The Yellow Joss

The Yellow Joss (1934)

And Other Tales

 

A collection of 28 short stories. 

Author's Note: "The stories in this volume record happenings or incidents in men's lives which interested me during years of wandering among the bushmen and natives of Cape York Peninsula; the pearlers, trochus and beche-de-mer getters of the Coral Sea; the native islanders of Torres Strait; the "beachcombers" of the Great Barrier Reef; and along the eastern coast and in the Arafura Sea towards the west."

 

Publishing - 1st edition published June1934, 2nd ed July1934, 3rd ed Aug 1936.

 

Book - Yellow cloth boards with black lettering to front and spine. The top of the page block has an ochre stain - the side and bottom do not have this colouring. 228 pages with 19 black and white plates.

 

Dust Wrapper - Not Priced. Designed by Dorothy Wall. The first and second edition wrappers are identical except that the later edition states"Second Edition" on the front.

 

TitleVerso - Blank except for “Set up, printed and bound” etc

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $150 - $250. VG in a VG DW $350-$550.

2nd Edition - Very Good (no DW) $50-$150.     VG in a VG DW $250 - $500

 
Man Tracks
Man Tracks (1935)

With the Mounted Police in Australian wilds.

 

Publishing - Angus & Robertson. 1st edition published 1935, 2nd ed 1935, 3rd ed 1935.

 

Book - Red cloth boards with black title to front and spine. 330 pages with black & white plates and map on front endpaper.

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at 6/- inside top of front flap. 

 

TitleVerso - Blank except for “Set up, printed and bound” etc

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $150 - $250. VG in a VG DW $250 - $400

2nd Edition - Very Good (no DW) $100-$200.   VG in a VG DW $150 - $250.

The Cattle King (1936)

The late Sir Sydney Kidman started life with five shillings and a brave heart. He eventually controlled over 100,000 square miles of country, more than a hundred stations.

 

Publishing - Angus & Robertson. 1st edition published 1936, 2nd ed 1936, 3rd ed 1936

 

Book - Orange cloth boards with black title to front and spine. 354 pages with 17 black and white plates and map endpapers.

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at 6/- , 

 

TitleVerso - Blank except for “Set up, printed and bound” etc

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $100 - $200. VG in a VG DW $200-$400.

2nd Edition - Very Good (no DW) $50-$70. 

3rd Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $30-$50

The Cattle King
 
Forty Fathoms Deep (1937)

Pearl Divers and Sea Rovers in Australian Seas.

 

Idriess does for the pearlers and the pearling industry of Broome what in Man Tracks he did for the mounted police of the Northern Territory

 

Publishing - 1st edition published 1937, 2nd ed 1937, 3rd ed 1937

 

Book - Green cloth boards with black title to front and spine.

 

Dust Wrapper - Illustrated by Edgar A. Holloway. Priced at 6/-. Different DW's exist where the text is orange or yellow on the front and the spine has an orange or yellow block.

 

TitleVerso - Blank except for “Set up, printed and bound” etc

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $50 - $100. VG in a VG DW $300- $600.

 
Forty Fathoms Deep

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