Biography from Rare Illustrated Books

New Arrivals

image of A Memorial Volume to Howard Hinton, Patron of Art

A Memorial Volume to Howard Hinton, Patron of Art

by LINDSAY, Norman, FOUNTAIN, John and others

Seller
Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1951
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
AU$43.87

Show Details

Description:
Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1951. First Edition. Includes an essay of appreciation by Norman Lindsay. Quarto, plates in colour and black & white; original tan cloth with gilt lettering, near fine copy with the dust-jacket.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$43.87
image of The Art of Rupert Bunny

The Art of Rupert Bunny

by [BUNNY, Rupert] TURNBULL, Clive

Seller
Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1948
Item Price
AU$201.05

Show Details

Description:
Sydney: Ure Smith, 1948. Biographical sketch by Tristan Buesst. Exhibition catalogue from the National Gallery of Victoria, 1984, loosely inserted. One of the fine Australian art books published by Ure Smith. Limited edition of 1200 copies. Quarto, brown cloth, 42 plates (ten tipped in colour) and others monochrome; a few small spots affect the cloth, otherwise fine.… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$201.05
image of Dobell on Dobell

Dobell on Dobell

by [DOBELL] FREEMAN, Virginia

Seller
Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1970
Item Price
AU$32.90

Show Details

Description:
Sydney: Ure Smith, 1970. The text is created from interviews with the artist shortly before his death. Octavo, original papered boards, 34 colour plates, a near-fine copy with the ownership signature of Olaf Ruhan, founder of the Australian Society of Authors.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$32.90
image of Walter Withers. The Forgotten Manuscripts

Walter Withers. The Forgotten Manuscripts

by [WITHERS, Walter]. MACKENZIE, Andrew (editor)

Seller
Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1987
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
AU$43.87

Show Details

Description:
Lilydale, Victoria: Mannagum Press, 1987. First Edition. This scholarly book includes an essay on the artist's work, short biography, all Manifold Estate mural panels reproduced in full colour, newspaper notices of Wither's work, index to paintings and more. From the Australian Art Manuscript Series. Quarto, generously illustrated in black & white and colour; original green papered boards, previous owner's… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$43.87
image of Lionel Lindsay. An Artist and His Family

Lionel Lindsay. An Artist and His Family

by MENDELSSOHN, Joanna

Seller
Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1988
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
AU$25.59

Show Details

Description:
London: Chatto and Windus, 1988. First Edition. Lionel Lindsay (1874-1961) lived in the shadow of his brother Norman though an artist of comparable skill and flair. This biography describes their often stormy relationship. Octavo, 254 pages, black & white plates; papered boards, very good copy in a fine dust-jacket.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$25.59
image of Life Rarely Tells, The Roaring Twenties [and] Fanfrolico and After

Life Rarely Tells, The Roaring Twenties [and] Fanfrolico and After

by LINDSAY, Jack

Seller
Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1963
Item Price
AU$182.78

Show Details

Description:
London: Bodley Head, 1963. A smart collection of Lindsay's autobiographical trilogy, with original vibrant jackets. Three volumes. Octavo, green cloth, black & white plates and line drawings throughout, illustrated dust-jackets, all very good copies.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$182.78
image of The Life and Work of Artist Sir William Ashton

The Life and Work of Artist Sir William Ashton

by [ASHTON, William]

Seller
Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1961
Edition
Limited Edition
Item Price
AU$109.67

Show Details

Description:
Sydney: Australian Artist Editions, Legend Press, 1961. Limited Edition. Preface by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Right Honourable Robert Gordon Menzies C.H. It is a pleasure to write a few words about my friend Will Ashton. It is not for me to express an expert judgment upon his work; that is a duty admirably and most authoritatively… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$109.67
image of Present Day Art in Australia 2

Present Day Art in Australia 2

by URE SMITH, Sydney (editor)

Seller
Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1945
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
AU$29.24

Show Details

Description:
Sydney: Ure Smith, 1945. First Edition. Includes a detailed chapter on the following artists: William Dobell, Lyndon Dadswell, Russell Drysdale, Francis Lymburner, Noel Counihan, Donald Friend, Hal Missingham, Anne Wienholt, Mitty Lee Brown, Arthur J. Murch, Margaret Preston, Douglas Dundas, Lloyd Reed, James Gleeson, Adrian Feint, Desiderius Orban, Loudon Sainthill, William Constable, Wolfgang Cardamatis, Amie Kingston, Elaine Haxton, Captain… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$29.24
image of Russell Drysdale

Russell Drysdale

by DUTTON, Geoffrey

Seller
Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1964
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
AU$127.94

Show Details

Description:
London: Thames and Hudson, 1964. First Edition. Geoffrey Dutton, the author, was close personal friend of Russell Drysdale and offers an intimate view into this wild artist's world. Quarto, gilt decorated red cloth, numerous tipped-in colour plates, mild foxing, a near fine copy in a lightly rubbed dust-jacket.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$127.94
image of Cecil Beaton's Scrapbook

Cecil Beaton's Scrapbook

by BEATON, Cecil

Seller
Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1937
Item Price
AU$354.58

Show Details

Description:
London: B.T. Batsford, 1937. Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) one of the most celebrated British portrait photographers of the twentieth century, is renowned for his images of elegance, glamour and style. This work features studies on Katherine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo among others. From the collection of prominent Australian photographer, Laurence Le Guay. With his signature. Bound in coloured… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$354.58
image of The Art and Life of David Davies

The Art and Life of David Davies

by MACDONALD, David

Seller
Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1930
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
AU$43.87

Show Details

Description:
Melbourne: Alexander McCubbin, 1930. First Edition. Scarce biographical essay with valuable commentary of Davies technique and the evolution of his colour schemes. Small octavo, original printed wrappers; colour frontispiece and tipped plates, a very good copy.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$43.87
image of The Mangle Wheel. My Life by George Finey

The Mangle Wheel. My Life by George Finey

by FINEY, George

Seller
Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1981
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
AU$25.59

Show Details

Description:
Sydney: Kangaroo Press, 1981. First Edition. A candid autobiography of the Sydney-based Bohemian cartoonist and artist. Small quarto, copiously illustrated throughout, original white papered boards; near-fine copy in a mildly rubbed dust-jacket.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$25.59
image of The Followers of William Blake: Edward Calvert, Samuel Palmer, George Richmond and Their Circle

Show Details

Description:
London, 1925. English author and connoisseur of art, Laurence Binyon, critically examines an influential circle of artists working in the style of William Blake. Quarto, a very good copy with slight foxing to preliminaries, in original cloth. A finely produced work with tipped-in colour plates.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$190.09
image of Portrait in Youth. A Biography of Sir John Longstaff (1861-1941)

Portrait in Youth. A Biography of Sir John Longstaff (1861-1941)

by [LONGSTAFF, Sir John] MURDOCH, Nina

Seller
Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1948
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
AU$29.24

Show Details

Description:
Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1948. First Edition. Biography of Sir John Longstaff, the Australian artist best remembered for his brilliant portraiture although his own first love was the landscape of the Australian bush. First edition. Octavo, colour portrait frontispiece and black & white plates; original cloth, very good copy with dust-jacket.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$29.24
image of The Life and Art of William Strutt

The Life and Art of William Strutt

by [STRUTT] CURNOW, Heather

Seller
Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1980
Item Price
AU$274.16

Show Details

Description:
New Zealand: Alister Taylor, 1980. Limited/Numbered. Tipped-in portrait frontis and all colour plates. Some slight discolouration to slipcase otherwise a fine copy. Edited numbered and limited to 1500 copies. Strutt was the first of several Academy trained artists to arrive in Australia during the Gold Rush period. Oblong Folio, 1/4 black calf, slipcase.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$274.16
image of A General Dictionary of Painters; Containing Memoirs of the Lives and Works of the Most Eminent Professors of the Art of Painting, From Its Revival by Cimabue, in the Year 1250, to the Present Time

Show Details

Description:
London: Thomas Tegg, 1840. With twenty-six new lives of artists of the British School by Allan Cunningham. "Reperire, apta atque reperta docendum Digerere, atque suo quæque ordine ritè locare, Durus uterque labor. Ut plurimis proslmus, enitimur." Vida, Lib. 3. Poetic. Cicero. Octavo, original olive green blind-blocked cloth, spine dulled, page edges browned, early… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$182.78