Publisher Melbourne, Australia Melbourne University Press 1949
Seller ID 007771
Presumed first printing of the first edition, September 1949. Printed and bound in Australia. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Red buckram binding with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Gently bumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Very clean boards. 408 numbered pages, including 5 B&W illustrations. Light offsetting to the FEPs opposite the pastedowns. A touch of age-toning to the top of the title page and opposite frontispiece. Else a clean copy, inside and out. No remainder marks. The full-pictorial dust jacket is not price-clipped but shows soiling and edge wear. DJ protected by a clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Very Good Minus copy in a Good Minus DJ.