Peter Davies, 1972, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First
Green coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. An Opal buyer is robbed of $150,000 worth of gems. The thieves bury the gems and then hide out in an opal mining town to wait for the furore to die down. But Opal mining gets into a person's blood. " ... fostering a deep love and loyalty in some, and overpowering greed and jealousy in others." From the front fold over panel blurb. Bumping and discolouration to the backstrip edges and top book edges. Browning and staining to the textblock edges and foxing is also present. Foxing has also occurred to the endpapers and scattered throughout the text. Photographic dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black and white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. Creasing and rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and handling marks present to the dustwrapper. There is a 0.25. " tear to the top right-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel, with associated creasing. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, the lower right-hand corner. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (6), 185, (1) pages.. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: fiction; Opal mining; Australia; Crime Fiction. ISBN: 0432093931. ISBN/EAN: 9780432093931. Inventory No: 0112393.