# 43940

WILLIAMS, Fred (1927 - 1982); HUMPHRIES, Barry (1934 - 2023)

Fred Williams. Music Hall etchings 1954 – 1956 (Barry Humphries’ copy)

$4,500.00 AUD

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Introduction by Barry Humphries. Preface by Diana Davis. Townsville : Lyre Bird Press, 1998. Quarto, papered boards reproducing a Williams etching, in gilt-lettered clamshell box, bound by Friedhelm Pohlmann, 45 pp, images of the 53 etchings Williams produced in London between 1954 – 1956, and five original etchings by Fred Williams printed posthumously for this edition, titled Dancing figures (JM6), Trampoline (JM39), Dancer (JM49), The song (JM32) and Little man juggling (JM5). Limited to 40 copies and 10 hors commerce, this is copy number HC2.

This copy from the personal collection of legendary Australian entertainer Barry Humphries (1934 – 2013), author of the Introduction. Humphries has crossed out his name and signed the book in full in purple ink to match the binding, with his personal bookplate inside the upper board of the clamshell box.