Sydney, Tyrrell's Galleries, 1930.
Octavo, 30 pages with 10 tipped-in bookplates.
Cord-bound overlapping wrappers lightly creased; small name-stamp of Johannes Larsen on the title page; an excellent copy with the plain opaque patterned dustwrapper a little tanned, chipped and torn, with minor paper residue on the front flap where a personal bookplate has been removed.
The colophon, signed by Barnett, states that the book is 'Reprinted from the 1929 Year Book of the American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers'. In fact, the original printing was unillustrated. In the Book Collectors' Society of Australia 2009 publication on Barnett, the bibliography by Mark Ferson lists this item as Barnett's first separate publication on the bookplate. However, Ferson does not record a separately-paginated reprint of the ASBCD article, an inscribed and signed copy of which we have handled, which presumably precedes this Tyrrell edition. Ferson notes a signed and numbered edition limited to 50 copies, as well as this unlimited edition, but does not record that there are two issues of the latter (the second one bound in quarter cloth and papered boards).