Sydney, Privately Printed for the Author by the Beacon Press, 1936.
Quarto,  pages with 8 tipped-in colour plates (plus one on the outside front cover).
Cord-bound overlapping double-thickness textured card covers (with a small colour plate mounted on the front cover) with an attached opaque tissue dustwrapper (slightly chipped with minimal conservation); minimal foxing; slight glue discolouration through the leaves where plates are tipped in (but the plates themselves are not affected); an excellent copy.
'To mark the occasion of the appearance of "Japanese Colour-Prints" in the month of October, 1936, 65 copies of this Souvenir have been issued for presentation by the author'. This copy, number 40, signed and sealed by the author, was presented to J.R. McGregor. Sir James Robert McGregor (1889-1973) was a wealthy woolbroker whose 'wealth, good taste and knowledge of art enabled him to build an outstanding collection of sculptures and paintings ... In 1929-58 he served as a trustee of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales' ('Australian Dictionary of Biography'). Loosely inserted is a leaflet advertising Japanese colour-prints old and new, and 'De luxe books on the art of the Japanese colour-print. Obtainable from P. Neville Barnett, Author and Publisher' (a bifolium, with black and white illustrations on three pages). [2 items].