- Melbourne, Australia: Douglas Stewart Fine Books, 2014.
- small folio
- cloth, gilt on cover and spine, slipcase
- (xii), 130 pages
Price: $4,500.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 132746
Limited to 215 copies, of which this is one of 15 deluxe copies bound in full ostrich skin, contained in a cloth clamshell box, and includes a number of original bookplates signed by the respective artists. Tipped-in illustrations and photographs of Corrigan and the bookplates. Text set in Monotype Baskerville at Whittington Press, England. Includes an exclusive 90 minute interview with Pat Corrigan on DVD. Finely bound by hand in gilt-illustrated full cloth, with slipcase, at The Fine Book Bindery, England. With a frontispiece of an original signed bookplate by Andrew Sibley.
A lifelong collector of fine art and rare books, Pat Corrigan has commissioned Australian artists to design personal bookplates for his family since the 1970s. For the first time, this remarkable collection of 40 original designs, accompanied by a revealing biography and scholarly essay on bookplate theory, is presented as an exquisite folio book, and handcrafted in the finest traditions of Private Press.
Researched, written and produced by noted art historian Robert C. Littlewood, this very limited edition published by Douglas Stewart Fine Books is a landmark contribution to the history of Australian Bookplates.