New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1954. Half-tone photographs. First American Edition. Cloth. 8vo, beige buckram with black & green label on spine plus a black & green Aboriginal design on front cover, illustrated with title page drawing by Frank Wilimczyk plus 33 pages of half-tones--some double-spread--and a map, Mylar-protected drawing & map (unclipped) by Tom Funk, [x] + 181 pages. Fine / Near Fine. Item #2510
Internally clean, bright, tight; externally square with a Near Fine dust jacket (with one chip lost from its upper edge verso). Previous owner's name on free front endpaper.
A classic account of the author's return to and travels and "walkabout" Australia's "Fabulous Wilderness Country."
Alan Moorehead AO OBE (1910 – 1983) was a war correspondent and author of more than twenty books including popular histories, and--perhaps most notably--two books on the nineteenth-century exploration of the Nile, The White Nile (1960) and The Blue Nile (1962). Australian-born, he lived in England and Italy from 1937.