Longmans, Green & Co, 1943, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition (ex-library), Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
foreword by Rex Ingamells, acknowledgements, index of authors with biographical notes, glossary, note to teachers and index of first lines. Green coloured cloth covered boards with yellow embossed titles to the front panel and yellow titles to the backstrip. "I do not assert that they can be no great Australian literature without widespread understanding of aboriginal Law and Customs, though I am convinced that that culture will be the sounder for an appreciation of these; but I do contend there can be no maturing of our culture without a proper assimilation of environmental values, Alcheringa-qualities, the growth of the people in fundamental sympathy with what has been distinctive of our land since time immemorial." From the compiler's foreword. Poets included William Hart-Smith, Paula Fitzgerald, Ian Mudie, Henry Lawson, Henry Kendall. Bumping and rubbing to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. The spine is very slightly cocked. Rubbing and marking to the book panels. Browning to the text block edges and to the internal text. This book was once part of the Victorian Postal Institute Library and has the library rules are fixed to the front paste-down and has library card and pocket to the rear taste-down along with numerous dates on the rear free front end paper. Library stamp to the rear paste-down and to page three. Browning and offset tanning to the endpapers and browning to the internal text. The title page indicates that this is a " Jindyworobak Publication" For The Jindyworobak Club -- which "..has directed the attention of Australian writers more clearly to the distinctive environment of their native land" -- from the verso of the half title page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VI, 106 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry; Australia; Inventory No: 0108975.