Adelaide, Vardon and Sons, 1908 (first edition).
Octavo, [viii], 327,  (advertisement) pages.
Original red cloth; spine a little flecked and sunned; rear cover a little bowed; edges a little tanned; first and last page offset; later bookseller's blindstamp on the half-title leaf; a very good copy.
The front flyleaf is inscribed 'To Mrs Sumsion with the best wishes of the author, HJ Driscoll 14 July '09'. He was born in Adelaide in 1857; his obituary appears in 'The Advertiser' on 4 September 1916, and he was 59 at the time of his death. The novel deals with 'pioneering life in the Riverina and the dry country nearer the centre and, though not cleverly constructed, contains some authentic - and sometimes diverting - episodes of station life' (Depasquale).