Voss - Patrick WhiteEyre & Spottiswood, 1958, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with slight loss at the edges. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Light offset to the endpapers.
In the year 1845 Johann Ulrich Voss sets out to cross the Australian continent for the first time. He collects around himself a small party of settlers and two aboriginals, and pushes inland from the coast. The expedition encounters every kind of obstacle and hardship. At one time the men have to pass through a waterless desert: at another, torrential rains fall unceasingly and they are driven to shelter in a cave where they lie up, week after week, sick, almost dying, waiting for the rain ro stop. The tragic story of their journey and its inevitable end is told with all the strength and subtle understanding of which the author is a master.(Hardback Out of Print)