Australian Tree Portraits. Charles Pearcy MOUNTFORD.
Australian Tree Portraits

Australian Tree Portraits

Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1956.

Large quarto, 69 pages with numerous drawings by Gwen Walsh and 31 plates (after photographs by Charles Mountford).

Cloth; boards slightly bowed; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper slightly rubbed, chipped and torn at the extremities.

'Wherever I travelled ... trees excited both my imagination and my desire to show their beauty to others. But they were elusive subjects, and so seldom grew where I could show their full beauty that, after half a lifetime among them, this book of tree portraits is all that I can offer.' This copy contains a warm inscription from Mountford to his son - a Christmas present in 1956. Offered with an original gelatin silver photograph, 'The Ghost Gum' (image size 290 × 245 mm, signed and dated 1956 in pencil on the mount, glazed and in the original frame). This image is reproduced on page 35 of the book. [2 items].

Item #67376

Price (AUD): $1,250.00