Kyōto-shi : Unsōdō, Shōwa 5 . First and only edition. Publisher’s portfolio of green papered boards with cloth spine (rubbed), with title and pictorial inlay, 395 x 280 mm, colophon tipped-in to verso of lower board. Preface sheet, foxed as usual, printed red rule to text. 32 colour plates (measuring 385 x 265 mm), numbered in …
BALDESSARI, John (1931 - 2020)
Paris : Onestar Press, 2015. First edition. Limited to 250 numbered copies. Octavo, flushcut illustrated wrappers, pp. . A series of line drawings, which when flicked through, form the countoured shape of a nose. “It should be said that Baldessari’s penchant for depicting noses in his work extends as far back as 1965 with the …
JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)
Four screenprints on paper, each measuring 655 x 495 mm (image) 1060 x 820 mm (frame), each editioned in pencil out of 40 copies, signed lower right and dated between 2000 – 06, newly framed in matt finish black timber. A suite of striking original graphic prints by the noted abstract artist Robert Jacks, printed …
[FEINT, Adrian]. Mullins, John Lane
With an introduction by the Honourable John Lane Mullins. Sydney : Palmtree Press, 1928. Octavo, cloth over papered boards with title label (the glue has caused discolouration, as in all copies), unpaginated, introduction by Mullins, 21 original woodcut bookplates tipped in, including those for Margaret and William Preston, Thea Proctor, Dorothea Mackellar, Kenneth Macqueen, John …
HADDON, Alfred C. (Cort) (1855-1940)
Dublin : The Academy House, [etc.], 1894. Series: “Cunningham Memoirs”, no. X. First edition. Large quarto (320 x 250 mm), rebound in modern half morocco over cloth, gilt title on spine, 279 pp, with 92 b/w figures, 1 map, 12 single-page lithographed plates (2 of them with colouring); clean and fresh throughout, the plates superb; …
JUKES, J. Beete (1811 - 1869)
commanded by Captain F.P. Blackwood, in Torres Strait, New Guinea and other islands of the Eastern Archipelago, during the years 1842-1846 : together with an excursion into the interior of the eastern part of Java. London : T. & W. Boone, 1847. Two volumes, contemporary full tan calf (edges rubbed), spine in compartments with contrasting …
LAWRENCE, T. E. [Thomas Edward] (1888-1935)
London : Jonathan Cape, 1935. First trade edition. Deluxe edition, limited to 750 numbered copies. Quarto, quarter pigskin over brown buckram with crossed swords and motto ‘the sword also means cleanness & death’ lettered in gilt to front panel, spine lettered in gilt (scuffed at head and foot of spine), Cockerel marbled endpapers, top edge …
Melbourne : Macmillan, 2007. Quarto, gilt-lettered teal cloth in matching slipcase, pp. 192, fully illustrated. First edition, the deluxe edition, limited to 75 numbered copies, with an original signed etching ‘Banksia’, printed at Port Jackson press, loosely accompanying the book. Written and published to coincide with the artist’s retrospective exhibition at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. …
Rand McNally & Co.
[Chicago] : Rand McNally & Co., 1891. Chromolithographed paper gores over paper mache base, 12 inches in diameter, oval shaped analemma, alternating red and blue isothermal current lines, in original nickel plated mount and stand. An American student’s table globe from the late nineteenth century with a good amount of geographical detail.
Weber and Costello Co.
Chicago, Illinois : Weber Costello, 1909. Measuring 18 inches (46cm) in diameter, 45 inches (115 cm) tall; in bronzed cast iron meridian and stand, with calendrical paper horizon ring, laid on wood; with an analemma and two polar calottes. Standing in bronzed cast iron tripod stand with glass roller feet, with flower and ribbon decoration. …
[WILDER, Joseph Warrin, attributed]; HYAMS, John (publisher)
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 65 mm (mount), 82 x 57 mm (image), verso with imprint of Hyams’ Portrait Rooms, 67 Collins Street, East, Melbourne; fine condition. Based on comparison with a very similar portrait (see Bitter Fruit, p. 235) it is highly likely that this photograph was taken by Joseph Warrin …
BAUME, Joseph Wellesh
Aboriginal group, including a man holding a broad shield, with two Europeans. Murray River (northern Victoria or southern New South Wales), circa 1868.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 65 x 102 mm (mount), verso with wet stamp of ‘Jos[ep]h Baume, Photographic Artist. From Swanston Street, Melbourne.’ and inscription in ink ‘No. 3’ (presumably the photographer’s sequence number); the albumen print is in very good condition (a tiny dint above the man with the broad shield), with …
GIBBS, May (1877 - 1969)
In two parts. Sydney : Cornstalk Publishing Company, 1925. First edition. Quarto, publisher’s decorated cloth (rubbed along lower edge upper board), dustjacket with colour illustrations (very slight rubbing to extremeties), pictorial endpapers, contemporary gift inscription in pencil to half-title, title page (small wet stamp of previous owner), pp. 79; (1), coloured panelled illustrations throughout, a fine …
GIBBS, May (1877 - 1969)
Sydney : Cornstalk Publishing Company, 1928. First edition. Oblong quarto, publisher’s decorated cloth (slightly sunned and marked), pictorial endpapers, title page, pp. (100), monochrome panelled illustrations throughout, a very good copy, internally pristine. May Gibbs’s Bib and Bub comic strips were first published in the Sydney Sunday News and then issued in book format from …
GIBBS, May (1877 - 1969)
Sydney : Cornstalk Publishing Company, 1928. First edition. Oblong quarto, publisher’s decorated cloth (rebacked), pictorial endpapers (with tape repair), contemporary gift inscription in pencil, title page, pp. (94), monochrome panelled illustrations throughout, a good copy. May Gibbs’s Bib and Bub comic strips were first published in the Sydney Sunday News and then issued in book …
GIBBS, May (1877-1969)
Seven newspaper comic strips, printed in colour, cut from the paper, measuring approximately 260 x 350 mm each. Date circa 1940s. The first appearance of Bib and Bub was 1925, it would be serialised until 1967, with bound collections published in the 1920s and 30s.