GORMAN, Clem and Therese
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 …
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 …
[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.
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, …
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, …
WHITFIELD, Paul, Lieutenant-Commander, R.N.; DAY, Julius E.; GURNEY; Jason; CLIFFE, F.V.; VAUX, H.C.
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. …
SALLIS, William (1782 - 1865)
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, …
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 …
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. …
MAHAFFY, J. P.
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.
BASSENS, Maarten et al.
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 …
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 …
[BANKS]. TROIL, Uno von, Archbishop of Uppsala (1746-1803)
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 …
EVANS, C. S. (1883 - 1944); RACKHAM, Arthur (1867 - 1939)
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 …
J. T. WOOD (LONDON)
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, …
KLIMT, Gustave (1862 - 1918)
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 …