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Chilitoes

by READING, Jacqueline

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Published
1945
Edition
First Edition
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AU$92.08

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Sydney: Jons Productions, 1945. First Edition. Jacqueline Reading. Scarce and charming Australian children's story about Peter the Penguin who protects the ice-floe. [Muir, 6254]. Oblong octavo, 28pp., 12 full-page colour plates and other black & white drawings; early gift inscription on inside cover, else a very good copy in cloth-backed pictorial boards.
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The Sunday News Comic Section August 1, 1926

by GIBBS, May, NICHOLLS, Syd and others

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Published
1926
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AU$209.93

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Sydney: The Sunday News, 1926. Rare children's section featuring Gumnut babies 'Bib and Bub' by May Gibbs (half-page), Fatty Fin by Syd Nicholls (full-page) and other cartoons. Significant for the final sequence of the Marmaduke comic strip which appears in this issue. Broadsheet newspaper segment of four pages measuring 480 x610 mm printed in colour; the margins are heavily… Read more
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The Sunday News Comic Section February 6, 1927

by GIBBS, May, NICHOLLS, Syd and others

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Published
1927
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AU$257.81

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Sydney: The Sunday News, 1927. Rare children's section featuring Gumnut babies 'Bib and Bub' by May Gibbs, 'Fatty Fin' by Syd Nicholls (both full-page) and other cartoons. Includes a written piece by Gibbs titled 'Gumnut Gossip, Extract from the Daily Bark'. Broadsheet newspaper segment of four pages measuring 480x610mm printed in colour; the margins have chipped and the Fatty… Read more
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Thorunka Family Issue: Vol. 17, No. 16

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Published
1971
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AU$147.32

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Kensington, New South Wales: Students' Union of the University of New South Wales, 1971. Front page is an invitation to an orgy, very much in the manner of Richard Neville and aiming for the same kind of trouble, centrefold spread by Germaine Greer on the pleasurable advantages of a female superior position during heterosexual coitus, an IT article on… Read more
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PHOENIX

by [Various]

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1939
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AU$368.30

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Adelaide: Adelaide University Union, 1939. Signed 'With the Editor's Compliments'. Bound in striking decorated paper wrappers, 79 pp., 220 mm x 145 mm, a near fine copy. Printed at the Hassel Press and edited by D.B. Kerr, Molly Swan and C.B. Ashton, this beautiful collection of art, poetry and short stories boasts an impressive list of contributers including work… Read more
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PHOENIX

by [Various]

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1938
Edition
First Edition
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AU$73.66

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Adelaide: Adelaide University Union, 1938. First Edition. Bound in striking decorated paper wrappers, 80 pages, 128 mm x 195 mm, a near fine copy. Printed at the Hassel Press and edited by Finlay Crisp and Helen Wighton, an eclectic collection of art, poetry, essays and short stories including a striking linocut by A. Stephens.
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Vereinigte Pinsel-Fabriken 1922 Catalogue D.

by [Catalogue]

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Published
1922
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AU$552.45

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Nuremberg: Vereinigte Pinsel-Fabriken, 1922. Ernest Nister. An exhaustive trade catalogue distributed by the Vereinigte Pinsel-Fabriken (United brush factory) in Nuremberg, 1922. 75 illustration plates of the highest quality chromolithographs document all manner of brushes, with a special concentration on paintbrushes and other artists tools. Housed in smart card covers with simple gilt-lettering, this is a stylish publication and a… Read more
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PICTURA: VIII

by LÁSZLÓ, Sebestyén

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1930
Edition
First Edition
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AU$220.98

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Budapest: PICTURA, 1930. First Edition. Hand-printed pattern book published by Pictura , Sebestyén László's award-winning Hungarian design studio in Budapest. Oblong quarto, 30 leaves, staple-bound paper wrappers decorated with 10 embossed golden medals, a very good copy.
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ITC American Typewriter

by International Typeface Corporation [ITC]

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Published
1975
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AU$36.83

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U.S.A., 1975. Published to celebrate the hundreth anniverary of the American typewriter, with designers Joel Kaden and Tony Stan reivigorating the font by dispensing with its rigid spacing. "On every standard typewriter there's a metal bar with a row of teeth spaced exactly one-tenth of an inch apart. In 1874 this famous bar lifted the typewriter from… Read more
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Art in Australia. Art and Architecture. Third Series Number 65 - Twenty Year Anniversay Number

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

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Published
1936
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AU$73.66

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Sydney: John Fairfax and Sons, 1936. Of interest: Drawings of Grecian and Chinese Architecture by Hardy Wilson, nine full-page sepia plates; Professor Leslie Wilkinson on the functions of architecture; paintings executed abroad by Will Ashton; notes on Australian typography by Benjamin Fryer six page report with seven full-page plates of samples printed in black and red. An excellent source… Read more
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Au Moins Soyez Discret (At Least Be Discrete)

by LOVER

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1919
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AU$1,362.71

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Paris: Librairie Georges Crès, 1919. BONFILS, Robert. One of the finest examples of art deco book design. Robert Bonfils (1886-1972) was an illustrator, graphic artist and fashion designer at the forefront of the art deco movement. A member of the organising committee for the famous Paris Art Deco Exhibition of 1925, his work for stylish Parisian fashion magazines… Read more
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Thomas Rowlandson: His Life and Art. A Documentary Record

by FALK, Bernard

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Published
1910
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AU$162.05

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London: Hutchinson & Co, 1910. Famed for his satirical depictions of English life, Rowlandson is comprehensively studied in this well illustrated monograph. First edition. Quarto, original with gilt portrait vignette on front board, 91 full page colour & black and white plates with printed tissue guards extant, a fine fresh copy.
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Australia Beautiful "The Home" Easter Pictorial 1929

by URE SMITH, Sydney & GELLERT, Leon

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Published
1929
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AU$55.25

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Sydney: Published by Art in Australia, 1929. This important annual showcases local talent in fine, applied and graphic arts, interiors, architecture and photography. Features the work of Harold Cazneaux, Elioth Gruner, J.J. Hilder, Hans Heysen, Hardy Wilson, George Lambert, Penleigh Boyd, Jack Cato and Lionel Lindsay. Quarto, plates in colour and black & white; original colour illustrated wrappers, spine… Read more
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Australian Flora in Applied Art and in Literature

by BAKER, Richard T.

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Published
1915
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AU$626.11

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Sydney, 1915. [Scarce study of the waratah in decorative arts. This beautiful work contains illustrated examples of the use of the waratah in many fields of the applied arts, such as architecture (brackets, capitals, columns, ceilings, etc.), bookbinding, ceramics, electric fittings, glassware, ironwork, lace, wallpaper, dado, frieze, windows and woodcarving. Covers the history of the use of the waratah… Read more
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List of Typefaces

by HACKER, H. LIMITED

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1962
Edition
First Edition
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AU$33.15

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London, 1962. First Edition. "This is literally our list of typefaces, and we make no apology for not showing complete alphabets from 6 to 72 point. However for those who might say, 'what is Flash?', a sample setting is included in the form of useful advice, rather than in 'the quick brown fox' tradition of setting... In the hope… Read more
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International Times: No. 26, February 16 -29, 1968

by LEVY, Bill [Editor]

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Published
1968
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AU$184.15

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London: International Times (IT), 1968. Andre Bertram. This issue is most notable for its cover: as the editor explains, 'Our front page is a found object. We found it flyposted to the building that houses our offices...' In fact, the cover is actually a translation of an original Situationist poster produced in October 1967 to announce the publication of… Read more
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Sunday Sun Comics. Sunbeams Supplement to 'The Sunday Sun and Guardian' May 12 1946

by BANCKS, J.C., GIBBS, May and others

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Published
1946
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AU$136.27

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Sydney: The Sunday Sun, 1946. Contains a variety of cartoons, including 'Bib and Bub' by May Gibbs (half page) and Bancks timeless Ginger Meggs (whole page). Eight page tabloid newspaper insert (305x380mm) printed in colour, the fore-edge has torn with no loss, otherwise in very good condition.
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Portrait of Percy Neville Barnett

by [RICHARDSON, J.R.T.] BARNETT, P. Neville

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Published
no date
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AU$552.45

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Sydney: RICHARD McKINNEY STUDIO, no date. Black & white photographic portrait by J.R.T. Richardson of Percy Neville Barnett at work in his studio tipping in book-plates. Black & white silver gelatine print, 162 mm x 210 mm, officially stamped by artist and sitter, in near fine condition.
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