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A Memorial Volume to Howard Hinton, Patron of Art

by LINDSAY, Norman, FOUNTAIN, John and others

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Published
1951
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First Edition
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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.
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Museum Rietberg Zurich - Art of Oceania. A Descriptive Catalogue

by BUHLER, Alfred

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Published
1969
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First Edition
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Zurich: Atlantis Verlag, 1969. First Edition. Well researched with engaging parallel German and English explanatory text and a long introductory essay. This definitive catalogue surveys a vast range of traditional Oceanic arts, of particular interest are modelled skulls and their ritual housings from the Sepik, ceremonial stools, gable masks, phallic carvings, flutes and other musical instruments, Maori architectural and… Read more
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Australian Art and Architecture. Essays Presented to Bernard Smith

by BRADLEY, Anthony & SMITH, Terry

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Published
1980
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First Edition
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AU$54.83

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Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1980. First Edition. An important collection of essays of the social history of Australian art. Quarto, black and white plates; original black cloth, fine copy in dust-jacket.
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The Innovators. the Sydney alternatives in the rise of modern art, literature and ideas

by DUTTON, Geoffrey

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Published
1986
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First Edition
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Melbourne: Macmillan, 1986. First Edition. A detailed social and biographical history of Australian modernism through the perspective of Sydney based artists, designers and creative thinkers. Carefully researched. Octavo, black & white photo plates; original papered boards; fine copy in the dust-jacket. Previous owner's inscription on front endpaper.
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Walter Withers. The Forgotten Manuscripts

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

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Published
1987
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First Edition
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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
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Of Queen's Gardens

by RUSKIN, John

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Published
1902
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Edinburgh: Printed by the Ballantyne Press for George Allen, 1902. In this exquisitely well-printed book, Ruskin eloquently discusses the proper education of women, among other things. Drawing examples from literature and poetry, from the work of romantic poets like Dante Rosetti and great playwrights like William Shakespeare, Ruskin argues for the moral superiority of the fairer sex, and, at… Read more
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Australian and New Zealand Etchings

by [ART IN AUSTRALIA] URE SMITH, Bertram Stevens and C. LLoyd Jones

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Published
1921
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Sydney: Art in Australia, 1921. Ninth Number. With an aquatint, "Terrace by the Sea" by Lionel Lindsay tipped-in. "We must not forget that etching is a profound and perilous art, full of pit-falls, revealing the defects as clearly as the qualities of a mind. Like all great art - so complicated in its apparent simplicity - it requires… Read more
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The Persistence of Poetry

by BYNNER, Witter

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Published
1929
Edition
First Edition
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San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1929. First Edition. One of an edition of 325 copies signed by the author. Printed by the Brothers Johnson at the Windsor Press, handset type on handmade Arches paper. Finely reasoned essay on poetry venturing from the songs of the Navajo to a lengthy discussion on Chinese poems and Wordsworth. 'It… Read more
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Tasmanian Insights. Essays in honour of Geoffrey Thomas Stilwell

by [Geoffrey Thomas Stilwell] WINTER, Gillian (editor)

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Published
1992
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Hobart: State Library of Tasmania, 1992. Fifteen essays covering a diversity of topics related to Tasmanian history, from early jewellers to maritime exploration of the island. Limited edition of 1000 copies, signed by Stilwell. Octavo, plates in colour and black & white; original crimson cloth, fine copy in a fine dust-jacket.
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Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Eighth Number

by [ART IN AUSTRALIA] URE SMITH, Sydney & GELLERT, Leon (editors)

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Published
1921
Edition
First Edition
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Sydney: Angus & Roberston Ltd, 1921. First Edition. Of interest: an elusive watercolour by Richard Parkes Bonnington in the Mitchell Library; report by Blamire Young with a tipped colour late of the painting; 'The Japanese Outlook on Western Art' by A.L. Sadler, six pages; tipped colour plates by Hans Heysen and Sir John Longstaff; four full-page caricatures by… Read more
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