Welcome to our New Acquisitions list for March 2018.

Highlights include two sketchbooks filled with the extraordinary outsider art of a young woman living in a Gothic mansion in Melbourne’s Queens Road at the time of Federation; a dramatic lithographed wall hanging by The Working Men’s Educational Union (London, 1854), depicting the interior of a Maori marae; a photograph album compiled by colonial artist Elizabeth Douglass of Corio Villa, Geelong (1860s-70s); a fine first edition copy (in the original dust jacket) of Norman Lindsay’s second children’s book, The Flyaway Highway (1936); a very good copy of the limited edition Norman and Jack Lindsay collaboration, Fauns and Ladies (1923); children’s books illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, including Mollie’s Bunyip (1904); and a studio-circulated copy of the final version of Charles Lederer’s screenplay for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

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