LINDSAY, Lionel (1874 - 1961)
Twenty-one woodcuts. Drawn, engraved & printed by Lionel Lindsay (presentation copy for W. H. Ifould)
Sydney : Meryon Press, 1924. Quarto, quarter-cloth, papered boards with title label (edges rubbed), unpaginated, title page in red and black, woodcut frontispiece, foreword by Lionel Lindsay, engraved title device, twenty further woodcuts tipped-in. Limited to 95 copies, a deluxe edition of 30 copies was also issued. This copy out of series. Housed in the original publisher’s box, which is inscribed ‘W. H. Ifould from L. L.’
William Herbert Ifould (1877 – 1969) was a Sydney librarian and modest collector, appointed principal librarian and secretary of the Public Library of New South Wales in July 1912, a position he would hold for thirty years. In 1921 he became a Trustee of the National Art Gallery (now the Art Gallery of New South Wales), and served on a number of occasions as Acting Director. Lionel Lindsay was also a Trustee of the Gallery. This copy was personally gifted from the artist to his friend and colleague probably at the time of publication due to their close ties. Lindsay completed an etching of the Mitchell Library in 1915.
The first book from the Meryon Press. Rare.