Western Australia

  • # 21122

    GOODING, Janda

    Chasing shadows. The art of Kathleen O’Connor

    Perth : Art & Australia and the Art Gallery of Western Australia, 1996. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (spine sunned), pp. 144, illustrated. Detailed monograph on the Western Australian still life artist.

  • # 21798

    BROMFIELD, David

    Surface Noise : Silent Sea

    Perth : School of Architecture and Fine Arts, University of Western Australia, 1994. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 45, some illustrations. Exhibition catalogue featuring the works of Peter Stafford, John Austin, Stephen Smith and Phillip McNamara.

  • # 21781

    CLARK, Jane

    Exploration and transformation : Australian landscape and artistic imagination

    Perth : Heytesbury Pty Ltd, 2000. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 34, some illustrations. Exhibition catalogue of 24 works, with essay by Jane Clark.

  • # 22116


    Alex Spremberg : perceptual objects

    Perth : As. Publications Alex Spremberg, August, 2008. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 48, colour illustrations throughout. Exhibition catalogue with essay by Simon Blond, lecturer at Curtin University of Technology.

  • # 18554

    [ELLIS, Theophilus Tighe, Captain (1782-1834)]

    Letter concerning the inheritance of lands owned by Superintendent Theophilus Ellis in the Swan River Colony.

    Manuscript letter addressed to ‘The Hon’ble Colonial Secretary, Perth, Western Australia’ [Peter Nicholas Broun], headed ‘Cockermouth, Cumberland, 4 January 1842′, written by the as yet unidentified husband of one of Theophilus Ellis’ nieces. Single sheet, 265 x 410 mm, bifolium, written in ink on [3] pages, the fourth used for the address; the letter is …

  • # 22070


    Paintworks 2004 – 2006 : Alex Spremberg

    [Perth] : A. Spremberg, 2006. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 48, illustrations throughout. Exhibition catalogue with essays by Ashley Crawford and John Stringer.

  • # 22040

    VEDOVA, Emilio

    Vedova : graphic works 1960-1978

    Perth : Art Gallery of Western Australia, 1979. Quarto, black wrappers with white text, [pp. 50],black and white illustrations throughout. Exhibition catalogue of 44 works, with biographical notes.

  • # 21188

    [POTTER, Robert]. "EASTERLEY, Robert and WILBRAHAM, John" (pseud.)

    The germ growers

    Melbourne : Melville, Mullen & Slade, 1892. Octavo, gilt-lettered pebbled cloth over bevelled boards (light edge wear, faint library marks to spine), patterned endpapers, pp. vi; 274, text block clean. One of the first Australian works of science fiction, and one of the earliest works to postulate an alien invasion of Earth, published six years …

  • # 21656

    NARGOODAH, Eva (1958 - )

    Kalparrku [Crab]

    October-November 1994. Linocut, printed in black ink from one block, matrix size 218 x 300 mm (printed image), edition of 20, numbered 2/20 and captioned and signed by the artist in pencil in lower margin; unframed; fine. The artist, Eva Nargoodah (b. 1958), is a Walmajarri speaker from the Kimberley region of northwest Western Australia. …

  • # 21649

    DAVITT, Michael

    [PRISONS] Life and progress in Australasia

    London : Methuen & Co., 1898. First edition. “Methuen’s Colonial Library”. Octavo, publisher’s blue cloth over boards (rubbed and lightly marked), spine lettered in gilt, later bookplate to first blank, gift inscription dated 1904 to half-title,  pp xx, 470 + 40 (publisher’s catalogue); 2 colour folding maps (a short edge tear to the first); foxing …

  • # 21889

    ARO, J.E.

    Maantieteellisiä kuvauksia I. Austraalia ja Napamaat.

    [Geographical descriptions I. Australia and the Polar regions]. Helsinki : Valistus, 1926. Octavo, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial papered boards, 191 pp, illustrated with half-tone photographic plates, a very good copy. Text in Finnish. Physical geography and ethnology of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, including Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Antarctica. A single copy is recorded in …

  • # 20905

    PHILLIPS, Gwen

    Helen Grey-Smith

    Perth : UWA Publishing, 206. Quarto, illustrated laminated cards, pp. 234, illustrated. ‘Told in the artist’s own words via a series of interviews, this revealing biography of Helen Grey-Smith examines the dignified artist’s fascinating life. In this book author Gwen Phillips gives us the rare opportunity to listen to an artist speaking their thoughts directly …

  • # 20906

    SNELL, Ted (editor)

    The painted image. Twenty contemporary Western Australian painters

    Western Australian Art No. 1. Perth : Visual Culture Research Unit, Curtin University of Technology, 1991. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 104, illustrated. Artists include Tom Alberts, Brian Blanchflower, Su Baker, Mary Moore et al. The book surveys the exciting breadth of experimentation and approach that Western Australian painters have adopted. It records the incredible …

  • # 19499


    Views of Fremantle, Western Australia by The Nonpariel Photographic Co.

    [Cover title]. [Fremantle? Perth?] : The Nonpariel Photographic Co., [1892]. Late nineteenth century album, oblong quarto (245 x 310 mm), original blind blocked pebbled cloth boards (bowed, some flecking and mild staining), upper board with original red morocco title label lettered in gilt ‘Views of Fremantle, Western Australia by The Nonpariel Photographic Co.’; floral-patterned lining …

  • # 20275


    The staff of The Commercial Tailoring Company in their workroom in Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia, circa 1914.

    Silver gelatin print photograph, 140 x 195 mm, laid down on its original board mount, with imprint of The Dease Studio, 117 [Barrack Street] at right margin; the print is in good condition (a few minor surface marks), and the image has extremely crisp detail. This wonderful photograph of the interior of The Commercial Tailoring …

  • # 20777

    HEMUS & HALL. [HEMUS, James, 1860-1936]

    Man mounted on a racing camel near Coolgardie, Western Australian goldfields, late 1890s.

    Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, manuscript caption in negative lower left: ‘A Thoroughbred Racer’, and at lower right: ‘Hemus & Hall Photos’; laid down on its original nineteenth century album page of thin card; the print is in good condition, with some pale foxing in the sky area. ‘James William Hemus (born 1860, …