The 'Coo-ee' Call by an Australian. Dedicated to all Men in Khaki. Maude Wordsworth JAMES.

The 'Coo-ee' Call by an Australian. Dedicated to all Men in Khaki

Adelaide, Sands and McDougall, fourth edition [circa 1919].

Oblong octavo, [ii], 34 pages with illustrations plus text printed inside both covers (with a small 1919 calendar mounted inside the front one, and a postage rate slip inside the rear).

Cord-bound flush-cut colour pictorial card covers; light tidemark to (only the blank portion of) the bottom margin throughout; an excellent copy.

Inscribed and signed to E.J. Bowen by the author ('Mrs Wordsworth James, Febry 27th 1919'). A genuine oddity - a personal anthology in praise of the humble coo-ee, the 'Call of my Country' - featuring verse, art, crafts, limericks and yarns. Military and Aboriginal themes are well-represented; not least is the one-page account of several visits the author paid to Mr Gillen (of Spencer and Gillen fame), then near the end of his life, 'all helpless and paralysed as he was'.

Item #97243

Price: $250.00