foreword by Lionel Lindsay. Sydney : Privately printed [The Beacon Press], 1934. Small quarto, original marbled paper boards, vellum spine with black lettering, illustrated dustjacket (edges silverfished with small areas of loss), marbled endpapers, 240 pp (pale foxing to edges), illustrated throughout with examples of woodcut bookplates, for the most part tipped-in, the frontispiece being …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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. …

  • # 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 …

  • # 27440

    METCALF, Paul; MILLER, Cynthia (illustrator); ALEXANDER, Charles (designer and printer)


    Minneapolis : Granary Books, 1987. Narrow quarto (280 mm), publisher’s mauve paper wrapper with grey marled dust jacket, 43 pp, illustrations by Cynthia Miller; signed by the poet on the half-title page; a fine copy. One of 236 numbered copies in wrappers (this is copy no. 146). “On the day we began printing, it snowed …

  • # 27438

    KOCH, Peter; LEE, Dirk (illustrator)


    Berkley, CA : Editions Koch, 2010. Edition limited to 65 numbered and signed copie (this is copy no. 3). Narrow folio (340 mm), publisher’s grey paper wrappers with title paper overlaid, unpaginated, wood-engraved frontispiece by Dirk Lee, and a second engraving by the same artist on the last page; a presentation copy from the poet …