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Lot 32: OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul: Mollie's Staircase (1906)
August 28, 2016
Adelaide, AustraliaLive Auction
[OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul]. RENTOUL, A.I. and I.S.: Mollie's Staircase.
Melbourne, M.L. Hutchinson, . 200 x 255 mm,  pages (alternate openings blank) with a pictorial title page, 12 full-page illustrations (facing 12 separate poems) and 6 smaller illustrations (5 of them on pages with the poems, plus a tailpiece). Overlapping textured light brown wrappers bound with brown ribbon; wrappers slightly unevenly coloured and slightly marked, with a few tiny chips to the edges; title page and last page uniformly discoloured (from contact with the covers), with their illustrations neatly hand-coloured by an early owner; a few fingermarks and other minor signs of handling; notwithstanding, a very good copy of a rare book.
Twelve verses by Annie Isobel Rentoul, with illustrations by her daughter Ida Sherbourne Rentoul (later Outhwaite). Ida Rentoul Outhwaite's second book (after 'Mollie's Bunyip', 1904). Muir 6333.