Europe

  • # 30353

    PRIEM, Ruud

    Dutch masters from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (specially bound copy)

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria ; Sydney : Art Exhibitions Australia, 2005. Quarto, quarter crushed morocco over buckram, spine in compartments with gilt-lettering, pp. xl; 248 illustrated. One of a handful of copies specially bound in leather for presentation. This catalogue is from the exhibition held at the National Gallery of Victoria. It is …

  • # 30144

    MARCUS VITRUVIUS POLLIO; Cesare DI LORENZO CESARIANO (translator and artist) (Italian, 1483 - 1543)

    Di Lucio Vitruvio Pollione De Architectura Libri Dece Traducti de Latino in Vulgare affigurati:

    commentati: & con mirando ordine insigniti: per il quale facilmente potrai tovare la multitudine de lí abstrusi & reconditi Vocabuli a li soi loci & in epsa tabula con summo studio expositi & enucleati ad Immensa utilitate de ciascuno Studioso & benivolo di epsa opera. [Como, Lombardy] : Gotardus de Ponte, 1521. Folio (430 x 290 …

  • # 30357

    CONDER, Charles (1868-1909)

    The Maypole

    Lithograph. circa 1905. Measures 290 x 388mm (paper), printed in black, signed in the image (in reverse). Framed. The Maypole (also known as The Spirit of May) was first exhibited at the Society of Twelve exhibition in London in 1905. It is one of a group of 33 lithographs Conder made in London between 1899 – …

  • # 30318

    DE GEER, Carl Johan and Jan HANNERTZ, Jan

    [SWEDISH UNDERGROUND; DON CHERRY] Pengar eller livet

    [=Money or Life]. Stockholm : Albert Bonniers förlag, 1970. First edition. Large octavo (235 x 160 mm), original pictorial stiff wrappers, pp [62], all-illustrated photobook novella, which includes a full-page portrait of American expat free jazz musician Don Cherry (father of Neneh); text in Swedish; a fine copy. From Boo-Hooray: ‘Carl Johan De Geer, born …

  • # 30058

    MULLENS, W. H. and SWANN, H. Kirke

    A bibliography of British ornithology from the earliest times to the end of 1912

    including biographical accounts of the principal writers and bibliographies of their published works. London : Macmillan and Co., 1917. Octavo, finely bound in half-crushed morocco over cloth bound boards, spine in compartments, lettered and ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, pp. xx; 691. Fine binding on this important bibliography, covering English ornithology with references to …

  • # 30354

    GOTT, Ted et al.

    The Impressionists : masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay (specially bound copy)

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2004. Quarto, quarter crushed morocco over papered boards, spine in compartments with gilt-lettering, pp. xlii; 220, illustrated. One of a handful of copies specially bound for presentation. Catalogue of an exhibition held 17 June – 26 September 2004.  

  • # 30315

    AUBREY, William Hickman Smith

    The National and Domestic History of England.

    London : James Hagger, circa 1870. Three volumes, quarto, half blue calf over marbled papered boards (scuffed), contrasting morocco title labels lettered in gilt, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, bookplates, pp. xi; 790; xi; 762; xx; 1023; xliii, illustrated with numerous illustrations, plates, maps and facsimiles. A very good set.

  • # 30170

    CONNOR, Peter and JACKSON, Heather

    A catalogue of Greek vases in the collection of the University of Melbourne at the Ian Potter Museum of Art

    Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, 2000. Folio, boards in dustjacket, pp. 208, extensively illustrated.  A fine copy, near-new. The catalogue of the University of Melbourne’s superb collection of Greek vases is now published as a sumptuous, fully colour-illustrated, cloth-covered volume which will suit the needs of students, researchers and interested readers. This richly illustrated book …

  • # 29372

    [ALEXANDER, WIlliam]

    Costume of the Russian Empire,

    illustrated by series of seventy-three engravings. With descriptions in English and French. London L W. Miller, 1803. First edition. Folio, contemporary full straight-grained red morocco over thick boards, with elaborate contrasting morocco borders and gilt ornamentation to the panels, spine in compartments with double raised bands, lettered in gilt with gilt ornamentation and contrasting morocco …

  • # 29913

    DEBUSSY, Claude (1862-1918)

    Claude Debussy : autograph note on his personal calling card, circa 1900.

    [Paris, n.d., but 1899-1904]. Carte de visite, 47 x 95 mm, recto printed CLAUDE DEBUSSY at centre and with his address 58, rue Cardinet at lower right (Debussy lived at this address in the years 1899-1904); inscribed in ink by Debussy below his printed name: ‘avec son meilleur remerciement a Monsieur L – Millevoye.‘; one small, pale …

  • # 29763

    PARKS, Ti (1939 - 2017)

    Untitled (English landscape)

    Watercolour on paper, 165 x 235 mm, signed lower left and dated 1982, framed. An atmospheric English landscape with a small figure lower right. From the late 1970s Ti Parks was personal friends with Dame Elisabeth Frink and her son Lin Jammett, and spent time at their estate Woolland House. This scene, taken from a …

  • # 28896

    LEWIS, Samuel (1892 - 1865)

    A Map of Scotland Divided Into Counties Shewing The Principal Roads, Railways, Rivers, Canals, Lochs, Mountains, Islands, etc. (central division)

    Circa 1840. Engraved map, dissected and laid on linen, 64 x 134 cm, hand coloured, in a gilt-lettered green morocco case. The central panel of Lewis’s monumental three part engraved map of Scotland.

  • # 29859

    ANDERSON, Jaynie

    Tiepolo’s Cleopatra (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Macmillan Publishing. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 224, illustrated. As new copy, signed by Jaynie Anderson. Professor Jaynie Anderson is an internationally recognised scholar, renowned for her research and publications on the Italian masters. On this occasion she has concentrated on one painting, the National Gallery of Victoria’s famous Banquet of Antony and …

  • # 28061

    MOFFATT-PENDER, Iain Macalastair (1894-1961)

    Moffat-Pender’s own corrected draft of his English translation of Kenneth Macleod’s essay “Duatharachd na mara”.

    “Duatharachd na mara.” (The Romance – or the Mystery of the Sea) / by Kenneth Macleod “The Minister of the Songs” translated by Iain Macalastair Moffatt-Pender. [In red ink above title: NOT FOR PUBLICATION]. [n.d., but 1927, or earlier]. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), typescript, still bound with the original loop of fine wire at top …

  • # 29331

    JOSEPH, MYERS & CO.

    [The Weimar rose]

    London : [Joseph, Myers & Co.] printed by C. Adler’s Printing Establishment, Hamburg, [circa 1860]. Engraved folding paper souvenir, die-cut in the shape of a rose, diameter when unfolded of 265 mm, with 28 scenes of Weimar, Erfurt, Gotha and Eisenach, curiously lacking the chromolithographed rose which usually forms the outer covers of these delightful …

  • # 28232

    PISTOLETTO, Michelangelo (1933 - )

    The dining table of cultures

    Mantua, Italy : Edizioni Corraini, 2005. Small quarto (250 x 180 mm), pp. 32 printed on diecut aluminium leaves, spiral bound, in publisher’s original cardboard slipcase. Limited to 700 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. Text in English and Italian. An as new copy, very fine. A striking artist’s book / private press production, printed …