Publisher:The Macmillan Company of Australia, Crows Nest, New South Wales, 1982
Illustrator:Photographic and Illustrations
Condition:Very Good Condition
The Macmillan Company of Australia, 1982, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, First Edition, Illustrated By: Photographic and Illustrations
(combined weight) Volume 1: -- In Search of Edward John Eyre; -- VIII, 152 pages, preface by author, index. Yellow coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with numerous contemporary black-and-white illustrations and cartoons and photographs throughout the text. Brown and coloured boards with white titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the backstrip corners and to the book corners. Cracking of the front hinge. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, showing John Eyre as a young man on the front cover and as an older man on the rear cover with brown titles to the front panel and yellow titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges. In this book the author, Geoffrey Dutton, looks at the controversy of the Australian explorer John Eyre. An explorer of unparalleled endurance and bravery within Australia he fell foul of English administration when he declared martial law in the West Indies (where he was Governor) and was used as a sacrificial victim to "the British imperial conscience" -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Volume 2: -- In Search of Henry Lawson; VIII, 144 pages, last page blank, preface by Manning Clark, a note on sources, illustration acknowledgements and index. Yellow coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with black-and-white contemporary photographs, and illustrations, maps and coloured illustrations. Black coloured boards with white titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the book corners. Colour illustrated front cover, showing Henry Lawson as a young man and the rear dustwrapper panel shows a caricature of a much more mature man. Yellow titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels black-and-white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. In this book the author, Manning Clark, explores the life of Australia's most well-known novelist and poet from the 19th-century, Henry Lawson. Volume 3: -- In Search of Frank Hurley; VI, 7-142 pages, last two pages blank, introduction by author, acknowledgements and index. Photographic endpapers. Black and white caricature of Frank Hurley -- frontispiece. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs and the occasional colour photograph. Dark red coloured boards with white titles to the backstrip. Minor rubbing to the book corners and backstrip edges. Photographic dustwrapper, a younger Frank Hurley in army uniform on the front cover and an older gentleman on the rear cover. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. In this book the author, Lennard Bickel, looks at the Australian photographer Frank Hurley. Illustrated slipcase, showing the same illustrations as for Henry Lawsons' volume, with yellow, pale peach and brown titles to the front panel and to the backstrip. The top strip of the backstrip is completely missing, though is still present. Rubbing to the slipcase panels and edges. The slipcase has been dropped at some stage and the only intact edge is the rear lower edge. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Photography; 19th Century ; Australia; Biography -- Arts. ISBN: 0333338413. ISBN/EAN: 9780333338414. Inventory No: 0109481.