Private Press

  • # 26615

    HOFF, Raynor, LINDSAY, Norman and others

    The work of Eileen McGrath

    Sydney : Sydney Technical College, 1931. Quarto, boards in illustrated paper wrappers, with the rare additional plain wrapper (edges torn), 48 pp., illustrated with numerous art deco designs, illustrations and tipped-in colour plates. Limited to 1000 copies, this is number 10, signed by Eileen McGrath, Rayner Hoff and E. H. O’Shea. Contributions by Norman Lindsay, …

  • # 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. …

  • # 25672

    BLAKE, William

    The book of Thel

    San Francisco : Book Club of California, 1930. Duodecimo, limp vellum lettered in gold, pp. [20]; colophon, printed letterpress on handmade paper, edges uncut, engraved titlepage and illustration by Julian Links and colophon vignette, housed in card slipcase. Printed in an edition of 300 copies. James and Cecil Johnson, born 1897 and 1900 in Sydney, …

  • # 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 …

  • # 25671

    QUINCY, Thoms de

    An essay on novels (Reginald Bretnor’s copy)

    San Francisco : privately printed at The Windsor Press, 1928. marbled papered boards, vellum spine lettered in gilt,, pp. [iv]; 6, colophon, printed letterpress on handmade paper, edges uncut, engraved headpiece and colophon vignette, housed in card slipcase (edges rubbed). Printed in an edition of 100 copies for private distribution to friends of the printers. …

  • # 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 …

  • # 26992

    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), …

  • # 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.

  • # 26335

    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, 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); …

  • # 25922

    SLESSOR, Kenneth (1901 - 1971); MATTHEWS, Harley (1889 - 1968); SIMPSON, Colin (1908 - 1983)

    Trio. A book of poems

    By Kenneth Slessor, Harley Matthews and Colin Simpson with drawings and designs by Raymond Lindsay – William E. Pidgeon / James E. Flett – George Finey and a map by James Emery. Sydney : THe Sunnybrook Press, 1931. Small folio, textured cloth imitating alligator skin (edges slightly rubbed) with printed title label, pictorial map to …

  • # 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.

  • # 26617


    The complete works of Gaius Petronius

    Done into English by Jack Lindsay with one hundred illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Comprising the Satyricon and Poems. London : Fanfrolico Press, [1927]. Quarto, half-vellum stained red over marbled boards (light wear, spine sunned), top edge gilt, others uncut, a very good copy with 100 Lindsay illustrations. Limited to 650 copies, this copy out of …

  • # 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 …