Overlapping title-covers (stiff card); a fine copy.
Melbourne-born Henry Walter Barnett (1862-1934) was a pioneering and influential photographer; he left Australia for London in 1897 and soon established himself as a leading photographer there. He 'was prominent in the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and a foundation member of the Professional Photographers' Association.... In 1920 Barnett sold his business and retired to the south of France. He had always preferred the company of artists (Streeton considered Barnett had a 'good, strong appreciation for the beautiful') and now devoted his attention to the collection and sale of contemporary French art. In early 1927 he brought an exhibition of Provencal paintings to Melbourne, but an offer to arrange an exhibition of Impressionists and Post-Impressionists was rejected by the trustees of the National Gallery. In 1933 in Paris Barnett published a pamphlet critical of the trustees of the Felton Bequest, urging them to buy works of the contemporary French school rather than pay inflated prices for works by old masters' (Australian Dictionary of Biography).