Chowla. A Romance of the Darling. Edited by Saunders McTavish. Published in aid of the funds of the Wentworth Hospital. William STORRIE.
Chowla. A Romance of the Darling. Edited by Saunders McTavish. Published in aid of the funds of the Wentworth Hospital

Chowla. A Romance of the Darling. Edited by Saunders McTavish. Published in aid of the funds of the Wentworth Hospital

Adelaide, David Gall, 1867.

Duodecimo, vi, 82, 52 ('Chowla Advertiser') pages.

Original flourescent green papered boards with expanded title page details repeated within a border on the front cover, and with the contents listed on the rear; covers slightly marked and a little rubbed, bumped and worn at the extremities, with the hinges a little cracked; spine sunned, lightly mottled and a little glue-stained; thin light tidemark to the top edge of the front endpaper; a very good copy of a scarce book rarely found with the spine intact (and internally this copy is nothing short of fine).

'Storrie exhibits a keen sense of satire not only with regard to conventional tales whose perclivities are mercilessly ridiculed but also with regard to colonial society itself' (Depasquale: A Critical History of South Australian Literature, 1836-1930). Incidentally, this is the first novel published in Adelaide. See Ferguson 16305 for confirmation of the Storrie/ McTavish connection.

Item #80150

Price: $1,500.00

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