# 37536


Jeffrey Smart. (Deluxe edition, presentation copy from Jeffrey Smart to Brian Seidel)

$750.00 AUD

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By Peter Quartermaine; foreword by Germaine Greer. On the half title: A man is illogical on horseback; but in a satellite, surreal. South Yarra : Gryphon Books, 1983. Quarto, gilt-titled quarter morocco over grey linen, black buckram slipcase, pp 131; the deluxe edition, limited to 100 numbered copies signed by the artist on colophon at rear, lacking the limited edition colour etching ‘Man with Bouquet’ which was issued loosely enclosed at front. Illustrated throughout including a number of tipped-in colour plates. Designed by Richard Griffin, edited by Helen Williams. A very good association copy.

From the library of the Australian artist Brian Seidel, signed an inscribed to him from the artist Jeffrey Smart ‘Brian, my only old friend who bought the ritzy edition – with my compliments and love, Jeffrey’, further signed and inscribed by the author Peter Quartermaine ‘For Brian, Thanks for happy days in Marvellous Melbourne – Peter July, 1988’, and with Brian Seidel’s Ex Libris collection stamp.