Reprints and Papers Relating to the Autochthones of Australia - In Two Volumes

PARKHOUSE, Thomas Anstey

002589 The Author (Private Press) Woodville, S.A. First Edition 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Hard Cover Near Fine In two volumes. Neither bears a date of publication, but the Preface to the first volume is dated May 8, 1923, and that of the second volume, October 1935. This work is very scarce, and as few as eighty sets are claimed to have been published. In his Preface to Part II Norman Tindale says " The first part was issued in October 1933 (sic), and met with instant acceptance, the hundred copies of the edition being exhausted within a few weeks." Both volumes are bound in matching dark brown cloth, with a blindstamped border to the front cover and gilt title and volume number to the spine. Vol I marbled eps, ppi-viii and 1-176; Vol II plain eps, pp i-vi and 1-47. With the exception of minor flecking to the covers, both volumes are in fine codition, with the signatures of J.A.Angas-Johnson on the front pastedown and R.P.Tilbrook on ffep or fly. Volume II also bears the following endorsement at the head of the title page: "To dearest Dorrie from Angas with love. Very rare." $340.00AUD
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