• # 28368

    FINDLAY, Elizabeth

    Arcadian quest : William Westall’s Australian sketches

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, 1998. Quarto, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 68, illustrated. Westall was a landscape and figure painter on the voyage of The Investigator, captained by Matthew Flinders, 1801; survey and chronology of the voyage; paintings include four portraits from Port Jackson; Port Lincoln; King George’s Sound; Blue Mud Bay: Body of …

  • # 28198

    CARRUTHERS, Jane and STIEBEL, Lindy

    Thomas Baines : exploring tropical Australia 1856 to 1857

    Canberra, ACT : National Museum of Australia, 2012. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 178, illustrated, large fold out map in rear pocket. Thomas Baines: Exploring Tropical Australia 1855 to 1857 focuses on a little known but fascinating contribution by Baines to Augustus Gregory’s North Australian Expedition: the artist–explorer’s audacious attempt, in an open longboat with two …

  • # 28242

    CARUANA, Wally; DARDEL, Jean-Jaques de

    Art aborigène : jouvence millénaire

    [Cover: Aboriginal art : an immemorial fountain of youth]. Lausanne : International Olympic Committee, [2000]. Large quarto (300 x 240 mm), pictorial card covers with French flaps, 166 pp, illustrated in colour; parallel text in French and English; a fine copy. Splendidly produced catalogue to accompany an exhibition surveying Australian Indigenous art staged at the …

  • # 28149

    SEEAR, Lynne

    Darkness & light. The art of William Robinson (signed copy)

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, 2001. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 160, illustrated; a fine copy, signed on the glassine endpaper by the artist.

  • # 28136

    BEIER, Ulli

    Quandamooka, the art of Kath Walker

    Bathurst, N.S.W., Australia : Robert Brown and Associates in association with the Aboriginal Artists Agency, 1985. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated. Drawings with explanatory notes by the artist; biographical information, life on Stradbroke Island.

  • # 27669

    MILLIGAN, Joseph Charles (photographer); [BUDGE, George S. B., RN]

    Photograph of a watercolour drawing of HMS Blanche aground on a coral reef in the Torres Strait near Cape Somerset, April 1870; with an eyewitness account by a crewman on the reverse. New South Wales, 1868-1871.

    Albumen print photograph of a watercolour drawing, carte de visite format, 105 x 64 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘J. C. Milligan Photographer, 84 King St. Sydney’ and a fully contemporary inscription in pencil written by a survivor of the shipwreck: ‘This was as the ship appeared at low water with the raft which …

  • # 27412

    FITZGERALD, John Coghlan, Captain (1803-1859)

    [MORETON BAY; PORT JACKSON] Remarks. HMS Vernon: East Indies and China, 1847-1848. HMS Winchester, the same. HMS Calliope Australia and then to England, via Cape of Horn and Rio de Janiero 1854-1855.

    Naval log. Small quarto (230 x 186 mm), original half vellum over marbled boards, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, manuscript in ink, pp [1 title page], [46], on faint ruled paper; written in a neat, legible hand; very clean throughout. Naval journal of Captain John Coghlan Fitzgerald, R.N. (1803-1859). Fitzgerald, who had joined the navy at …

  • # 27853

    SCOTT, W. N.

    Focus on Judith Wright

    [Brisbane] : University of Queensland Press, 1967. Quarto, papered boards in illustrated dustjacket (edges worn and discoloured), pp. 55, previous owner’s inscription to endpaper. Illustrated. Artists in Queensland series.

  • # 28026

    ROBINSON, William

    William Robinson : the transfigured landscape

    Brisbane : Queensland University of Technology and Piper Press, 2011. Quarto, silver lettered cloth, illustrated dustjacket, pp. 204, extensively illustrated, some folding plates. New copy. ‘Published to coincide with the artist’s 75th birthday and a major exhibition. The exhibition and book were launched by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce. William Robinson: The Transfigured Landscape presents key …

  • # 27870

    BAIL, Murray


    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, 1994. Reprint. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 144, illustrated. A fine copy.

  • # 27642

    [Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art]

    The Torres Strait Islands

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, 2011. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, pp 319. An exhibition monograph exploring the artistic culture of the Torres Strait islands, with examples of photography, painting, sculpture, and dance reproduced. Illustrated in full colour.

  • # 27631

    HARTNETT, Dorothy

    Forms entwined : the life story of sculptors Leonard & Kathleen Shillam (signed copy)

    Brisbane, Qld. : Pangeza Studio, c1996. Folio, illustrated wrappers (creased), pp. 178, illustrated. Signed by Len and Kath Shillam.

  • # 27625

    GREHAN, Helena and SCHEER, Edward

    William Yang : Stories of Love and Death

    Sydney : NewSouth Publishing, 2016. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 190, illustrated. New copy. Acclaimed photographer William Yang has captured the zeitgeist like no-one else, providing a very personal insight into the evolution of Mardi Gras, the spectre of AIDS, Sydney’s theatrical and social scenes, and changing notions of ‘belonging’ in multicultural Australia. In this ground …

  • # 27567

    ALLEN, Lindy et al.

    Story place : indigenous art of Cape York and the rainforest

    South Brisbane, Qld. : Queensland Art Gallery, 2003. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, 239 pp, illustrated. This publication accompanies the first major survey exhibition of historical and contemporary art work from Australia’s Cape York Peninsula. For the first time in one book, the art and culture of Cape York is observed through a series of essays, interviews, …

  • # 27565

    GODDARD, Angela (curator)

    Ian Fairweather : late works 1953-74

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery/​Gallery of Modern Art, 2012. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 106, illustrated. This richly illustrated publication presents an insightful consideration of Ian Fairweather’s major achievements of the period from 1954 when he moved to Bribie Island in Moreton Bay, off the coast of Brisbane, to his death in 1975.

  • # 27148

    [GUGK] SERGEEV, S. I. (ed.)

    Атлас мира. Австралия и Океания Антарктида / Atlas mira. Avstralii︠a︡ i Okeanii︠a︡ Antarktida

    Moskva : Glav. upr. geodezii i kartografii pri Sovete Ministrov SSSR, 1982. Folio (335 mm), publisher’s pictorial laminated wrappers, pp 24; table of contents, symbols, abbreviations etc. (3-5), full-page colour maps with differing scales (6-15), index (17-24); text in Russian; a good, clean copy. Second edition (first published 1980) of this official Soviet government atlas …