Ida Rentoul Outhwaite-Queen of Fairyland

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Wonderful home-made cross-stitch cover for 'Melba's Gift Book' - One of my personal favourite items in the collection. ~ Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art and Literature
  • Wonderful home-made cross-stitch cover for 'Melba's Gift Book' - One of my personal favourite items in the collection. ~ Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art and Literature
  • Deluxe maroon boards (all copies ?) are signed by Dame Nellie. ~ Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art and Literature
  • Melba's autograph (and a dedication on this copy) ~ Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art and Literature
  • 'A Fairy Without Wings' - story ~ Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art and Literature
  • 'A Fairy Without Wings' - illustration - Great printed example of Ida's full signature. ~ Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art and Literature
  • Dark green boards with illustrated dust-jacket (Melba portrait) ~ Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art and Literature
  • Dark green boards under illustrated dust-jacket (Melba portrait) ~ Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art and Literature
  • Light green boards (most common edition) ~ Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art and Literature
  • Blue boards (circular design under Melba's Gift Book) ~ Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art and Literature
  • E. W. Cole wrappered edition. Dark green with gold lettering. ~ Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art and Literature

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Tina
Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for getting back to me. I understand what you have explained about the book, thank you. Recently I am restoring this book, the one I got here has lost the end sheets, and the book structure is not like normal book structure, the way the spine connected to the text block is quite different to the books I have restored. I am thinking is that possible that you can take picture of the similar edition you have got, I may get some ideas from you. Especially the end sheets section, and the spine part. I am willing to pay a fee for you to do this, if you can let me know how much you prefer before you take pictures. My email address: [email protected] Have a lovely day. Kindest Regards, Tina
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IRO Collector
Hi Tina, thanks for getting in touch...but I don't think I'll have any great news for you. My guess of price would only be $30 - $50. However ...it is 'rare' ...in my 20 years I have only seen 3 or 4 green and maybe 2 brown Coles. ...sadly it doesn't seem to translate to value in this case. ...but you could try of course. Start it at $100 on eBay or something. I would have suggested you contact the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum...as they have a Melba collection ...but of all things, I gave them a spare green Coles a couple of years ago, along with one or two others. They had an exhibition about the gift book and borrowed my copies. Regards Andrew
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Tina
Hi, I have a Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art and Literature, E. W. Cole wrappered edition. Dark- green with gold lettering, may I ask how much it will worth in a reasonable condition in the market?
   

 

Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art and Literature

Object Type
book
Item description
Edited by Franklin Peterson. Includes story 'A Fairy Without Wings' by Annie R. Rentoul and illustration 'The First Lesson' by I.R. Outhwaite.
Written by
Annie R. Rentoul
Publication date
1915
Publisher
Hodder and Stoughton, London / George Robertson, Melbourne
Publishing details
123p
Rarity
3
In biography -
yes.
Can you help ?
Has anyone seen a variation of 'Melba's Gift Book' not listed here ?
Has anyone seen copies dedicated by Melba to Ida or Annie ?
Object ID
IRO1915.02

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This record last updated on 18 August 2019

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