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Title:Digger Yarns; The Cream of "Aussiosities"
Price:AUD$39.60 (about USD$29.20)
Item ID:SB00-0112574
Publisher:New Century Press Pty. Ltd, Sydney, 1940
Illustrator:Brodie Mack – Cover Art
Dust Jacket:Fair
New Century Press Pty. Ltd, 1940, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, Reprint, Illustrated By: Brodie Mack – Cover Art

Red coloured textured boards with black embossed titles to the front panel and backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, by Brodie Mack, with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. A reprinting of tales/yarns told by soldiers of the A.I.F. (Australian Imperial Force) during the First World War, on the cusp of Australias' soldiers entering W.W.II. The tales " ... are as pungent to-day as when they were first told. In them. Readers will find all that goes to make the Digger unique among the world's soldiers– a mixture of shrewdness, daring, irreverence, wit, alertness." – From the front fold over panel blurb. Bumping and rubbing to the backstrip edges and book corners. Shelf wear to the lower book edges and there is rubbing along the front fore edge of the front panel. Bumping has also occurred to this edge. The top of the panel edge shows slight moisture marks. Browning of the textblock edges and of the internal text. The front hinge has cracked and underlying webbing is visible. Some of the internal pages give the impression of having had moisture applied to them. There is a piece missing from the top edge of the backstrip, top left-hand corner. Chipping to the corners of the front dustwrapper panel and lower backstrip edge. The top 0.25. " Of the top backstrip edge is missing. The front fold over crease has split for 5.5 ", from the bottom edge upwards. There is a 4 " arcing tear from the lower left-hand corner of the front panel into the dustwrapper. The dustwrapper has come into contact with moisture at some stage, and the effects can be seen to the rear dustwrapper panel and to the fold over panels – browning and bleeding of the underlying book colour. The dustwrapper itself also shows browning, rubbing and some creasing and the rear fold over crease shows the effect of insect activity. The dustwrapper is now in protective sleeving. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Not paginated.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Brodie Mack – Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Short Stories; Humour; Australia; Military & Warfare. Inventory No: 0112574.
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