# 19268

McCRAE, Hugh; LINDSAY, Norman

Idyllia (presentation copy for Margaret Coen)

$21,000.00 AUD

[Sydney]: N.L. Press, [1922]. Large quarto (418 x 355mm) bound in white calf over white papered boards with Norman Lindsay decoration in gold and red (slight silver fishing to edges), 35pp. with Lindsay decorations in black highlighted with gilt, further illustrated with five large original Norman Lindsay etchings with titled tissue guards tipped-in, each signed and numbered by the artist. Limited to 133 copies of which 100 were for sale to the public, signed by Hugh McCrae. The original etchings are ‘What the Deer Said’, ‘Robin Hood’, ‘Pantera’, ‘The Yellow Lady’ and ‘The Talking Breasts’. Presentation copy from the artist to his dear friend Margaret Coen, inscribed on the front free endpaper ‘To Margaret, one more – Norman’, with Coen’s Lindsay designed bookplate to pastedown.

A superb presentation copy of this highpoint in Australian private press, designed by Norman Lindsay and illustrated with five fine original etchings.

Provenance : Margaret Coen, by descent