Sydney: Art in Australia Limited, 1930. Softcover (25 x 19cm), (unpaginated) pp., 72, [16 pages of advertising]; beige wraps with lettering in black on the spine, borders and line illustration in red and lettering in black and red on the front cover, advertising panel in black and red and lettering in black on the back cover; richly illustrated with 31 of the 32 plates present (Plate 1 missing), seven in colour.
25mm at head of spine missing and the ‘rt’ in ‘Art’ missing from the title, rear hinge cracked but still holding together, 50mm at bottom of spine torn at rear hinge but remains attached at front hinge; moderate edgewear; wraps marked, toned and scuffed, previous owner’s name faintly visible at bottom of front cover; edges of text block a little foxed; front cover has pulled away from binding; stiff card front cover and first plate missing; pencil drawing of Sydney Harbour Bridge on first blank page; glossy pages mostly clean and bright, matte pages a touch age toned with spotting throughout. Item #1008
Art in Australia was an Australian art magazine founded by Sydney Ure Smith and Bertram Stevens and published between 1916 and 1942.