Catalogue of etchings by Robert Austin, A.R.E. [interleaved by Walker with material relating to Austin, 1926-1933].

Robert Sargent Austin [Campbell Dodgson; Rainforth Armitage Walker]
Publication details: 
London: Published by the Twenty One Gallery, Durham House Street, Adelphi, W.C.2, 1926.
SKU: 17296

Austin (1895-1973) was a British etcher, engraver and watercolourist. R.A. Walker (born 1886), whose bookplate is on the front pastedown, was a connoisseur and Aubrey Beardsley scholar. Quarto, twenty-six leaves. Internally tight, clean and sound, in worn and stained half-leather binding, with 'ROBERT AUSTIN' in gilt on spine. The item contains a total of forty-seven reproductions of Austin's works, many gleaned from magazines, etc, and tipped in throughout. Also included is an offprint of an article by Campbell Dodgson entitled 'Robert Austin, etcher & engraver' ('Print Collector's Quarterly', October 1929), a two-leaf 'Catalogue of Drawings by Robert Austin' (The Twenty One Gallery, 20 June to 18 July, 1927), and Walker's printed invitation to an Austin private view in 1931. Annotated, presumably by Walker. A unique item.