Adelaide, Rigby, 1979.
Quarto, 71 pages with 24 colour plates, each with an accompanying explanatory diagram (and generally with a portrait plate of the artist).
Papered boards; edges, endpapers and adjacent pages foxed; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper in similar condition albeit sunned on the spine.
The first book published on the Papunya painting movement by the man responsible for its development. It presents 'twenty-four of the best paintings by twenty artists who are recognised leaders'. This copy is inscribed and signed by the author ('Geoffrey Bardon AM. In appreciation. Respects to Milton. 19/8/2000'). The Milton and Alma Roxanas Collection of Aboriginal Art was sold at auction in Sydney in May 2014; the 200 or so lots were mainly bark paintings, but they included some early Papunya boards formerly owned by Bardon himself. Loosely inserted are a number of related ephemeral items, including obituaries to Geoffrey Bardon (August 1940 - May 2003).