The Wild North
The Wild North (1960)

Stories gathered in battling years in the wild regions of northern Australia.

 

Publishing - 1st edition 1960, 2nd ed 1961, no other printings.

 

Book - Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. 229 pages with 14 pages of black/white photographic plates.

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at 18s.

 

TitleVerso - "First Published in 1960 by Angus & Robertson (Publishers) Pty Ltd"

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good $20 - $40. VG in VG DW $50 - $80 

Tracks of Destiny (1961)

 

Publishing - 1st edition published 1961, no other printings

 

Book - Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. [x] plus 228 pages with black/white frontispiece and another 14 pages of black/white photographic plates

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced ?.

 

TitleVerso - "First Published in 1961 by Angus & Robertson Ltd", Copyright.

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $20 - $40. VG in a VG DW $40 - $60.

Tracks of Destiny
 
My Mate Dick (1962)

A journey by a young Jack Idriess and his mate Dick, around Cape York Peninsula looking for gold.

 

Publishing - 1st edition published 1962, no other printings.

 

Book - Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. [xii] plus 244 with a black/white frontispiece and another 14 pages of black/white photographic plates 

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at 27s 6d.

 

TitleVerso - "First Published in 1961 by Angus & Robertson Ltd", Copyright. To My Mate Dick.

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $30 - $50. VG in a VG DW $60 - $80.

 

My Mate Dick
 
 
Our Living Stone Age
Our Living Stone Age (1963)

A personal account of North Australian Aboriginal life from birth to marriage. The sequel, 'Our Stone Age Mystery', deals with life from marriage to death - and beyond.

 
Publishing - 1st edition published 1963, no other printings.

 

Book - Brown cloth with gilt lettering over a black embossed design on spine. 

[xv] plus 224 with a black/white frontispiece and another 34 pages of black/white photographic plates

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at 42s.

 

TitleVerso - "First published in 1963 by Angus & Robertson Ltd. Copyright 1963 Ion Idriess.

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $50- $70. VG in a VG DW $125 - $175.

 

 
Our Stone Age Mystery
Our Stone Age Mystery (1964)
The sequel to 'Our Living Stone Age', deals with life from marriage to death - and beyond.

 

Publishing - 1st edition published 1964, no other printings

 

Book - Green cloth with gilt lettering over a black embossed design on spine.

[xvi] plus 200 with 34 pages of black/white photographic plates

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at ?. 

 

TitleVerso - "First Published in 1964 by Angus & Robertson Ltd". Copyright Ion L. Idriess.

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $50 - $70. VG in a VG DW $125 - $175

 

 
Opals and Sapphires
Opals and Sapphires (1967)
How to work, mine, class, cut, polish and sell them.

 

Publishing - 1st edition published 1967, 2nd ed 1969.

 

Book - Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine[x] plus 231 with another 12 pages of colour and black/white photographic plates,

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at $5.00 

 

TitleVerso - "First published in 1967 by Angus & Robertson Ltd. © Ion L. Idriess 1967"

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $50 - $70. VG in a VG DW $100 - $150

 

 
Challenge of the North
Challenge of the North (1969)
Wealth from Australia's Northern Shores

 

Publishing - 1st edition published 1959, with a possible 1st/2nd printing.

 

Book - Light-green/grey cloth with gilt lettering on spinepages of black/white photographic plates. Covers also exist with Burgundy boards, which are scarcer, and it has been suggested that this was a special 1st edition printed for the U.K. Any priority established?

[xvi] plus 153 with another 29 pages of black/white photographic plates and four pages of maps.

 

Dust Wrapper - Priced at ? 

 

TitleVerso - "First published in 1967 by Angus & Robertson Ltd. © Ion L. Idriess 1969"

 

Guide to Current Values 

1st Edition -  Very Good (no DW) $70 - $90. VG in a VG DW $125 - $200

 

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