[WHITELEY, Brett, 1939-1992]
[WHITELEY] You are cordially invited to the opening on Tuesday 21st September from 5.30 to 7 pm of recent interiors, still-lifes, windowscapes, self-portraits, sculpture and (2) ceramics by Brett Whiteley …
[Collingwood, Vic. : Australian Galleries, 1976]. Exhibition invitation, 210 x 290 mm, printed recto only on thick glossy paper, illustrated with colour reproduction of ‘The pond at Bundanon’ and b/w photographic portrait of Whiteley by Greg Weight; mild creasing, else very good.
MARTYR, Peter (Pietro Martire d'ANGHIERA, 1457-1526), et al.; EDEN, Richard (translator) (c.1520-1576)
The Decades of the newe worlde or West India, Conteyning the nauigations and conquestes of the Spanyardes, with the particular description of the moste ryche and large landes and Ilandes lately founde in the west Ocean perteynyng to the inheritaunce of the kinges of Spayne.
… Wrytten in the Latine tounge by Peter Martyr of Angleria, and translated into Englysshe by Rycharde Eden. Londini : In aedibus Guilhelmi Powell, Anno. 1555. Colophon (one of four known variants): Imprynted at London in Paules Churchyarde at the signe of the Bell by Robert Toy … M. D. LV. Quarto (178 x 130 …
BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)
The first Latin editions of Parts IV-XI (eight parts in two volumes) of one of the most important collections of voyages published in the Age of Discovery, primarily devoted to the exploration of the East Indies and containing 140 engraved plates and maps illustrating voyages to the Spice Islands, India, Africa and North America. The …
ALLEN, Glover M.
New York : The American Museum of Natural History, 1938 – 1940. Two volumes, quarto, black lettered yellow cloth, dustjackets (a couple of small chips), the first volume pp. xxv; 629; 9 plates, 22 distribution maps; the second volume pp. xxvi; 621- 1350; 11 plates, 11 text illustrations, 41 distribution maps, a very good set. …
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
London : Constable & Co., 1927. Folio, gilt-lettered blue buckram (a little marked), top edge gilt, 45 leaves of plates with accompanying title leaf, each a fine photogravure reproduction of a Norman Lindsay etching, moderate to heayl foxing. Limited to 129 copies of which 120 were for sale, signed and numbered by Norman Lindsay. A …
MAGRA, James Maria (attributed)
A Journal of a Voyage round the World in His Majesty’s Ship Endeavour, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771;
Undertaken in Pursuit of Natural Knowledge, at the Desire of the Royal Society: containing All the various Occurrences of the Voyage, with Descriptions of several new discovered Countries in the Southern Hemisphere; and Accounts of their Soil and Productions; and of many Singularities in the Structure, Apparel, Customs, Manners, Policy, Manufactures, &c. of their Inhabitants. …
RUSCHA, Ed (1937 - )
Los Angeles : Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 2009. Oblong octavo, grey linen bound boards, facsimile artist’s signature to spine, the edges of the pages printed with the words MAKE NEW HISTORY to the three sides, approximately 600 blank pages, printed colophon stating ‘This art object was designed by Ed Ruscha in celebration of MOCA …
MACKENZIE, Kenneth (1913-1955); LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
With an original etching and 13 illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1937. Quarto, quarter cloth over gilt-lettered textured boards, 60 pp, tipped-in illustrations and vignettes by Lindsay. The frontispiece is an original etching by Norman Lindsay, signed. Limited to 225 copies signed and numbered by Mackenzie. A fine, crisp copy.
LEBRETON, Louis (1818-1866)
[TAHITI] I[le]. Taïti. Le C.A. Dupetit Thouars faisant amener le pavillon taïtien et prenant possession au nom de la France.
[= Tahiti. Rear Admiral Dupetit Thouars raises the Tahitian [Protectorate] flag and takes possession in the name of France]. Paris : Vor. Delarue et Cie. ; London : Anaglyphic Company ; Leipzig : Gebrüder Rocca, 1844. Lithograph with hand colouring, 305 x 483 mm (sheet 408 x 557 mm), signed ‘Louis Lebreton’ in stone lower right; …
HOSIE, Sir Alexander (1853 - 1925)
With index. London : George Philip & Son, circa 1930. Quarto, lettered cloth (marked),marbled endpapers, detailed 8 page index, very large folding map, printed in colour dissected into 35 panels and laid on linen, overall dimensions 1670 x 1145 mm, inset map of Sinkiang, Peking – Tsinan District and Shanghai – Nanking District, shipping routes …
KUNZ, George Frederick and STEVENSON, Charles Hugh
The history, art, science, and industry of the Queen of gems. London : Macmillan, 1908. First edition. Quarto, decorated buckram (a little rubbed), top edge gilt, pp. xx; 548, 18 colour plates with tissue guards, 83 black and white plates, 5 maps (including the pearling regions in Oceania and Malaysia), a few occasional spots of …
[Tokyo? : s.n.], late Meiji to early Taishō period [1900-1910s]. Publisher’s album, 180 x 120 x 35 mm, papered boards with Japanese titles to front printed in gilt (boards sunned and lightly marked), containing concertina-style foldout with 49 (of 50) window-mounted (i.e. fully removable) postcards, each with an original specimen of pressed seaweed affixed recto; …
[s.l. : s.n., probably between 1850 and 1860], Hand-painted magic lantern glass slide, circular image (80 mm diameter), set in the original wooden frame (100 x 165 mm); fine condition. There are several hand-painted glass slides of identical format and workmanship, with scenes relating to New Zealand Māori, in the collection of the Alexander Turnbull …
WARHOL, Andy and HACKETT, Pat
New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980. First Edition. Octavo, quarter-cloth over papered boards, dustjacket (price-clipped, spine a little sunned), pp. [vi]; 310, black and white photographs. Signed by Warhol on the front free endpaper. Warhol’s own account of the 60s : art, the Factory, celebrities and fame. Uncommon signed.
[POTTER, Robert]. "EASTERLEY, Robert and WILBRAHAM, John" (pseud.)
Melbourne : Melville, Mullen & Slade, 1892. Octavo, gilt-lettered pebbled cloth over bevelled boards (light edge wear, faint library marks to spine), patterned endpapers, pp. vi; 274, text block clean. One of the first Australian works of science fiction, and one of the earliest works to postulate an alien invasion of Earth, published six years …
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1936. First edition. Large octavo, Lindsay decorated papered boards (bright), illustrated dust jacket (several edge tears), 120pp., very slight foxing to preliminaries, with numerous Lindsay illustrations. First edition of Lindsay’s second children’s book, the first being The Magic Pudding. A very good copy, rare in the jacket.