Sydney: Art in Australia Limited, 1932. Softcover (25 x 19cm), pp. 74 [including 16 pages of advertising]; beige wraps with lettering and borders on the spine and covers in emerald, illustration in blue on the front cover, advertising panel in blue and emerald on the back cover; richly illustrated with Thea Proctor’s work including 20 plates, four in colour and four woodcuts.
Chips out of tail of spine; front cover has pulled away from top staple, paper wraps are starting at front hinge, however fabric binding along spine is firm and binding is still tightly held together; mild edgewear including creasing and chips; edges of text block a touch foxed, top edge dust toned; light toning and foxing to wraps, two small but distinct spots due to glue used at binding along joins on both front and back covers; residue from sticker and a small (4mm) white spot on front cover; matte pages a touch age toned with occasional light spotting, moderate spotting on matte pages facing gloss pages, overall mostly clean and bright throughout. Item #1031
Art in Australia was an Australian art magazine founded by Sydney Ure Smith and Bertram Stevens and published between 1916 and 1942. Thea Proctor (1879-1966) was an Australian artist. She taught the techniques of linocut printing and woodblock-engraving to, among others, Adrian Feint; some of his work is available in the Hugh McCrae Number (December, 1931) and The European Art Exhibition Australian Bookplates (August, 1923) editions of Art in Australia which we also offer for sale.