“Country Cousins” Presented In Picture And Rhyme [Book On Australian Animals]. Eirene Mort, 1879–1977 Aust.
“Country Cousins” Presented In Picture And Rhyme [Book On Australian Animals]
“Country Cousins” Presented In Picture And Rhyme [Book On Australian Animals]
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“Country Cousins” Presented In Picture And Rhyme [Book On Australian Animals]

c1918. Softcover octavo with Japanese string binding and hand-stencilled title, each illustration captioned, initialled and dated between 1904 and 1918 in block, 25.5 x 19cm. Minor creases to corners, slight stain to cover lower left.

Printed by G.B. Philip & Son, Sydney, 38pp with 16 lineblock illustrations accompanying each poem on Australian birds and other animals.

Born in Woollahra, Eirene Mort studied art in London and returned to Sydney in 1906. She set up a studio, “which became one of Sydney’s earliest centres for professional design and applied art…influenced by William Morris. That year she was a founder of the Society of Arts and Crafts of New South Wales and was a vice-president until 1935.” In 1914 she taught Sydney Ure Smith the etching process, and in 1921 became a founder and “council-member of the Australian Painter-Etchers’ Society, honorary treasurer of the Australian Ex Libris Society and a member of the Australian Bookplate Club. She was also a founder of the Australian Guild of Handicrafts.” Ref: ADB.

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Item #CL199-79

Price (AUD): $990.00  other currencies

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