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PODCAST: Fairytales in Australia - feat. ILAB bookseller Douglas Stewart

Earlier in the week, the Australian history radio programme, "The History Listen" spoke to Melbourne bookseller Douglas Stewart and the magic of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite's illustrations and paintings which brought fairies to life for generations of Australian children.
Published on 05 Oct. 2018
Douglas Stewart Rare Books Australia

Ida's fairies, elves and imps and the world they inhabited was beguiling - and eagerly consumed by society of the day. The baby princess Elizabeth was given a copy of one of her books. But as the century progressed the artist's popularity dwindled, as did the fantasy world she created. In this program, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite's work is reimagined and re-evaluated through 21st century eyes.

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE

Fairytales Doug Stewart

 

Doug Stewart head shotDouglas Stewart Fine Books Pty. Ltd. is an antiquarian bookseller based in Melbourne, Australia. Douglas has traded in antiquarian books since 1995 and exhibits regularly at international, ILAB-affiliated book fairs. For many years Douglas has been a board member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB); he is also a Mentor for the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. Douglas is currently the Vice-President of ANZAAB.

To contact the firm, please visit the website here. 

Doug Stewart website

 

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