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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 It was immediately withdrawn as the requisite permissions had not been obtained from the estate.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
80247
[Gellert, W. Leon]
Two volumes with inscribed associations to Leon Gellert "Songs of a Campaign" (1917) by Leon Gellert, third enlarged edition illustrated by Norman Lindsay; "Digger Smith" (1918) by C.J. Dennis, illustrated by Hal Gye
Angus & Robertson Ltd., Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1917 & 1918.
First editions: two volumes octavo; hardcover, with upper board titles and decorations and decorated endpapers; 124pp. (with 2pp. of adverts) + 113pp. (with 4pp. of adverts) with a full-colour frontispiece, decorated title page, both volumes with many illustrations. "Songs of a Campaign" shows extensive water damage: boards buckled and stained; lower hinge split; text block edges toned; all pages water-stained; author's ink inscription to the title page; previous owner's ink inscription to the front free endpaper. Lacks dustwrapper. As is. "Digger Smith" has the previous owners' ink inscriptions to the front free endpaper and half-title; toned text block edges; a chip to the fore-edge of the upper board; boards rubbed with some softening of the spine extremities. Lacks dustwrapper. Very good. "Digger Smith" is a complimentary volume from the publisher to W. Leon Gellert, author of "Songs of a Campaign", and is inscribed to this effect.
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$50
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 edition.
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$25
211867
[Linday, Norman] Sydney Ure Smith & Bertram Stevens (eds.)
The Pen Drawings of Norman Lindsay Art in Australia Special Number
Angus & Robertson Ltd./Arthur McQuitty & Co., Sydney NSW, 1918.
Quarto; hardcover, tipped-on printed wrapper with upper board titles and decorations; 52pp, with a tipped-in monochrome metzograph frontispiece (on brown stock), three plates likewise, one portrait plate tipped-in on white stock and many other monochrome metzographic plates (with tissue guards). Moderate wear; spine professionally repaired; small tears with associated creasing to the tipped-on wrapper, now professionally repaired; covers rubbed and edgeworn with some marks; text block edges toned with some spotting and top edge dusted; mild offset to the endpapers; scattered foxing to the preliminaries; previous owner's bookplate to the inside front cover; creasing to some of the guards. Very good. From a limited print run of only 2,000 copies.
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$275
35792
Lindsay, Norman
Dust or Polish
Angus & Robertson (Publishers) Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1950.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 205pp. Moderate wear; rolled; spine extremities softened and sunned; board edges bumped; text block edges toned; minor offset to the preliminaries. Price-clipped dustwrapper is rubbed and edgeworn with chipping to the spine panel extremities and flap-turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. The unusual story of a showgirl, bored with stage life, who finds a new career and romance in the secondhand furniture business.
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$40
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
209689
Lindsay, Norman
The Magic Pudding Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff
Angus & Robertson Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1948.
Royal octavo; hardcover, with upper board decoration and titles; 171pp., top edges dyed blue, with many colour and monochrome illustrations. Moderate wear; slightly rolled; spine extremities softened; covers rubbed and edgeworn with some marks, bumps and light scuffing; text block edges toned; mild offset to the endpapers; school prize ink inscription and ink stamp to the flyleaf. Dustwrapper is well rubbed and edgeworn; spine panel sunned; some light chipping and scraping to the hinges; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$50
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
14237
Lindsay, Norman
Tales from the Heptameron of Marguerite of Navarre Twenty Eight Pen Drawings
Melbourne University Press, 1976.
Quarto hardcover, 153pp., monochrome illustrations. Number 544/1000 copies. Minor wear only; cream dustwrapper discoloured along edges with wear and chipping with small tear on lower rear spine edge. Very good to near fine otherwise and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. The present work consists of a set of pen drawings which Norman Lindsay made for some of the stories in Marguerite of Navarre's Heptameron, together with the particular stories they are intended to illustrate. The drawings capture the love intrigues at court and the comic calamities of low life. Lindsay's attraction to the work itself and to the forthright Renaissance attitude to sexual topics, which appealed to his predilection for erotic themes and Rabelaisian incident, is demonstrated in the humour and vitality with which they are depicted.
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$200
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
32416
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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$75
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
94933
Stewart, Douglas
Norman Lindsay - signed by the author A Personal Memoir
Thomas Nelson (Australia) Ltd., West Melbourne, Vic., Australia, 1975.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 220pp., with 24pp. of monochrome photographic plates. Moderate wear; old tape stains to the boards; offset, tape stains and some spotting to the endpapers; signed in ink on the flyleaf; mild spotting to the text block edges. Dustwrapper is stained on the flaps and verso by cellotape (now removed); now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive archival film. Very good. Stewart had a close friendship with the artist for thirty years.
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$45