Somewhere in France 1917 by Sue Ford
Limited signed edition by Australian feminist photographer Sue Ford. From a selection of poetry and photography books we are exhibiting, including books from the libraries of Melbourne artist's Virginia Fraser and Graeme Hare,
Elioth Gruner with essay by Norman Lindsay
The Shepherd Press Sydney 1947 Roy4to. Hardcover, in dark blue morocco, a little worn at head and tail of spine, gilt vignette on front cover, decorative gilt edge around inside of cover, edges uncut, interior in excellent condition. A deluxe edition of 200 copies of which this is numbered 164, 24 coloured reproduction tipped in plates, 8 tipped in plates of drypoints.
Nomen / Noh Masks
A beautifully presented collection of 180 plates of masks used in the classical Japanese dance-drama Noh. Each plate, photographed by Naomi Maki, is mounted in an individual folder with tissue guard, housed in a portfolio case, and includes an index sheet. An accompanying explanatory volume written by Yasuo Nakamura goes into detail on the subject, as well as containing black and white photographs of the reverse sides of the masks.View More
Spenser’s Faerie Queene
SPENSER, Edmund; [WALTER CRANE, illustrator] Spenser’s Faerie Queene. Edited by Thomas J. Wise. London : George Allen, 1894-97. Quarto, nineteen parts in original illustrated wrappers, illustrated by Crane throughout. The deluxe edition printed on Japanese vellum, limited to 28 copies of which 25 were for sale.Magnificently illustrated by Crane and a highpoint of Arts and Crafts publishing.View More
Kitajima. - 結核予防. [Kekkaku yobō]. [Tuberculosis Prevention Poster].
内務省社会局保険部. [Naimu-shō Shakai-kyoku Hoken-bu]. 東京. [Tokyo]. (Circa 1925). Large coloured lithographed poster, 108 x 79cm. Poster has been folded and is now creased but still very striking. Scarce. This Japanese government poster was published to raise awareness for the prevention of tuberculosis. It bears the campaign slogan "Train your body!" in Japanese. The artists style is strong and dynamic as the young men wrestle like sumo wrestlers while in the background an industrial area with smoking chimneys can be seen.View More
The Clipper Blue Jacket at Sea 1869 by Hugh Hughes
Pencil and coloured crayon drawing on prepared board 32.5 x 46.3 cm Signed and dated; also titled below the image under the mount. Provenance: Private collection, UK until 2011. The Blue Jacket was an American clipper built in Boston in 1858 and well known for the lavish decoration of the staterooms and saloon. She served in the Liverpool and Australia trades between 1860-1864. The ship was named after The Blue Jackets, a traditional name for sailors in the US and British navies. Hugh Hughes was an Able Seaman aboard the Blue Jacket in 1867.View More
[POTET, L. Robert] La Couleur dans l'Histoire du Costume L'Antiquité: Civilisations Extreme-Orientales
First edition: published in Paris by Èdition l'Officiel de la Couleur, 1952. A bright and colourful album featuring the traditional costumes of China, Mongolia, Manchuria, Japan, Korea, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. The album reflects contemporary French interest in the culture and costumes of Vietnam, with separate, detailed chapters on Cochinchina and the provinces of Tonkin and Annam. Limited first edition of 1000 numbered copies, signed by the artist.View More
ELIOT, George. Romola
Leipzig: BernhardTauchnitz, 1863. Copyright edition. vellum. Small octavo : two volumes bound in one : pp.vi + 328+ vi + 310 (2, blank) : bound in full vellum decorated in elaborate gilt : all edges gilt, concealing aFINE FORE EDGE PAINTING : foliate printed endpapers with label of G. Brogi on the verso of f.f.e.p. Title on top board slightly faded, some slight darkening to the vellum at edges and corner. Both volumes lack a half title page but conform to Todd and Bowden 682Aa and 683A in all other respects. In other words, a first Tauchnitz impression of this title. Near fine. Item #1558View More
GOULD, John. A Monograph of the Macropodidæ, or Family of Kangaroos...London, 1841-2.
The first edition, all published, complete as issued in the original printed boards, and extremely rare. Like Gould’s other monumental books on Australian natural history the Macropodidæ was issued by subscription. The Prospectus lists just eighty-four names, which must account for the book’s rarity on the market today.View More
Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa.
In which are described the Character & the Condition of the Dutch Colonists of the Cape of Good Hope, & the several Tribes of Natives beyond its Limit. ...Comprehending also A Topographical & Statistical Sketch of the Cape Colony...2 volumes. Second & best edition, with additions ... By John Barrow London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1806. 4to. Original full calf with gilt borders to front & rear covers. Spines rebacked. Marbled end-papers. With 8 full-page coloured aquatints by S. Daniell, 9 folding charts of which the coloured ones show some offsetting, & Direction for Placing the Plates leaf.