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Gold-Dust and Ashes. The Romantic Story of the New Guinea Goldfields by  Ion L IDRIESS - Signed First Edition - 1933 - from Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers (SKU: 114406)

Gold-Dust and Ashes. The Romantic Story of the New Guinea Goldfields

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Gold-Dust and Ashes. The Romantic Story of the New Guinea Goldfields


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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1933 [first edition]. Octavo, x, 285, [1] (colophon), 26 (publisher's catalogue) pages with an illustration plus 35 plates, 2 maps on the front endpaper, a statement of limitation printed on the verso of the front flyleaf, and the pictorial front panel of the dustwrapper bound in after the half-title (as issued). Publisher's blind-ruled brown textured cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; endpapers a little foxed and offset, with a tiny nick to the leading edge of each one; small light tidemark to the blank surfaces of the dustwrapper panel and the frontispiece, and to the leading margin of the first leaf of plates; tipped in on the half-title and its recto are two large armorial bookplates (featuring variant designs for Robert Millar Swanson); an excellent copy. The statement of limitation indicates this is 'One of 200 copies in art [artificial] leather, with jacket bound in. This is No. 125', numbered and signed by the author. The book is based on the life of Cecil John Levien (1874-1932), district officer and mining promoter (see the 'Australian Dictionary of Biography').


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Gold-Dust and Ashes. The Romantic Story of the New Guinea Goldfields
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First Edition
Angus and Robertson
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About Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers

The business was established in Adelaide in March 1976 and is a longstanding member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB) and the Australian Antique Dealers Association (AADA). A large out-of-print and antiquarian stock is maintained at our retail outlet in the centre of Adelaide; mail-order catalogues of our specializations are issued and a representative selection of our stock is online.


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Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process... [More]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
tipped in
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A technique of printing where the inked image or text is ... [More]
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [More]
First Edition
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Also known as book jacket, dust cover, or dust wrapper, a dust jacket is a protective and decorative cover for a book that is... [More]
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
The page on the right side of a book, with the term Verso used to describe the page on the left side.
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