Gold-Dust and Ashes. The Romantic Story of the New Guinea Goldfields
Gold-Dust and Ashes. The Romantic Story of the New Guinea Goldfields
Gold-Dust and Ashes. The Romantic Story of the New Guinea Goldfields

Gold-Dust and Ashes. The Romantic Story of the New Guinea Goldfields

Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1933 [first edition].

Octavo, x, 285, [1] (colophon), 26 (publisher's catalogue) pages with an illustration plus 35 plates, 2 maps on the front endpaper, a statement of limitation printed on the verso of the front flyleaf, and the pictorial front panel of the dustwrapper bound in after the half-title (as issued).

Publisher's blind-ruled brown textured cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; endpapers a little foxed and offset, with a tiny nick to the leading edge of each one; small light tidemark to the blank surfaces of the dustwrapper panel and the frontispiece, and to the leading margin of the first leaf of plates; an excellent copy (externally in fine condition).

The statement of limitation indicates this is 'One of 200 copies in art [artificial] leather, with jacket bound in. This is No. 125', numbered and signed by the author. The book is based on the life of Cecil John Levien (1874-1932), district officer and mining promoter (see the 'Australian Dictionary of Biography').

Item #114406

Price: $1,250.00

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