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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1922 – 2015


commenced 1950


An epistle from Oberea 1955 Description: Quarto, hessian bound boards, 24pp., illustrated with seven screen prints by Ray Crooke

Collection Title: Scott-Waring, John. An epistle from Oberea, queen of Otaheite, to Joseph Banks Esq. Ferntree Gully, Vic: Rams Skull Press, 1955
Place made: Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: books, illustrated books, ink; paper screenprints, printed in black ink, each from one stencil Support: thin smooth off-white wove paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: 124/250
Edition: edition of 250

Primary Insc: Signed page 22 lower right beside printed image in black ink, 'Ray Crooke'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: book (closed) 29.0 h x 20.6 w cm book (open) 29.0 h x 40.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2009
Accession No: NGA 2009.301.1-9
Subject: Australia, Book arts: Illustrated book
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Douglas Stewart Fine Books, Melbourne, 2009.