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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia born 1949

Morris WEST

St Kilda, Melbourne 1916 – 1999


  • Lived in Austria, Italy, England, United States


commenced 1974 – 2005

print workshop (organisation)

The heretic [solander box] 1989
Collection Title: West, Morris. The heretic, a play in three acts...New South Wales: Isotome Press, 1988.
Page: solander box
Place made: Atelier Champfleury, Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department New South Wales, France Australia
Materials & Technique: books, illustrated books, Support: green cloth-bound solander box with green Japanese tissue lining
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: 2nd state of 3, published state
Impression: 3/50
Edition: edition of 50

Edition Notes: 'Morris West's fine play on Giordano Bruno is illustrated with 6 original colour lithographs and 3 relief prints by Idris Murphy. The book has been printed in letterpress on Velin Arches pure rag paper in an edition of 270 copies in 3 variant bindings - cloth, quarter leather and full English calf vellum. The quarter leather and vellum are contained in solander boxew with additional suites of all prints. The hand binder in Wayne Stock and the book has been designed and produced by James Taylor, the Geryon Press for the publisher Isotome Press.' [Isotome Press advertising postcard, 1989].
Primary Insc: no inscriptions
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions
Dimensions: box 48.4 h x 36.4 w x 6.2 d cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of anonymous donor, 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.1342.1
Subject: Australia, Book arts: Illustrated book
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from an anonymous donor, 2010.