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Flynn Of The Inland

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$36.25

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1932

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 9424

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Quite heavy foxing. Rubbing to ends of spine. ; xiv, 306 pages + frontis + plates + advertisements. Brown cloth boards. Page dimensions: 184mm x 120mm. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall View more info

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Madman's Island

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$174.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20482

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


No signatures. Contemporary bookseller's sticker on front endpaper "Hyndman's / Dunedin". Some foxing. Some dampstains to boards. Dust-jacket has large losses to margins, with tears and fading. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; Uncommon in dust-jacket. vii, [3], 253, [1 (blank)] pages + [4] pages advertisements + frontispiece. Orange boards with black lettering on spine and front board. Black border to front board and small illustration. Page dimensions: 182 x 123mm. Map of Cape York Peninsula on front and rear free endpapers. Vignette illustrations at the head of each c... View more info

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

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$43.50

Publisher: Sydney, Angus and Robertson: (1950)

Seller ID: 19516

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


No signatures. Moderate foxing. Dust-jacket has 1/2" missing at tail of spine, and small 1/2" chip at corner of front panel. Some small adhesive tape stains on reverse side of dust-jacket. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; October 1950 reprint. x, 258 pages + frontispiece + plates + maps on front endpaper. Light brown cloth boards with red-brown lettering on spine. Illustration of repeating pattern of mask and sailing vessel on boards. Page dimensions: 180 x 120mm. "Twenty-Second Edition" on dust-jacket spine. View more info

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Over the Range - Sunshine and Shadow in the Kimberleys

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$36.25

Publisher: Sydney, Angus and Robertson: (1956)

Seller ID: 19181

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Previous owner's signature. Some foxing. Some dust stains and adhesive tape marks to endpapers. Dust-jacket with 1/2" chip at head of spine, some smaller tears and chips to margins and corners. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 1956 reprint of the 1951 "New Edition", of a title first published in 1937. x, 246 pages + frontispiece + plates. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 215mm x 137mm. Map on front pastedown endpaper. "In these pages Mr Idriess records his experiences while accompanying a Nor'-West Mounted Police Patrol for twelve hundre... View more info

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Lasseter's Last Ride: An Epic in Central Australian Gold Discovery

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$31.90

Publisher: Sydney, Angus and Robertson: 1947

Seller ID: 6442

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


No signatures. Some spotting to page edges. Fading to ends of spine. Small bumps to corners of boards. Heavy rubbing to dust wrapper spine. Several 1" tears and smaller chips to dust wrapper. Dust wrapper is price-clipped. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; [xiv], 251, [1] pages + maps on endpapers. Red boards with black lettering on spine. Stated "Thirtieth Edition" on title page and on spine of dust wrapper.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall View more info

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Lasseter's Last Ride: An Epic in Central Australian Gold Discovery

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$29.00

Publisher: Sydney, Pacific Books: (1969)

Seller ID: 19717

Condition: Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued


Previous owner's inscription on inside of front cover. Some foxing. ; Paperback reprint. [iv], 185 pages. Page dimensions: Front cover has illustration of a dead horse partly buried in sand. No illustrations or maps in this edition (other than the cover illustration.) View more info

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The Tin Scratchers

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$37.70

Publisher: Sydney, Angus and Robertson: (1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17162

Condition: Poor in Poor dust jacket


Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. Hinges broken. Binding loose, with text block becoming detached. Corner clipped from front free endpaper, half-title page and frontispiece. Dustjacket in plastic jacket with adhesive edges. A rough reading or working copy. All plates present.; xii, 260 pages + frontispiece + plates. Brown papered boards. Page Dimensions: 216mm x 139mm. "Here is a fascinating glimpse into the 'land of gold' - an intriguing area of Cape York Peninsula, that vast mineral-rich tip of North Queensland, where, almost half a century ago, Ion Idriess went into the jungle to... View more info

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Stone of Destiny

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$31.90

Publisher: Sydney, Angus and Robertson: (1953)

Seller ID: 18834

Condition: Fair in Fair dust jacket


Ex-library. Library labels and markings. Rebound. Dust-jacket in plastic cover with adhesive edges, taped to boards and endpapers. Dust-jacket flaps cropped close to the text. ; 1953 reprint of a title first published in 1948. 344 pages + frontispiece + 1 map. Rebound in red cloth boards. Page dimensions: 210 x 136mm. "Here are tales of historical diamonds, of intrigue, of fortunes won and lost, of the old Mogul and Persian conquerors, of the glittering courst of France and Tsarist Russia. But the surprise in the story is the diamonf fields of Australia, the romance of the Inverell diamond... View more info

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The Great Trek

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$108.75

Publisher: Sydney, Angus and Robertson: 1941

Seller ID: 20455

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


No signatures. Heavy foxing to page edges. Some slanting to spine. Tears and chips at head and tail of dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; Second edition. viii, 231, [1] pages + frontispiece. Red cloth boards with black lettering on spine and front board. Black rule on spine, black border on front board. Page dimensions: 182 x 121mm. "This is the story of one of the most remarkable expeditions in Australian exploration. Led by two lads (sons of John Jardine, Police Magistrate of Rockhampton), the expedition, in the late sixties of the last [i.e. 19th] century... View more info

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The Yellow Joss and other tales

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$40.60

Publisher: Sydney, Angus and Robertson: (1951)

Seller ID: 17227

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


Ends of spine and edges of boards rubbed and worn. Foxing, quite heavy to top page edges. Fading, rubbing and dampstains to dustjacket spine. Chips and tears to margins of dustjacket. Dustjacket is price-clipped. Dustjacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 8th printing. vi, [4], 266 pages + frontispiece + plates. Brown boards with black lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 181 x 121mm. "It was in the middle of a prospecting trip several years ago that my mate and I roder on the abandoned Chinese camp. We stared at those huts, even then overgrown with jungle." - page 1. View more info

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Fortunes in Minerals: Simple Tests and How to Make Them

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$174.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus and Robertson: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13135

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. Rebound in the past in library cloth binding, but now disbound. Text block detached from covers. Cloth split and ragged along all of the rear joint and nearly all of the front joint. Half-title page nearly detached, with tears and chips along the inner margin. Light dampstains to margins of a few leaves. Several library rubber stamps. Text block in good condition overall, in need of rebinding. ; x, 128 pages + [2] pages advertisements. Page dimensions: 205 x 133mm. ; 8vo View more info

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Fortunes in Minerals: Simple Tests and How to Make Them

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$797.50

Publisher: Sydney, Angus and Robertson: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16962

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Previous owner's name and RNZAF number on front endpaper. Also RNZAF number in margin of page 21. Foxing to page edges and endpapers. Rubbing to edges of boards with 1/8" fraying at edge of lower board. Dustjacket with foxing and some tears. Small chips at ends of dustjacket spine and dustjacket corners. Both flaps of dust-jacket are price-clipped. Dustjacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; x, 128 pages + [2] pages advertisements. Grey-green cloth boards with black lettering and rule on spine. Page dimensions: 215 x 138mm. "This friendly book will save the mineral seeker time, la... View more info

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Madman's Island

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$290.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1938

Edition: First Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16087

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Unsightly 2" piece of cloth missing from tail of spine. Otherwise very good. Small ink notation on front endpaper. Some abrasions to front endpaper where earlier pencil price has been erased. Moderate foxing to page edges.; This copy inscribed by the author on the title page: "To George from Alice / A real happy Xmas to you, And lots of others to come. Ion L Idriess / 1938". vii, [3], 253, [1 (blank)] pages + [4] pages advertisements + frontispiece + maps on endpapers. Orange cloth boards with black lettering on spine and front board. Black rule on spine and black border on front b... View more info

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Man Tracks

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$36.25

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: (1949)

Seller ID: 18541

Condition: Good in Poor dust jacket


Previous owner's rubber stamp and erased signature. Dust-jacket is poor with about half of the dust-jacket spine missing (losses at head and tail). Dust-jacket is price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 1949 "New Edition". xii, 272, [2] pages + frontispiece + plates. Papered boards with footprint pattern.. Page dimensions: 200 x 133mm. Map on front endpaper. Story of the mounted police in Australia. View more info

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Lightning Ridge: The Land Of Black Opals

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$34.80

Publisher: Sydney, Angus and Robertson: (1953)

Seller ID: 18958

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


No signatures. Large chips to ends of dust wrapper spine. 3" tear in front flap fold of dust wrapper. Several other 1/2" and smaller chips and tears to dust wrapper. Dust wrapper is not price-clipped. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 1953 reprint of a title originally published in 1940. vii, [1], 224 pages + frontispiece + 17 illustrations on 7 plate leaves. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 215 x 138mm. "In 'Lightning Ridge' Ion Idriess tells of his beginnings, of his childhood in Lismore and Tamworth and Broken Hill, of his apprent... View more info

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Forty Fathoms Deep: Pearl Divers and Sea Rovers in Australian Seas

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$130.50

Publisher: Sydney, Angus and Robertson: (1937)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18960

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Previous owner's signature. Quite heavy to top page edges. ; First printing. x, 343, [1] pages + [10] pages advertisements + frontispiece + plates. Green boards with black lettering on spine and front board. Small black illustration on front board. Page dimensions: 183 x 121mm. Map on front endpaper. An account of the pearlers and pearling industry of Broome. The pearl seas of north-western Australia. View more info

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Madman's Island

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$130.50

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1938

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 18961

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Crinkles and fading to spine cloth. Lacking the half-title leaf (torn out). ; (iii)-vii, [3], 253, [1 (blank)] pages + [4] pages advertisements + frontispiece + maps on endpapers. Orange cloth boards with black lettering on spine and front board. Small black illustration on front board. Page dimensions: 183 x 123mm. Small vignette illustrations at the head of each chapter. The true story of the author's Robinson Crusoe-like adventures on a deserted isle. An earlier version that was disguised as fiction was published by Cornstalk Publications in 1927. That version was the author's first book. T... View more info

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One Wet Season

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$34.80

Publisher: Sydney, Angus and Robertson: (1950)

Seller ID: 18962

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Moderate foxing. Dust-jacket with tears and dust-stains. Large tears to dust-jacket spine. Small chips at corners of dust-jacket. Dust-jacket is price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 1950 reprint of a title originally published in 1949. xiv, 272 pages + frontispiece +plates. Grey-green boards with red-brown lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 215 x 134mm. "Once a year, when the three-month-long wet season sets in, the tiny port of Derby is isolated." - from dust-jacket blurb. View more info

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Stone of Destiny

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$36.25

Publisher: Sydney, Angus and Robertson: (1953)

Seller ID: 19924

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Heavy foxing to page edges. Previous owner's name and address. 1" missing at head of dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket is price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; 1953 reprint of a title first published in 1948. 344 pages + frontispiece + 1 map. Blue cloth boards. Page dimensions: 213 x 138mm. "Here are tales of historical diamonds, of intrigue, of fortunes won and lost, of the old Mogul and Persian conquerors, of the glittering courst of France and Tsarist Russia. But the surprise in the story is the diamonf fields of Australia, the romance of the Inverell diamond f... View more info

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Lightning Ridge: The Land Of The Black Opals

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: NZ$36.25

Publisher: Sydney, Angus And Robertson: 1940

Seller ID: 20835

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Front free endpaper removed. Upper 2" of the half-title leaf cut away with loss of the first few titles of the list of other works by the same author on the verso of this leaf. ; Second printing, in same month as the first edition (October 1940). viii, [2], 251 pages + frontispiece + 9 illustrations on 8 plate leaves. Orange-brown cloth boards with black lettering and rule on spine, black lettering, small illustration and border on front board. Page dimensions: 182 x 121mm. View more info