Photographs by Australian writer Nancy Phelan


Photographs by Australian writer Nancy Phelan


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Australian writer and photographer Nancy Phelan (1913 2008) published over 25 books, including novels, biographies, memoirs, travel books and a cookbook. She travelled widely throughout Europe, the Pacific, Asia and the Middle East, writing about and photographing her adventures. These photos have been taken in a wide range of cultures: Catalan boy, Barcelona,1953; Convent schoolgirls, Barcelona, 1953 (top photo stuck to the one below with some damage to the one below and a third copy has small chip in side); Catalan Girl, Barcelona, 1953; Cadiz woman, nd., probably 1953; Courtyard in Cordoba, nd., probably 1953; Sicilian monk, Lipari, Aeolian Islands, 1953; Mummies in catacombs, Sicily, nd., probably 1953; Women and child in Western Samoa, nd.; Samoan girl, nd. (two photos stuck together); Indigene, Pape'ete, Tahiti, 1955; Gilbertese Child, Tabiteuea, Gilbert Islands, 1955 (illustration from Phelan's book Atoll Holiday, second copy chipped); Gilbertese mother and child, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, 1955 (illustration from Atoll Holiday, bottom copy has chipped bottom corner); Tahitian father and son, Pape'ete, Tahiti, 1955; Sunday afternoon, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, nd.).

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  • Date Published: ca. 1953-55
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  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
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  • Details:
    25 b&w photos, each 10" x 12" (31 x 26 cm). 13 different images, 12 duplicates. Some photos have identification labels on rear plus photograph descriptions such as 3/5 Schneider lens, Agfa 17 Din film. Included is a typewritten letter to the photographer c/o Common Ground Ltd. in London, England from Spillers Limited at 40 St. Mary Axe London, dated February 4, 1946. Also a handwritten letter to the photographer from a friend named Michael in New York, Oct. 1, 1976.

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