COONARDOO: The Well in the Shadow
Edition: First printing
London: Cape, 1929. Octavo, green cloth, spine gilt lettered. 320 pp. Page edges have light yellowing and some foxing; light yellowing to inner margins of free endpapers; Sydney bookseller's ticket in corner of front pastedown; very small bumps to outer tips of covers; else fine. The cream dust jacket hasnicks and very small corner chips at ends of slightly tanned spine; light tanning to flap folds, panels very lightly yellowed, rear panel faintly dusty; half inch narrow chip to upper rear flap fold; circular die cut whole in spine just above the spine imprint; VG+ otherwise. Quite a nice copy of her best novel, decidedly scarce in this condition. "The subtlest and most moving of all Australian books about Aboriginal-white relationships." - Geoffrey Dutton. One of Dutton's list of the 100 most important Australian books. I don't know why the publisher / distributor made the hoile in the spine. There was no printed price there needing removing for the Australian market.