Pictorial Book-plates. Their Origin, and Use in Australia. Bookplates, P. Neville BARNETT.
Pictorial Book-plates. Their Origin, and Use in Australia
Pictorial Book-plates. Their Origin, and Use in Australia
Pictorial Book-plates. Their Origin, and Use in Australia

Pictorial Book-plates. Their Origin, and Use in Australia

Sydney, The Beacon Press (for the Author), 1931.

Octavo, 143, [3] (certificate of limitation, colophon, blank) pages with 51 illustrations (including an unlisted one at the foot of the list) and 35 tipped-in bookplates (including 14 in monochrome, 3 in two colours, and a hand-coloured plate signed by George Perrottet).

Marble-patterned cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover, all edges uncut; extremities slightly rubbed; edges of both front and rear covers lightly spotted; spine and top edge of the front cover lightly faded; endpapers offset; a very good copy (internally excellent).

Number 260 of 300 copies thus (with a further 100 copies of a deluxe edition). Artists represented by tipped-in examples include George Perrottet, Sydney Long, Adrian Feint, Lloyd Rees, Lionel Lindsay, Sydney Ure Smith, and Tom Roberts. Tipped in facing the Sydney Long frontispiece is a variant original etching signed in pencil by the artist. It is printed in blue ink, and contains in the wide bottom margin an illustration of a small magpie not present in the frontispiece version. Provenance: Johannes Larsen, with his small name-stamp on the title page and his pictorial bookplate on the front flap (this Australian bookplate and its artist, M.G. Wood, do not appear in Peake's 'Australian Personal Bookplates').

Item #116230

Price: $550.00

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