Peter Burchardt, 1977, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, First Edition, Illustrated By: Luba Kyrylenko-Descy
135 pp. Black boards with white writing and illustrations, white writing on spine. Eighteen four-page black and white illustrations, three double page illustrations and numerous small illustrations throughout text by the artist. Illustrated dustwrapper. Bottom edge shows heavy shelf wear, top of spine is likewise worn. Top corners are bumped. Between pages 93 -96 there is a fault, in that the top of the pages have been folded and subsequently not cut with the others at the time of production. Dustwrapper has a two inch closed tear at bottom front corner of book, along with creases and rubbing. There is also a small half-inch closed tears bottom left hand corner front panel. Rubbing and chipping along top edge of dustwrapper, there are creases and a small closed tear top left-hand corner of back panel. Rubbing and slight fading of the dustwrapper is also present. Central to the story is Ayres Rock (Uluru) and how the two boys, one a White, one an Aboriginal, have an adventure inside Ayres Rock to ' defeat the deadliest reptile man has known since the beginning of time.'. The author's first book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Luba Kyrylenko-Descy. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Indigenous Cultures; Children's Books ; Mythology ; First Work; Australia; ISBN: 0959593802. ISBN/EAN: 9780959593808. Inventory No: 0100035.