THE GARDEN OF EDENS. Judy Brown.
THE GARDEN OF EDENS.
THE GARDEN OF EDENS.

THE GARDEN OF EDENS.

Illustrated by Roderick Shaw. Pp. [vi]+34(last blank)+[2](colophon, printed in red, the verso blank), hand-coloured frontispiece, plus 7 full page linocuts printed in various single colours, and numerous line drawings, the title page printed in red & black; cr. 4to; bound by Leo Cullin in floral patterned linen with printed paper title label on upper board, the spine a trifle browned; uncut; a couple of small surface grazes to endpapers; Barn on the Hill, [Sydney, 1939]. First edition, limited to 600 copies, this being one of 550 thus. Farmer p. 35; Muir 1054. *The first book from this press (and the only children's book they published). The author was a kindergarten teacher from Glebe. The frontispiece was hand-coloured by Shaw's wife, Frances, his sister, Pat, and 'whoever wanted to lend a hand' [Stein, The Barn on the Hill, p. 12]. Copies are scarce. The type was distributed after printing, and Farmer quotes Edwards stating: 'All our remaining copies (including signed and numbered copies 1-10) were destroyed by rainwater, which entered a packing case.'. Item #136140

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