Carlton, Melbourne University Press, 1956.
Quarto, xxx, 513 pages with 68 figures and 157 plates plus 2 colour plates.
Original textured card covers with the title 'Arnhem Land. Art, Myth and Symbolism' and the author's name on the spine and front cover; spine sunned, cracked and chipped with minor loss; minimal expert conservation to the front joint; front and rear covers marked and unevenly discoloured, with a few minor surface blemishes; edges a little marked and foxed, with occasional foxing elsewhere; a decent copy (internally in very good condition).
The first (and most important) of the four volumes in the series, published between 1956 and 1964. This copy is inscribed on the front free endpaper 'To Mr and Mrs W. McCaffrey with all good wishes from Charles P. Mountford 1960'. The standard binding is green cloth with a dustwrapper. We have handled a number of presentation copies of the first volume in wrappers, and presume these less-expensive versions were provided to the author for this purpose.