Lindsay, Norman (Foreword by Douglas Stewart; Quinton Davis, illus.)
- Norman Lindsay's Ship Models
Angus & Robertson Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1966.
Quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine titles and upper board decoration and blind rules to the upper board; 98pp., with many monochrome and full-colour illustrations. Mild wear; slightly cocked; mild softening to the spine extremities; light spotting to the text block edges; mild spotting to the preliminaries; previous owner's name in ink to the half-title page. Dustwrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine. Norman Lindsay's models of sailing ships are kept at the artist's mountain retreat at Springwood, New South Wales, still generally unknown except to visitors. This book allows most of the models to be seen for what was (when the book was published) the first time. Norman Lindsay made models, in the intervals of painting, throughout his working life. They range from the war galley of the Greeks, with its rowers and fighting men complete, through Elizabethan times to the clippers of the nineteenth century, and on to the 'Joseph Conrad' sailed by Alan Villiers.
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