Sidney William Jackson. Bush Photographer, 1873 to 1946. Compiled and edited by ...

Scone, The Seven Press, 1991.

Large quarto (290 × 250 mm), 135 pages with over 100 illustrations (mainly high-quality full-page reproductions of Jackson's superb photographs).

Papered boards; a fine copy with the fine dustwrapper.

Number 408 of only 500 copies signed by the author. Loosely inserted is a vintage gelatin silver photograph (155 × 205 mm) by Jackson, from his negative #133 (in reverse in the bottom left-hand corner of the print). The photograph is reproduced on page 61 of the book. On the verso of the original is his ink stamp and the following caption in pencil (in his hand): 'Austn Abo. scarifying Moreton Bay Chestnut seeds with shell of scrub snail (Helix pachystyla) for food, after elimination of poisonous properties'. Jackson has also written the word 'unique'. White's lengthy caption in the book expands on the basic description, notes that the photograph was taken at Jackson's camp at Tinaroo [jungle, North Queensland, in the third quarter of] 1908 and makes the following odd comment: 'This negative is very unique and was lent to Mr E. Banfield of Dunk Island'.

Item #63184

Price (AUD): $2,000.00

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