The 'Dreadnought' of the Darling. C. E. W. BEAN.
The 'Dreadnought' of the Darling
The 'Dreadnought' of the Darling
The 'Dreadnought' of the Darling

The 'Dreadnought' of the Darling

London, Alston Rivers Limited, 1911 [first edition].

Octavo, xiv, 362 pages plus a frontispiece (still with its tissue-guard), a map, 8 pages of plates, and a folding map at the rear.

Original red cloth lettered in black on the front cover and in gilt on the spine; cloth a little flecked; corners a little bumped; spine lightly sunned, with a tiny nick to the head; edges foxed, with occasional foxing to the text; contemporary inscription on the half-title; minimal signs of use and age; overall, a very presentable copy of a rare book.

'In writing the articles which were afterwards republished in "On the Wool Track", the Author found that it was necessary to discard many of his most interesting memories of visits to the back country because they could not possibly be referred to the wool industry. The Darling River basin, its history, the water under it, the mines around it, the navigation along it, were left at the time to be dealt with in the articles on which this book is founded' (the author, in his Acknowledgment).

Item #111815

Price: $300.00

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