Petty, Bruce AUSTRALIAN ARTIST IN SOUTH EAST ASIA
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Grayflower Publications 1962 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Unpaginated (84 pages). B/white sketch-art throughout (including endpapers) by Bruce Petty. Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominally bumped on heel. Art-illustrated boards undamaged. A small, original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, a nondescript inscription on halftitle page, random foxing splotches on preliminary, and closing, leaves, otherwise clean. Art-illustrated (Perry), loose-plastic protected dustjacket biopredated, and mildly edgeworn. An extensive traveller, and prolific illustrator, Bruce Petty (born 1929) was inspired to create this 'sketchbook' on a 1961 trip to South East Asia. With an Introduction by stellar contemporary Ronald Searle, subjects illustrated include: People, Children, Religion, Games/Dance, Places, Work, Transport and Politics. Book weight approx. 630g.