William Heinemann, 1969, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, First Edition, Illustrated By: Alan Langoulant
preface by author and acknowledgements. Brown coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with drawings by Allan Langoulant. The text has been printed with a brown coloured ink. Cream coloured boards with red coloured illustration to the top left-hand corner of the front panel and red coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Allan Langoulant, with pink coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. A series of essays by one of the first women in Australian politics Dame Enid Lyons. For, as the front panel blurb states, with " ... a series of sparkling sketches and short essays and with a light hand and gentle wit, Dame Enid Lyons touches on most aspects of daily living." Softening of the backstrip edges with rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Bumping to the lower front corner will stop browning of the textblock edges and age toning of the pages. A little staining to the front fore text edge. Fading to the backstrip, the first 1 cm of the front panel (closest to the backstrip) and the top 1.5 cm of the rear panel. Page 182 torn and chipped. Illustrated front board, Chipping of the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. There is a large triangular piece missing to the top right-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel. Numerous tears, with associated creasing to the top dustwrapper edge. There is a 1 inch tear to the lower edge of the rear dustwrapper panel. Some fading, grubby marks and general wear of the dustwrapper. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.  179,  pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Alan Langoulant. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Essays ; Australia; Politics & Government. Inventory No: win78.