# 27499

BARNETT, P. Neville

Hiroshige

$850.00 AUD

Sydney : privately printed at the Beacon Press, 1938. Limited to 200 copies signed and numbered by the author. Small quarto, quarter-vellum over gilt-lettered boards, lacking the flimsy card slipcase, illustrated endpapers, pp 45, [1] colophon, illustrated with 20 chuban woodcut prints after Hiroshige, tipped in (some ghosting from the glue as usual); a near fine copy.

A fine private press book from P. Neville Barnett, published in Sydney just prior to the Second World War, and one of a series of studies on Japanese woodcut artists. Favourable comment was made by a critic at the time on the apt choice of the ‘Locarno fonts and the quality of the Worthy paper’ (Kraal, Diane. From Chatswood to Edo : The Life and Books of P. Neville Barnett, p. 42).