Folio, 260 pages with 96 illustrations ('Preliminary Studies') and 25 full-page colour plates.
Full grey morocco with contrasting titling-labels and raised bands; a fine copy with the original plain brown paper dustwrapper, housed in the original Solander box with a colour plate mounted on the front cover (the box now very slightly rubbed, and... Read complete entry
One of the deluxe limited edition of 500 numbered copies signed by the author (but this is an unnumbered out of series copy).
Quarto,  pages including 10 colour plates (reproductions of the original hand-coloured aquatints) and 2 illustrations of the extremely rare original wrapper.
Half emu and kangaroo leathers with printed cloth sides; coloured and glazed edges; a fine copy.
One of only 212 numbered copies, of which 200 are for sale (including 75 large paper and special copies, now all sold). The text has been entirely reset in the recreated original types, faithfully matching the original edition. Included is an essay on the bibliography and publishing history of the work and interesting speculations on the text by Julien Renard.
Offered together with the engraved invitation to the Royal Ball at the Adelaide Town Hall, 14 July 1920. It is of a similar format, comprising a very large sheet of deckle-edged card (390 x 255 mm), with the city's coat-of-arms printed in gilt at the head, with the caption 'To have the Honour of Meeting His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, K.G.' at the top and the formal invitation from the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress at the bottom. Tipped onto the bulk of the card is a large title-etching ('Come and be merry. Adelaide, 1920. The Ball', 203 x 140 mm image size on deckle-edged paper 270 x 205 mm), printed in brown ink, signed and numbered in pencil below the image by the artist Victor Cobb, and signed and dated 1920 by him in the image. It features kookaburras in a gum tree, the state emblem and the Prince of Wales's Feathers ... you can probably guess the rest ... A sheet of opaque textured paper, tipped onto the head of the verso, acts as a protective overlay to the invitation. A printed note (95 x 145 mm) regarding rules for acceptance of the invitation is still present (visible from the front but tipped onto the verso).
Large quarto, xvi, 376 pages with approximately 90 illustrations and maps plus 13 maps (several folding).
Gilt-decorated cloth slightly rubbed at the extremities, and slightly worn at the foot of the spine and in two spots on the rear cover (near the top corner and the near the head of the hinge); corners slightly bumped; numerous relevant newspaper... Read complete entry
With the early ownership signature and bookplate of the noted South Australian collector, Dr Frederick Lucas Benham.
Quarto, 327 pages with over 83 illustrations (70 in colour).
Cloth; top edge very slightly foxed; an excellent copy with the very good dustwrapper slightly rubbed, worn and torn at the edges with trifling loss, and with a slight closed tear to the foot of the spine.
Quarto, xl, 346 pages with eleven maps, 81 line illustrations plus 176 plates.
Quarto; cloth; spine a little lightly mottled; top edge slightly foxed; a very good copy with the dustwrapper a little creased and slightly rubbed; with the slightly rubbed slipcase with two small patches of wear.
Papered boards slightly rubbed; a very small glue spot to the rear cover, and a few very small marks and surface tears to the front flyleaves (presumably due to a surfeit of glue - both production flaws); contemporary ownership details; an excellent... Read complete entry
Cloth; top edge slightly sunned; bottom edge very slightly flecked; foot of the spine slightly bumped and with slight paper residue; a very good copy with the dustwrapper slightly torn at the head of the spine.
North Adelaide, Museum Art International Pty Ltd, 1997.
Quarto, 32 pages with 17 colour illustrations.
Laminated colour pictorial card covers; a fine copy.
Artists featured include Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula, Maxie Tjampitjinpa (dec), George Tjungurrayi, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, Kngwarrey (dec), Kathleen Peyarre, Terry Petyarre, Mavis Panugka, Myrtle Petyarre, Joy Petyarre, Violet Petyarre, Rita Pwerle and Abbie Loy. Text in Indonesian and English.
Melbourne, Oxford University Press in association with the Western Australian Museum, 1968.
Quarto, 144 pages with 128 illustrations and plates (50 in colour).
Cloth; front cover slightly bowed; a very good copy with the dustwrapper slightly marked, rubbed, creased and torn with slight loss and a discolouration to the rear panel and rear flap.
The author was Curator of Anthropology and Archaeology at the Western Australian Museum; the book is based on information gathered by the author (accompanied by Aboriginal guides and a professional photographer) on five expeditions through the Kimberley.
Cloth with a colour plate mounted on the front cover; corners slightly bumped; covers lightly rubbed and a little unevenly sunned; contemporary gift inscription; a very good copy original glassine dustwrapper torn with slight loss.
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1982.
Small square quarto; papered boards very slightly bumped; two light marks to the leading edge; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper lightly rubbed and very slightly torn (at the bottom edge of the rear panel).
Number 216 of 1000 copies; this copy is inscribed and signed by Keith Richmond. ''Now for Reality' was the title of the frontispiece that appeared in Austin Osman Spare's book 'The Focus of Life' published in 1921. It was also the title of the first of a series of [of] poems which Aleister Crowley later wrote to accompany Spare's illustrations for the book. The present volume comprises the complete text and illustrations of 'The Focus of Life', re-set to incorporate the first ever publication of Aleister Crowley's attendant poems'.
Budapest, Helikon Kiado, 1985 (first facsimile edition)/ 1510.
Octavo, two volumes, [unpaginated, but approximately 180] colour plates, and 20 [including 3 blank] pages.
Gilt-lettered russet suede; front cover a trifle marked; front pastedown slightly marked; an excellent copy, and decorated titling paper covers; foot of the spine split; an excellent copy, both in the very good colour pictorial card slipcase a little... Read complete entry
Originally printed in the Paris workshop of Gillet Hardouyn in 1510 and illustrated with hand-coloured woodcuts.
Octavo; pictorial papered boards slightly rubbed, bumped and marked; an excellent copy.
Number 177 of only 300 copies. Signed by the author on the title page. Loosely inserted is a (somewhat soiled) invitation to a 2003 exhibition 'Gallery Artists and The Antipodeans Revisited', the illustration for which is Hugo Shaw's 'Tribute to Dave Dallwitz 'Models of Propriety'.
Quarto; laminated colour pictorial card covers lightly scuffed; bottom corner slightly bumped with very slight associated creasing throughout; a very good copy.
Cover title: Magic Realist Paintings. The artist (now known as Gillian Del-Mace)was born in the UK. Eastbourne Fine Art explains; 'The magic of the stage show was always part of her childhood, travelling with her father in stunts shows, theatres, and movie sets throughout Great Britain and Europe [which] provided the lifelong inspiration for a unique exploration of the theatrical and dramatic ...'.
Octavo; gilt-decorated cloth a little rubbed and bumped; rear cover slightly marked; spine slightly sunned; endpapers offset; bookplate; a very good copy .
With the later ownership signature of Professor Heinz Kent. The colour illustrations by Claude Lovat FRASER were made in 1912, before the first edition of 1913, but this is the first time both have been presented: 'a happiness indeed it is to see them together'.
Quarto, 400 pages with over 235 illustrations, half in colour.
Quarter contrasting cloth; early leaves slightly foxed; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper with the laminate slightly lifting at the extremities in the gilt-decorated slipcase a little scuffed and slightly marked.