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Caerwen Books

The Drover's Cook and other Verses

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A genuinely rare 1st edition of Australian poetry with dedication. Dust jacket is in fair condition and is browning to the spine with small losses. The original jacket is a form of tracing paper with a cobweb pattern visible when held to the light. Exceptionally scarce jacket is fragile and has been placed in a loose protective sleeve. The book is well preserved with no major faults. The book is inscribed 'to Noel Miles with my compliments Tom Quilty.' Noel was a geologist for a mining company that worked the Hall's Creek - De Grey area in the 1950's. Thomas John Quilty (1 April 1887 - 1979) was an Australian station owner, pastoralist, philanthropist, and bush poet. To this day he still holds the record for the largest freehold land acreage in Australia's history over 3 million acres for a single property. In total, he controlled over 4.5 million acres of land. The book also comes with a newspaper clipping (Obituary) from a WA newspaper. "WA Cattleman dies at 93"

F H Johnston 1958 Sydney Australia.1st Edition
Stock Number 022979

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