John B. Godson Bookplates. Bookplates, Camden MORRISBY.
John B. Godson Bookplates
John B. Godson Bookplates
John B. Godson Bookplates
John B. Godson Bookplates
John B. Godson Bookplates

John B. Godson Bookplates

Melbourne, Printed 'under the supervision of Major W.D. Joynt, V.C., at his Colarts Studios' and 'designed and published by Lieutenant G.C. Ingleton R.A.N.' [under the Golden Lantern Press imprint], July 1933.

Small octavo (177 × 133 mm), [40] pages (first and last leaves blank) with the publisher's device in red on the title page, a tipped-in two-colour acknowledgements slip, a wood-engraved self-portrait of the artist, a two-colour design (by Geoffrey Ingleton) at the rear, and 10 tipped-in original bookplates by Godson ('from the original copper plates and wood blocks').

Quarter blue cloth and papered boards with a small paper title-label ('J.B.G. Bookplates') mounted on the front cover; all edges uncut; covers slightly rubbed and marked; endpapers a little browned; a very good copy, with the bookplates in fine condition.

The short (three-page) introductory essay is by Camden Morrisby. Number 58 of only 150 copies (with the first 60 reserved for the New South Wales Bookplate Club).

Item #113822

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