Headhunters of the Coral Sea (1940)

A boys adventure book, among the bloodthirsty fighters who terrorized the islands and waters around the Coral Sea in quest of their coveted trophies of human heads.

 

Publishing - Angus & Robertson, 1st edition published 1940, 2nd ed 1941, 3rd ed 1944.

 

Book - Large format - Pictorial boards, 196 pages, with coloured frontspiece and black/white illustrations. The second edition (small format) has red boards with black lettering.

Most of the original large format editions have no spine or the spine has been repaired – it is rare to have the original spine intact and this affects the valuation positively.

 

Dust Wrapper - No Dustwrapper was issued for the first edition.

 

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

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (with original spine intact)  $300 - $600. 

Headhunters of the Coral Sea front
Headhunters of the Coral Sea rear
 
The Great Trek (1940)

A boys adventure book. An account of the expedition through Cape York of Frank and Alexander Jardine, based on the journal kept by Frank Jardine and edited by F J Byerley, Engineer of Roads for North Queensland.

 

Publishing - Angus & Robertson, 1st edition published 1940, 2nd ed 1941, 3rd ed 1944.

 

Book - Large format - Pictorial boards, 199 pages, with coloured frontspiece and black/white illustrations. The second edition (small format) has red boards with black lettering.

Most of the original large format editions have no spine or the spine has been repaired – it is rare to have the original spine intact and this affects the valuation positively.

 

Dust Wrapper - No Dustwrapper was issued for the first edition.

 

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good  (with original spine intact) $300 - $600. 

The Great Trek rear
The Great Trek front
 
Fortunes in Minerals (1941)

Simple tests and How to Make Them

 

Publishing - 1st edition published 1941, 2nd ed 1947.

 

Book - Grey cloth boards with black lettering to spine. The second edition has black boards with gilt lettering to front and spine.

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at 10/- . The 2nd edition is priced at 12s 6d.

 

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

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $200 - $400. VG in a VG DW $400 - $800.

2nd Edition - Very Good (no DW) $75-$150.     VG in a VG DW $150 - $300.

Fortunes in Minerals
 
 
Nemarluk
Nemarluk (1941)

The life story of Nemarluk, chief of the Cahn-mah, King of the Wilds. One of the last of the Stone Age men and a living Tarzan of the Wilds -  he deserved a better fate. 

 

Publishing - 1st edition published 1941, 2nd ed 1946, 3rd ed 1947

 

Book - Red cloth with black lettering to front and spine. Due to war-time paper, the pages tend to brown.

 

Dust Wrapper - Not Priced

 

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

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $150 - $300. VG in a VG DW $400 - $650.

2nd Edition - Very Good (no DW) $50-$100.     VG in a VG DW $80 - $150.

 

 
The Great Boomerang
The Great Boomerang (1941)

The author's heroic plan to solve the water problem and reclaim Australia's great 'dust-bowl' 

 

Publishing - Angus & Robertson, 1st edition published 1941, 2nd ed 1942, 3rd ed 1943

 

Book - Orange cloth with black lettering to spine only. 253 pages plus a frontispiece and many black and white photographs.

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at 8s. 6d. 

 

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

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $30 - $80. VG in a VG DW $70 - $120.

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