Firsts, History, Tourism and more

We are at it again! We have so many books coming in we have to have more auctions.  

On the highlights reel this auction are delightfully graphic tourist posters advertising Tasmania in the 1930s-50s(689-692); Picturesque New Britain a photographic and anthropological documentation of cultural events and everyday tasks of the island off Papua New Guinea(217); A copy of Ulysses 1922 limited edition from the Egoist Press which is the second printing of the book and the first to have an English imprint(9); a book signed by Gough Whitlam Bob Hawke(100)

We also have Australian history, Australian literature signed firsts, good old pharmacy books, Aboriginal paintings and much much more…..  

ART Modernism Expressionism, Monographs, Catalogue Raissones & more 79

Our art sale happens at the 29th July. If you like painting, drawing, printing, and sculpture this is the auction for you!

Lot 88 Richard Prince High Times

There are lots monographs and catalogue raisonnes, as well as some good art theory books. There are piles of books on the Modernists including: Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Paul Klee, Vincent van Gogh and Henry Moore. As well as mountains of books on Expressionism including German artists Ernest Ludwig Kirchner and Max Beckmann.

There are some lovely Private Press deluxe Folio Society and work from David Jones and Eric Gill.

We also have two copies of The Red Book by Carl Jung who had a great influence on the creative process. This is the first time the Red Book has been published. It was written after Jung spent time with Sigmund Freud. The deluxe copy is folio size and bound in leather and house in a felted box. There are two sections of this work, a good colour facsimile of the manuscript with decorative initials, borders and colourful mandalas.’  

Australian art has not been forgotten in our auction. There is an original watercolour study by John Coburn, original plans for a book cover by Adrien Feint (Lot 384) and an archive of correspondence from the controversial Australian Academy of Art.