Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1956.
Large quarto, 69 pages with numerous drawings by Gwen Walsh and 31 plates (after photographs by Charles Mountford).
Cloth; boards slightly bowed; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper slightly rubbed, chipped and torn at the extremities.
'Wherever I travelled ... trees excited both my imagination and my desire to show their beauty to others. But they were elusive subjects, and so seldom grew where I could show their full beauty that, after half a lifetime among them, this book of tree portraits is all that I can offer.' This copy contains a warm inscription from Mountford to his son - a Christmas present in 1956. Offered with an original gelatin silver photograph, 'The Ghost Gum' (image size 290 × 245 mm, signed and dated 1956 in pencil on the mount, glazed and in the original frame). This image is reproduced on page 35 of the book. [2 items].