Private Press

  • # 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 …

  • # 26133


    The Holkham Library : a history and description.

    Cambridge : Privately printed for the members of the Roxburghe Club, 2006. Folio, gilt-decorated buckram, pp. xvi, 140, 56 colour illustrations. Limited to 200 copies. “A detailed description and history of one of the world’s finest private libraries, much of which was acquired on the Grand Tour of France and Italy by Thomas Coke, 1st …

  • # 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.

  • # 26396

    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. When Jack Lindsay …

  • # 25664

    WALDROP, Rosemarie

    Fan poem for Deshika

    Tucson : Chax Press, 1993. Duodecimo, handmade paper wrappers, pp. [20], letterpress, poem. Limited to 150 copies for the author’s appearance at the 1993 Tucson Poetry Festival, printed on Mohawk Letterpress paper sewn into papers handmade by Chax Press.

  • # 26090

    ROFF, Renee

    Directory of American book workers : comprehensive listing of hand workers in the book arts within the United States and Canada.

    Bronxville, NY : Nicholas T. Smith, 1981. First edition. Quarto, publisher’s brown cloth covered boards with gilt spine, in the original decorative dust jacket (spine a little sunned), 117 pp; internally pristine, a fine copy.  

  • # 26088


    The Flowery Meadow: being Canto XXVIII of Purgatorio from La Divina Commedia

     / Dante ; translated by Chris Wallace-Crabbe & drawings by Bruno Leti. Malvern East, Vic. : Printed &​ published at Electio Editions, 2005. Octavo, publisher’s quarter-leather with cloth over boards and cloth slipcase, 51, [2] pp, with translation by Chris Wallace-Crabbe of a Canto from The Divine Comedy, accompanied by drawings by Bruno Leti reproduced from …

  • # 25000

    LONEY, Alan

    Jenson’s Greek

    A book by Alan Loney ; with hand-drawn letters by Deirdre Hassed. Melbourne : Electio editions, 2013. Octavo, hand-stitched wrappers, pp. [48], printed letterpress. Edition of 26 copies of which 22 were for sale, signed by the printer. “This work has its origins in an abandoned printing of Nicolas Jenson’s last will and testament, illustrated …