Sydney: Art in Australia, 1918. Softcover (25 x 19cm), (unpaginated) pp. 60, [26 pages of advertising - note: one leaf neatly excised]; beige wraps with lettering and illustration in red and grey and border in grey on the front cover; richly illustrated with 11 gloss black and white plates and 14 colour tipped in plates [note: the bottom half of ‘Summer,’ oil painting by E. Phillips-Fox has been torn off].
24mm of chips to the head of the spine, 45mm at the tail of the spine; binding a touch shaken but still firmly held together; 60mm closed tear without loss along the flap at the bottom of the front cover; mild edgewear including chips and creases; edges of text block age toned and foxed; covers a touch toned with light spotting to back cover; pages gently cockled with moderate spotting and age toning to matte pages, gloss pages mostly clean and bright throughout; previous owner’s name and two faint marks on ffep; bottom half of ‘Summer,’ oil painting by E. Phillips-Fox has been torn off; one leaf of advertising has been neatly excised, 115 x 65mm at the top corner of another page of advertising has been cut out. Item #1033
Art in Australia was an Australian art magazine founded by Sydney Ure Smith and Bertram Stevens and published between 1916 and 1942.