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100 Masterpieces of Australian Painting
Splatt, William & Burton, Barbara,
ISBN: 0859022161
Currey O'Neill, Melbourne, 1981. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. Reprint. 208 pages., illustrated in color, with a potted biography opposite each representative painting. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, somewhat faded along the spine, with tears at the top of the spine section. Otherwise in very good order. Size: Square Quarto. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Art -- Australian; Australia; ISBN: 0859022161. ISBN/EAN: 9780859022163. Inventory No: 0274520. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0274520  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Cook's Tour of the National Gallery of Victoria
National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association,
ISBN: 0908090056
Hyland House, South Yarra, Victoria, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 750 g; 120 pages, foreword by Eric Rowlison -- Director, National Gallery of Victoria, acknowledgements, index of illustrations, conversion of quantities and index of recipes. Pale beige coloured endpapers. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece, showing a late 17th century English dish with a illustration of Adam and Eve. The text is illustrated with both coloured and black-and-white photographs of various works of art held by the National Gallery of Victoria. Illustrated boards, showing a man holding a wine skin and glass with pale grey writing on the spine. Slight loss of colour to the left-hand edge of the front panel. Photographic dust wrapper, showing on the front panel a reproduction of Arnold Shores' painting " The Chef, 1934 " and on the back panel a porcelain plate from 1780, with white writing on the front panel and spine. A little rubbing to the book edges and fading to the front panel edge. This book was published by the National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association who gathered recipes from various countries around the world and then illustrated the recipes by appropriate works of art held within the National Galleries catalogue. Size: Quarto -- up to 12 " Tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Art -- Australian; ISBN: 0908090056. ISBN/EAN: 9780908090051. Inventory No: 0222272. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0222272  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Cook's Tour of the National Gallery of Victoria
National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association,
ISBN: 0908090056
Hyland House, South Yarra, Victoria, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 750 g.; 120 pages, foreword by Eric Rowlison -- Director, National Gallery of Victoria, acknowledgements, index of illustrations, conversion of quantities and index of recipes. Pale beige coloured endpapers. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece, showing a late 17th century English dish with a illustration of Adam and Eve. The text is illustrated with both coloured and black-and-white photographs of various works of art held by the National Gallery of Victoria. Illustrated boards, showing a man holding a wine skin and glass with pale grey writing on the spine. A little discolouration to the spine of the book and shelfwear to the lower book edges. Some very, very light tanning of the internal pages. Photographic dust wrapper, showing on the front panel a reproduction of Arnold Shores' painting " The Chef, 1934 " and on the back panel a porcelain plate from 1780, with white writing on the front panel and spine. A little rubbing to the book edges and fading to the back panel. This book was published by the National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association who gathered recipes from various countries around the world and then illustrated the recipes by appropriate works of art held from within the National Galleries catalogue. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Art -- Australian ; Art & Design. ISBN: 0908090056. ISBN/EAN: 9780908090051. Inventory No: 0103745. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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A Cook's Tour of the National Gallery of Victoria
National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association,
ISBN: 0908090056
Hyland House, South Yarra, Victoria, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 750 g; 120 pages, foreword by Eric Rowlison -- Director, National Gallery of Victoria, acknowledgements, index of illustrations, conversion of quantities and index of recipes. Pale beige coloured endpapers. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece, showing a late 17th century English dish with a illustration of Adam and Eve. The text is illustrated with both coloured and black-and-white photographs of various works of art held by the National Gallery of Victoria. Illustrated boards, showing a man holding a wine skin and glass with pale grey writing on the spine. Photographic dust wrapper, showing on the front panel a reproduction of Arnold Shores' painting " The Chef, 1934 " and on the back panel a porcelain plate from 1780, with white writing on the front panel and spine. This book was published by the National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association who gathered recipes from various countries around the world and then illustrated the recipes by appropriate works of art held within the National Galleries catalogue. as can be seen in the attached image, the dust jacket has faded on the left-hand margin of the front panel. No other damage to detail. Size: Quarto -- up to 12 " Tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Art -- Australian; Art & Design. ISBN: 0908090056. ISBN/EAN: 9780908090051. Inventory No: 0257127. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0257127  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Cook's Tour of the National Gallery of Victoria
National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association,
ISBN: 0908090056
Hyland House, South Yarra, Victoria, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 750 g; 120 pages, foreword by Eric Rowlison -- Director, National Gallery of Victoria, acknowledgements, index of illustrations, conversion of quantities and index of recipes. Pale beige coloured endpapers. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece, showing a late 17th century English dish with a illustration of Adam and Eve. The text is illustrated with both coloured and black-and-white photographs of various works of art held by the National Gallery of Victoria. Illustrated boards, showing a man holding a wine skin and glass with pale grey writing on the spine. Photographic dust wrapper, showing on the front panel a reproduction of Arnold Shores' painting " The Chef, 1934 " and on the back panel a porcelain plate from 1780, with white writing on the front panel and spine. This book was published by the National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association who gathered recipes from various countries around the world and then illustrated the recipes by appropriate works of art held within the National Galleries catalogue. Size: Quarto -- up to 12 " Tall. A very clean secondhand copy, with no damage to report. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Art -- Australian; ISBN: 0908090056. ISBN/EAN: 9780908090051. Inventory No: 0249587. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0249587  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Cook's Tour of the National Gallery of Victoria
National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association,
ISBN: 0908090056
Hyland House, South Yarra, Victoria, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 750 g; 120 pages, foreword by Eric Rowlison -- Director, National Gallery of Victoria, acknowledgements, index of illustrations, conversion of quantities and index of recipes. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece, showing a late 17th century English dish with a illustration of Adam and Eve. The text is illustrated with both coloured and black-and-white photographs of various works of art held by the National Gallery of Victoria. Illustrated boards, showing a man holding a wine skin and glass with pale grey writing on the spine. Slight loss of colour to the left-hand edge of the front panel of the dustjacket. Photographic dust wrapper, showing on the front panel a reproduction of Arnold Shores' painting " The Chef, 1934 " and on the back panel a porcelain plate from 1780, with white writing on the front panel and spine. This book was published by the National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association who gathered recipes from various countries around the world and then illustrated the recipes by appropriate works of art held within the National Galleries catalogue. Size: Quarto -- up to 12 " Tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Art -- Australian; ISBN: 0908090056. ISBN/EAN: 9780908090051. Inventory No: 0232330. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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A Matter of Taste -- Investing in Australian Art
Ingram, Terence,
ISBN: 0002114445
William Collins & Sons, Sydney, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition. 152 pages., illustrated dustwrapper. Slight bruising of the top edge of the dustwrapper. Top corner of front board is bumped. Slight Shelfwear to base of boards. Tape residue mark on cataloguing information page and page 13. 23 colour plates, 21 black and white plates. This is a book about the Australian art market not a book about Australian art. This book is an attempt to pinpoint some of the factors which make collectors pay what they do for what they buy, and exposes some of the weaknesses and opportunities in the Australian art market. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Australiana; Art -- Theory/Criticism; Art -- Australian; ISBN: 0002114445. ISBN/EAN: 9780002114448. Inventory No: 0201978. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0201978  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Matter of Taste: Investing in Australian Art
Ingram, Terry,
ISBN: 0002114445
Collins, Sydney, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 750 g; 152 pages, includes notes, index. Illustrated with 23 colour plates, and 21 black-and-white plates. Illustrated dust jacket. Slight rubbing to the base edge of the boards, otherwise no fault is worth detailing. Written 30 years ago, this book is still a valid reference of the artists of Australia up until 1960. There is no mention of aboriginal painting, per se, and indeed the only mention of Albert Namatjira is a reference to another artist's painting having "a bit of Namatjira (the pinks)." . Size: Quarto -- up to 12 " Tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Art -- Australian; Australia; ISBN: 0002114445. ISBN/EAN: 9780002114448. Inventory No: 0220967. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0220967  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Treasury of Australian Bush Painting
Bruce, Susan,
ISBN: 0670900214
Viking O'Neil, Ringwood, 1987. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. VI, 7-72 pages, list of plates, details of the paintings, artists in public collections and index. Maroon coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated by 50 colour reproductions of various artists work -- from settlement to modern day. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, showing part of the Frederick McCubbin painting "On the Wallaby Track", with green titles to the front panel and backstrip. A book about Australian artists and their fascination with the Australian bush. The artwork represented are artists from the first Fleet to modern day artists. the nice clean copy, the dust jacket has probably faded slightly because it is a pale blue instead of green, there is no other damage to detail. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Art -- Australian; Art -- History and Theory; ISBN: 0670900214. ISBN/EAN: 9780670900213. Inventory No: 0274899. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0274899  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Treasury of Australian Bush Painting
Bruce, Susan,
ISBN: 0859022080
Currey O'Neil, Melbourne, 1981. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. VI, 7-72 pages, list of plates, details of the paintings, artists in public collections and index. Maroon coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated by 50 colour reproductions of various artists work -- from settlement to modern day. Pale purple and white coloured boards with maroon coloured titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the book edges. Browning to the text block edges and light age toning of the internal text. The title page has a small chip missing from the top right-hand corner. There is no other damage to detail. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, showing part of the Frederick McCubbin painting "On the Wallaby Track", with green titles to the front panel and backstrip. The rear dustwrapper panel is coloured yellow and has fading to the edges, particularly to the fore edge. A book about Australian artists and their fascination with the Australian bush. The artwork represented are artists from the first Fleet to modern day artists. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Art -- Australian; Art -- History and Theory; ISBN: 0859022080. ISBN/EAN: 9780859022088. Inventory No: 0232427. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0232427  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Treasury of Australian Bush Painting
Bruce, Susan,
ISBN: 0859022080
Currey O'Neil, Melbourne, 1981. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Various. Reprint. VI, 7-72 pages, list of plates, details of the paintings, artists in public collections and index. Maroon coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated by 50 colour reproductions of various artists work -- from settlement to modern day. Pale purple and white coloured boards with maroon coloured titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the book edges. Browning to the text block edges and light age toning of the internal text. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, showing part of the Frederick McCubbin painting "On the Wallaby Track", with green titles to the front panel and backstrip. The rear dustwrapper panel is coloured pink and has fading to the edges, particularly to the front fore edge. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and handling marks are also visible. A book about Australian artists and their fascination with the Australian bush. The artwork represented are artists from the first Fleet to modern day artists. Second Edition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Art -- Australian ; Art -- History and Theory ; Art & Design. ISBN: 0859022080. ISBN/EAN: 9780859022088. Inventory No: 0108099. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Aboriginal Art
Norton, Frank,
the Western Australian Art Gallery, Perth, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 500 g; (2), 66 pages in original light brown cloth covered boards, slightly flecked towards the top and bottom, with illustrated dustwrapper which has faded on the spine section. The dustwrapper has 2 short tears on the top edge of the front panel and slight rubbing of the same. Previous owner's name on the pale blue front free end page. No other damage to describe. "Today the gallery's collection of aboriginal art includes some 400 items, which are all recorded here. I have deliberately chosen to draw the objects and render them simply black-and-white images rather than to photograph them, in order to emphasise the great wealth of invention and imagination of the aboriginal artists." -- Page 2 Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Indigenous Cultures; Art -- Australian; Aboriginal -- Australia; Australia; Inventory No: 0234292. Very Good Condition
Price: $112.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0234292  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Art of the Australian Aboriginal
Barrett, Charles,
the Bread and Cheese Club, Melbourne, 1943. First Edition
 Grey Card Grey Card. Fine/Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. With a foreword by A. P. Elkin. Professor of Anthropology, Sydney University. 94pp. Colour frontispiece by Albert Namatjira and thirty-three black and white photographs. The book itself is crisp. The dustwrapper is oversized for the book, with a resultant curling, and creasing and minor chipping of the edges. Dustwrapper illustrated with a painting by Crampton. The illustrations in the book concern totems, cave and bark paintings and rock carvings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Indigenous Cultures; Art -- Australian; Aboriginal -- Australia; Australia; Inventory No: 0203371. Fine
Price: $176.00 (AUD)
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Arts primitifs dans les ateliers d'artistes.
Evrard, Marcel -- Curator,
Musee de l'Homme par Societe des Amis du Musee de l'Homme , Paris, 1967. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 1.0 kg; not paginated, (the text block is 1.7 cm thick), illustrated photographically, by José Oster, with the exception of plate number 50 which was by Adolf Studly. There are 158 black-and-white images in the catalogue, with the introductory section of the book being a list of the artists, and their comments on their relationship with the arts of black Africa, Oceania, pre-Columbian America and "archaique" Japan (I cannot quite get the flavour of the word to translate although it probably means pre-contact with the West Japan). The book is a softcover binding, with self attached photographic illustrated wrappers and fold over flap's. There is a slight rubbing of both top and bottom edges, but otherwise the book is in very good condition. Please note the text of the book is in French. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Art -- Australian; Art -- Sculpture; Art -- Primitive; Inventory No: 0228411. Very Good Condition
Price: $104.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0228411  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australia Fair; Poems and Paintings of Australia
Stewart, Douglas -- Editor,
ISBN: 0701815949
Ure Smith, Sydney, 1981. Reprint
 Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. 500 g; 80 pp. Printed on art paper. Illustrations from Nolan, Percival, Drysdale, Conder, Roberts, etc. accompany poems by Australian poets. The colour illustrated dust jacket matches the hardcover binding beneath in terms of illustration Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry; Art -- Australian; ISBN: 0701815949. ISBN/EAN: 9780701815943. Inventory No: 0281431. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0281431  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australia's Earliest Mining Era, South Australia 1841-1851; Paintings
Auhl, Ian & Marfleet, Denis,
ISBN: 0851798861
Rigby, Adelaide, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition (ex-library)/Good. Illustrator: S. T. Gill. First Edition. 700 g; (2), 108, (2) pages with bibliography. The 1st 43 pages are illustrated with reproductions of documents and also black-and-white photographs. The accompanying text gives a history of the opening of South Australia through mining. Page 44 has a colour map "Part of South Australia, Showing the Mining Districts", and then follows the reproduction of 31 colour paintings by ST Gill, many of which are held by the Art Gallery of South Australia. X-library, with stamps and cancellation marks to the rear end pages, and title page and the next 2 pages. The dustjacket is robbed across top and bottom edges, and library stamp on the top and bottom of the text block. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: S. T. Gill. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Art -- Australian; Mining; Australia; ISBN: 0851798861. ISBN/EAN: 9780851798868. Inventory No: 0263286. Good Condition (ex-library)
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0263286  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australia's Earliest Mining Era, South Australia 1841-1851; Paintings
Auhl, Ian & Marfleet, Denis,
ISBN: 0851798861
Rigby, Adelaide, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: S. T. Gill. First Edition. 700 g; (2), 108, (2) pages with bibliography. The 1st 43 pages are illustrated with reproductions of documents and also black-and-white photographs. The accompanying text gives a history of the opening of South Australia through mining. Page 44 has a colour map "Part of South Australia, Showing the Mining Districts", and then follows the reproduction of 31 colour paintings by ST Gill, many of which are held by the Art Gallery of South Australia. Colour illustrated dustjacket has faded on the left-hand side and top edge of the front panel and on the spine section. There is no other damage to describe. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: S. T. Gill. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Art -- Australian; Mining; Australia; ISBN: 0851798861. ISBN/EAN: 9780851798868. Inventory No: 0234244. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0234244  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australian Artists Today: Third Edition
Norris, Graeme [ Editor ],
Self Published, Carlton, Victoria, 1979. Second Australian Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Second Australian Edition. 1.45 kg; 242 pages, last blank, editor's note, list of paintings illustrated, books for further reference and index of artists. The text is illustrated with numerous coloured reproductions of listed artists work. White coloured boards with sepia illustration and with brown writing on the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, being a reproduction of John Duncan Firths' " Moving to Greener Pastures " with white writing on the front panel and spine. Fading of the lhs of the front panel, and the backstip of the dustwrapper. A listing, in alphabetical order , of modern Australian artists who were mostly alive at time book went to print. Size: Square Quarto. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Art -- Australian; Inventory No: 0218314. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Good
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0218314  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australian Artists Today; second Edition
Norris, Graeme [ Editor ],
Self Published, Carlton, Victoria, 1979. Second Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Second Edition. 1.45 kg; 244 pages, last blank, editor's note, list of paintings illustrated, books for further reference and index of artists. The text is illustrated with numerous coloured reproductions of listed artists work. White coloured boards with monotone illustration on the front board and with brown writing on the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, being a reproduction of John Duncan Firths' " Moving to Greener Pastures " with white writing on the front panel and spine. Fading (as is usual with this particular title) to the spine section. There is no other damage to describe. A listing, in alphabetical order , of modern Australian artists who were mostly alive at time book went to print. Size: Square Quarto. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Art -- Australian; Inventory No: 0234934. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0234934  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australian Painters. Colonial 1788-1880; Impressionists 1881-1930; Modern 1931-1970
Gleeson, James,
ISBN: 0701807318
Lansdowne Press, Dee Why West, New South Wales, 1976. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. 1.323 kg.; 384 pages, this book was originally published as three separate volumes, and in the reproduction, the three volumes are reproduced down to the individual pagination of each book. Each book has an introduction and select bibliography at the end of the section. Dark green coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with 200 reproductions of Australian artists' works in colour, included is a small section at the beginning on Aboriginal art. Green coloured boards with white titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper, showing three individual paintings on the front panel of Australian artists and the one on the back panel. Blue coloured background with white titles to the front panel and back strip. A history of Australian painting starting from before white settlement up until the 1970s. There is a small potted history of each artist discussed. trifling rubbing of the bottom edges of the boards from contact with shelves, and the dust jacket has 1/2 inch split at the top of the front fold over, foxing to the half title page. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Art -- Australian; Art -- History and Theory; Art -- Sculpture; Art -- Primitive. ISBN: 0701807318. ISBN/EAN: 9780701807313. Inventory No: 0276062. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0276062  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australian Painting Desiderata
Macdonald, James S.,
Lothian Publishing Company, Melbourne, 1958. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 400 g; XII, 144 pages, with black-and-white frontispiece from a portrait. Errata slip tipped in opposite contents page (XI) includes a foreword by Robert Menzies. The top edge of the text block is slightly dusty, and has a small pale brown spot. Page 44 has a blue ink mark on the left-hand margin measuring approximately half an inch, and page 128 has two of similar length. The price clipped dust jacket is rubbed and chipped across the top edge, missing a small piece at the very top left-hand corner of the front panel. And shows handling marks and rubbing elsewhere. "To the many people who knew James S. McDonald, this collection will be welcomed. He had, for many years been preparing a manuscript for a book, and although never completed, the contents of the following pages give ample evidence of his forthright style, and very definite ideas on present-day Art, Impressionism and style. His excellent background on the early days of Australian Landscape Painting and his short biographies of a number of artists make up a volume of stimulating reading." -- front fold over blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Art -- Australian; Inventory No: 0220356. Very Good Condition
Price: $35.20 (AUD)
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Australian Prints in the Australian National Gallery
Butler, Roger,
ISBN: 0642081190
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 1985. First Edition
 Stapled Card Stapled Card. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 270 g; 56 pages, illustrated end pages, illustrated binding, illustrated throughout with colour reproductions, and black-and-white reproductions of prints held by the Australian National Gallery and this souvenir book celebrates the evolution of printmaking in Australia. The book is arranged in approximate chronological order, beginning with works produced before European settlement, and ending with prints executed in 1984. Bookseller's sticker at the lower right-hand corner of the inside of the front cover. Size: Quarto -- up to 12 " Tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; Art -- Australian; Catalogue; ISBN: 0642081190. ISBN/EAN: 9780642081193. Inventory No: 0216711. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Catalogue of Works of Art 1971: Catalogue of Works of Art in the University and Its Affiliated Colleges with a Catalogue of the Collection in the Department of Classical Studies
University of Melbourne,
ISBN: 0909454000
University of Melbourne Press, Carlton, Victoria, 1971. First Edition
 illustrated Card illustrated Card. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 158 pages, foreword by R.D. Marginson, introduction by Professor Joseph Burke, members of the C.D. Lloyd Trust Fund Committee and the Committee for the Purchase of Works of Art, code, addenda, bibliography, inventory of Works outside the main university collection, and their location, indexes. Coloured photographic frontispiece, being John Perceval " Angel with Lute " ceramic. The text is illustrated with both black-and-white and coloured photography held within Melbourne University and its colleges. Photographic front cover, being black-and-white reproduction of a sailing ship against a black background with white writing on the front panel and spine. Slight rubbing of the edges of the paperback binding, most noticeable at the heel of the spine and the lower right-hand corner of the front panel. There is the stamp from National trust Victoria on the front, rear, end pages, and the front edge of the text block. The blurb from the back of the book " This catalogue presents the collection of the University of Melbourne and its affiliated colleges. The collection includes paintings, drawings and sculpture: beans and books: artefacts: red coins and ancient manuscripts, together with a selection from the Leonard Adam collection of primitive art. ". Size: Quarto -- up to 12 " Tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; Art -- Australian; Catalogue; ISBN: 0909454000. ISBN/EAN: 9780909454005. Inventory No: 0219303. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Critical Business; The New Australian Cinema in Review
Hall, Sandra,
ISBN: 0727020102
Rigby, Adelaide, 1985. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 500 g; VIII, 200 pages, illustrated throughout with stills, full-page, and part page, and there is a final section of film credits detailing the producer, director, screenplay, photography, editor, production design, and leading players. Colour illustrated dust jacket. The front free end page has an inscription which does not appear to be by the author. " In Critical Business Sandra Hall has arranged for the reviews according to various trends and themes which have emerged in the past 15 years of filmmaking. Her groupings include First Born, Growing up, More Nostalgia, the Natural Element, on the Fringe, and Hybridism. Not every Australian film is examined, but the selection is representative, and almost every significant feature film since the early days of The Adventures of Barry MacKenzie and Alvin Purple has been included. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Film, Radio & Television; Art -- Australian; ISBN: 0727020102. ISBN/EAN: 9780727020109. Inventory No: 0233280. Very Good Condition
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
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Dandenongs Sketchbook
Hayes, Joy,
ISBN: 0851791263
Rigby, Adelaide, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Don Angus. First Edition. 300 g; 64 pp., last blank. Illustrated endpapers, with a map of the area. The text is illustrated with 29 full-page illustrations in black and white by Don Angus. Illustrated dust wrapper by Don Angus, with blue background and white writing in front panel and spine. The dustjacket has a repaired 3 inch long tear central to the top edge of the front panel, and a 0.5 inch tear on the top edge of the rear panel. There is no other damage to report. "In her text for this book, Joy Hayes tells the story of Dandenongs from the days of the first pioneers, and her text is illustrated with delightful pen and wash sketches by well known Victorian artist Don Angus.". . Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Don Angus. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Art -- Australian; Local History -- Victoria; ISBN: 0851791263. ISBN/EAN: 9780851791265. Inventory No: 0229803. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.80 (AUD)
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Dandenongs Sketchbook
Hayes, Joy,
ISBN: 0851791263
Rigby, Adelaide, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Don Angus. First Edition. 64 pp., last blank. Illustrated endpapers, with a map of the area. The text is illustrated with 29 full-page illustrations in black and white by Don Angus. Illustrated dust wrapper by Don Angus, with blue background and white writing in front panel and spine. "In her text for this book, Joy Hayes tells the story of Dandenongs from the days of the first pioneers, and her text is illustrated with delightful pen and wash sketches by well known Victorian artist Don Angus.". . a nice clean copy, slight rubbing of the edges of the dust jacket, and of the top corners of the dustjacket with a very short tear on the rear panel top edge. Price clipped. No other damage to describe. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Don Angus. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Art -- Australian; Local History -- Victoria; ISBN: 0851791263. ISBN/EAN: 9780851791265. Inventory No: 0255539. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Dobell on Dobell
Freeman, Virginia,
Ure Smith, Sydney, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: William Dobell. First Edition. XII, 128 pp., acknowledgements, list of coloured plates, note on drawings, foreword by Hal Missingham. Photographic endpapers, a montage of black and white photography of William Dobell. There are 34 coloured plates, taken from all ages of artists work, and numerous black and white line illustrations and sketches within the text. Grey coloured boards with a facsimile of Dobell's signature, in white on front panel and white coloured titles to the backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper, a colour photograph of William Dobell, with white coloured background with blue and black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Before his sudden death William Dobell agreed to tape record a series of conversations with the author of this book. It is in fact a study of a artist 'at work', "discussing how is, how he works, what he is trying to achieve in his work; analysing his paintings and the attitudes of people to them.". – from the front fold over panel blurb. Corners slightly rubbed and there are some bumping along the bottom edges of book along with shelf wear. There has been discolouration of the boards of the extreme edges of the top and the bottom of the book. Dust marks to top paper edge and a few foxing spots. Previous owners name on the title page. Dustwrapper slightly discoloured and some minor rubbing to the top dustwrapper edge. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: William Dobell. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Art -- Australian ; Art -- History and Theory ; Art & Design. Inventory No: 0100701. Very Good Condition
Price: $44.00 (AUD)
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From Another Shore
Krausmann, Rudi,
ISBN: 090933109X
Wild & Woolley, Sydney, 1975. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Brett Whiteley. First Edition. 200 g; 80 pages, with 11 full pages of Brett Whiteley's art. Photographic illustrated paperback binding is very slightly rubbed on the bottom of the rear panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Brett Whiteley. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Art -- Australian; ISBN: 090933109X. ISBN/EAN: 9780909331092. Inventory No: 0227424. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Historic Sydney as Seen By Its Early Artists
Evans, Susanna,
ISBN: 0868241024
Doubleday Australia Pty. Limited , Lane Cove, New South Wales, 1983. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 160 pages, bibliography, acknowledgements and index. Illustrated endpapers, being a street map of early Sydney. The text is illustrated with 120 paintings and sketches, both coloured and black and white, from various illustrators of early Sydney town. Pale green coloured boards with a small illustration, in white, of a postal worker and his horse in the lower right-hand corner of the front panel with white writing on spine. Slight rubbing to the head and to the heel of the spine along with minor bumping. Heavy bumping to the book corners and shelfwear to the lower book ages. Dust marks to the top paper edge and there are a few marks to the boards. Illustrated dustwrapper, being a reproduction of a watercolour by Conrad Martens " Circular Quay, 1853 ", with olive green background with black writing on the front panel and spine. Dustwrapper is slightly rubbed at the corners and to the head and to the heel of the spine. A suspicion of fading has also occurred to the top edge of the rear dustwrapper panel. The back fold over panel has been somewhat crumpled. The first 100 years of Sydney as seen by its artists, both professional and amateur. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Art -- Australian ; Art & Design. ISBN: 0868241024. ISBN/EAN: 9780868241029. Inventory No: 0103726. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
Price: $35.20 (AUD)
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Hobart Sketchbook
Adam-Smith, Patsy,
ISBN: 0727000284
Rigby, Adelaide, 1975. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Max Angus. Reprint. 250 g; 64 pp., last blank. Illustrated endpapers, showing a map of the streets of Hobart. The text is illustrated with 29 black and white illustrations by Max Angus. Lime green spine with green and white mottled boards and white writing on the spine. Very minor wear to the bottom edges of the book. Illustrated dust wrapper, by Max Angus, with lime and green background and white writing on the front panel and spine. On the verso of the front end page is a gift inscription -- not authorial. The history and beauty of some of the Hobarts' early architecture. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Max Angus. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Art -- Australian; Tasmania; ISBN: 0727000284. ISBN/EAN: 9780727000286. Inventory No: 0220898. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
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