# 35984

SIBLEY, Irena (1943-2009); SIBLEY, Andrew (1933- )

The calming of Harry

$4,400.00 AUD

Albert Park, Vic. : Lilly Pilly Books, 1987. ONE OF ONLY TWELVE. ‘The first edition of “The calming of Harry” is limited to ten numbered copies and two artist’s proof copies. This edition is handwritten on French “lana” paper and the illustrations which are hand printed on Japanese mulberry paper are each individually coloured by the artist. This book is copy no. ten (10) [signed in pen] Irena Sibley, 1987.’ Folio, bound by Richard Griffin in full crushed Morocco, with inset linoleum block prints to front and rear board, the spine embossed ‘Harry‘, [42] pp of linoleum block-print plates and calligraphic text (scripted by Andrew Sibley); the book is in pristine condition.

A stunning artistic achievement by the Lithuanian-born Melbourne artist and conservationist Irena Sibley, telling the story of a young boy whose soul is soothed by a walk through the Australian bush, during which he encounters a succession of native animals in their natural habitat.