Facsimile of 1914. Limited edition number 21. Black leather spine and corners, dark red boards, gilt title and decorations. Fold-out map. Please contact O'Connell's Bookshop Adelaide to check availability etc. Size: 21 x 16cm. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Into the Dead Heart An Ornithological Trip ...
Editorial: Friends of the State Library of SA
Año de publicación: 1998
Condición del libro: Excellent
Edición: Facsimile Edition.
Descripción W. K. Thomas & Co, Adelaide, 1914. Square duodecimo, 154 pp., 27 photographic plates, original brown printed wrappers bound in, presentation inscription to title-page verso; in attractive light tan half calf by Sangorski. The first, and perhaps the most significant, of White's self-published accounts of his explorations in South Australia.White was an intrepid traveller of central Australia, including a 1913 journey to Alice Springs by camel, and to the Musgrave and Everard the following year. White later accompanied expeditions to Cooper Creek, the Nullarbor, and the Finke River, and became an advocate for the central desert Aborigines. Into the Dead Heart contains significant ethnological description of the desert tribes, including anecdotal descriptions of the author's interactions with individual Aboriginal people. Also included are photographs of Arunta men in ceremonial garb and paint. Other photographs show various inland scenes including the Lindsay River, the surgery and telegraph station at Alice Springs, a particularly interesting shot of native dwellings on the Hugh River, Krichauff gorge and similar geographical features of interest.An inscription on the verso of the title page reads: 'To J.W. Hosking Esq. with the kindest regards. From the writer & his wife. Weetunga. 3/11/14.'. Nº de ref. de la librería 4108439