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Catalogue of books by Ion Idriess

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84729
Idriess, Ion (Charles P. Mountford, illus.)
Our Living Stone Age
Angus & Robertson Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1963.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling on black labels; 224pp., with a full-colour frontispiece, 56pp. of monochrome photographic plates, and a folding full-colour map. Moderate wear; somewhat shaken; spine extremities softened; mild insect damage to the boards; text block edges toned with some spotting; mild offset to the endpapers; previous owners' ink inscriptions to the flyleaf; lacks folding map. Dustwrapper is edgeworn with some small tears with associated creasing; spine sunned lightly with a large chip to the panel head; chipping with creasing to the spine heel and flap-turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. This is the first of two volumes encompassing the lives of aborigines from birth to marriage: a vivid picture in the inimitable style of Ion Idriess.
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$80
92241
Idriess, Ion L.
Flynn of the Inland
Angus & Robertson, Sydney NSW, 1951.
Reprint. Octavo; hardcover, with endpaper maps; 242pp., with a monochrome portrait frontispiece and 16pp. of monochrome plates. Moderate wear; somewhat rolled; spine extremities softened; text block edges toned with some spots; retailer's bookplate to he front pastedown. Price-clipped dustwrapper rubbed and creased with some old sticker marks and tape repairs; chipping to the spine panel extremities, edges and flap-turns, with some loss of text and images; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$30
92285
Idriess, Ion L.
Gold-Dust and Ashes The Romantic Story of the New Guinea Goldfields
Angus & Robertson, Sydney NSW, 1935.
Eighth edition. Octavo; hardcover, with upper board titles and decoration and front endpaper maps; 285pp., with 16pp. of monochrome plates. Moderate wear; text block edges lightly spotted; offset to the endpapers and preliminaries; retailer's bookplate to the front pastedown. Dustwrapper well-rubbed with mild edgewear; a few small tears with associated creasing; a large chip from the spine panel head with some loss of text; mild chipping to the flap-turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$90
98839
Idriess, Ion L.
Isles of Despair - signed
Angus & Robertson Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1955.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine titles and endpaper maps; 288pp. Mild wear; somewhat shaken; softening to the spine extremities; upper board bent; text block edges toned and top edge dusted; offset to the preliminaries; ink inscription to the title page. Dustwrapper is rubbed and sunned along the spine panel; edgewear with associated creasing; chipping to the spine panel extremities and flap-turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$75
84366
Idriess, Ion L.
Lightning Ridge Land of Black Opals
Angus and Robertson, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1947.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover; 234pp., with a monochrome photographic frontispiece and 8pp, of plates likewise. Slightly rolled; retailer's bookplate to the front pastedown; school prize bookplate to the front free endpaper; offset and mild scattered foxing to the preliminaries; text block edges toned. Dustwrapper well-rubbed and spotted with large chips, sympathetically and professionally repaired with no loss of text; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$40
99015
Idriess, Ion L.
Man Tracks with the Mounted Police in Australian Wilds
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1943.
Fifteenth edition: octavo; hardcover, with endpaper maps; 330pp., with a monochrome photographic frontispiece. Owner's inscription. Minor wear; offset to the endpapers; text block edges browned and spotted. Dustwrapper is well-rubbed with sunning to the spine panel; edgewear and some minor tears; missing segments on head of spine; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive film. Very good.
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$45
89398
Idriess, Ion L.
One Wet Season
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1950.
Reprint. Octavo hardcover; beige cloth boards with dark red spine titling, map endpapers; 272pp., monochrome plates. Minor wear; binding slightly rolled; slightly spotted text block edges. Illustrated dustwrapper with two tiny missing segments on upper front corner and head of spine; mild scraping along front fore-edge and spine edges with some wear to spine panel extremities and corners; rubbing to rear panel and small tear on lower rear edge. Very good and protected in archival film with white paper backing.
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$45
207109
Idriess, Ion L.
Onward Australia - Developing a Continent Battle for Australia series
Angus & Robertson Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1944.
Octavo; hardcover; 270pp., with a map. Moderate wear; covers rubbed with some marks; some edgewear to the paper wrappers; front panel and upper flap of the wrapper detached (crudely repaired with tape); price-clipped; text block and page edges well embrowned; some spotting to the spine. Retains the original promotional obi wrapper. Very good.
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$180
76600
Idriess, Ion L.
Opals and Sapphires How to Work, Mine, Class, Cut, Polish and Sell Them
Angus & Robertson (Publishers) Ltd., Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1967.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 231pp., with many line drawings and 12pp. of monochrome and full-colour plates. Toned and lightly spotted text block edges; mild wear and insect damage to bottom edges of the boards; mild softening of the spine extremities. Dustwrapper is heavily sunned along the spine panel with wear at the edges and flap turns; large chips missing from the spine panel extremities, but no loss to text or images; now backed with white archival-quality paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. Author's note:- "this book is for you both - the prospector who must make his living from the game, and the family man wondering about that most difficult quest, a holiday rich in interest for the whole family. Even more than keeping all hands eager, the holiday offers a practical chance of winning treasure: a much greater chance than winning the lottery, and with many more prizes - a highly rewarding find of precious opals or sapphires. In fact, such a holiday becomes a genuine treasure hunt. Even if you find nothing, you still return with a treasure of health sweetened by experiences so full of interest that the whole family eagerly plans to give it another go. For each, from Mum and the youngest child to the teenager, can contribute to this hunt for real treasure. And you need no secret map to find it, for in this book simple maps show large proved areas in Australia. In these lie hidden treasure enough to make thousands of families happy and the dyed-in-the wool prospector as well".
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$200
93571
Idriess, Ion L.
Over the Range - signed copy Sunshine and Shadow in the Kimberleys
Angus & Robertson Pty. Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1937.
Reprint - fourth edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board title and decoration, and endpaper maps; 316pp., with a monochrome photographic frontispiece and 28pp. of plates likewise. Mild wear: some softening to the spine extremities; text block edges spotted with some minor marks; previous owner's ink inscription to the verso of the frontispiece; author's inscription in ink to the title page. Dustwrapper well-rubbed with chips to the spine panel extremities and the upper flap-turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$80
89399
Idriess, Ion L.
The Tin Scratchers
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1959.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo; brown boards with silver gilt spine titling and lower front board decoration, map endpapers; 260pp., monochrome plates and frontispiece. Minor wear; binding very slightly rolled; mildly toned text block and page edges. Illustrated dustwrapper slightly rubbed and spine slightly faded; tiny missing segment on upper front corner. Very good to near fine and protected in archival film with white paper backing.
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$80
93574
Idriess, Ion L.
The Yellow Joss And Other Tales
Angus & Robertson, Sydney NSW, 1936.
Reprint - third edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board titles and decoration; 266pp. (plus 8pp. of adverts), with a monochrome photographic frontispiece and 16pp. of plates likewise. Moderate wear; slightly rolled; rubbing to boards; spine sunned; text block edges spotted with some red ink scribbles to the fore-edge; minor offset to endpapers; mild scattered foxing throughout. Lacks dustwrapper. Good.
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$40
77108
Idriess, Ion L. (Frank Norton, illus.)
Coral Sea Calling
Angus & Robertson, Sydney NSW, Australia, 1957.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine-title and upper board decoration, with decorated endpapers; 239pp., with woodcut chapter headings and a map. Text block edges toned; previous owner's ink inscription on front free endpaper; retailer's bookplate on front pastedown; mild softening and fraying to spine extremities. Lacks dustwrapper. Very good.
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$25
207110
Timbury, F.R.V. (Foreword by Ion Idriess)
The Battle for the Inland - The Case for the Bradfield & Idriess Plains Battle for Australia series
Angus & Robertson Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1944.
Octavo; paperback; 142pp., with a folding map. Moderate wear; covers rubbed with some marks; some edgewear to the paper wrappers; text block and page edges well embrowned; some spotting to the spine with some chipping of the heel. Very good.
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$50