The Rainbirds

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$219.38

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


No signatures. Moderate foxing to top page edges. Some foxing to endpapers. Heavy fading to the purple coloured "rainbird" in the upper part of the dust wrapper spine (it has become more or less an "invisible bird"). No tears to dust wrapper. Dustwrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; First New Zealand edition (previously published in the UK by W. H. Allen). 206 pages. Mauve-grey boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 197 x 125mm. This copy has loosely included a "Review Copy" slip from the Pegasus Press, which includes the details of the New Zealand retail price and publication date ("20 February 1969"). "The Rainbirds" is a novel Frame wrote while she held the Robert Burns Fellowship at the University of Otag, Dunedin, New Zealand. The first edition was the UK edition. It was later published by her American publisher George Braziller with her preferred title "Yellow Flowers in the Antipodean Room". "Dark stocky macrocarpa trees, one with a swing suspended from it, were grouped about the entrance. The ground was littered with the sharp nuts; a bluegum smell filled the air." - page 146. ; 8vo

Title: The Rainbirds

Author Name: Frame, Janet

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Christchurch, New Zealand, Pegasus: (1969)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 12248

Keywords: New Zealand Literature English