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Item:113428920863Vintage THE AWFUL AUSTRALIAN BOOK by Valerie Desmond - V. Rare 1911 E.W Cole Book Arcade 1st edition...Australian Seller 1911 Australian Published Book- The Awful Australian by Valerie Desmond 1911 Australian Published Book- The Awful Australian by Valerie Desmond Click images to enlarge Description Normal 0 VINTAGE "THE AWFUL AUSTRALIAN" BOOK Original 1911 Publication Very Rare Early Edition Approx 18 x 12 cms 95 pages, Soft card Covers. For age, acceptable - goodcondition, shows some wear & soiling from age/storage. Covers/spine shows creasing/soiling, 3 heavy staples are corroded to various degrees, and pages are coming loose so requires careful handling, complete. Comment : The earliest edition, published by E.W. Cole, famous for his wonderful Book Arcade in Melbourne, this book written by an English woman called Valerie Desmond, takes a swipe at the Australian people, mannerisms, even the body shape of an "Australian woman compared to an Ideal woman shape". ( She apparently came to Australia in 1910 as a friend of Lady Dudley, the wife of the then Governer-General of Australia.) If the books' title doesn't hint at the tone in which it is written, the chapter headings tell the story of the snooty tone in which it is written, and indeed her Foreword gives the reader some idea of her intentions to ....."....If in telling the truth I shame the Australian this book will achieve its object " .....hmmmmmm!! Care is taken in photography to show the item in correct colour tone etc, however differences can occur when viewed on different monitors. The book will be mailed with care in packing. Overseas buyers welcome, postage as per shown for your country in the ebay postage list. I can combine postage for similar items, please ask for updated invoice if buying multiple items. If you have time, check out some of my other photograph sets, and other interesting items. Pictures sell! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.250+ Listing Templates! Auctiva gets you noticed! The complete eBay Selling Solution. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE CounterCondition:Acceptable, Condition:VERY RARE & ORIGINAL 1911 book. Acceptable condition soiling/foxing, staples are corroded, some pages are coming loose, see description in listing. Australian Seller., Author:Valerie Desmond, Binding:Softcover, Wraps, Language:English, Modified Item:No, Original/Facsimile:Original, Publisher:E.W. Cole, Region:Australia, Oceania, Special Attributes:1st Edition, Sub-Subject:Australia, Year Printed:1911
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Vintage THE AWFUL AUSTRALIAN BOOK by Valerie Desmond - V. Rare 1911 1st edition