AUSTRALIAN EX LIBRIS SOCIETY
A complete set of Annual Reports of the Australian Ex Libris Society (1924 – 1936)
Sydney : Tyrrell’s Galleries and the Australian Ex Libris Society, 1924 – 1936. Twelve issues, complete (the last issue covers the years 1935-36). The first six issues sextodecimo, printed wrappers, stapled. The last six issues are octavo, some with glassine wrappers, ribbon tied. Each volume printed in a numbered edition limited to between 175 and 500 copies. Some issues printed at P. Neville Barnett’s Beacon Press. A fine set.
Includes numerous reproductions of Australian bookplates (Lionel Lindsay, Ethel Spowers, D.H. Souter etc.) as well as tipped-in original bookplates by artists A. Moginie, Adrian Feint, Cyril Dillon (signed), Philip Litchfield, C. Collingridge, Pixoe O’Harris, L. Roy Davies, Will Mahoney, G, D, Perrrottet, Eric Thake, Walter Jardine, F. Ward, Eirene Mort, John Godson, Norman Lindsay, Mick Paul, Helen Ogilvie, Ethleen Palmer, many being original woodcuts and linocuts. The subjects include Douglas Mawson, Thea Proctor and many others.
Complete sets are quite scarce, and are a valuable collection of miniature artworks by Australian artists of the interwar period.