RENTOUL, Annie R. / PETERSON, Georgette / Ida Rentoul OUTHWAITE (illustrator)
[SHEET MUSIC] Australian songs for young and old. (Rare casebound edition)
George Robertson & Co., . First edition. Oblong quarto, illustrated linen, deluxe silk imitation papered endpapers, pp. 32, all edges gilt. illustrated With frontispiece and eight full page illustrations by Outhwaite.
Published to coincide with the 1907 ‘First Australian Exhibition of Women’s Work’ with printed dedication to Lady Northcote. The very rare casebound first edition, no doubt issued in few numbers, for presentation at the 1907 Exhibition. The music would prove so popular, it would undergo a number of editions, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.
Provenance: the library of Baroness Maie Casey (1891 – 1983), signed by her on the endpaper.
Muir 6336 (not noting the casebound edition, but recording this binding on later editions, see 6338).