Item #134131 An etched bookplate for Geoffrey A. Johnson. Harold BYRNE.
[BYRNE, Harold]

An etched bookplate for Geoffrey A. Johnson

External dimensions 144 × 107 mm; traces of prior mounting with stamp hinges on the verso, otherwise in fine condition.

Peake 2834 (identifying the artist); printed in black ink.

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.

Item #134131

Price (AUD): $135.00

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