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9817
Bloomfield, Lin (ed.)
The World of Norman Lindsay - signed copy
The Macmillan Company of Australia Pty. Ltd., South Melbourne Vic., 1979.
Quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 150pp. with 8 colour plates and many monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; slightly rolled; some bumping to the upper board; text block edges spotted; previous owner's name in ink to the flyleaf; signed by the author in ink to the flyleaf. Dustwrapper is chipped at the spine panel head; mild edgewear and rubbing; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$65
73291
Brennan, Christopher (Sir Lionel Lindsay, illus.)
The Burden of Tyre Fifteen Poems by C.J. Brennan; Portraits by Sir Lionel Lindsay
Harry F. Chaplin, Sydney NSW, 1953.
Small quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling and an upper board decoration; 56pp., untrimmed with wide margins, with a monochrome engraved tipped-in frontispiece and another engraving likewise. Mild wear; scattered foxing throughout; some offset to the endpapers; board edges rubbed mildly. The plain card dustwrapper (which is keyhole cut to reveal the board decoration beneath) is well sunned and shows mild insect damage; there is a small chip at the top of the spine panel; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. This is Number 89 of a limited print run of 300 copies (of which only 250 were offered for sale) and signed by the publisher.
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$220
44170
Broinowski, Alison
The Yellow Lady (Norman Lindsay cover) Australian impressions of Asia
Oxford University Press, Melbourne Vic., 1992.
First edition: quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling and decorated endpapers; 272pp, with many monochrome illustrations and 8pp. of full-colour plates. Minor wear; text block top edge toned and spotted; other edges mildly toned. Dustwrapper spine panel a little sunned; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. This edition notable for the Lindsay etching on the dustwrapper. It was immediately withdrawn as the requisite permissions had not been obtained from the estate.
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$35
46164
Lawson, Henry (Lionel Lindsay, illus.)
The Romance of the Swag
Ure Smith, Sydney NSW, 1974.
Quarto; hardcover; 61pp., with a monochrome woodcut frontispiece and many illustrations likewise. Minor wear; slightly rolled; a heavy bump to the spine heel; lightly toned text block edges; mild offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper with sunned spine panel and chipping to the spine panel extremities; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. This book was reproduced from an original hardbound edition published in Australia in 1939 by the Australian Limited Edition Society, in a 350 copy edition with full page woodcuts included as extra plates. Some relevant poems have been added to this 1974 printing.
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$25
8331
Lindsay, Jane
Portrait of Pa Norman Lindsay at Springwood
Angus & Robertson Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1973.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; red cloth boards with gilt spine titling and blue endpaper maps; 190pp., with 16pp. of monochrome plates. Minor wear; slightly rolled; board edges lightly worn with some fraying at corners; toned text block edges. Dustwrapper rubbed with missing segments at corners and head of spine with some associated scrapes and creasing; fore-edges lightly scraped and some creasing on upper rear panel edge and corners; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Good to very good.
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$25
80755
Lindsay, Norman
Halfway to Anywhere
Angus & Robertson, Sydney NSW, 1947.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 227pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; rolled; spine extremities softened; text block edges toned; previous owner's ink inscription to the front pastedown. Dustwrapper well-rubbed with spotting, creasing and sunning; mild edgewear and chipping to the flap-turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$45
39253
Lindsay, Norman
Pen Drawings
Ure Smith/IPC Books Pty. Ltd, Dee Why West NSW, 1974.
Quarto; hardcover; unpaginated (64pp.), with many monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; boards lightly spotted; softening to the spine extremities; mild offset to the preliminaries. Dustwrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn; some light chipping at the spine panel extremities; retailer's bookplate to the front flap; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. Part reprint of 1931 edition.
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$40
39251
Lindsay, Norman
Watercolours
Ure Smith, Dee Why West NSW, 1973.
Quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine titling; 64pp., with a colour frontispiece and 14 plates likewise. Minor wear; text block top edge lightly dusted; light offsetting to endpapers. Dustwrapper mildly rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. In addition to the plates, Norman Lindsay's article on the medium of watercolour - which he described as 'the kindest of all mediums' is here included as well as an essay on 'The Ninety Years of Norman Lindsay' by Godfrey Blunden. The fifteen plates of this book appeared in the Norman Lindsay Watercolour Book of 1939 and fourteen of them also appeared in the 1969 edition.
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$50
96785
Lindsay, Norman (Douglas Stewart, ed.)
Paintings in Oil Fourteen reproductions in colour from original oil paintings, and 16 half-tone plates reproduced in black and white; with essays by Douglas Stewart and Norman Lindsay.
The Shepherd Press, Sydney NSW, 1945.
Folio; hardcover, with gilt upper board decoration; unpaginated (132pp.), with 14 full-colour tipped-in plates, 16 monochrome tipped-in plates and other engraved illustrations. Moderate wear; numbered in ink on the limitations page; cocked; joints cracked but professionally repaired; boards lightly rubbed and edgeworn with a heavy bump to the spine and three tiny scrapes; spine extremities softened and corners lightly bumped; text block edges toned; offset to the endpapers; mild scattered foxing throughout (not affecting the tipped-in plates). Lacking the original protective glassine wrapper. Very good. Number 357 in a limited edition print run of 1,000 copies.
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$500
96784
Lindsay, Norman (Godfrey Blunden, ed.)
Watercolours Eighteen important watercolour paintings reproduced in their original colours; with notes on the artist's life by Godfrey Blunden
The Springwood Press, Sydney NSW, nd. (c.1945).
Folio; hardcover, with gilt upper board titles and an embossed upper board decoration; 58pp., with eighteen full-colour tipped-in plates and a monochrome plate tipped-in to the title page. Moderate wear; shaken; spine cracked; boards rubbed with some mild insect damage; spine extremities softened and corners lightly bumped; text block edges lightly toned with some spots; light offset to the endpapers; light embrowning and some marks to the initial pages. No dustwrapper. Very good. Production of this limited edition run of 1,850 copies (1,820 of which were issued for sale) was halted due to wartime restrictions; this volume is one of those issued when production resumed after World War Two.
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$220
9085
Paterson, A.B. "Banjo" (Norman Lindsay, illus.)
The Animals Noah Forgot
Lansdowne, Melbourne, 1970.
Reprint of 1933 edition. Hardcover, octavo; dark red boards with gilt spine titling and bright red endpapers; 71pp., monochrome illustrations. Tape marks on endpapers and small scrape on rear pastedown; spotting to upper text block edges. Bright red illustrated dustwrapper with faded spine and upper edges. Good to very good with wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$20
215405
Prunster, Ursula, & Brett Rogers
Norman Lindsay Centenary Exhibition of Graphic Art
Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle NSW, 1979.
Quarto; paperback, with decorative endpapers; 61pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Moderate wear; covers well rubbed and edgeworn; text block edges mildly toned. Very good. Errata slip tipped in. Exhibition catalogue.
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$40
10973
Wiley, Rebecca (Barry Watts & Judy Lukin, eds.)
Rebecca Wiley's Visit to Norman Lindsay at Springwood, May 1918
Angus & Robertson, Sydney NSW, 1986.
Quarto; hardcover; 130pp., with a monochrome portrait frontispiece and many colour and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; spine heel softened; previous owner's ink inscription to the flyleaf. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. In 1918, Rebecca Wiley was sent by her employer, publisher George Robertson, to visit Norman Lindsay at his home at Springwood in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. On her return she excitedly described her observations and the conversations she had had with Lindsay. This is her account of the visit. Rediscovered after nearly seventy years and now published for the first time, this work gives a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of the most extraordinary and controversial figures in Australian art and literature.
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$35