OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888-1960); RENTOUL, Annie R.; OUTHWAITE, Grenbry
Fairyland of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. (With prospectus)
Verses by Annie R. Rentoul. Stories by Grenbry Outhwaite and Annie R. Rentoul. Melbourne : Ramsay Publishing, 1926. Limited to 1000 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. Folio, gilt-lettered cloth (edges a little rubbed), variant binding of lighter blue cloth and dull gilt, illustrated endpapers, 166 pp, 50 tipped-in colour and black and white plates. A fine copy; loosely enclosed, the publisher’s original prospectus, 4pp, with tipped-in colour plate.
The major companion to Elves and Fairies, an edition de luxe described by Muir and Holden as ‘a very attractive volume, and one of which Australians might once again feel proud. It was, once more, entirely printed and produced in Australia, of handsome appearance, and lavishly illustrated’ (p. 74). Muir 5600.