THE VALLEY OF A THOUSAND DEATHS. Illustrated by W.E. Wightman
London: Blackie, no date. Later printing (first was  ?, 4 plates). Octavo, red decorated cloth stamped in black. pp 256 + frontispiece. July, 1945, ink gift inscription on front free endpaper, else fine. The price-clipped dust jacket has a creased tear across the front panel, long tear and large chip to rear panel; just fair. Note: the jacket flap gives the illustrator as Keith Bryant. A novel for boys in the publisher's The Peak Library series. "A living picture of the far Australian desert with its wastes of arid sands, its soul-subduing vastness, its pitiless, shimmering heat in which men lay down to die...Later, the story tells of the terrible fate of O'Farrel; the search for the opal valley in the country of the hostile blacks..." - jacket flap.