Books as Gifts.

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A few randomly selected but we will gift wrap and send any title in the shop or online.

ANTIQUARIAN

16806[1]

16806 SHAKESPEARE, William:
THE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.
Edited by William Aldis Wright.
Macmillan, London, 1902

THE CAMBRIDGE EDITION. 8vo. Nine Volumes bound in Full crushed olive morocco bound for Sotherans. Spines as usual faded to a uniform olive tan.teg. Finely bound,tooled in gilt in compartments.raised bands,tooled on boards. A Very attractive set.

$6000.00 AUD

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THE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. Full Leather Set

ART

24645
24645 BERMAN, Patricia:
IN ANOTHER LIGHT.Danish Painting In The Nineteenth Century.
Thames & Hudson, London, 2007.

4to.pp.272. Profusely illustrated mainly in colour.Original dark blue cloth hardcover A fine copy in a fine pictorial hardcover.

$80.00 AUD

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In Another Light Danish Painting In the Nineteenth Century by Patricia Berman

24496

24496 PROVOYEUR, Pierre:
CHAGALL .BIBLICAL INTERPRETATIONS.
Alpine Fine Art, New York, 1983.

Small folio.pp.259.Many full page colour plates.Original dark red cloth hardcover .Pictorial dustwrapper has a small stain at the lower edge else Near fine .
Chagall’s most sustained, important works were those devoted to the illustration of the Bible. The great paintings and watercolors of the “Biblical Message,” an extraordinarily rich and sensitive oeuvre, are reproduced in full color in this remarkable book.”

$220.00 AUD

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Chagall Biblical Interpretations by Pierre Provoyeur

 24612
24612 CHAGALL, Marc, LAZZARO, Stan & LASCAULT, Gilbert:
CHAGALL MONUMENTAL WORKS, Special Issue of The XXX Siecle Review with An Original Lithograph by The Artist Specially For This Issue.
Tudor Publishing Company, New York, 1973.

4to.pp.136. 33 colour plates and 100 black and white illustrations. Original blue cloth with gilt title on spine and upper board and pictorial d/w.Some mild foxing to the prelims else Near fine hardcover in near fine dust wrapper.

$250.00 AUD

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Chagall Monumental Works By Marc Chagall, Stan Lazzaro & Gilbert Lascault

 

24633
24633 PRATHER, Marla & STUCKEY, Charles.[Editor].
GAUGUIN, A Retrospective.
Bay Books, Sydney, 1987.

Large 4to.pp.387.last blank.125 colour plates and many black & white illustrations.Original dark blue cloth hardcover with gilt lettering on spine & upper board.A Fine copy in a Fine dust wrapper.

$50.00 AUD

 

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Gauguin A Retrospective Edited by Prather & Stuckey

AUSTRALIANA

 

24759

24759 LAWSON, Elizabeth:

THE NATURAL ART OF LOUISA ATKINSON.
State Library of NSW Press, Sydney, 1995.

8vo.pp.144.Illustrated throughout., bibliography.original laminated pictorial hardcover. near Fine.

Atkinson painted animals, birds, insects, landscapes and reptiles and although her sketching is always illustrative it closely follows her field work, it relaxes the strictures of scientific illustration. Her work is infused with clarity and precision of both articulation and colour, to illustrate moments of observed natural life rather than scientific truths about it

$30.00 AUD

 

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The Natural Art of Louisa Atkinson by Elizabeth Lawson

 

 

2486424864 JOYCE, E.B.& McCANN,D.A.[Editor];
BURKE & WILLS. The Scientific Legacy of the Victorian Exploring Expedition
CSIRO, State Library of Victoria,Collingwood, 2011.

8vo.pp.xxiv+ 343,index,map endpapers,illustrations throughout. Very Good pictorial decorated hardcover.

$45.00 AUD

 

 

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Burke and Wills by E.B.Joyce & D.A.McCann

 

20944

20944 MAY, Sydney.
THE STORY OF ‘ WALTZING MATILDA’
W.R.Smith and Paterson, Brisbane, 1944. 4to, pp. viii + 40. Illustrations and maps. Original pictorial wraps, very good.

Tiny nick at top of spine. Original owner’s inscription.
The original story of the writing, facts and authors of Waltzing Matilda

 $30.00 AUD

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The Story of ‘Waltzing Matilda’ by Sydney May

PHOTOGRAPHY

24823

24823 AINGE,Judith, DAVIES,Alan & TANNER, Howard.
AN EDWARDIAN SUMMER Sydney & beyond through the lens of Arthur Wigram Allen
edited by Caroline Mackaness
Historic Houses Trust, Sydney, 2010.4to.pp.148. Illustrated throughout in black & white. Original pictorial hardcover,Very Good.
ISBN 978 1 876991395

A selection of Arthur Allen’s beautiful images depicting intimate moments,motoring, harbour excursions,theatrical celebrations,beach parties, bush excursions,processions and pageants,and new freedoms in fashion. Most have not been published before.Allen was a Sydney lawyer,fascinated by the social and technological changes occurring during his lifetime,Fortunately he was a talented photographer who provides us with an insight into Edwardian Sydney.

$40.00 AUD

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An Edwardian Summer by Arthur Wigram Allen

Gardens,Flowers. Plants

24395
24395 GIBSON, Michael ;
THE ROSE GARDENS OF ENGLAND .
Collins,London, 1988.

4to. pp.160. illustrated in colour, Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust wrapper.
A comprehensive guide to the best Rose Gardens whether,National Trust, public parks or in private hands

$20.00 AUD

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The Rose Gardens of England by Michael Gibson.

 

24574
24574 MITCHELL, Peter;
EUROPEAN FLOWER PAINTERS.
A & C Black, London, 1973.

4to pp.272.Profusely illustrated in colour & b/white.Original red cloth hardcover Very Good in a Very good dust wrapper apart from a closed tear with no loss (see image)

$60.00 AUD

 

 

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European Flower Painters by Peter Mitchell

 

 

History Ancient

24679

24679 MALEK, Jaromir:
THE CAT IN ANCIENT EGYPT.
the British Museum Press, London,1993

Square 8vo.pp.144.90 colour and 21 b/w illustrations. Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust wrapper
ISBN 071410969X Most domestic cats are descendants of the cats of Ancient Egypt This lively and engaging book will surely prove to be the definitive account of the Egyptian cat aristocrat of domestic animals

.$30.00 AUD

 

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The Cat in Ancient Egypt by Jaromir Malek

 

24584

24584

MICHALOWSKI, Kazimierz:
THE ART OF ANCIENT EGYPT.
Abrams, New York, 1969.

4to. large thick volume. pp.600, many colour & black & white illustrations,plates,maps & plans. A fine hardcover copy in fine dust wrapper
Large heavy book may require extra postage

$200.00 AUD

 

 

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The Art of Ancient Egypt by Kazimierz Michalowski

Humour

24381

24381 BRYANT, Mark:
THE WORLD’S GREATEST WAR CARTOONISTS AND CARICATURISTS 1792-1945.

Grub Street, London, 2012.

First Edition. Royal 8vo.pp.192, Index. Fine original laminated pictorial hardcover in Fine dust wrapper.
Artists from more than thirty countries and on both sides of wars have been included. Illustrated with more than 150 classic war cartoons from the Napoleonic Wars to the Second World War.

$35.00 AUD

 

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The World’s Greatest War Cartoonists and Caricaturists 1792-1945 by Mark Bryant

19827

19827 SELLAR, W. C.& YEATMAN, R.J.:
1066 AND ALL THAT. A Memorable History of England Comprising all the Parts you can Remember Including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates.
Illustrated by John Reynolds Gent: Introduced by Ned Sherrin.
The Folio Society, London, 1990

8vo, pp. xxxviii + 116. Illustrated. Very good original decorated hardcover in very good slipcase.
A delicious classic on English history as every schoolboy should know it.

$30.00 AUD

 

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1066 and All That by Sellar & Yeatman

LITERATURE

22936

22936 MICHENER, James A.:
TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC .
Illustrations by Dwight C,Shepler & William F.Draper
Franklin,Pennsylvania, 1982

Full petrol blue leather decorated in gilt. Limited Edition. 8vo. ppx + 415 .aeg., shot silk endpapers. Near Fine hardcover with sewn in ribbon marker
Michener won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for this collection Tales of the South Pacific. Critics classified the work as a series of short fiction, although the author himself considered it a novel because of the unified setting and the recurrence of several characters throughout the book.

$65.00 AUD

 

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Tales of the South Pacific by James Michener

 

247131

24713 PROUST, Marcel :

REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST.
In Three Volumes. Translated by C. K. Scott Moncrieff & Terence Kilmartin
Chatto and Windus, London, 1982

Three Volumes, Thick 8vo, Very Good light blue cloth hardcover bindings in Very Good dust wrappers..In original card slip case.The volumes are all in near fine condition, the slip case has a little tanning inside and a couple of rubbed corners.
Marcel Proust’s great continuous novel A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu (Remembrance of Things Past) Complete and unabridged

$110.00 AUD

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Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust.

MUSIC

24471[2]

24471

24471 GILBERT,W.S. AND SULLIVAN,Arthur ;
COMPLETE SAVOY OPERAS.
Folio Society, London.1994.

Quarter red cloth with green papered boards in a pictorial slipcase.The words of the complete Savoy Operas .

Volume One Thespis, Trial by Jury, The Sorcerer, H.M.S.Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Patience, Iolanthe, Princess Ida.

Volume Two. The Mikado, Ruddigore, The Yeomen of the Guard, The Gondoliers, Utopia & The Grand Duke.

TWO VOLUMES Fine in hardcover in Fine slipcase.

$55.00 AUD

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COMPLETE SAVOY OPERA by Gilbert & Sullivan.

PALMISTRY

23902

23902 FITZHERBERT, Andrew :
THE PALMIST’S COMPANION. A History and Bibliography of Palmistry .
The Scarecrow Press, Metuchen & London, 1992.

8vo.pp.viii + 237, illustrations, bibliography. Title index. Very Good to Near Fine Copy. Original hardcover, no dust wrapper as issued.

$150.00 AUD

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The Palmist’s Companion by Andrew Fitzherbert

 

Complete Nonsense by Edward Lear

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