Hardcover, 4to., brown papered boards with line drawing to cover, with brown cloth spine, good condition but bump to top open corner, no dustjacket, colour frontis, plus 13 colour plates, line drawings, 89pp, Bookseller Inventory #
Title: In The Land of the Talking Trees: A Fantasy
Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1946.
Book Description Angus & Robertson, Sydney 1946, 1946. 25.0 x 19.0cms, 92pp, b/w & 14 colour plates, very good hardcover with decorated boards (no dustwrapper as issued) Lost and alone in war-torn New Guinea, Private Dusty has malaria and hallucinates about tiny people 'with shiny chocolate-coloured skin and black, fuzzy hair' . Bookseller Inventory # 118450
Book Description Angus & Robertson Sydney 1946, 1946. 1st edition 1/4 cloth Nice copy large octavo 89pp., col. frontis., col. pls., illusts., Neat ownership inscription & only minimal wear to edges of boards o/w nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 128436
Book Description Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1946. Hardcover. Small quarto. 90pp. Cloth spine, papered boards pictorial on front board. 14 color plates and many text illustrations. Set in the New Guinea during World War 2. Dusty, the soldier, becomes separated from his unit, meets miniature natives and has adventures in a land where trees and animals come alive. Lilliput revisited. Some foxing to page-edges, slight bumps to top-corners of boards, minor splits in front endpapers gutter, endpapers slightly discolored, faint foxing to some text pages, otherwise a solid, internally-clean VG copy in near-VG dust jacket (dust jacket somewhat worn, several short creased edge-tears, small piece torn from top of spine). Bookseller Inventory # 30396
Book Description Angus and Robertson, Sydney, London, 1946. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. GILMORE, D.H (illustrator). 190x250mm. Previous owner's inscription upon front free endpaper and pastedown. Pages are browning with age and showing some fingerprint markings. Illustration plates are bright. Head and tail of spine are lightly bumped. Cloth backed pictorial boards are lightly discoloured and rubbed. Head corner and edge are bumped. Small patch of slightly heavier discolouration at head edge due to damaged dust wrapper. Binding is tidy and neat, this book is in good condition. Dust jacket is discoloured, stained, and showing heavy wear and tear. Three pieces are missing at head and tail of spine, and head edge. Price intact. Some mended tears at front flap. Edges and corners are heavily worn through at some places. Front flap reads 'In The Land of the Talking Trees is a surprising story. Surprising because it is a lively fantasy set against a background of wartime New Guinea. Private Dusty, cut off from his unit in the jungle, is rescued and cared for by Squizzy, one of the Jambies, a little people not more than six inches high. The chief charm of this book lies in its combination of fantasy and realism'. The dustwrapper is covered in archival plastic. *We always describe the faults of our books meticulously but they usually present better than they sound. Bookseller Inventory # CHI098