Flinders Chase - Kangaroo Island, South Australia - Mervinia Masterman (1950)
Flinders Chase - Kangaroo Island, South Australia - Mervinia Masterman (1950)
Flinders Chase - Kangaroo Island, South Australia - Mervinia Masterman (1950)
Flinders Chase - Kangaroo Island, South Australia - Mervinia Masterman (1950)
Flinders Chase - Kangaroo Island, South Australia - Mervinia Masterman (1950)

Flinders Chase - Kangaroo Island, South Australia - Mervinia Masterman (1950)

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Vintage hardback book - an account of the South Australian national park and its wildlife - FREE UK P&P
£12.50

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Flinders Chase - Kangaroo Island, South Australia - Mervinia Masterman (1950)
 
"Flinders Chase - Kangaroo Island, South Australia: Place of Enchantment for Nature-lovers. Written and illustrated by Mervinia Masterman. Published in Australia by Georgian House, Melbourne" (no publication date, but preface dated 1950). Vintage hardback wildlife book (pictorial printed boards) with matching dustwrapper, 62pp plus title and contents pages, preface and four colour plates (two double-sided leaves), measuring approximately 14.9 x 22.7 x 1.1cm (5.85 x 8.95 x 0.45in). An account of the South Australian national park established in 1919 as a "Sanctuary for Flora and Fauna". "Mrs. Masterman has an enthusiasm for her subject and a knowledge of flowers, birds and animals which has enabled her to convey to the reader a great deal of the enchantment she and her family have found during their periodical sojourns at Flinders Chase." The original bookseller's label ("F. W. Preece Ltd., Booksellers, Adelaide") is attached to the bottom right corner of the inside front cover.
 
The dustjacket is discoloured (with considerable browning and foxing to the inside) and marked with fading along the spine together with age wear including scratching, bumping, creasing, tearing and some loss; the cover is discoloured to a lesser extent with some marks together with age wear including indentations, edge wear and bumping to corners, tearing to the top of the spine, and a small patch of surface damage to the back, and there is some warping to the boards; the inside covers and endpapers (printed with a sketch map of Flinders Chase) are discoloured with foxing and other slight marks, the front endpaper being indented where old prices have been erased; the pages are discoloured with slight marks together with some edge wear.
 
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Brand Georgian House
Code 5/400
Condition Used