Sydney: Shepherd Press, 1945. Boards. Hardcover in original slipcase and dust-jacket. Tall octavo, 33.5 x 25cm, 81 un-paginated leaves including captioned guards, 14 tipped in colour plates, 16 half tone plates reproduced in black and white; with essays by Douglas Stewart and Norman Lindsay. Textured brown boards with gilt device on top board, reproduced on the front of the textured tan dust-jacket. Housed in original black glossy slipcase.
Corners sharp, tape repair to endpapers at gutters (see photo), 3mm mark on second leaf, otherwise clean throughout. The dust-jacket shows some wear at the corners and head of spine, one mark at the foot of the front cover, two on back cover, an 8 x 1cm horizontal strip of paper has been lifted from the front cover (see photo), as though a piece of narrow tape was affixed and then removed. Spine of dust-jacket slightly tanned. Slipcase shows edge-wear but otherwise in very good condition. Very good / good. Item #391
Deluxe edition. Signed and limited (46/115).