Norman Lindsay: Water Colour Book
Place Published: Sydney
Publisher: The Springwood Press
Date Published: 1939
Edition: Limited edition
Book Id: 34638
57pp. Quarto [35 cm] Green cloth covered boards with a darker green ink stamped title on the front cover. Publisher's green, deckled bottom edges. In a blue paper covered slipcase. Very good. Minor foxing on the front board near the head of the spine. There is a light moisture stain on the foot of the spine and surrounding areas on the covers. The endsheets have mild areas of darkening, and the rear pastedown has a tiny abraded area. Else, internally very clean and bright. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with age-toning. The dust jacket is also very lightly stained and rubbed. There is a small chip in the paper at the foot of the jacket's spine. There are several light moisture stains on the spine and front panel. The slipcase is in good condition only, with rubbing, a little damp staining, and large strips of heavy sun fading. There are 4 splits along the edges. The longest split measures 7 inches long. There is a large chip in the paper along one of the edges.
Eighteen reproductions in colour from original watercolours with an appreciation of the medium by Norman Lindsay and a biographical survey of the artist's life and work by Godfrey Blunden. This Edition is limited to 1850 copies, 1820 of which were for sale.