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Title:Fred Hollows: An Autobiography
Price:AUD$59.40 (about USD$41.60)
Signed:By Author
Item ID:SB00-0219026
Publisher:John Kerr, Richmond, Victoria, 1991
Dust Jacket:Good
John Kerr, 1991, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First, By Author on Title Page, Illustrated By: Photographic

500 grammes; 240 pages, index and acknowledgements. There is some rubbing to the base edge of the boards, otherwise in very good condition. Previous owner's name at the top of the front paste down, and a gift inscription/birthday wishes from Fred hollows dated 6/10/91 on the title page. (October, not June) Orange coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography, maps, reproductions of posters and medical cards. Black coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Small gilt printers' cartouche to the lower spine edge. Photographic dust wrapper, showing Fred Hollows, against a white background with black writing on the front panel and back on the spine. Small grey printers' cartouche to the lower spine edge. The autobiography of Fred Hollows, who before he died, was the saviour of sight in both Africa and Australia. In Australia, he founded the " Trachoma Program ", which saved the sight of over 100,000 Australian Aborigines. In the devastated African country of Eritrea he and his dedicated band of merry sight makers restored sight many Africans with a simple plastic lens for cataracts. A man of no tolerance of bureaucrats, time wasters, or gainsayers -- " .. When Fred Hollows gets busy, conflict is inevitable, some sensibilities may get bruised, hindrances must be overcome, waffle gets dismissed, and wasted time is not tolerated. But the patient, whoever, wherever, he or she may be, Will See the Doctor." -- from that rear fold over blurb. . Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australiana; By Author on Title Page. ISBN: 0958800464. ISBN/EAN: 9780958800464. Inventory No: 0219026.
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