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GLYNN GILLING. THOMPSON, E. LINDSAY [ED]. - Domestic Architecture in New South Wales, illustrating the work of F. Glynn Gilling.

Sydney, Shakespeare Head Press [1951]. Quarto publisher's cloth (bit rubbed and marked); 128pp (pp112-28 are adverts), numerous photo illustrations and plans. A mildly used copy. Inscribed by Gilling on the front fly: “A limited number of copies of this book were published. This copy is no. 32. F. Glynn Gilling”. ¶ Though never stated as such, this is a privately produced retrospective of Glynn Gilling's work at career's end. It had a small print run and very few copies made it out of the circle of friends and clients. Smart Double Bay real estate agents used to hound me, fruitlessly, for this book in the days when I was in Double Bay. It illustrates some of the most expensive real estate in Sydney's eastern suburbs and north shore and agents wanted it as a sort of complimentary welcome basket to accompany the sale of a Glynn Gilling house. It struck me then as indicative of its scarcity that so many houses didn't already have their own copy. Leslie Wilkinson contributed a short preface so tepid that I wonder why it was printed - but I guess any praise from Wilkinson for someone whose work could sometimes be mistaken for his own is a prize.
AUD 750.00 [Appr.: EURO 479.75 US$ 541.54 | £UK 416.5 | JP¥ 61685] Book number 10479

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