• # 35182

    GORMAN, Clem and Therese

    Intrépide : Australian women artists in early twentieth-century France

    Melbourne : Monash University Publishing, 2020. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. xl; 228, 16 leaves of colour plates, new copy. It is hard for us to imagine the oppressed lives of single women in the first half of the twentieth century. Yet a few determined Australian women took a leap into the unknown and carved careers …

  • # 35406

    SCHUTZE, Sebastian

    Caravaggio. The Complete Works

    Cologne : Taschen, 2015. Quarto, pp. 306, illustrated. New copy. Caravaggio, or more accurately Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), was always a name to be reckoned with. Notorious bad boy of Italian painting, the artist was at once celebrated and controversial: Violent in temper, precise in technique, a creative master, and a man on the …

  • # 35152

    Maker unknown.

    [JUDAICA] An early nineteenth-century mezuzah scroll with the Shema Yisrael prayer.

    [Europe, probably before 1850]. Manuscript in ink on parchment, 185 x 165 mm, written on the recto only; scattered light staining, resulting in a few textual lacunae.

  • # 35209


    [FIRST FLEET]. A tour through parts of Wales, sonnets, odes, and other poems.

    With engravings from drawings taken on the spot. By J. Smith. London : R. Blamire, 1794. Quarto, contemporary papered boards, all edges uncut, pp. 120, 13 tinted aquatints, a fine copy. Includes the first Sonnet titled ‘On the ships sailing for Botany Bay’, a poetic version of the voyage of the First Fleet in 1787-88, …

  • # 33820

    [GOLDSMITH, Oliver]

    An history of England, in a series of letters from a Nobleman to his son

    London : T. Carnan, 1786. Two volumes, octavo, contemporary full calf (corners and edges rubbed), spines in compartments with gilt rule and contrasting morocco title labels, lacking the front free endpapers, pp. 312; 280; (8 – bookseller’s catalogue), the last leaf of text in the first volume torn with about 1/3 of the leaf lost, …

  • # 34543

    WHITFIELD, Paul, Lieutenant-Commander, R.N.; DAY, Julius E.; GURNEY; Jason; CLIFFE, F.V.; VAUX, H.C.

    The Prisoner’s Pen. No. 1. May 1918.

    Committee: President – Commander Whitfield R.N. / Editor – Julius E. Day / Sub-Editor – Jason Gurney / Art Editors – F. V. Cliffe, H. C. Vaux. Cover: Prisoner’s Pen, Heidelberg. Heidelberg : Printed by Carl Pfeffer, Buchdruckerei, 1918. Octavo (230 x 155 mm), original pictorial yellow wrappers with a design by P.O.W. artist F. …

  • # 34764

    SALLIS, William (1782 - 1865)

    Sallis’s new tee-to-tum game, the Pyramid of History :

    by the author of Why? What? and Because : or, the Road to the Temple of Knowledge. A new edition. Little Britain [London] : William Sallis, circa 1852. Board game, 330 x 220 mm (closed); 440 x 330 mm (open), lithographed paper over boards (worn and stained), cloth spine, the upper board with ornate title label, …

  • # 15593

    Maker unknown.

    Fiji before Civilization … Dawn of Civilization … Advance of Civilization … Glorious Result of Civilization

    [Crystal Palace, London : Machinery Department, c.1879]. Cotton handkerchief, 570 x 580 mm, lithograph printed in brown and red; old fold lines and some insignificant toning and spotting; a very well preserved example. These satirical cotton handkerchiefs lampooning the effects of the introduction of Western civilisation into a “primitive” society in the South Seas were printed in colour in the machinery …

  • # 34212

    MENPES, Mortimer and Dorothy


    London : Adam & Charles Black, 1905. Quarto, gilt-lettered decorated cloth over bevelled boards (lightly marked), top edge gilt, others uncut, endpapers foxed, pp. x; 254, illustrated with 75 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, occasional scattered foxing, a very good copy. The edition de luxe, limited to 350 numbered copies signed by Mortime Menpes. …

  • # 34142

    MAHAFFY, J. P.

    Greek pictures drawn with pen and pencil

    London : The Religious Tract Society, 1890. Quarto, pictorial cloth (edges rubbed, a few light stains), all edges gilt, patterned endpapers with prize label to pastedown, pp. 222 with numerous wood engraved illustrations, occasional light foxing, a very good copy.

  • # 34313

    BASSENS, Maarten et al.

    Bruegel : The Complete Graphic Works

    London : Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2020. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 250, illustrated. One of the greatest Netherlandish artists, Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525/30-1569) is best known today for his paintings of peasant life. Yet it was above all through his exceptional graphic work that he achieved widespread fame during the 16th century. This luxurious …

  • # 33514

    FAIETTI, Marzia


    Milan : Skira Editore S.p.A, 2021. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 400, illustrated. New copy in shrinkwrap. A tribute to the master of Urbino on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death.The most important exhibition devoted to the painter in 2020. Published in collaboration with the greatest museums in the world, this monograph …

  • # 5235

    [BANKS]. TROIL, Uno von, Archbishop of Uppsala (1746-1803)

    [JOSEPH BANKS] Letters on Iceland

    Containing observations on the civil, literary, ecclesiastical, and natural history; antiquities, volcanos, basaltes, hot springs; customs, dress, manners of the inhabitants, &c. &c. Made, during a voyage undertaken in the year 1772, by Joseph Banks, Esq. P.R.S. assisted by Dr. Solander, F.R.S. Dr. J. Lind, F.R.S. Dr. Uno von Troil, and several other literary and …

  • # 31904

    EVANS, C. S. (1883 - 1944); RACKHAM, Arthur (1867 - 1939)

    The sleeping beauty. (De luxe edition)

    Told By C. S. Evans and illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London : William Heinemann; Philadephia :J. B. Lippincott, 1920. Quarto, quarter-vellum over gilt-decorated papered boards, lettered in gilt on the spine, some toning from the glue, illustrated endpapers, pp. 110, top edge gilt, exquisitely illustrated by Arthur Rackham; light offsetting as commonly found. The Edition …

  • # 33461


    Our Christmas festivities

    London : J. T. Wood, 1859. Die-cut paper, 162 x 162 mm, folding to form a miniature triangular shapebook, longest side 115 mm; printed recto and verso in gold, with 14 vignette lithographs illustrating various aspects of a traditional Christmas as enjoyed by upper and middle-class English families: the pantomime, Blind Man’s Buff, the mistletoe, …

  • # 32926

    KLIMT, Gustave (1862 - 1918)

    Gustav Klimt. The Complete Paintings

    Cologne : Taschen 2012. Folio, 485 x 338 mm (weighs 7.7 kgs), cloth in dustjacket, pp. 676, illustrated. New copy. During his lifetime, Gustav Klimt was a controversial star whose works made passions run high. He stood for Modernism but he also embodied tradition. His pictures polarized and divided the art-loving world. The press and …