C1908

The lady of the blue beads : her book, being an account of her first blue moon spent on Sun Island

Scarce first edition of Outhwaite’s first book, the text by her elder sister Annie Rattray Rentoul and it follows the two privately printed brochure publications, all illustrated by Ida in her teenage years, well before her marriage. Her book, being … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The lady of the blue beads : her book, being an account of her first blue moon spent on Sun Island

Date:

C1908

Condition:

Minor soiling to the cloth binding, light spotting to preliminary pages as usual, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hard cover with pictorial cloth.

Paper Size: 

223mm 
x 280mm
AUTHENTICITY
The lady of the blue beads : her book, being an account of her first blue moon spent on Sun Island - Antique Book from 1908

Genuine antique
dated:

1908

Description:

Scarce first edition of Outhwaite’s first book, the text by her elder sister Annie Rattray Rentoul and it follows the two privately printed brochure publications, all illustrated by Ida in her teenage years, well before her marriage.

Her book, being an account of her first blue moon spent on Sun Island. Illustrated by Ida S. Rentoul. Melbourne: George Robertson & Co., [1908]. Quarto,  cloth boards, the upper board decorated ), front free end paper with inscription in ink, ‘To Bobby Ricardo, Xmas 1908 from 102 pp, illustrated throughout, with 13 b/w full page illustrations, occasional light spotting. References: Muir 6342,  Muir & Holden, p.40 ‘Their first major story book’

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 935294

 

 

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (1888 - 1960)

Ida was born into a gifted literary and artistic family drew prolifically from childhood. Her illustrations were first published in 1903 in New Idea. Following her marriage she published little for ten years. In 1916 she brought out her first coloured work, Elves and Fairies, a deluxe edition produced entirely in Australia by Thomas Lothian. The series was a great success and journalists who interviewed the now famous illustrator were charmed to find her small and whimsical like her creations. Ida went on to become increasingly well known in England, France and America. Her illustrations are her enduring legacy of her love of the Australian bush.

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