Outlaws of the Leopolds
1952, SIGNED FIRST EDITION. The unclipped dust jacket shows 18s & is very good, with 2 small nicks at bottom of spine and a couple of creases towards the bottom of the front jacket, now protected by an archival sleeve. The binding is very strong and sound. Red cloth binding with gilt horse & rider on front board & gilt titles to spine. At head and tail of spine a couple of small faded spots. There is no previous owner inscription. Maps on endpapers are very good. The book is tanned throughout owing to the quality of the paper used, and to edges, and the prelims, title page & several internal pages have significantly patchy tanning, really quite mottled. The Author Inscription says " To Mrs Rub, Cheerio And Jolly Good Luck from Australia. Ion Idriess Sydney Feb. 1953". This is the story of Sandamara, the Aboriginal resistance leader in the Kimberley in the 1890s who 'planned and tried to carried out a feasible scheme to drive the white people from his country'. Overall a very good book but please note patchy discolouring of paper as described above. A Rare Signed Copy. 244 pp.
Author: Ion L. Idriess
Signed and Inscribed by Author
Edition: First Edition
Binding Condition: Good to Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good