THE FANFROLICO PRESS. Fanfrolico Press, John Arnold.


Satyrs, Fauns & Fine Books. Pp. 328, frontispiece, numerous illustrations (several full page), list of works consulted, notes, index; super roy. 8vo; full blue morocco, lettered and decorated in gilt, the upper board featuring a device designed for the Press by Norman Lindsay of a faun riding a flying horse; within slipcase; Private Libraries Association, Pinner, 2009. Limited edition, being one of 50 copies thus bound (of a total edition of 900), numbered and signed by the author. *A detailed history and full bibliography of the Fanfrolico Press, tracing the venture from its origins in Sydney in the early 1920s, to its heyday in London in the mid-1920s and eventual dissolution in 1930. The illustrations include reduced facsimiles of the title pages of the forty-six books published by the Press, which was notable for the literary input of its proprietor, Jack Lindsay (working initially with John Kirtley, later with P. R. Stephensen, and finally alone). Several of the books published by the Fanfrolico Press contained illustrations by Jack's father, Norman Lindsay. Other illustrators included Edward Bawden, Hal Collins, and Lionel Ellis. Jack Lindsay, initially with Kirtley, was responsible for the typographical design that brought a distinctive style to the books of the Press. Item #102273

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