Australian Bookplates and Bookplates of Interest to Australia. Bookplates, P. Neville BARNETT.
Australian Bookplates and Bookplates of Interest to Australia
Australian Bookplates and Bookplates of Interest to Australia

Australian Bookplates and Bookplates of Interest to Australia

Sydney, [The Author], 1950.

Folio, [iv], 283 pages with numerous illustrations plus 61 tipped-in bookplates (22 in colour).

Quarter parchment and papered boards, all edges uncut; boards a little bowed, causing the parchment to split slightly at the foot of the front joint; small light offset tape-stains to the papered sides (one to the spine) and along the leading margin of the flyleaves; a very good copy (internally excellent) with the pictorial dustwrapper unevenly sunned and a little chipped and torn, with small pieces of discoloured tape on the verso, a strip of discoloured tape along the front flap, and a tape-stain along the rear flap, with occasional light surface damage nearby (all of these blemishes result from having clear plastic taped to the dustwrapper some decades ago: this has now been replaced with archival film folded into place, protecting the dustwrapper and acting as a barrier to the old tape residue).

Number 76 of the standard issue of 200 copies signed by the author; a further 100 copies in two deluxe editions were also published. Loosely inserted is a small leaflet listing publications by Barnett, with his postal address stamp on the otherwise blank verso. 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 #116233

Price: $650.00

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