Oesapa-Besar and Other Remnants [cover title]. Geoff TYSON.
Oesapa-Besar and Other Remnants [cover title]
Oesapa-Besar and Other Remnants [cover title]

Oesapa-Besar and Other Remnants [cover title]

Launceston, The Examiner Press [for the Author], 1947.

Large quarto, [36] pages, comprising maps on the first and last pages, an introduction by Sir William Watt Leggatt, 16 pages of illustrations (of artwork by the author), and a page containing two illustrations from photographs (with 16 of these 17 versos blank).

Flush-cut pictorial card covers, with the title on the front panel (and the imprint details on the outside rear cover); covers lightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities; a single-digit number in ink on the front cover; an excellent copy.

Geoff Tyson was a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese from 23 February 1942, when the survivors of Sparrow Force were made captive in Timor. He 'had quite a varied experience in Timor, Java, Singapore and Japan. He was one of the few survivors from a ship on which there were about one hundred and fifty prisoners-of-war from Sparrow Force and which was sunk off Nagasaki in June, 1944. Most of his original sketches were lost and many of the sketches in this book are reproduced from memory' (from the foreword).

Item #108823

Price: $250.00

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