Gum Tree Brownie and other Faerie Folk of the Never-Never. OUTHWAITE, Tarella QUIN.
Gum Tree Brownie and other Faerie Folk of the Never-Never
Gum Tree Brownie and other Faerie Folk of the Never-Never

Gum Tree Brownie and other Faerie Folk of the Never-Never

Melbourne: George Robertson, 1925.

OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul.

With a foreword by Ethel Turner and delightful illustrations by a nineteen-year old Ida Rentoul (later Outhwaite). "The subject matter was still that of fairies, elves and children... Although this was a world of the imagination there were some Australian motifs such as spider-orchids, monk-hoods, or blow-fly grass which she had seized on for their qualities" (Muir, 'The History of Australian Children's Book Illustration').

Item #320

Third Edition. Oblong small quarto, original pictorial papered boards with red cloth backstrip, plates and vignettes throughout; light scattered foxing, a very good copy.

Price (AUD): $550.00  other currencies