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