Sydney: Art in Australia Limited, 1923. Softcover (25 x 19cm), (unpaginated) pp. [8 pages of advertising], 80, [16 pages of advertising]; green wraps with lettering in black, illustration in orange and black and border in orange on the front cover, advertising panel in black with a white border on the back cover; richly illustrated with 6 colour tipped in plates, 16 pages of black and white plates and 57 bookplates designed by Australian artists and printed in blue, black or sepia.
20mm chip to tail of spine; tape repair along spine compensating for a 25mm chip to centre of spine, bottom 130mm of spine is torn, joining a 90mm horizontal tear without loss across the front cover; front cover is detached from spine; edges of text block lightly toned and foxed; mild edgewear, light creasing and faint marking to wraps; age toning and moderate spotting to matte pages, gloss pages are mostly clean and bright. Item #1035
Art in Australia was an Australian art magazine founded by Sydney Ure Smith and Bertram Stevens and published between 1916 and 1942. A section of this issue was devoted to the reproduction of Australian bookplates and includes designs by both Lionel and Norman Lindsay.