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image of A RUMI ANTHOLOGY; Containing Selected Poems from THE MATHAVI and the DIVAN OF SHAMS OF TABRIZ by the Great Persian Sufi Poet Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi 1207 -1273 AD

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Tehran: Farhang sara (Yassavoli) Publications, 1995. Limited Edition. Limited edition of 1000 copies. English text by Karim Emami. With 18 full-colour original illustrations by Master Majid Mehregan, Reza Bidabadi, Abdollah Hajivand and Sahameh Ebn-Nasir. Calligraphy by Seyed Mohammad Ehsa'i. Compiled by Bahman Parsa. Introduction in Farsi and English by Jamal Al Ahmad. Beshnow aznei chun hekdyat mikonad … Read more
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Painting. From "The Arts in Australia" series

by FINEMORE, Brian

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Published
1961
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First Edition
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London: Longmans, 1961. First Edition. Charts the progress of Australian art from colonial days to modernism. Staple bound octavo booklet, illustrated in black & white and colour; original illustrated wrappers, very good copy.
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image of The Journey. A Series Based on a Tour of the United States of America in 1965-66. Paintings completed in 1970

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Melbourne: Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney in association with Gallery A, Melbourne. By courtesy Rudy Komon Gallery, 1970. First Edition. This scarce catalogue features a striking portrait of the artist over two pages and a full list of the works featured in the exhibition. Design and photography by Mark Strizic. Staple bound oblong quarto booklet, plates in colour and black &… Read more
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Original Watercolour

by D.H. Souter

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AU$677.07

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D.H. Souter (1862 -1935), popular Scottish artist who contributed weekly cartoons to the Bulletin magazine consistently for over forty years. Souter lived near Sydney's famous Bondi Beach. Watercolour on paper, girl with parasol and doll, 35.5 cm x 25.2 cm, signed and dated, 1908. Reverse in manuscript, pencil: 'How's this for a cover - Lone Hand' (with a few… Read more
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The Colonial Image. Australian Painting 1800-1880

by BONYHADY, Tim

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Published
1987
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Sydney: David Ell, 1987. Commissioned by the Australian National Gallery. Quarto, blue papered boards, 111 pages, colour illustration throughout, a fine copy in a fine dustjacket.
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La Collection Guerinet. Art Chinois, Indo-Chinois, Japonais

by ANON

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First Edition
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AU$274.39

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Paris: Armand Guerinet. First Edition. Bound in original cloth boards, 320 mm x 400 mm, 65 (5) pages, 10 hand-coloured and 22 black & white full-page plates; marginal tear to front endpaper, otherwise a very good copy.
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The National Gallery of Victoria. From the World of Art Library, Galleries Series

by HOFF, Ursula

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Published
1973
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First Edition
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AU$14.25

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London: Thames and Hudson, 1973. First Edition. With an introduction by Eric Westbrook, Director. A good survey of the holding in the collection, from old masters to modern art, textiles, Oriental and Classical antiquites and the superb range of Australian paintings. Octavo, plates in colour and black & white; original navy cloth, fine copy with dust-jacket.
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The Art of William Dobell

by [DOBELL, WILLIAM] URE SMITH, Sydney (editor)

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Published
1946
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AU$106.91

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Sydney: Ure Smith, 1946. With an introduction by Brian Penton. This book was prepared in response to public interest in Dobell's art after the famous legal case surrounding his portrait of Joshua Smith. From the Present Day Art in Australia series. Signed 'Bill Dobell' beneath a portrait of him taken by famed photographer, Max Dupain, and dated 1946. Octavo,… Read more
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Australian Landscape Painters of To-day

by BURDETT, Basil & MACDONALD, James S.

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Published
1929
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Near Fine
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AU$274.39

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Sydney: Art in Australia, 1929. Near Fine. One of the fine early art books published by Art in Australia in the 1920s. Featuring work by Margaret Preston, Arthur Streeton and Lloyd Rees, among others. Edition limited to 750 copies. Quarto, tipped-in colour illustrations and black & white plates throughout; spine renewed, otherwise a near fine copy in original… Read more
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Charles Keene. The Artists' Artist

by [KEENE, Charles] LINDSAY, Lionel

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Published
1934
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AU$890.88

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London: Published by P. & D. Colnaghi, for the Author, 1934. Lionel Lindsay, the famous Australian artist and critic, greatly admired Keene, the illustrator and humorous artist best known for his drawings for Punch. Lindsay believed Keene was "a truly original character...he presents us with the unparalleled paradox of the most serious artist of his time - in all… Read more
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THE METAMORPHOSIS OF NARCISSUS

by DALI, Salvador

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Published
1937
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Paris: Editions Surréalistes, 1937. Signed and dated by the artist 'Salvador Dali 1958'. Dali completed his now famous oil painting 'The Metamorphosis of Narcissus' in 1937 after a long period working and touring in the United States. This is the poem that Dali composed while working on this iconic image, here published in a limited edition of 550 copies.… 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$53.45

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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 Life and Work of Russell Drysdale

by [DRYSDALE, Russell] KLEPAC, Lou

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Published
1983
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First Edition
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AU$60.58

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Sydney: Bay Books, 1983. First Edition. Portrait frontispiece. Foreword by Nicholas Poussin. Detailed definitive monograph on Drysdale surveying the entirety of his artistic career, including pencil and pen & ink drawings. Quarto, original black cloth, 183 colour plates and numerous additional images in black & white, a fine bright copy in a fine dust-jacket.
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Early Western Australian Art

by ANDERSON, Roderick

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Published
1983
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First Edition
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Perth: Published by Heytesbury Holdings Ltd, 1983. First Edition. From the Robert Holmes à Court Collection. Quarto, 64 pages, plates in colour and black & white; original illustrated wrappers, small mark on front cover, a near fine copy.
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Paintings of Tom Roberts

by CAMPBELL, Robert

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Published
1963
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AU$28.51

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Adelaide: Rigby Limited, 1963. With introduction and commentaries by Robert Campbell. Reprint of the limited edition of 1962. Quarto, tipped colour plates; original green cloth (affected by a few spots of silverfish activity), very good copy.
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Water Colour Painting

by [THEA PROCTOR] RICH, Alfred. W.

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Published
1918
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AU$345.66

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London: Seeley, Service & Co, 1918. Presentation copy from the author to renowned Australian woodblock artist, Thea Proctor: "May you enjoy reading this book about my wanderings in England, even as I loved to write about them." Bound in original decorated cloth, author's 145mm x 200mm, 278 pp, profusely illustrated; occasional foxing otherwise a very good copy.
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William Fletcher

by ANDERSEN, Trevor & BRADHURST, Jane

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Published
1983
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First Edition
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Sydney: Published by the author, 1983. First Edition. A beautiful survey of the work of William Fletcher. Foreword by John Brackenreg. Quarto, colour plates; original brown papered boards; a fine copy in the dustjacket.
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Sketching from Nature in Water Colours

by PENLEY, Aaron

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Published
1870
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AU$249.45

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London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin and Co, 1870. A scarce work on the techniques of watercolour, and of considerable interest for the background that it provides on nineteenth-century art, especially its topographical aspects. The book is also a good example of chromolithographic printing of the period. Small folio, original gilt-lettered blue cloth, all edges gilt, colour frontispiece, decorated title page,… Read more
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Myth and Imagery. Sidney Nolan

by [NOLAN, Sidney] LYNN, Elwyn

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Published
1967
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First Edition
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London: Macmillan, 1967. First Edition. An insightful and interesting reference guide by a close contemporary of Nolan. Quarto, original decorated cloth, plates in colour and black & white, a very good copy in dust-jacket.
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Sydney: Legend Press, 1956. "It was almost certainly Battarbee's paintings of their homeland that first induced Namatjira and his Aboriginal followers to take up water-colour painting. There is perhaps no higher tribute possible to a painter from his public than the admiration that has been bestowed by a dispossessed native population upon an intruding white man engaged in interpreting… Read more
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