Spit Junction: The Craftsman’s Press, 1983. First Edition. Large format hardcover, pp. 168 including frontispiece featuring photograph of Lloyd Rees taken by Max Dupain; blue cloth covered boards with embossed silver lettering on the spine, lettering and border on the front cover, grey textured endpapers, in a blue cloth presentation slipcase stamped with embossed silver signature and lined with grey textured paper to match endpapers. Numbered and signed by Lloyd Rees and Renée Free. First Edition, number 27 of 250 copies
Covers are very slightly pilling with light scratches, faint 185 and 75mm long scratches on the front board and four scratches ranging from 30–85mm on the back board; small flecks (less than 1mm) on pages 39, 144 and 148; faint brown stain (40mm in diameter) on page 130, otherwise clean and bright; slip case is sunned and a touch dust toned with a hint of foxing, light scratching on the front, heavier on the back with a distinct horizontal 290mm scratch, silver lettering is mostly bright, the ‘Llo’ of 'Lloyd' is a little dull. Item #940
Lloyd Rees (1895-1988) was a Brisbane born Australian landscape painter and two-time winner of the Wynne prize. This limited edition of his later works is divided into two parts. The first part showcases work from his time in Europe with works based in Tuscany, Greece and France. The second part focusses on Australia with paintings of Tasmania, Bathurst, The Illawarra Coast, The Centre of Australia, Sydney and the Hunter River Valley.