- Melbourne, Australia: Zimmer, 1997.
- square small folio
- black paper wrappers, title in gilt, six loosely inserted wood-engravings, decorated patterned paper covered boards clamshell box
- (iv), 15, (1) pages
Price: $4,950.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 136522
Limited to 15 numbered copies signed by Tate Adams, of which this portfolio is unnumbered on the colophon. The five included plates are each numbered #6 of 15. A fine copy in fine clamshell box. Four full-spread and one smaller plate wood-engravings by Adams. The text was set by Julia Mosbauer and hand screen-printed by Larry Rawling at his Workshop. The binding is executed by Norbert Herold. Book design and introcutions are by Jenny Zimmer.
The text is composed of two short essays. The first essay, by Jenny Zimmer, is titled Tate Adams: Wood Engraver, Book Designer & Teacher. The second essay is by Tate Adams himself, titled The Lyre Bird Speaks.
Tate Adams was born in Ireland, but migrated to Australia to spend a carrier in the book arts as both an artist and teacher. Adams founded the artist print department at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1960 and taught there until his departure. He founded the Lyre Bird Press in 1977 which focused on 'Livre D'Artist' publications. Upon his retirement, he merged the Lyre Bird Press with the Department of Art and Design at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland. Tate Adams passed away in 2018.