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Title:The Anstruther (Captain) Cook Book
Price:AUD$13.20 (about USD$9.50)
Item ID:SB00-0107561
Publisher:Murray, Sydney . Melbourne . London, 1970
Illustrator:Jack Waugh
Dust Jacket:Good
Murray, 1970, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First, Illustrated By: Jack Waugh

325 g.; VI, 7-112 pages. The text is illustrated with small black-and-white illustrations by Jack Waugh. Green coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Rubbing it to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Browning to the text block edges and foxing to the top text block edge. Age toning to the internal text. Coloured illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound) with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges. Browning and faint foxing to the dustwrapper panels. Browning to the verso of the dustwrapper and there is a small hole in the backstrip edge 5 inches from the lower dustwrapper edge. In this book the author claims that was his ancestor, Ebenezer Anstruther, who actually discovered Australia. "Ebenezer, it appears, used to be Captain Cook's cook. It was he, not James, who sailed in the Endeavour, and later published a working title ' discovery of Australia by James' cook.'. Cook, Ebenezer claimed, pinched the proofs and changed it to ' discovery of Australia by James Cook.' James, according to both Anstruthers (Gilbert and Ebenezer), couldn't have found Australia in a school atlas if you showed him the right page." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Jack Waugh. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Humour ; Australia; Inventory No: 0107561.
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