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Book Id: 16sap0319

Price: $23.40

Title: AUSTRALIAN PAINTING 1788-1960 by Bernard Smith 1962 Hardcover Dustjacket

Author: Bernard Smith signed and dedicated by Bill Frater, son of the artist William Frater

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1962, editiion not stated but likely 1st ed., hardcover small quarto with dj, 357pp., COLOUR & B/W ARTWORKS throughout, 9 Chapter

Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, inscription to frepr, old tape marks to rear paste-down, slight foxing to eprs in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with several tears, rubbing

Description: Here is a full-scale definitive history of Australian painting, from its earliest colonial beginnings, its emergence as a distinctive style in the 1880s, to the vivid contemporary work that is around such widespread interest both in Australia and overseas

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Book Id: 16sap0264

Price: $not for sale

Title: WAKE OF THE WHALE - Full-colour photos of Whales, Dophins, Seals & more WHALES

Author: Text by KENNETH BROWER Photographs by WILLIAM R. CURTSINGER Foreword by David R. Brower, Founder Friends of the Earth

Publisher: Friends of the Earth in co-op. with E.P. Dutton, San Francisco, not dated but Foreword & Introduction dated 1979, hardcover Folio with d/j, 160pp., STUNNING COLOUR

Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, very slight rubbing to spine, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with small tear to frcvr & slight edgewear in clear plastic cover.

Description: Wake of the Whale has the power, we hope, to prevent a wake for the whale, for other cetaceans, and for their distant relatives, including ourselves. A pictorial plea by Friends of the Earth on behalf of the whales, dolphins and other sea mammals.

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Book Id: 16sap0263

Price: $17.60

Title: A Study of Indian Sculpture Depicting Love in Action KAMA SHILPA


Publisher: D.B. Taraporevala Sons & Co., Bombay, 1965 third ed., 1st pub. 1962, large 8vo, 133pp., 96 B/W PHOTOGRAPHS throughout (many by the author), 4 Chapters, Bibliography

Condition:Silver/Grey cloth-bound Hardcover with gilt title to spine & gilt design to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, very slight foxing to eprs, an unclipped GOOD-MINUS DUSTJACKET with a small front chip.

Description: A common misconception is that the erotic element in Hinduism is unique among the great religions of pre-Christian origin. The plates have been selected by an eminent Indian scholar who has also written the legends to them.

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Book Id: 16sap0160

Price: $not for sale

Title: The FINE ARTS IN CANADA Faximile of the 1925 Edition

Author: By NEWTON MacTAVISH, M.A. - A Trustee of The National Gallery of Canada Introduction by Robert McMichael, D.Litt., The McMichael Canada Foundation

Publisher: Coles, Toronto, 1973, 8vo, 181pp., COLOUR & B/W ARTWORK & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, 24 Chapters & Biographical Notes.

Condition:Illustrated stiff-board Softcover with very slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with an illustrated SLIPCASE with slight rubbing to edges.

Description: The beginnings of art in Canada Jacobi, Krieghoff, Flowler, Berthon The National Gallery and the Schools of Art Sculpture - Architecture Watson - Reid - Morrice - Cullen - plus more Canadian Women Painters and much, much more

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Book Id: 16sap0159

Price: $12.50


Author: by Raoul-Jean Moulin

Publisher: Heron Books, London, 1970, 208pp., large hardcover 8vo, 13 chapters, colour illustrations and colour plates, maps, chronologies, documentary evidence.

Condition:Colour illustrated and spine- cloth-bound hardcover with faded title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with mild foxing to pp. edges and to prelims..

Description: Pre-historic Paintings Oceana Africa Calendars of Discovery Museums Australian Art New Guinea Oceana

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Book Id: 16sap01362

Price: $19.40

Title: ART and AUSTRALIA July 1972 Vol. 10 No. 1 ART QUARTERLY Magazine Ure Smith Publication, Art Gallery of NSW Special Number

Author: Editor Mervyn Horton, with a large Advisory Panel including James Gleeson, John Brack and Pamela Bell.

Publisher: Ure Smith, Sydney, July 1972, Vol 10 No. 1, softcover magazine-sized quarto without dj, 100 pp., illustrated in colour and b/w.

Condition:Crisp card-bound softcover with titles to spine, STRAIGHT & TIGHT, in GOOD CONDITION with slight rubbing to cover.

Description: Arthur Boyd, John Glover, Rah Frizelle, Sidney Nolan, New Zealand Sculpture, New York Sculpture and much more. WE HAVE MANY MORE editions of ART & AUSTRALIA from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s & 2000s - PLEASE CONTACT US for as yet unlisted editions.

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