Private Press

  • # 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 …

  • # 20676

    FIELD, Michael

    The race of leaves

    London : The Ballantyne Press, 1901. Octavo, cloth over papered boards, paper title label to spine silverfished, unpaginated, edges and lower margin faintly foxed, woodcut designs by Charles Ricketts. A good copy.

  • # 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, …

  • # 10804

    BARNETT, P. Neville

    Hiroshige

    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, original card slipcase (short splits at corners), illustrated endpapers, pp 45, [1] colophon, illustrated with 20 chuban woodcut prints after Hiroshige, tipped in (some ghosting from the glue as usual); …