Western Australia

  • # 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 …

  • # 28241


    Art aborigène australien : Collection Peter Los

    Paris : Artcurial (Briest, Poulain, F. Tajan), 2008. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, pp 87 plus advertisements, 60 lots all illustrated in colour; a very good copy. Scarce, well-illustrated Parisian auction house catalogue for the sale of an important private collection of Central and Western Desert art from Papunya, Utopia and Balgo …

  • # 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 …

  • # 28244

    CROSSMAN, Sylvie; BAROU, Jean-Pierre

    Peintres aborigènes d’Australie

    Montpellier, France : Indigène éditions, 1997. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers with French flaps, pp 125, colour illustrations, maps; inscription on inside front flap, but a fine copy. Superb catalogue for an exhibition of Central and Western Desert art staged in Montpelier by L’Établissement Public du Parc et de la Grande Halle …

  • # 28150

    CROFT, Brenda et al.

    Indigenous art : Art Gallery of Western Australia

    Edited by Brenda L. Croft; essays by Michael A. O’Ferrall and Brenda L. Croft. Perth, W.A. : Art Gallery of Western Australia, 2001. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers (spine slightly sunned), pp. 112, illustrated (some folding). This book offers a window into the indigenous art collection in the Art Gallery of WA. Through comprehensive essays by past …

  • # 27611

    Photographer and maker unknown.

    Re-treatment plant at Kalgoorlie, Western Australian goldfields. Circa 1900.

    [s.l., s.n., circa 1900]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, with original manuscript caption label ‘Kalgurli (sic) Retreatment Plant’; in very good condition.

  • # 28000


    Fred Williams : the Pilbara series, 1979-1981

    Melbourne : CRA Limited, 1983. Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 52, illustrated end papers, preface by Sir Roderick Carnegie, essay on William’s Pilbara series by Patrick McCaughey, numerous colour illustrations of the series of paintings, catalogue of 31 works, a fine copy.

  • # 27464

    LAVERTY, Colin and Elizabeth, et al

    Beyond Sacred. Recent paintings from Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities : the collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books, 2008. First edition. Folio (34 cm tall), boards in diecut folding dustjacket (very lightly marked), illustrated endpapers, pp. [viii]; 352, extensively illustrated. A comprehensive, visually stunning survey of recent Aboriginal art, with images of more than 250 paintings. It tells the story of Aboriginal art and its growing presence in …

  • # 27603


    Sotheby’s. Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, Monday June 24 2002.

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2002. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated card covers, pp 232; auction catalogue with 407 lots, most illustrated in colour, with index of artists; contains many important works including a drawing by 19th century Victorian artist Tommy McRae, watercolours on paper by Kimberley (northwest Western Australia) artist Wattie Karruwara (cover illustration), wandjina …

  • # 27794

    KEAN, John (curator)

    East to West : Land in Papunya Tula painting

    [Adelaide] : Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc., 1990. Illustrated card portfolio, map of the key sites and language groups for Papunya Tula painting, 10 illustrated cards on the painting movement and individual artists including Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Maxie Tjampitjinpa, Johnny Warangula Tjupurrula, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula, Uta Uta Tjangala, and Anatjari Tjakamarra. Scarce.

  • # 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 …

  • # 27272

    WILSON, H. Margaret

    Sarah Theodosia and the Hall family

    Perth, W.A. : H.M. Wilson, 1994. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 44, illustrated. Scarce study of the Hall family who settled in Mandurah in the 1830s.

  • # 26670


    General description of the Wiluna Gold Mines Ltd, Wiluna, Western Australia. (Prepared for the Members of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy).

    [Wiluna, W.A.] : G. Morteson [for Wiluna Gold Mines Ltd.], [1933]. Small square quarto (245 x 210 mm), original cloth-backed paper wrappers, the upper wrapper featuring a map of Western Australia hand-drawn in black ink, with Wiluna marked in red and the names Meeka[tharra] and Laverton added later in pencil, the upper margin with typed …

  • # 26817

    [ANGAS, George French (1822-1886)]

    Australia : a popular account of its physical features, inhabitants and productions, with the history of its colonization.

    Published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, circa 1865. Duodecimo, gilt-decorated blue cloth (the upper board showing a gold miner), corners a little rubbed, all edges gilt, prize inscription to front free endpaper, folding frontispiece map printed …

  • # 26861


    [ABORIGINES]  L’Australie

    Belgium : Liebig, 1910. Complete set of 6 trade cards, each 73 x 113 mm, rectos with illustrations of Tasmanian Aborigines (including Truganini and William Lanne) and Mount Wellington; Coolgardie and the Kimberley; Queensland Aborigines; MacDonnell Ranges; Aboriginal tree burial; Blue Mountains; kangaroo; emu; Aboriginal hunter; Victorian vineyards, and Arunta tribesmen; versos with explanatory text …

  • # 26803


    Girl Guides “boozing”

    [Between 1930 and 1940]. Kodak gelatin silver print, 67 x 110 mm; unmounted; flawless. Sourced from a broken-up 1930s family album of corner-mounted snapshots that belonged to an unidentified Western Australian family. There are two schools of thought on the question of whether or not a great photograph can be created by just anyone. While …