Used and Out of Print Art Books for Sale
A Pennyworth of Art: The Green Album -by- Ronnie Barker. His Own Collection of Picture Postcards.
Postal Cards History. (The Herbert Press. London. 1986) ISBN 0906969565. Used book. Hardcover book in dust
jacket. 96 pages. Dust jacket sunned on spine and also worn at both ends of spine. Light foxing on edges of
pages and inside dust jacket. Else very good.
Alien Art: Extraterrestrial Expressions On Earth -by- Sarah Moran. Foreword -by- Erich Von Daniken.
A fascinating tour of the world's most enigmatic and architectural mysteries, drawing together compelling
evidence for extraterrestrial interference in our distant past. B/w and colour illustrations. (CLB International.
Godalming, Surry, UK. 1998) ISBN 185833859X. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 125 pages. Corners
of dust jacket bumped. Else very good.
Art and The Creative Unconscious: Four Essays -by- Erich Neumann. Bollingen Series LXI. Translated
from the German -by- Ralph Manheim. The essays are entitled: Leonardo da Vinci and the Mother Archetype; Art and
Time; A Note to Marc Chagall; Creative Man and Transformation. Includes list of works cited and black and white
plates. Library of Congress Catalogue Card No. 58-8984. (Pantheon Books. Bollingen Foundation Inc. New York. 1959)
Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 232 pages. Dust jacket is darkened on the spine and edges and has insect damage to
its edges. Foxing on edges of pages. Else book is very good.
Australian Aboriginal Rock Art -by- Frederick D McCarthy. Australian Aboriginal
Art. Australian Indigeneous Art (Australian Museum. Sydney. 3d edition. 1967) No ISBN.
Used softcover book. 72 pages. Covers worn on edges. Rear cover is grubby. Corners
bumped. Small tears in spine. Pages have yellowed on edges. Else pages are very good.
Australian Flora In Art From
The Museum Of Applied Arts And Sciences, Sydney -by- Margaret Betteridge -general
editor- Cedric Flower. The Museum maintains a fascinating collection of early 20th Century applied art
objects decorated with Australian wildflowers; the central figure in this
historical account is former Museum curator and botanist Richard Thomas Baker
who was fascinated with the use of our native flora as motifs for design in art,
craft and industry (Sun-Academy Series, Sun Books, Melbourne, 1979) ISBN 0725103337. Used softcover
book, 80 pages, cover is soiled, rear cover has small section of surface lifted,
spine torn at top & bottom, pages are very good.
Battle Lines: Australian Artists At War -by- Scott Bevan. Australian art. Australian
artists Alan Moore, Nora Heysen, Kenneth Jack, Ray Crooke, Bruce Fletcher, Rick
Amor, Peter Churcher, Sir William Dargie, Pat Forster, Ray Parkin, John Coburn,
Max Angus, Ray Beattie, Wendy Sharpe, and Lewis Miller tell their stories,
painting a vivid picture of of their experiences depicting conflict; they have
created some extraordinary art - beautiful, harrowing, mesmerising and character
defining; illustrated with colour plates (2004, Random House Australia,
Sydney) ISBN 1740512588. Hardcover book in dust jacket, 310 pages, NEW.
Ceramics Of Picasso -by- Georges Ramie. 223 colour
illustrations (Ediciones Poligrafa, S.A., Barcelona, 1985) ISBN 8434304244. Used hardcover book in dust jacket.
128 pages. Written inscription on fep. Insect damage to upper edge of first few pages. Dust jacket is stretched
on upper edge and worn with a small tear at top of spine. Spine sunned. Foxing on first and last few pages.
Else very good.
Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art:
Now Days - Early Days: Art Works and Legends -edited by- Anna Eglitis, Arone Meeks and Ken Thaiday. Australian
Indigenous art by students of the School of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art of the Tropical North
Queensland Institute of TAFE. Most of the artists featured in this book have graduated and are now
professional artists (Central Queensland University Press, Rockhampton, 2000) ISBN 1875998330. Used
softcover book with dust jacket. 160 pages. A "with compliments" sticker on half title page. Dust jacket has stretched
on edges. Else very good.
Creative Illustration -by- Andrew Loomis. Art. Illustrated in colour and black and white.
(The Viking Press. New York. Second Printing, August 1948) Used book. Large hardcover book. No dust jacket.
Red cloth covers with green spine and black logo and lettering on cover and spine. marks on cover at top
near spine. Covers are very worn on edges and corners and chipped at both ends of spine. Foxing on endpapers and
edges of pages. Else pages are very good. Weighs 2.7 kilograms.
Critical Kitaj: Essays On The Work Of R B Kitaj -edited by- James Aulich & John Lynch,
This compelling and richly illustrated set of essays brings together for the first time a range
of critical approaches to different aspects of Kitaj's work and encourages readers to reconsider established readings of
Kitaj (2000, Manchester Uni Press, UK) ISBN 0719055261, 249pp, illustrated in colour & b/w, NEW.
Danske Malere - Danische Maler - Danish Painters - Peintres danois -by- Vagn Poulsen. Danish Art.
Art of Denmark. Danish Paintings. Danish Artists. Text in Danish, German, English and French. Illustrated with
black and white and colour plates (Chr. Erichsens Forlag, 1961) Used softcover book in dust jacket, 88 pages, stiff
board covers, dust jacket worn on corners & edges, foxing, marks on some plates, else good.
Exhibition at the French Gallery, 120 Pall Mall, London, S.W. 1 of Selected Works by
Henri Harpignies 1819-1916 in February, 1923. Art Exhibition Catalogue. Exhibition catalogue with 20
duochrome plates on heavy stock paper, interleaved with blank pages of common stock paper. Text also on
common stock paper. (Wallis & Son. London. 1923) Used art exhibition catalogue. Unpaginated. In original
paper wrappers which are fairly tattered on edges and corners. Foxing on some pages. Else pages are very
50 Norman Rockwell Favorites with an Introduction by Christopher Finch. An Artabras book. Art. 50 paintings by artist Norman Rockwell
with text. Large poster size colour reproductions suitable for framing. (Crown Publishers Inc. New York. 1977) ISBN 0517233584. Used oversize book.
Softcover. 104 pages. Elephant folio size. Covers are stained. Corners are bumped and curled. Pages are very good.
Heartbeat Of The Earth: A First Nations Artist Records Injustice
And Resistance -by- 'Wii Muk' willixw (Art Wilson). Foreword -by- Buffy Sainte-Marie. Art. Aigned Copy.
'Wii Muk' willixw (Art Wilson) is an hereditary chief of the Gitxsan people from northern British
Columbia; in addition to being an artist, he is also an inland fisherman and a
teacher of art and culture, and plays an active role in the governance of his
nation; this volume is a collection of his red and black prints that chronicle
the struggles for justice of First Nations people everywhere - from Canada and
Wounded Knee, to Chiapas and Nigeria; it also records the peoples' spirited
resistance to oppression; Art Wilson's unique blend of traditional northwest
coast symbolism with modern-day images is a rich and memorable expression of
First nations' consciousness; signed by Art Wilson on title page (New Society
Publishers, Gabriola Island, BC, Canada, first edition, 1996) ISBN 0865713510.
Used softcover book, 95 pages, light wear to edges of covers, corners bumped, else very good.
Heysen Of Hahndorf -by- Colin Thiele. Australian Art. Australian Artists. This
biography of Australian artist Sir Hans Heysen tells of the growth and ripening
of a great artistic talent, of family life and love, and the sweep of one man's
life across almost a century. (Rigby, Adelaide, reprint of 2nd edition,
1983) ISBN 0851793681. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 320 pages, light wear along
upper edge of dust jacket, light foxing on eps, else very good. This book weighs 1.1 kilograms.
Hours In The Wallace Collection
-by- Philip Hendy, Assistant to the Keeper and Lecturer in The
Wallace Collection, with an intro -by- S J Camp, F.S.A., Keeper of The Wallace Collection,
frontispiece and 15 b/w plates (First Edition, 1926, Duckworth, London)
good small hardcover, no dust jacket, red cloth with black lettering on spine, 138pp,
foxing on eps and intro pages and on outer edge of pages.
Illustrating For Science: A Problem-Solving Approach To Rendering Subjects In Biology,
Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Space Technology, Medicine, Geology and
Architecture -by- George V Kelvin (Watson-Guptill, New York, 1st ed, 1992)
ISBN 0823025403. Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket, 192pp, illustrated with line drawings and
colour photographs, a few marks and wear on the dust jacket, book is excellent.
Leonardo da Vinci On The Human Body: The Anatomical, Physiological and Embryological Drawings of Leonardo
da Vinci: The Most Complete Collection: More Than 1200 Illustrations -translations, emendations and a biographical
introduction by- Charles D O'Malley and J B de C M Saunders. (Gramercy Books. New York. 2003) ISBN 0517381052. Used
book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 506 pages. Marks on upper edge of pages. Else in fine condition. Weighs 1.6
Nelson's Blackboard Drawing -by- A W Seaby. Blackboard Art. A
very practical and useful work on the subject of blackboard drawing; 227 illustrations. (T
Nelson & Sons, London, 1909) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 135 pages. Marked
and scuffed blue cloth with illustration of a 1900s woman standing at a
blackboard easel, corners knocked, tears to cloth cover at top and bottom on
spine, endpapers marked, name and address of previous owner dated Mar 17th 1915
on 2nd blank page, foxing on edges of pages, one page creased in upper corner, else pages are very good. Rare.
Painters of South Africa -by- Dr. A C Bouman. Art of South Arica.
Covers works by Pieter Wenning; Erich Mayer; Ruth Prowse; Charles Peers; J H Pierneef; A M Luyt; Hugo Naude;
Gregoire Boonzaier; S Caldecott; Florence Zerffi; Alice Tennant; Irma Stern; Maggie Laubser; May Hillhouse;
Francois Krige; Alexis Preller; Nerine Desmond; Maud Sumner; Cecil Higgs; John Dronsfield; Jean Welz;
Wolf Kibel. Illustrated in colour and black and white. The colour illustrations have been tipped in, as has
the colour frontispiece of Pierneef's "Maluti Mountains". (H.A.U.M. h/a J E De Bussy. Cape Town. Circa 1955)
Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 134 pages. Dust jacket is fair: price-clipped, worn and chipped on edges,
darkened and with small stains. Slight insect damage to corners of free endpapers. Foxing on title page
and on edges of pages. Else pages are very good. Weighs 1.2 kilograms.
Pearl River In the Nineteenth Century 13.2.81-12.4.81 Hong Kong Museum of Art,
Catalogue of exhibition of historical 19th Century paintings of Guangzhou, formerly Canton;
includes paintings by Auguste Borget, Murdoch Bruce, Tingqua, Sunqua, George
Chinnery, Paris (presented by
the Urban Council, Hong Kong) Used softcover book, covers are scuffed, corners
bumped, inscription to previous owner written on half title page, else very good.
Red Dogs And Pink Skies: Paul Gauguin
on Painting and Music -by- Bruce Adolphe & Evan Polenghi. Book and CD featuring music -by-
Bruce Adolphe. Commissioned -by- SUEZ, the corporate sponsor of the exhibition 'Gauguin in New
York Collections: The Lure of the Exotic' at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, June-October 2002
(PollyRhythm Productions, New York, 2002) ISBN 0970124910. Used softcover booklet. 24 pages.
Covers are worn. Corners bumped. Pages are very good. CD appears unused.
Romanesque -edited by- Rolf Toman -text by- Ulrike Laule & Uwe Gese -photography by-
Achim Bednorz. Monasticism in Romanesque Times; Romanesque Religious Architecture in Germany, Italy,
France, England and Spain; Secular Romanesque Architecture; Romanesque Sculpture in France, Spain, Italy,
Germany and England; Romanesque Painting: wall paintings, book illumination and glass art; Glossar;
Bibliography; Index. Beautifully illustrated in colour. White marker ribbon
(Feierabend Verlag OHG, Berlin, 2002) ISBN 3936761582. Hardcover book, no dust jacket.
Pictorial boards. 255pp. Weighs 1.1 kilograms. NEW.
See And Paint (A Guide To Picture Construction) -by- Gyrth Russell (Winsor & Newton Ltd,
London, 1957) Small used softcover booklet, 35 pages, lower corner of cover
marked, rear cover soiled, bookshop stamp on title page, pages are very good.
Sketches At Lord's: The Cricket Lithographs of John Corbet Anderson - by- Michael Down & Derek West.
Foreword -by- John Arlott. (Willow Books. Collins. London. 1990) ISBN 0002183420. Used hardcover book
with dust jacket. 144 pages. Some marks and indentations on rear of dust jacket. Else in excellent condition.
Thancoupie: Thancoupie The Potter
-by- Jennifer Isaacs. Australian Aboriginal Pottery. Australian Ceramics. The story and works of
Thancoupie, Australia's first Aboriginal woman potter, who puts her people's legends into
clay to preserve them for the present and future Australians. Her murals and ceramics
are held by The National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of South Australia and are included
in other important public collections. Colour and b/w photographs (The Aboriginal Artists
Agency, Sydney, 1982) ISBN 090823502X. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 96 pages. dust jacket is fair: worn
and marked but not torn. Edges of boards are worn. Pages are very good. Rare.
The Art Of Alice In Wonderland -by- Stephanie Lovett
Stoffel. A collection of over 100 artistic interpretations of "Alice in Wonderland" (The Wonderland Press,
New York, 1998) ISBN 0765191334. In fine condition.
The Art Of Money: The
History And Design Of Paper Currency From Around The World -by- David Standish. An
in-depth survey of the rich histories and vibrant designs of the currencies from
all over the globe, with over 200 exquisite full colour examples; this volume
explores these small canvases of national consciousness
(Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2000) ISBN 0811828050. Used softcover
book, 144 pages, a little soiling on edges of pages, else very good.
The Art Of The Piano: Drawings -by-
John Diebboll. A collection of the artwork that architect and artist has been creating for a modern
generation of art-case pianos. A sampling drawn from a collection of 200+ one-of-a-kind
commissioned constructions many of which are in private and museum collections (A Pocket
Paragon Book. Published -by- David R Godine, 2000) ISBN 1567921507. Used softcover book.
Unpaginated. Lower corners bumped. Else very good.
The Bible And Its Painters -by- Bruce Bernard. An entirely fresh look at the enormous richness and variety of
illustrations of the Old and New Testaments made by painters, both pictures and
frescos; 200 pictures by over 100 painters; lavishly illustrated in colour
(Macdonald Orbis, London, 1988) ISBN 0356172384, excellent oversize hardcover in dust jacket, 300pp. Weighs 1.8 kilograms.
The Comic Art Of Norman Lindsay -selected by- Keith Wingrove
(Angus & Robertson Publishers, Sydney, First Edition, 1987) ISBN 0207155658. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 266 pages.
Name stamp of previous owner on fep. dust jacket stretched along upper edge. A few small marks on edges of pages. Else very
good. Weighs 1.3 kilograms.
The Drawings of Antonio Canaletto in the Collection of His Majesty The King at Windsor Castle -by- Dr. K T Parker.
150 reproductions of Canaletto's drawings of Venice, Padua, Rome and London about the middle of the eighteenth century as
well as some charming fantasy views of Italian lanscape and architecture; Dr Parker sets out the artist's method of work and
throws new light on the enigmatic personality of Joseph Smith, the British Consul of Venice and how the collections of Smith
passed into the possession of King George III. (The Phaidon Press Ltd. Oxford. 1948) Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket.
Unpaginated. Dust jacket is grubby and worn on edges and corners. Light foxing on endpapers and edges of pages. Else very good.
The Encyclopedia Of Decorative Styles 1850-1935 -by- William Hardy, Steven
Adams & Arie Van De Lemme. An informative, entertaining and lavishly illustrated guide to three major art
movements: the Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco
(New Burlington Books, London, 1988) ISBN 1853430398. Large hardcover book in
price-clipped dust jacket, 352 pages, dust jacket is knocked in corners and worn both ends of
spine. Foxing on reverse of dust jacket, page edges and on first and last few pages. All
else is very good. This book weighs 1.7 kilograms.
The English Dreamers: A Collection Of Pre-Raphaelite Paintings -edited by- David Larkin. Engish Art.
Many of the artists presented in this volume were closely associated with the literary and
dramatic events happening in Victorian England; nearly every painting is an
illustration of a moment in some literary work, whether a poem, a novel, or a
play; the Pre-Raphaelites and later dream painters fused these events with a
delicate balance between reality and illusion with super clarity of technique
and colour; beautifully reproduced in colour. (Pan Books, London, 1975)
ISBN 0330245023. Used softcover book, unpaginated, book has been water-damaged
with light stains and rippling at top of pages, foxing on half title page.
The Metropolitan Museum Of Art -by- Howard Hibbard. Art.
A general look at all the collections held in the 18 separate departments of the Metropolitan Museum of
Art in New York; superbly illustrated with 608 fill-colour and 443 b/w
illustrations. (Bay Books, Sydney, 1988) ISBN 1862562660. Used large hardcover book in
dust jacket, 592 pages, small tears in upper edge of dust jacket on spine, foxing on edges of
pages, else very good. This book weighs nearly 3 kilograms.
The Musicians By Sempé. A collection of 65 drawings of
musicians in pen and ink and mixed media -by- Jean-Jacques Sempé (Macmillan London Limited, London, 1980)
ISBN 0333317270. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 100 pages. Name of previous owner written inside front cover.
Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
The Ordeal of Paul Cezanne -by- John Rewald. No. 36 of a limited de luxe edition of 100 copies only
published by Theodore Brun Limited, London, by special arrangement with Messrs Phoenix House Limited, London. Illustrated
biography of Paul Cezanne. (Theodore Brun Limited. London. 1950) Used book. Hardcover book. No dust jacket. 192 pages. Red
leather boards. Gilt upper edges of pages. Boards are marked and grubby. Foxing inside covers and on edges of pages.
Else very good.
The United Nations Sacred Drama -by- Conor Cruise
O'Brien & Feliks Topolski. Here in words and pictures, are two views of the United Nations, one by an author who has himself
played a vital and controversial role as n official of the UN, and the other by an artist who has seen it at close quarters - both in session
and in operations in the field - from its first meeting until the present day; O'Brian explores
the ritual and symbols of the United Nations of which, he maintains, the Secretary-General should be High Priest; Topolski's
paintings were all drawn on the spot except for the frontispiece. Hutchinson of London, first edition, 1968) No ISBN. Used
hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket, 320 pages, dust jacket is torn and chipped on corners and edges,
light foxing on edges of pages, else very good. This book weighs 1.3 kilograms.
The Way Of The Masks -by- Clause-Levi-Strauss. Translated from the French -by-
Sylvia Modelski. Originally published 1975 entitled 'La Voie des Masques'; a study of American Northwest Coast Indian
tribal art and masks, providing a structural approach to tribal art and culture; illustrated with maps, colour and b/w photographs
(Jonathan Cape, London, 1983) ISBN 0224020811. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 249 pages, light wear to boards,
dust jacket bumped in one corner, else very good.
This Other Eden: British Paintings From The Paul Mellon Collection At Yale -edited by-
Malcolm Warner & Julia Marciari Alexander Catalogue
published on the occasion of a traveling exhibition from the Yale Center for
British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, to Australia in May to November 1998; illustrated with full colour plates
(Yale Center For British Art, Art Exhibitions Australia, 1998) Used softcover
book, 216 pages, corners of cover curled, else very good.
Understanding Art -by- Betty Churcher. (Rigby Limited.
Adelaide. First Edition. 1973) ISBN 0851796990. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 144 pages. Dust jacket is worn
and chipped on edges. Corners of covers bumped. A few pages ar rear of book creased in lower corner. Shelf wear
to lower edges of boards. Else book is good.
Vintage T-Shirts: Over 500 Authentic Tees from the 70's and 80's -by- Lisa Kidner and Sam Knee. Artwork
featured on tee-shirts from the 1970s and 1980s all illustrated in colour. (Carlton Books Ltd. London. 2006) ISBN 1844424049.
Used hardcover book. No dust jacket as issued, Pictorial boards. 304 pages. In fine condition. Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
Wallace Collection Catalogues: Pictures And Drawings (Illustrations) (Trustees of
Hertford House, 5th ed, 1960) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, marked blue cloth
with silver letting on cover and spine, 214 pages, covers are marked, pages are very good.
Waterfalls Of Victoria -by- Dacre Smyth, 129 paintings of waterfalls in Victoria in Victoria by Dacre Smyth reproduced in
colour; Smyth has held 13 previous one-man exhibitions; his previous books of
include "Lighthouses of Victoria", Historic Ships of Australia",
Old Riverboats on the Murray", a book based on Eugen von Guerard's 19th
Century Victorian landscapes, and "The Bridges of Kananook Creek"
(self published by Dacre Smyth, Toorak Vic, 1988) ISBN 0959519874. Used
hardcover book in dust jacket, 152 pages, dust jacket worn along edges & corners with one small tear at
top of spine, book itself is in very good condition.
We Weren't Modern Enough: Women Artists and The Limits of German Modernism
-by- Marsha Meskimmon. German Art. The author examines the work of some two dozen little-known women artists from the
Weimar Republic period, including Lotte Laserstein; Jeanne Mammen; Gerta Overbeck; and Grethe Jurgens (University of California Press,
Berkeley, 1999) ISBN 0520221346. Used softcover book. 263 pages. Corners bumped. Name whited out on half title page. Else very good.
White On Black: The Australian Aborigine Portrayed In Art -by- Geoffrey Dutton.
An art book which is also a social history; how the white Europeans saw the black Australians,
roughly from 1770 to 1970, and set it down in pencil or ink or paints, is the
fascinating measure of their understanding of Australia's Aborigines - or lack
of it; the author has included several horrific failures to recognise a common humanity; 28 colour plates and 155 b/w plates.
(Macmillan in association with the Art Gallery Board of South Australia, First Edition,
1974) ISBN 0333139534. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 168 pages. dust jacket is poor:
tattered on edges with small tears, creased, pen marks on flap. Book itself is
very good. Errata slip tipped in on half title page. Weighs 1.4 kilograms.
Wildbird Dreaming: Aboriginal Art From The
Central Deserts Of Australia -by- Nadine Amadio & Richard Kimber -photography by- Barry Skipsey
(Greenhouse Publications, Melbourne, 1988) ISBN 0864361084. Used hardcover
book in dust jacket, 144 pages. Dust jacket is bumped and chipped on corners. Light wear to lower edges of boards.
All else is very good.
Women Painters of The World From The Time of Caterina Vigri 1413-1463 to Rosa Bonheur and The Present
Day -edited by- Walter - Shaw - Sparrow. The Art and Life Library Volume III. 1905. Colour, sepia and black and
white plates and illustrations. Written gift inscription dated 1923 on third page. (Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1905)
Used art book on women artists. Large hardcover book. No Dust jacket. Pages are untrimmed. In fair condition. Covers are
marked and grubby. Corners bumped. Cloth cover of spine worn and torn at both ends of spine. Heavy foxing. Some pages
are brittle and torn around edges. Pages and plates are mostly in good to better condition. Weighs 2.7
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