Sydney, The Beacon Press (for the Author), 1931.
Octavo, 143,  (certificate of limitation, colophon, blank) pages with 51 illustrations (including an unlisted one at the foot of the list) and 35 tipped-in bookplates (including 14 in monochrome, 3 in two colours, and a hand-coloured plate signed by George Perrottet).
Marble-patterned cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover, all edges uncut; extremities slightly rubbed; edges of both front and rear covers lightly spotted; spine and top edge of the front cover lightly faded; endpapers offset; a very good copy (internally excellent).
Number 260 of 300 copies thus (with a further 100 copies of a deluxe edition). Artists represented by tipped-in examples include George Perrottet, Sydney Long, Adrian Feint, Lloyd Rees, Lionel Lindsay, Sydney Ure Smith, and Tom Roberts. Tipped in facing the Sydney Long frontispiece is a variant original etching signed in pencil by the artist. It is printed in blue ink, and contains in the wide bottom margin an illustration of a small magpie not present in the frontispiece version. Provenance: Johannes Larsen, with his small name-stamp on the title page and his pictorial bookplate on the front flap (this Australian bookplate and its artist, M.G. Wood, do not appear in Peake's 'Australian Personal Bookplates').