Item #133180 A group of five bookplates by Harold Byrne. Harold BYRNE.
BYRNE, Harold

A group of five bookplates by Harold Byrne

One plate lightly foxed, otherwise in fine condition.

The plates, all recorded by Peake, are for F.C.V. Lane (etched); John P. Ferris (etched); Geoffrey A. Johnson (etched); Harold J. Howes (halftone); and John Lane Mullins (halftone).

Harold Byrne (1899-1966) 'produced at least 95 plates between 1933 and 1943. Little is known of his life and artistic output. He lived in poverty and often frequented the Public Library, presumably because it was warm and dry, and was conspicuous by his disshelved [sic] appearance' (Peake, page 14).

Provenance: H.B. (Harry) Muir (1909-1992), bookseller, publisher and bookplate collector; by descent. [5 items].

Item #133180

Price (AUD): $500.00

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