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NOLAN, Sidney.

Paradise Garden.

Paintings, drawings and poems, with introduction by Robert Melville.

Published: London: R Alistair McAlpine Publishing Ltd., 1971

Stock code: 90442

Price: £600

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First edition, first impression. “In this book, Sidney Nolan celebrates the magical interaction of three distinct aspects of language and, between the lines, offers marvellous solutions to his own ambiguities” (introduction). Poems are accompanied by full-page paintings with opaque overlays printed with drawings. Inscribed by the author to verso of half-title: “Patrick greetings, Sidney & Cynthia.”

Quarto. Original dark green cloth, titles to spine in silver, pictorial decoration to front cover in silver, dark green endpapers. With the illustrated dust jacket and the opaque illustrated overlay. Spine slightly cocked, white mark to front cover, top edge lightly foxed. Otherwise an excellent copy in jacket and overlay with slightly rubbed extremities and a light dampstain along spine.

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