Over the Range
Over the Range (1937)

Sunshine and Shadow in the Kimberleys

 

Idriess records his experiences on a police patrol in 1933 beyond the King Leopold Range in the Kimberleys. He observes the aboriginal people of that area and expresses concern for their future.

 

Publishing - 1st edition/1st state published Nov 1937, 1st edition/second state Nov 1937. 2nd ed Nov 1937, 3rd ed Dec 1937.

 

Book - Orange cloth with black lettering to front and spine. [x] plus 316 plus 16 pages of publisher's advertisements, with 28 pages of black/white photographs

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at 6/- . The dustwrapper for the 1st ed/1st state had a wrap around band. 

 

TitleVerso - The 1st edition/1st state of this book states "First edition, November 1937, 10,000 copies" on the title verso (the 1st edition/2nd state does not). Both 1st and 2nd state title verso have “Set up, printed and bound” etc.

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $50 - $100. VG in a VG DW $200 - $400.

Madman's Island (1938)

Non-fiction version

 

Publishing - 1st edition published 1938, 2nd ed 1941, 3rd ed 1944. 

 

Book - Orange boards with black lettering to front and spine.

 

Dust Wrapper - Not priced.

 

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 $150- $250

Madman's Island 1938
 
Must Australia Fight? (1939)

 

Author's Note: "This book is written simply because our country may be in danger, and in the hope that some suggestion written here may help us both in peace and war." 

 

Publishing - 1st edition published 1939 - no other editions/printings.

 

Book - Dark orange/brown boards with lettering to spine only.

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at 5/-. There are 2 dustwrappers for the same book. One DW is titled "Must Australia Fight?" the other titled "How Must Australia Fight?"

 

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

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $120 - $220. VG in a VG DW $200 - $400.

 
Must Australia Fight
 
Cyaniding For Gold
Cyaniding For Gold (1939)

A complete, simple and detailed account of the process written especially for the working miner and the small syndicate. 

 

Publishing - 1st edition published 1939. Probably only 1500 copies were printed. There was also a facsimile edition of 500 copies published in 2000 by Idriess Enterprises Pty Ltd printed in Australia by Hyde Park Press.

 

Book - Orange cloth with black title to front and spine. 270 pages with several text illustrations and 3 fold out charts

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at 10/-

 

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

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $1000 - $1400. VG in a VG DW $1,500 +.

 

Facsimile Edition - Near Fine in a Near Fine DW - $350 - $450

 
Lightning Ridge
Lightning Ridge (1940)

The Land of Black Opals, the story of the Great Opal Field.

 

Publishing - 1st edition published Oct1940, 2nd ed Oct 1940, 3rd ed Dec 1940

 

Book - The first edition had boards in burnt orange cloth and some in red cloth (no preference established) both with black lettering to front and spine. 251 pages, with black and white photographs.

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at 6/-, the first and second edition dustwrappers are identical.

 

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 $100 - $200

 

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