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This consignment includes a volume compiled in 1981 from the original manuscript of "My complete graphics, 1957-1979", published in 1980 by Gryphon Books. The volume contains a record of all etchings, lithographs and silk screens of this period; manuscript extracts from diaries; copies of photographs; memoirs and opinions of George Baldessin, Brett Whiteley, Fred Williams, Rudy Komon, Leonard French, Ian Fairweather and John Molvio; and 24 original drawings by Olsen. This consignment also includes the original manuscripts of "Salute to Five bells: John Olsen's opera house journal", 1971-1973, published in 1973 by Angus and Robertson, containing original drawings and a manuscript account of the production of the Sydney Opera House mural.