Item 1
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The Bookplate In Australia. Its development and inspiration

Sydney, 1930
pp30, with 10 tipped-in bookplates; 8vo, Original wrapper with clear d/w. A fine copy

$145 Order or Enquire

Item 2
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Modern Australian Aboriginal Art

Sydney, 1951, first edition
pp56, 33 full-page plates, 21 in col; 4to, cloth. Very good in dust jacket (sl. wear)

$95 Order or Enquire

Item 3
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The Complete Talking Heads

London, BBC, 1999. Reprint
pp208, b/w photoplates; 8vo, cloth. Neat owner name, else fine in like d/w

Contains twelve monologues, plus `A Woman of No Importance'. Inserted is a long admiring typed letter from Sydney University's Dr Barry Spurr, correcting Bennett's character Miss Frozzard about some topographical points on Australia, and Alan Bennet's hand-written postcard reply

$65 Order or Enquire

Item 4
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Untold Stories

London, Faber, 2005. First edition
pp658 b/w photoplates; roy. 8vo, cloth. Neat owner name, else fine in like d/w

Prose writings

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 5
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Old Sydney.. illustrated by Sydney G Smith

Sydney, A&R, 1911
pp76, 14 full-page b/w plates, many text illus; folio, boards, cloth spine (boards darkened, spine chipped). Internally fine

No203 of 250 copies, signed by both Bertie and Smith

$145 Order or Enquire

Item 6
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The Lost Domains. Text by Nadine Amadio

Sydney, Reed, 1980, first edition
pp144, col. & b/w plates; folio, cloth. Faint foxing to prelims, else a very good copy in dustwrapper

$485 Order or Enquire

Item 7
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Architectural Exhibition by the New South Wales Chapter of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Blaxland Galleries, Farmer and Company, March 7th to 12th, 1938

Sydney, 1938
pp24, plus 24pages of illustrated advertisments. 4to, illustrated wrapper. Fine

With an essay `150 Years of Australian Architecture The Story of Progress' by Adrian Ashton, and, another, unattributed, `The work of an Architect'. 579 exhibits are listed, with a separate list of exhibitors. There are 23 very attractive full-page advertisments. Rare

$175 Order or Enquire

Item 8
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An Exhibition of Pictures and Prints of Early Sydney and New South Wales, September 16th to 28th, 1929. [Tog. with] The "Blaxland Galleries", eighth and ninth floors, new building, Farmer & Company, Limited. Officially opened 16th September, 1929, by His Excellency the State Governor, Admiral Sir Dudley de Chair

Sydney, 1929
pp8 (catalogue), 24, b/w ills (brochure). 8vos, wrappers. Fine copies, with the ownership blind stamp of Francis O Bloxham

The first exhibition of the Blaxland Galleries offered 69 works, including oils and watercolours by Conrad Martens, prints by John Lycett and John Eyre, and lithographs by S. T. Gill and Eugene Gerrard[sic]. Charles Bertie wrote the foreword to the brochure

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Item 9
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BLAXLAND GALLERIES.

Over-Seas Photographic Exhibition of Miniature Camera Art Under the direction of Mr Hermann Junge. Farmer's Blaxland Galleries, 2nd to 8th March, 1938. The first Exhibition of this nature to be held in Australia. Officially opened by Mrs. Florence M. Taylor

Sydney, 1938
pp4, 4to, printed wrappers. paper tanned, but very good - no tears or chipping

116 items are listed, including 13 by Paul Wolff, and 62 by Anton F. Baumann. Very rare

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Item 10
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BONNEMAINS,   Jacqueline, Elliott Forsyth and Bernard Smith, editors

Baudin In Australian Waters. The Artwork of the French Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Lands 1800-1804. With a complete descriptive catalogue of drawings and paintings of Australian subjects by C.A. Lesueur and N.M. Petit from the Lesueur collection at the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Le Havre, France

Melbourne, Oxford University Press in Association with the Australian Academy of the Humanities, 1988
pp348, numerous col. & b/w ills; folio, cloth (hardcover). A fine copy in fine dust wrapper

A beautifully illustrated book, the definitive work on the subject

$295 Order or Enquire

Item 11
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Collection of Alec Bolton's legendary Brindabella Press (known from 1985-1992 as Officina Brindabella)

The outstanding Australian private press both for the chaste beauty of its design and the quality of the writers published. These included A D Hope, James McAuley, Les Murray, Geoff Page, Elizabeth Riddell, Christina Stead, Judith Wright. The press began in 1973 with the issue of 150 copies of a single sheet of folded paper for Rosemary Dobson's 'Three Poems on Water Springs', and ended in 1996 with Gavin Souter's memoir, `Leon Gellert'. Further publications were announced and underway but Alec Bolton's sudden and premature death in 1996 meant the end of the venture. The collection on offer includes all but two of the items numbered 1 - 27 in 'An Anecdotal Checklist' in Michael Richards' 1993 `A Licence to Print, Alec Bolton and the Brindabella Press'. Not included are Nos 18, a broadside, Judith Wright's `Rainforest', and 22, Barbara Hanrahan's suite of Twelve Linocuts. Also not included is the 1994 broadside, Les Murray's `The Sleepout'. which was published after Richards' list came out. The Checklist ends with Helen Ogilvie's Wood Engravings announced for 1994. This book was not in fact published until 1995 and was preceded by the Les Murray broadside, and J R Rowland's `Granite Country'. The current offering includes copies of the great Brindabella rarities, Number 1 (the Rosemary Dobson), and Numbers 3 and 5, the Christmas cards with poems by Francis Webb and Douglas Stewart. Number 1 has the bookplate of the poet and bibliophile Jean Stone tipped onto the rear panel, Number 5 (Douglas Stewart's 'Brindabella') is a variant on the Richards entry, being signed by neither poet nor illustrator, but by the printer, A.T.Bolton. Number 3 (Francis Webb's 'Five Days Old') is signed by Webb. Richards quotes Bolton that of the 100 copies printed Webb signed about twelve shortly before his death. Number 10, Manning Clark's eulogy for David Campbell, is perhaps just as rare. It was given away, not sold. This copy is signed by Clark (not called for by Richards) and further inscribed To Roger [McDonald] and Rhyll [McMaster] from Judy [Campbell - the poet's widow]. In addition to these thirty items, the collection includes other related Brindabella printings and flyers and ephemera. These include Nan McDonald's `For Prisoners, an Unpublished Poem', 77/150, signed 'ATB', 8 pages in ochre wrappers, `Hand set and printed by Alec Bolton for friends of Nan McDonald and of Brindabella Press', October 1995. There are four newsletters, `Publications from 1973 to 1989 of the Officina Brindabella with a note on the Beginnning of the Press', (October 1990), `Brindabella Press, The Name Regained and Other News', about 400 copies, (Sept 1992), News from Brindabella Press (1993), and 'News from Brindabella Press' (Sept 1996). In addition there are nine flyers for Brindabella publications and other ephemera related to the Press as well as a copy of Michael Richards' 'A Licence to Print'.The collection has some slight potential for upgrading. Number 24, Hanrahan's `Iris in Her Garden', is here offered in the edition of 220 copies in paper covers, (there were 30 in quarter leather). Number 2, David Campbell's 'Starting from Central Station', has an inscription on the limitation page ("To Betty, With Love, Bill), and three items have some very slight foxing to the prelims, although not affecting the title pages. The three misssing items, two broadsides and a suite of linocuts, are not rare. Apart from the blemishes mentioned the collection is never less than fine and generally mint.

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Item 12
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The Works. 3 vols. Edited by Charles Sayle

Edinburgh, John Grant, 1927
frontis. plates; 8vos, cloth backed boards, titling labels. Scattered foxing, else very good

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Item 13
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Histoire des Arts du Japon

Vanoest, 1949
88 plates, and a map. Sm. folio, Bound, with the wrappers, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full crushed morocco, top edges gilt, others uncut (sl. spotting). Very good

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Item 14
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The Cotter's Saturday Night

Boston,The Bibliophile Society, 1915
Engraved title page & illustrations in text. 4to. Full red morocco (a little rubbed), gilt tooling, top edges gilt. Very good

The text and illustrations were printed from original copperplate engravings. 475 copies only were printed, for members

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Item 15
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BURNS,  Robert

Epistle to Davie (A Brother Poet)

San Francisco, the Bruce Brough Press, 1929
pp(14), frontis portrait, 4to, boards (v. sl. marked), paper label, very good

No. 31 of 400 copies

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Item 16
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Byron A Self-Portrait. Letters and Diaries 1798 to 1824. Edited by Peter Quennell. 2 volumes

London, John Murray, 1950. First editions
pp804, frontis. portrait. in each vol.; 8vos, cloth. Edges foxed, else very good in dust wrappers

`With hitherto unpublished letters'

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Item 17
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Early Sydney Moderns. John Young and the Macquarie Galleries 1916-1946. Foreword by Lloyd Rees

Sydney, Craftsman House, 1988. First edition
pp168, col. & b/w plates; 4to, hardcover. Large owner inscription, else very good in sl. sunned dustwrapper

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Item 18
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Illywhacker

London, 1985, first U.K. edition
pp600, 8vo, hard cover. Fine in fine dust jacket

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, this is the novel which first brought Carey international acclaim

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Item 19
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A Letter to Our Son

Brisbane, University of Queensland Press, 1994. First edition
pp40, sm. 8vo., papered boards. Fine in dust jacket which is also fine, except for one closed tear

Celebrates the birth of Carey's first child. A handsome book printed with red initial letters

$50 Order or Enquire

Item 20
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Oscar and Lucinda

St Lucia [Brisbane], University of Qld Press, 1988, first edition, first issue
pp512, 8vo, cloth. Paper browned as usual, lower edge sl. shelf rubbed, else a very good copy of the first issue. In fine dustwrapper

Winner of many awards, including the Miles Frankln and the Booker Prize

$195 Order or Enquire

Item 21
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Oscar and Lucinda. The Screenplay by Laura Jones. Based on the novel by Peter Carey

Brisbane, University of Queensland Press, 1998, first edition
pp152, 8vo, paperback. A fine copy

Carey's Booker Prize winning novel was adapted for the screen by Laura Jones

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 22
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CAREY,  Peter

The True History of the Kelly Gang

St Lucia (Brisbane), University of Queensland Press, 2000. First edition, advance reading copy
pp, 8vo, original printed wrappers. Front wrapper with a faint glass mark, and a one inch tear to leading edge. Apart from these defects, a fine copy

An advance reading copy of the true first edition of Carey's much awarded book. This was his second Booker Prize novel, which also won the Commonwealth Literary Award

$595 Order or Enquire

Item 23
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CAREY,  Peter

The True History of the Kelly Gang

St Lucia [Brisbane], University of Queensland Press, 2000. First edition
pp402, 8vo, original pigskin backed boards. Fine in the plain, opaque, dust wrapper

The true first edition of Carey's second Booker prize-winning novel was issued in this small, collector's edition

$395 Order or Enquire

Item 24
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CHAUCER,  Geoffrey

The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Edited by Richard Morris, with a memoir by Sir Harris Nicolas. 6 volumes

London, George Bell & Sons, 1893
With a tissue-guarded frontis. portrait in vol.1; sm. 8vos, original boards, cloth spines, gilt lettering. Sl. fading to spines, else a nice set

With the attractive bookplates of Henry M. Hallenstein in each volume. In the Aldine Edition of British Poets

$95 Order or Enquire

Item 25
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Miraculous Montage. Drawings by Don Jean-Louis. Designed and hand-printed by Peter Dorn at the Heinrich Heine Press

Don Mills, Ontario, 1966.
4to, loose leaves in illustrated card folder. Slight discolouration to folder, else fine

No 68 of 150 copies signed by the author, artist and printer. With an additional personal inscription by the poet

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 26
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The Art Of Captain Cook's Voyages. By R. Joppien and B. Smith. 4 volumes

Melbourne, OUP. Vols 1 & 2 1985 (rep.same year of publication), vols 3 & 4, 1987, 1st editions
numerous illus. in col. & b/w; 4tos, cloth. Fine, unmarked copies in d/ws and the printed box (dust wrapper spines sunned on the first two vols)

Vol. 1, The Voyage of the Endeavour 1768-71. Vol. 2, The Voyage of the Resolution and Adventure 1772-75. Vols. 3 & 4 The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-80 (Text and Catalogue)

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Item 27
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CRAIG,  C., K. Fahey, & E.G. Robertson

Early Colonial Furniture in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land

Melbourne, Georgian House, 1972/1980
pp220, over 200 photoplates; 4to, cloth. Small, neat owner name, else very good in the dust wrapper

The study of Australian Colonial furniture - particularly the use of cedar

$115 Order or Enquire

Item 28
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CUST,  Lionel

The National Portrait Gallery. 2 volumes

London, Cassell, 1901
with numerous photographic plates; 4to, finely bound in half morocco, cloth sides, spines raised in compartments, gilt lettering, decorations & dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The corners and spine extremities with a little rubbing, but very good copies

No. 312 of 750 copies. A wonderful catalogue, arranged historically and chronologically, of British portraits.

$495 Order or Enquire

Item 29
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Lyrebird Rising. Louise Hanson-Dyer of l'Oiseau-Lyre 1884-1962

Melbourne, Miegunyah Press, 1994, first edition
pp578, b/w photographs; lge. 8vo, cloth (hardback). Fine in fine dust wrapper

A biography of the Australian born, Parisian based founder of l'Oiseau-Lyre (Lyrebird Press) who at one time assisted the poet Shaw Neilson. No 14 in the Miegunyah Press Series

$40 Order or Enquire

Item 30
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DAY LEWIS  C

Transitional Poem

London, Hogarth Press, 1929, first edition
pp72, 8vo, paper boards. Boards a little darkened, light foxing to e.p.'s, very good

Hogarth Living Poets, First Series, No. 9. 400 copies printed. Woolmer 191

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 31
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Catalogue Raisonne The Prints of Willem de Kooning 1957-1971. By Lanier Graham

Paris, 1991
pp88, b/w ills; 4to, glazed boards. Fine

$125 Order or Enquire

Item 32
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Roy De Maistre. The Australian Years. By Heather Johnson. Foreword by Lloyd Rees

Sydney, Craftsman House, 1988
pp138, 53 col. plates; folio, cloth, fine in slipcase

The collector's edition of 75 copies, numbered and signed by Heather Johnson

$350 Order or Enquire

Item 33
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DICKENS,  Charles

The Works. Library Edition in 26 volumes

London, Chapman & Hall, [late1860s?]
illustrated by Phiz, Cruikshank, John Leach, Marcus Stone, H. K. Browne & others. 8vos [125x190mm], green full morocco, spines in compartments with gilt lettering, gilt decorations on front boards, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt. Some scattered foxing. A very attractive set with the bindings in fine condition

Each binding is neatly stamped on inside front board `Bound by Mansell successor to Heyday'. William Mansell bought the name and business of legendary binder James Heyday in the 1860s. Volume 1 has a neat owner inscription dated 1884. This set, published before Dickens' death, and thus without the unfinished `Edwin Drood', has been in the same Australian family ever since. Apart from its beautiful appearance the quality of the print and layout makes the text eminently readable

$3300 Order or Enquire

Item 34
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Robert Dickerson Against the Tide

Brisbane, Pandanus Press, 1994
pp168, col. & b/w plates; 4to, wrappers. Sl. sunning to spine, else fine

Signed 'Bob Dickerson'

$75 Order or Enquire

Item 35
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New Art One. New Directions in Contemporary Australian Art

Sydney, Craftsman House, 1987. First edition
pp160, col. plates; 4to, cloth. Fine in slipcase

The collector's edition of 75 copies, numbered & signed by the compiler

$110 Order or Enquire

Item 36
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Brian Dunlop by Lynne Strahan

Sydney, Craftsman House, 1990. First edition
pp156, col. & b/w plates; 4to, hard cover. Very good in dust jacket

$65 Order or Enquire

Item 37
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Nineteenth Century Australian Furniture

Sydney, David Ell, 1985. First edition
pp624, col. & b/w plates; large 4to, cloth. Very faint spotting to edges, else fine in very good, slightly sunned dust jacket

This monumental work was published in an edition of 2000 copies

$395 Order or Enquire

Item 38
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FIELDING,  Henry

The Works, Edited and with an Introduction by George Saintsbury with illustrations by Herbert Railton and E. J. Wheeler. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. Complete in 12 volumes

London, J. M. Dent, 1893
tissue guarded plates (Cruikshank ills.); 8vos, full red straight-grained morocco, single gilt rule borders on boards, spines raised in compartments, gilt lettering and tooling; top edges gilt, others uncut. Bound by Riviere and Sons. Slight rubbing to extremities of some vols. A very good set

A limited edition of 150 sets for England and 100 for America. This is No. 80. The set comprises Joseph Andrews (2 vols), Tom Jones (4 vols), Amelia (3 vols), Jonathan Wild (1 vol), and Miscellanies (2 vols)

$2250 Order or Enquire

Item 39
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Drawings

Sydney, 1986
pp64, b/w ills; 4to, cloth. Lower edge rubbed, else fine in fine dust wrapper

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 40
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FLANAGAN,  Richard

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Sydney, Knopf/Random House, 2013. First edition
pp468, 8vo, cloth. Top corners sl. bumped, else fine in fine dustwrapper

This, the true first edition of the book, was published in September 2013. Signed `Richard Flanagan' on the half titlepage

$1450 Order or Enquire

Item 41
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A Lost Season

London, Hogarth Press, 1944
pp60, sm. 8vo, cloth. Very good in dustwrapper

Vol. XIV of the New Hogarth Library

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Item 42
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GALWAY,  George

Fifty Years Of Australian Art by Members of the Royal Art Society 1879-1929

Sydney, Royal Art Society, (1929). First edition
pp115, 20 tipped-in col. & 100 b/w plates; 4to (210x280mm), wrappers. A little light foxing, else a near fine copy

Celebrates the Jubilee of the Royal Art Society in Sydney with a brief history of Australian art. Artists illustrated include, Streeton, Roberts, Longstaff, Piguenit, Henry Fullwood, Norman Lindsay, and many others

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Item 43
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GEHENNA PRESS.

Conrad's Manifesto: Preface To A Career. The History of the Preface to The Nigger Of The Narcissus with facsimiles of the Manuscripts. Edited with an essay by David R. Smith

Philadelphia, 1966
pp82, woodcut frontis. portrait by Leonard Baskin; facsimiles; 4to, marbled boards. Fine in a wraparound box

No. 207 of 1100 copies on Fabriano paper, printed at the Gehenna Press for the Rosenbach Foundation

$145 Order or Enquire

Item 44
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GISSING,  George

Sleeping Fires

London, T. Fisher Unwin, Autonym Library, 1896. Second edition
pp230,10; sm. 8vo [95x175mm], original tan cloth , top edges gilt. Very good

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 45
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GLADDEN,  Washington

Santa Claus on a Lark

New York, The Century Co., 1909
pp178, b/w illustrations, 4to, decorated red cloth (spine sunned with ends a little ragged). Else very good

Christmas stories. This copy inscribed and signed by Washington Gladden

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 46
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Robert Klippel

Sydney, Bay Books, 1983. First edition
592 pages, with more than 400 ills., many in colour; large 4to, cloth. Fine copy in fine (sl. sunned at spine) dust wrapper

A beautiful and scholarly book on Australia's most acclaimed sculptor. Includes a catalogue of sculptures, constructions & exhibitions; a chronology & a bibliography

$295 Order or Enquire

Item 47
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GLENDINNING,  Victoria

Leonard Woolf. A biography

London, 2006. First edition
pp498, b/w photographs; 8vo, cloth. Neat owner name, else fine in dust jacket

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 48
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George W. Lambert Retrospective Heroes and Icons

Canberra, NGA, 2007
pp212, colour & b/w plates. 4to, wrappers. Owner name, else fine

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 49
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The Rivals Of Sherlock Holmes. Early Detective Stories. [Tog. with] More Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Cosmopolitan Crimes [and] Crooked Counties Further Rivals of Sherlock Holmes [and] The American Rivals of Sherlock Holmes. 4 volumes

London, Bodley Head, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1976. First editions
8vos, original cloth [140x220mm]. Edges sl. dusty, else very good in sl. discoloured, price-clipped dustwrappers

Each book contains 13 stories by authors such as Guy Boothby, Max Pemberton, Arthur Morrison, Clifford Ashdown, L. T. Meade, Baroness Orczy, E. Phillips Oppenheim, Fergus Hume, L. T. Meade, Samuel Hopkins Adams, Arnold Bennett, and others

$95 Order or Enquire

Item 50
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GRIERSON,  Herbert J. C

The Poems of John Donne edited from the old editions and numerous manuscripts with introductions and commentary. Volume 1. The Text of the Poems with Appendixes. Volume II. Introduction and Commentary

Oxford University Press, 1912/1951
ppxxiv, 474; clvi, 276 pages. Roy. 8vos, original blue cloth gilt. Some foxing and offsetting to edges and endpapers, else very good in dust wrappers

This was the great edition of Donne which did much to bring the poet back into public view and high esteem.

$95 Order or Enquire

Item 51
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Rebels And Precursors; the revolutionary years of Australian art

Melbourne, Allen Lane, 1981. First edition
ppx, 324, profusely illus; 4to (220x255mm), cloth. Spotting to endpapers, lower edges of boards scraped, else very good in dustjacket (backstrip. sl. sunned, as usual]

Signed by Richard Haese, and the artist Albert Tucker on free endpaper

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Item 52
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HARLING,  Robert, editor

Image. No. 1. Summer, 1949

London, Art & Technics, 1949. First edition
pp84, b/w plates & illus; sm. 4to, printed card wrappers, with dustwrapper. Fine

Only 8 issues were published of this important magazine dealing with the visual arts. Beautifully illustrated, this issue includes essays on the wood engravings of John O'Connor, and the book illustrations of John Minton. Loosely inserted is a 4pp `Postscript to Image Summer 1949'

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 53
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HARLING,  Robert, editor

Image. No. 2. Autumn 1949

London, Art & Technics, 1949. First edition
pp84, col. b/w plates & illus; sm. 4to, printed wrappers, dustwrapper. Fine

Includes `The Topographical Drawings of John Piper' and `The Drawings of Ben Shan'. The supplement `Postscript to Image Autumn 1949' is loosely inserted

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 54
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HARLING,  Robert, editor

Image. No. 3, Winter 1949-50

London, Art & Technics, 1950. First edition
pp84, col. & b/w plates & illus; sm. 4to, printed card wrappers, dustwrapper. Fine

Essays include `Some doubts concerning auto-lithography' by Peter Floud, and Basil Taylor's `The graphic work of George Stubbs'. Loosely inserted is the supplement `Postscript to Image Winter 1949-50'

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 55
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HARLING,  Robert, editor

Image. No. 4. Spring 1950

London, Art & Technics, 1950. First edition
pp88, col. & b/w plates & illus; sm. 4to, printed wrappers, dustwrapper. Slight browning to wrappers, else fine

Includes `The wood-engravings of Buckland-Wright' by Richard Gainsborough, 'The Graphic Work of Anthony Gross' by Jonathan Mayne, and `Lecturing on Art at Yale'. The supplement `Postscript to Image No. 4' is inserted

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 56
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HARLING,  Robert, editor

Image. No. 5. English Wood-engraving 1900-1950. Autumn 1950

London, Art & Technics, 1950
pp100, b/w plates & illus; sm. 4to, wrappers. Fine

A survey by Thomas Balston with almost 100 engravings reproduced from original wood blocks. Artists include Eric Gill, Eric Ravilious, Gordon Craig, Robert Gibbings, Blair Hughes-Stanton. 8 issues were published - this is the scarce issue

$150 Order or Enquire

Item 57
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HARLING,  Robert, editor

Image. No. 7. Spring 1952

London, Art & Technics, 1952. First edition
pp80, col. & b/w plates & illus; sm. 4to, printed wrappers with dustwrapper. Fine

Sir Hugh Casson's `Festival Sculptures' with a photographic supplement, and `Sickert Drawings' by Gabriel White. The `Postscript' is loosely inserted

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 58
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HARLING,  Robert, editor

Image. No. 8. A periodical of the visual arts

London, Art & Technics, 1952. First edition
pp82, b/w & colour. illus; sm. 4to, printed wrappers with dustwrapper. Fine

This last issue includes W. J. Strahan's account of Henry Moore's recent designs for a new French edition de luxe of Promethee, and includes a coloured lithograph specially printed for Image. Also includes Thomas Balston on the wood-engravings of George Mackley, and the architectural drawings of Gordon Cullen by Raymond Philp

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 59
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Joy Hester and Friends

Melbourne, National Gallery of Australia, 2001, first edition
pp136, colour & b/w plates; 4to (240x290mm), softcover, card wrappers. Very good

A well illustrated catalogue of Hester's painting from the 1940s to 1960. Covers her marriage to Albert Tucker, and her friendship with Sidney Nolan and John and Sunday Reed

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 60
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Devil's Cub

London, Heinemann, 1932. First edition
pp314, 8vo, cloth. Spine leaning, foxing, most heavily to edges, owner name, else a good, firm copy, in the fragile dustwrapper, a little rubbed & chipped at edges

An early Heyer, and one of her most popular novels

$110 Order or Enquire

Item 61
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The Complete Works Of William Hogarth in a series of one hundred and fifty steel engravings from the original pictures; with an introductory essay by James Hannay, and descriptive letterpress by Rev. J Trusler and E.F. Roberts. 6 volumes

London, William Mackenzie, n.d. (19th century)
150 fine steel-engraved plates, tissue guards; 4tos, original decorated tan cloth, printed in red, black and gilt; a.e.g. One corner bumped. A little foxing, mainly to prelims; else fine

$895 Order or Enquire

Item 62
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HOLLINRAKE,  Rosalind

Clarice Beckett. The artist and her circle

Melbourne, Macmillan, 1979, first edition
pp64, 30 colour plates, b/w ills; oblong 8vo, boards. Slight shelf rubbing to lower edges, unused bookplate pasted onto free endpaper; very good in dustwrapper (one closed tear)

$175 Order or Enquire

Item 63
Click on the image to see an enlarged version JAMES,  Alexander

The Twilight of Mr Kemp. With an essay by Tom Ford, and a foreword by Martyn Jolly

Sydney, the author, 2009, first edition
colour & b/w photoplates. Oblong 4to (300x250mm), original boards. Fine in dustwrapepr

Atmospheric photographs with text from events in Australia's Colonial history. Signed by the photographer, and hand numbered 136/400

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 64
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The Paintings Of Robert Johnson. With a biographical note by John Brackenreg

Sydney, Legend Press, (1963)
pp(22), 18 tipped-in col. plates; folio, original boards, cloth spine (a little insect damage to lower spine). Foxing to prelims; but a better than average copy in sl. torn and rubbed dust jacket

$95 Order or Enquire

Item 65
Click on the image to see an enlarged version JOHNSON,  Samuel

A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the words are deduced from their origin, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed A History of the Language, and an English Grammar. 2 volumes

London, G & J Offer, et. al, 1822
pp12, 1030 (last blank); (2), 1084, engraved portrait frontis. (from the painting of Sir Joshua Reynolds); 4tos, old half calf, marbled boards. Scattered foxing & browning, covers a little worn and rubbed, but good firm copies

A good set of the 4to edition of this iconic English work

$595 Order or Enquire

Item 66
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LAWRENCE,  D. H

The Collected Letters Of: Edited with an introduction by Harry T. Moore. 2 volumes

London, Heinemann, 1962, 1st edition
pplvi, 1308. 8vos, hard cover. Very good in ldust jackets

$95 Order or Enquire

Item 67
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [LEACH-JONES,  A.]

Alun Leach-Jones. By Graeme Sturgeon, Robert Gray, Christoper Gentle

Sydney, 1988. 1st edition
pp132, 36 col. plates; 4to, hard cover. Fine in dust jacket

The standard monograph on Leach-Jones

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 68
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Masterpieces Of Australian Printmaking

Sydney, 1987
profusey illus; 4to, wrappers. Very good

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 69
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Australian Primitive Painters. Foreword by Charles Blackman

Brisbane, 1977. 1st edition
pp100, colour & b/w plates; 4to, leatherette, d/w. Fine

Five painters are discussed - Henri Bastin, Charles Callins, James Fardoulys, Sam Byrne and Irvine Homer

$75 Order or Enquire

Item 70
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LINDSAY,  Lionel, text

Exhibition of Australian Art in London. A record of the exhibition at the Royal Academy and organised by the Society of Artists Sydney

Sydney, Art in Australia, 1923
pp(12), 39 tipped in plates, many b/w photoplates; 4to, cloth-backed boards. Scattered foxing, else very good

$195 Order or Enquire

Item 71
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LURIE,  Morris

Three Stories & Ten Drawings

Melbourne, 1987
pp40, one original colour drawing, b/w illus by Dale Hickey; 4to, cloth backed boards.Fine

83 of 200 numbered copies signed by Morris Lurie and Dale Hickey

$95 Order or Enquire

Item 72
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LYMBURNER,  F

Francis Lymburner 1916-1972 A retrospective held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Text by Hendrik Kolenberg and Barry Pearce, with essays by Barry Humphries, Bernard Smith, and Murray Sayle

Sydney, 1992
pp112, colour & b/w plates; 4to, wrappers. Fine

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 73
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Francis Lymburner with an introduction by George Molnar

Melbourne, Landsdowne, 1970, 1st edition
pp96, 85 b/w drawings; 4to, cloth, d/w. Owner name on front fly, else very good in dust jacket with spine reinforced with tape

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 74
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MACAULAY,  Rose

Catchwords And Claptrap

London, The Hogarth Press, 1926. First edition
pp46, 8vo, paper boards printed in black. Slight tear to top of spine, else a very good copy

The Hogarth Essays, Second Series No.4. Woolmer 101

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 75
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Douglas Annand The Art of Life

Canberra, NGA, 2001
pp96, col. & b/w plates; 4to, wrappers. Faint spotting to top edges, else fine

A checklist of works, a bibliography, and a biography of this under-rated artist

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 76
Click on the image to see an enlarged version McGREGOR,  Kim

Robert Jacks. Past Unfolded

Sydney, Craftsman House, 2001. First edition
pp168, col. & b/w photoplates; 4to, hard cover. Fine in dust jacket

The Australian sculptor and printmaker

$85 Order or Enquire

Item 77
Click on the image to see an enlarged version McINNES,  W.B

The Work Of W. Beckwith McInnes. Biography by Alexander Colquhoun

Melbourne, Alexander McCubbin, n.d
7 col. & 13 b/w plates tipped-in; 4to, bound in cloth with the original wrappers bound in. A fine copy

One of 600 copies only

$395 Order or Enquire

Item 78
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MACQUEEN,  Kenneth

Adventure In Watercolour. An artist's story... biographical summary by Vida Lahey... an explanation of technique by the artist himself

Sydney, Legend Press, (1948)
pp16 mounted colour plates, 4to, hard cover. Owner inscription, else fine

No. 497 of a limited edition of 1100 numbered copies, signed `kenneth Macqueen'. This is No. 497

$395 Order or Enquire

Item 79
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Remembering Babylon

London, Chatto & Windus/Random House, 1993. First edition
pp202, 8vo, hard cover. Edges sl. tanned, else fine in fine dust jacket

The book won the inaugural Dublin Impac prize, and was shorlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, and the Booker Prize. Signed `David Malouf 11.3.97'

$185 Order or Enquire

Item 80
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The Works. Reprinted from the original editions with notes, and some account of his life and writings, by J. O. Halliwell. In three volumes

London, John Russell Smith, 1856
8vos, full calf, spines raised in compartments, gilt decorations and titling labels, all edges gilt. Some minor marks to calf, but a handsome set in very good condition

John Marston (1576 - 1634) was a poet, playwright, and satirist

$295 Order or Enquire

Item 81
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Phil May In Australia

Sydney, The Bulletin, 1904. First edition
pp12 (text), 96 (full-page cartoons); decorative title page printed in red and black, and attractive pictorial endpapers; folio, cloth-backed decorated boards. Corners knocked, internal hinges cracked as usual; a little foxing and one page with closed tear. Else a very good copy with defective dustwrapper

Phil May worked for the Bulletin from 1886 to 1888, where he satirized every aspect of Australian life from politics to servants

$185 Order or Enquire

Item 82
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MEINHOLD,  William

Sidonia The Soceress. Translated by Lady Wilde. Illustrated by Thomas Lowinsky

London, Julian Editions, 1926, first edition thus
xx, 482 pages, numerous b/w illus. by Thomas Lowinsky; 4to, brown buckram with red morocco titling label. Top edges gilt, others uncut. Boards slightly rubbed, else fine

225 copies were printed at the Cambridge University Press. A handsome and scholarly book, beautifully illustrated by Lowinsky, and translated by Lady Wilde, Oscar Wilde's mother, and herself a notable Irish poet who frequently wrote under the name of Speranza.

$295 Order or Enquire

Item 83
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Godfrey Miller. An abridged chronology... and writings by the artist. Foreword by Peter Bellew, edited by John Henshaw

Sydney, 1965, 1st edition
16 col., 110 b/w plates; folio, hard cover. Fine in fine dust jacket

$110 Order or Enquire

Item 84
MITCHISON,  Naomi

Beyond this Limit

London, Cape 1935. First edition
pp90, illustrated by Wyndham Lewis. 4to, cloth over boards (hardcover). Faint foxing, else very good

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 85
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Socrates

London, Hogarth Press, 1937. First edition
pp80, d/w designed by John Banting; 8vo, cloth (hardcover). A very good copy in dust jacket

No. 2 in the `World-Makers and World Shakers' series. Woolmer 415

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 86
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Philip Larkin. A Writer's Life

London, Faber, 1993, first edition
pp570, photoplates; 8vo, hard cover. Neat owner name, else very good in sl. rubbed dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 87
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The Art Of Albert Namatjira. With a Foreword by R. H. Croll

Melbourne, Bread and Cheese Club, 1944. Second edition
pp96, 10 full-page colour plates, b/w photos; sm. 4to, boards. A fine copy in dust jacket (sl. chipped at extremities)

$75 Order or Enquire

Item 88
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [MURRAY,  John]

Murray's Handbook for Travellers in Northern Italy. [Tog. with] Handbooks for Central Italy; Rome and its Environs; Southern Italy. 4 volumes

London, 1869, 1867, 1869, 1868, various editions
with numerous maps and plans. 8vos, uniformly bound in half calf, raised spines gilt with morocco titling labels, marbled sides & edges. Corners & edges a little worn, ink stain to spine of `Central Italy', scattered foxing and staining, some annotations and underlining in pencil, else a good firm set

Murray's handbooks for travellers were first published in the 1830s to rival the popular German Baedekers. Extremely detailed and well-organised, they were aimed at the middle-class market. They are still very readable and useful, although very revealing about the changes in artistic taste

$295 Order or Enquire

Item 89
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BRODSKY & UTKIN

New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 1991
28 full b/w ills; folio, softcover. Fine

Alexander Brodsky and Ilya Utkin, best known of the group loosely known as `Paper Architects' from Soviet Russia. This book reproduces 28 of their elaborate etchings of fantastical structures and cityscapes. Includes the essay `Man in the Metropolis: the Graphic projections of Brodsky & Utkin, and lists exhibitions, awards, magazine and newspaper articles. Scarce

$95 Order or Enquire

Item 90
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Sidney Nolan - Australia

Sydney, 1979, 1st edition
pp228, profusely illus. in col. & b/w; 4to, cloth gilt. Top edges faintly dusty, else fine in d/w

Nolan's Ned Kelly series of paintings

$85 Order or Enquire

Item 91
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Nolan's Gallipoli. By Gavin Fry

Adelaide, Rigby, 1983, first edition
pp118, b/w & col. plates; 4to, hard cover. A little spotting to front endpaper, else fine in like dust jacket

A representative selection of the 252 paintings in Nolan's series about the great Australian legend

$75 Order or Enquire

Item 92
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The Art Of Dorrit Black. By Ian North

Melbourne, Macmillan, 1979. First edition
pp152, profusely illus. in col. & b/w; 4to, cloth. Owner name, faint tape marks to endpapers, else very good in fine d/w

The definitive book on Black, the important Australian artist painting between the wars, who is credited with introducing modernism into Australian art. 26 works in colour and 57 in black and white are reproduced. Lists all Black's known works, exhibitions, and gives a comprehensive bibliography. Offered with a catalogue of 29 works from the Josef Lebovic Gallery

$110 Order or Enquire

Item 93
Click on the image to see an enlarged version O'DONOVAN,  Anne, Jayne Sanderson, Shane Porteous, editors

Under Twenty-five. An anthology

Brisbane, Jacaranda Press, [c. 1967]
pp200, photos, line ills; 4to, cloth, d/w (sl. rubbed, price-clipped). Paper sl. browned, else a good copy

Anthology of stories & verse by young Australian writers, including Roger McDonald, Rhyll McMaster, John Tranter, & Murray Bail. Peter Carey contributes Contacts, an otherwise unpublished piece of prose, described here as from a novel. This is Carey's first appearance in book form, and possibly in print. The volume includes photographs of the contributors, including Carey at the age of twenty-three.

$75 Order or Enquire

Item 94
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The Artist And The Desert. By Sandra Mcgrath

Sydney, 1981, 1st edition
pp192, illus. in col. & b/w; large 4to, cloth. Fine in like d/w

$95 Order or Enquire

Item 95
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My Complete Graphics 1957-1979. Introduction by Lou Klepac

Melbourne, Gryphon Books, 1980. first edition
pp248, b/w plates, colour end papers; 4to, cloth. A fine copy in fine dust wrapper

No. 805 of an edition of 1000, signed `John Olsen 80'

$250 Order or Enquire

Item 96
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Salute To Five Bells. John Olsen's Opera House Journal. The poem by Kenneth Slessor. Foreword by Laurie Thomas

Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1973
pp12, [32, Journal], fullpage col. & b/w ills., photos by Robert Walker; 4to, cloth. Very good in the dustwrapper

Includes an essay on Slessor by Douglas Stewart. In 1972 the Dobell Art Foundation commissioned Olsen to paint a mural for the Sydney Opera House. The painting captures the colour and vitalism of Sydney Harbour

$75 Order or Enquire

Item 97
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Hogarth His Life Art and Tmes by Ronald Paulson. 2 volumes

Yale University Press, 1971
profusely illus. with b/w ills; 4to, hard cover. Owner bookplate. Very good in sl. faded (price clipped) dust jackets

$250 Order or Enquire

Item 98
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The Art of African Textiles. Technology, Tradition, and Lurex

London, 1995
pp140, colour ills. Softcover. Owner inscripton, else fine

Published to coincide with the exhibition at London's Barbican

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 99
Click on the image to see an enlarged version PULLIN,  Ruth

Eugene Von Guerard. Nature Revealed

Melbourne, NGV, 2011
pp302, colour ills; 4to, softcover. Fine

The definitive work on Von Guerard

$75 Order or Enquire

Item 100
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A Few Green Leaves

London, Macmillan, 1980. First edition
pp250; 8vo, cloth. Edges sl. spotted, neat owner name, else very good in dustwrapper

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 101
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An Unsuitable Attchment. A new novel. With a foreword by Philip Larkin

London, Macmillan, 1982. First edition
pp256; 8vo, cloth. Edges sl. spotted, neat owner name, else very good in dustwrapper (sunned at spine)

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 102
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Smoking Flax

London/New York, F. Tennyson Neely, n.d. [1897?], second edition
pp232, [8pp booklist]; small 8vo [10x16mm], decorated cloth gilt. Spine sl. leaning; else very good

The author, a young women from a prominent Kentucky family, writes about sex, rape, and lynching in this controversial novel

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 103
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The World of Barbara Pym

London, Macmillan, 1987. First edition
pp194, 8vo, cloth. Neat owner name, else very good in dustwrapper

The author analyses the fictional world of Barbara Pym, and explores the interrelations between her life and her fiction

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 104
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The Waverley Novels. 48 volumes

Edinburgh, A & C Black, 1859 - 1860
with numerous woodcuts and steel engravings; 8vos [11x15mm], half calf, raised spines gilt, marbled boards, edges and end-papers. Scattered foxing, neat owner inscription [1884], else a fine set

`This New Edition [combines] the advantages of a portable size, good readable type, and pictorial illustration'. The woodcuts have been taken from the Abbotsford Edition, along with many steel engravings

$1450 Order or Enquire

Item 105
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The Yellow Cloak and other Poems

Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1922. First edition
pp48; 4to, silk backed boards. Silk sl. darkened, else fine

No. 35 of 140 copies, signed `Winifred Shaw'

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 106
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The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited with a memoir by H. Buxton Forman. 5 volumes

London, George Bell & Sons, 1892
With a tissue-guarded frontis. portrait in vol.1; sm. 8vos, original boards, cloth spines, gilt lettering. Fading to spines, and a little marking to boards, else a firm, clean, set

With the attractive bookplates of Henry M. Hallenstein in each volume. In the Aldine Edition of British Poets

$95 Order or Enquire

Item 107
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Men & Manners. Selected and introduced by Havelock Ellis

Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin, 1927
ppxxiv, [2], 98, [2]; small 8vo [13x20mm], cloth spine over decorated boards, leather label on spine. Extremities sl. rubbed, neat owner name; else very good

With a colophon stating `this book was printed by Robert Gibbings at the Golden Cockerel Press. 500 copies have been printed, of which 1-260 are for the United States of America. This is Number 221'. Shenstone (1714-1763) was a pastoral poet and essayist as well as a pioneer of the great English garden initiatives of the eighteenth century.

$65 Order or Enquire

Item 108
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Australia's Historic Stained Glass

Sydney, Murray Child, 1991. First edition
pp128, colour & b/w photographs by Douglas Baglin; 4to, cloth [235x310mm]. Fine in fine dustwrapper

$75 Order or Enquire

Item 109
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To Henry Woodward

London, Covent Garden Press, 1972. First edition
slim quarto, hard cover. Owner bookplate, else fine in fine dust jacket

Limited to 716 copies, this being No.76. Signed by Sitwell

$110 Order or Enquire

Item 110
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The Poetical Works: with notes, and some account of the author and his writings, by the Rev. Alexander Dyce. 2 volumes

London, Thomas Rodd, 1843, first edition
pp428, 494, 8vos, cloth boards, leather spines with title labels. Neat contemporary owner name, a little spotting. Very good

With an article on Skelton from the Times Literary Supplement, June 1929, loosely inserted. Skelton (?1460-1529) was the most high profile poet of the reign of Henry VII and the early part of the reign of Henry VIII. His forte was satire and a headlong style of verse resounding with loud, rough rhymes.

$145 Order or Enquire

Item 111
Click on the image to see an enlarged version SMITH,  B. & Alwyne Wheeler, editors

The Art Of The First Fleet And Other Early Australian Drawings

Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1988. First edition
pp254, profusely illus. in col; folio, cloth (hardback). Fine in fine dust jacket (sl. sunned)

Over 250 illustrations, many never reproduced before, depict the earliest European illustrations of the native inhabitants and the flora and fauna of Australia. The work of the three earliest artists, George Raper, midshipman on the Sirius, Thomas Watling, indicted forger, and the artist known as the Port Jackson Painter, reproduced in this book, is `a visual supplement to the history and scientific discoveries of the early settlement, and an important resource for all those interested in Australian art and Australian history'

$195 Order or Enquire

Item 112
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European Vision And The South Pacific 1768-1850. A study in the History of Art and Ideas

Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1960. First edition
ppxx, 288, b/w plates; 4to, hard cover. Very good in (slightly rubbed, price-clipped) dust jacket

The ground-breaking account of the impact of European culture (from the great 18th century British and French voyages) on the indigenous peoples of the Pacific

$195 Order or Enquire

Item 113
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Humphrey Clinker in 2 vols

Oxford, Shakespeare Head Press, 1925
8vos, cloth, very good

750 sets printed

$50 Order or Enquire

Item 114
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Roderick Random in 2 vols

Oxford, Shakespeare Head Press, 1925
8vos, cloth, very good

750 sets printed

$50 Order or Enquire

Item 115
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The Hon. Stanbury and others, by Two

London, T. Fisher Unwin, Pseudonym Library, 1894, first edition
pp230,10; sm. 8vo [95x175mm], original cream cloth, sl.darkened, top edges gilt. Very sl. rubbing to ends of spine, very good

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 116
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Arthur Streeton 1867 - 1943. By Geoffrey Smith

Melbourne, NGV, 1995. First edition
pp200, col. & b/w plates; 4to, hardcover. A fine copy in dust jacket of the scarce hardcover edition

$135 Order or Enquire

Item 117
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Rex Battarbee. Artist and founder of the aboriginal art movement in Central Australia

Sydney, Legend Press, 1956, first edition
48 pages, 18 colour plates; 4to, decorated cloth. Owner name, else a very good copy in like d/w

$50 Order or Enquire

Item 118
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The Poems: Edited, with a preface by Harold Williams. 3 volumes

Oxford, OUP, 1937. First edition
illus. with facsimiles; roy 8vos, hard cover, d/ws. Edges and dust wrappers spotted, else very good

$195 Order or Enquire

Item 119
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Stalinist Architecture

London, 1992
profusely illus. in colour. 4to, hardback. Fine in dustjacket

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 120
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Tom Roberts 1856-1931 A Catalogue Raisonne. 2 volumes

Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1985
pp214, pp276, vol 1 text vol 2 illus in colour & b/w; 4to, neat owner bookplate, hard cover, very good in dust jackets

Comprehensive study of this important Australian artist. Signed by the author

$595 Order or Enquire

Item 121
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Tony Tuckson by Daniel Thomas, Renee Free, Geoffrey Legge

Sydney, Craftsman House, 1989. First edition
pp188, col. & b/w plates; 4to, cloth. Fine in d/w

$125 Order or Enquire

Item 122
Click on the image to see an enlarged version URE SMITH,  Sydney, Bertram Stevens and C. Lloyd Jones, editors

The Art Of Arthur Streeton. Introduction by Julian Ashton, an essay of Streeton's Australian years by Lionel Lindsay, and his English paintings by P. G. Konody

Sydney, 1919. First edition
pp20, plus 36 colour & many b/w plates and illus; 4to, purple papered boards, cloth spine. A fine copy in dust wrapper

Edition limited to 1500 copies

$295 Order or Enquire

Item 123
Click on the image to see an enlarged version URE SMITH,  Sydney, Bertram Stevens and C. Lloyd Jones, editors

The Art Of Arthur Streeton. Introduction by Julian Ashton, an essay of Streeton's Australian years by Lionel Lindsay, and his English paintings by P. G. Konody. Special Number of Art in Australia

Sydney, 1919. First edition
pp20, plus 36 colour & many b/w plates and illus; 4to, papered boards, cloth spine. Some minor spotting to white paper. A fine copy in dust wrapper with slight chipping at spine ends

One of the special edition of only 30 copies, with 2 sets of the colour plates, one set being engraver's proofs mounted on coloured boards, with the engravers' seal on lower corners

$995 Order or Enquire

Item 124
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The Art of J.J. Hilder. Edited by Sydney Ure Smith and Bertram Stevens

Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1918. First edition
with tipped-in colour & b/w plates & photographs; 4to, papered boards with cloth spine. Foxing to thick text pages, else a very good copy in scarce dust jacket

Contributors include Julian Ashton, Sydney Ure Smith, Bertram Stevens & Harry Julius

$110 Order or Enquire

Item 125
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Australia: National Journal. No. 1 Winter Issue 1939

Sydney, Ure Smith, 1939. The first issue
pp96, profusely illus. in colour & b/w illus; folio [250x312mm], original wrappers. Very good

Sydney Ure Smith's new venture after the sale of Art and Australia and Home Magazine to Fairfax Press. Like them, the magazine covers design, art, and architecture, with an additional focus on industry. Printed on quality paper, it sold for 2 shillings. Articles include `Australia at the New York World Fair', `Commerce & Culture' by Norman Lindsay, `Decadence or Resurgence' by Lionel Lindsay, `A Tourist in Australia' by Arnold Haskell, and `The Designer in Industry' by R. Haughton James. There is also a lengthy (full-page, with photo), positive review of Patrick White's first novel, Happy Valley

$195 Order or Enquire

Item 126
URE SMITH,  Sydney, and Leon Gellert, editors

ART IN AUSTRALIA. Third Series No. 12 June, 1925

Sydney, 1925
8 col. & many b/w plates; 4to, wrappers. Very good

Contains an article on the bookbinding of Wal Taylor

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 127
URE SMITH,  Sydney, and Leon Gellert, editors

ART IN AUSTRALIA. Third Series No. 36

Sydney, 1931
col. & b/w plates; 4to, wrappers. Fine

George Lambert by Lionel Lindsay. Caroline Dexter - the wife of the artist by Dora Wilcox and William Moore. The Art Gallery of Wanganui by Margaret Preston

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 128
URE SMITH,  Sydney, and Leon Gellert, editors

ART IN AUSTRALIA. Third Series No. 70. March 1938

Sydney, 1938
pp94, 5 tipped-in col. & many b/w plates; 4to, wrappers. Very good

Exhibition of 150 years of Australian Art

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 129
URE SMITH,  Sydney, and Leon Gellert, editors

ART IN AUSTRALIA. Third Series No.72. August, 1938

Sydney, 1938
col. & b/w plates; 4to,wrappers, minimal rubbing. Fine copy

Margaret Preston's lectures on art; Recent tapestry exhibition; Architectural section

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 130
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ART IN AUSTRALIA. First Series Second Number

Sydney, 1917
17 tipped in b/w & col. plates; 4to, wrappers. Foxing, else very good

1250 copies printed

$85 Order or Enquire

Item 131
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ART IN AUSTRALIA. Third Number

Sydney, 1917
20 b/w & col. plates; 4to, wrappers. Very good

2000 copies printed

$110 Order or Enquire

Item 132
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The Inquisitor. A novel

London, Macmillan, 1935
ppxii, 620; large 8vo, cloth-backed boards, paper label (sl. soiled). Lower edges a little scraped, else very good

The large paper edition of 250 copies signed `Hugh Walpole'

$65 Order or Enquire

Item 133
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A Letter To A Modern Novelist

London, Hogarth Press, 1932. First edition
pp30, Covers designed by John Banting; 8vo, dec. wrappers. Very good

The Hogarth Letters No. 9. Woolmer 312

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Item 134
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Beyond Architecture. Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin. America: Australia: India

Sydney, Powerhouse Museum, 1998, First edition
pp190, colour & b/w ills. 4to, softcover. Fine

Catalogue of the Exhibition showcasing the architects who designed Canberra

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Item 135
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The Ballad Of Reading Gaol & Other Poems

New York, Peter Pauper Press, n.d
pp94, wood engravings by Hans Alexander Mueller. Tall 8vo, papered boards. Very good in sl rubbed slipcase

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Item 136
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The Portrait of Mr W. H...

New York, Mitchell Kennerley 1921 first (only) edition thus
pp134, manuscript facsimile as frontis. 8vo, black with gilt lettering on spine, & `Oscar Wilde' in gilt on front board, top edges gilt. Fine in plain dustwrapper and defective box

No. 511 of 1000 copies

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Item 137
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The Letters Of Leonard Woolf Edited by Frederic Spotts

London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1990. First edition
ppxxxvi, 616, b/w photo-plates; 8vo, hard cover. Fine in fine dust jacket

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Item 138
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Virginia Woolf. A Biography by Quentin Bell. 2 vols. Vol. 1. `Virginia Stephen 1882-1912'. Vol.2. `Mrs Woolf 1912-1941'

London, Hogarth Press, 1972,, (vol. 1 first edition, vol. 2 reprint)
ppxxvi,230; xii,300, photo plates; 8vos, hard cover. Very good in dust jackets and slipcase

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Item 139
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The Hogarth Letters

London, The Hogarth Press, 1933
8vo, buff paper boards printed in black & brown; cloth spine. Not issued in d/w. Spine slightly marked, prize label on free end-paper. A very good copy)

The Hogarth Letters Series was not a financial success. In an effort to stimulate sales 500 copies of each volume in the series (with the exception of no. 7, Rebecca West's A Letter to Grandfather) were bound together in a single volume with a new title page. The authors are E. M. Forster, Vicount Cecil, Rosamond Lehmann, Raymond Mortimer, Francis Birrell, L. A. G. Strong, Virginia Woolf, J. C. Hardwick, Louis Golding and Peter Quennell. Woolmer 321

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Item 140
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The Letters Of Virginia Woolf. Complete in six volumes. Edited by Nigel Nicolson. Vol. I 1888-1912 The Flight Of The Mind; Vol. II 1912-1922 The Question Of Things Happening; Vol.III 1923-1928 A Change Of Perspective; Vol. IV 1929-1931 A Reflection Of The Other Person; Vol. V 1932-1935 The Sickle Side Of The Moon; Vol. VI 1936-1941 Leave The Letters Till We're Dead

London, The Hogarth Press, 1975-1980. First editions
photoplates; 8vos, hard cover. Fine copies in fine (price clipped) dust jackets

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Item 141
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Moments Of Being. Unpublished autobiographical writings. Edited & with notes by Jeanne Schulkind

Sussex University Press, 1976, first edition
pp208, 8vo, hard cover. Fine in fine price-clipped dust jacket

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Item 142
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A Book of Irish Verse Selected from Modern Writers, with an introduction and notes by W. B. Yeats

London, Methuen, 1895, first edition
ppxxviii, 258,32. 8vo, original cloth gilt. A little foxing, mainly to prelims. Very good

Wade 225

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Item 143
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A Full Moon in March

London, Macmillan, 1935. First edition
ppviii,70. 8vo, cloth. A little spotting, else very good

Wade 182

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Item 144
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John Sherman and Dhoya by Ganconagh

London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1891. First edition
pp196; sm. 8vo [95x175mm], original tan cloth (somewhat darkened with a 1cm brown mark on spine). Top edges gilt. [Leading corner sl. bumped]. Small spots of foxing throughout, but a very good, firm copy. Wade 4

356 copies of the cloth edition were printed of this, Yeats' third published book. It contains two stories, the first more realist than the second which seems to have been included to get the book to a more respectable size. It was released in Fisher Unwin's well-marketed `Pseudonym Library'. Yeats expressed the hope to his sister that he would make 30 pounds from it, but we don't know whether this dream ever eventuated. Certainly the book was popular enough to go into a second edition within a month of first publication, and then a third edition the following year. Yeats said of it at the time, " there is more of myself in it than anything I have done", although 3 years later he was calling it "youthful and languid".

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Item 145
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The King of the Great Clock Tower

Dublin, Cuala Press, 1934. First edition
pp48 8vo, boards, cloth spine, printed paper label (v. slightly rubbed). A fine copy

400 copies were printed. Wade 179

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Item 146
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The Winding Stair

London, Macmillan & Co, 1933. First trade edition
pp102,(2 ), 8vo, in the original cloth decorated in blind & gilt designed by Tom Sturge Moore. Spotting to endpaper, else very good

Wade 169 states 2000 copies printed

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Item 147
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Salvatore Zofrea. By S. Claire & A. Waldmann

Sydney, Hale & Iremonger, 1983. First edition
pp140, 60 ills., incl. 29 col; 4to, qtr. kidskin, slipcase. Fine

De-luxe edition of 200 signed & numbered copies, complete with two original etchings

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Item 148
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Spiral Vision

Sydney, 1981. First edition
pp176, col. & b/w ills; 4to, hard cover . Fine copyin dust jacket

With a signed inscription and an original pen & ink illustration on end-paper

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