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Australia Book. Eve Pownall. History of Australia children's book.

Australia Book. Eve Pownall. History of Australia children's book.

by Pownall, Eve/Senior, Margaret

Well-illustrated and simply-written, Children's Book on Australia's History..

The Australia Book. Written by Eve Pownall. Illustrated by Margaret Senior. This book was dedicated by the author "To Philippa and Gerald and the other young Australians who are all part of the story"

Published in Sydney by the House of John Sands.1837. The only edition ever published.

The Paper Dust Jacket is missing. The internal folds of the cover, while not intact, are present. The papered board cover is slightly worn, but in fair condition. It is identical to the missing dust jacket, printed with strip scenes of Australian life, featuring children. Personal pen inscription inside the front cover.

"This manuscript was awarded first prize in the Australian Book Society's Competition."  It is a wonderful introduction to the history of Australia, with the story told through pictures incorporated around the text throughout the book. It is a fascinating rare book for children.

355 x 250 x 5mm (14 x 12.7/8 x 1/4 inch) 

Stock Number: BAhc.39Price: $99.00

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