No edition exceeded fifty-five and many never reached their intended number. When printing, Rose would estimate the number of prints a plate would produce and allocate this number to the edition. If a plate failed unexpectedly Rose stopped printing. This is shown in the Edition number eg. 55 (38) - 55 being the number intended and 38 being the actual number printed. This also worked in reverse where Rose was able to increase the anticipated number of some editions eg. 45 (55). Some editions which Rose printed out in the 1940s and 1950s never reached their allotted number, probably because the physical effort became too much. Edition numbers are the estimated number, with known variations marked in brackets.
Copyright on Norman Lindsay's etchings is now held by Lin Bloomfield, Odana/Bloomfield.
Wood engraving does no have the flexibility of intaglio printing (etchings, etc) in which various techniques can be used on one plate to create different effects. There can be very few alterations once the cut has been made into the wood - the artist has to be sure where they want every line to appear. Norman's surviving woodblocks indicate his confidence with the medium and that he found no challenge in translating his artistic language onto small pieces of wood. That he succeeded is evident in the prints made from his blocks.
The number of woodblock prints produced by Norman was very small but eighteen have been preserved by his family who consented to the release of these limited edition prints fromt he original blocks under strict copyright conditions. When the entire series has been printed and released, the blocks will be donated to a public institution, ensuring the image is never released again. Of the series to be printed from the eighteen surviving woodblocks, eight have been released to date. All editions are printed by Josef Lebovic on an 1890s Golding foot treadle printing press and each print is individually numbered by hand and signed by Joself Lebovic and Helen Glad, Norman Lindsay's granddaughter. Authenticity is guaranteed by an embossed seal below the image, as well as a Certificate of Authenticity. Each Norman Lindsay Original Woodblock Print is in an edition of 125 (100 for sale) and size is image size only.