Overlanding with Annabel - Stuart GoreLondon, Sydney, Melbourne & Wellington: Angus & Robertson, 1955, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a tape repair to the head of the spine, Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Blanks tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contains: Black & white photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece;
From the cover: “An old Chrysler car, worn and torn after years on the roads of Western Australia, had paused near an old car dump which, of course, promised peace and security to the poor dumb thing. A young man and his wife, both professional photographers, had also paused, metaphorically speaking, near a pleasant suburban home and a situation which promised comfort and social security. The old Chrysler was too old and weary to dream; but the young man and his wife had, at least, one big vision. They had little money; but the dream showed them finding a battered old car which was yet a very good car in essentials, which could be bought for a song. In this, still dreaming, they saw themselves making their way in a vast circle through little-known country, from Perth in Western Australia to the farthest north at Darwin, down back through central Australia and, finally, along the south coast back to Perth. They had a film and a projector to entertain people in the small settlements: and thus they earned sustenance for themselves and the car. They found aboriginals who danced corroborees before their motion picture camera, to say nothing of wild beasts and wild men on their way.
The real young man and his wife met the old Chrysler and called it Annabel; Annabel had one last terrific fling; for the dream of the young man and his wife had come true, and they had a delightful time. The young man, who writes simply and naturally, shares this delight in Overlanding with Annabel and adorns his story with twenty-four pages of magnificent photographs taken by his wife and himself.”