Details:One of Idriess's hard-to-find titles. This first edition is in better than normal condition, only missing most of the dustjacket.
Publication Details: Angus and Robertson, Sydney. 1950 first edition.
Format: Hardcover without most of dustjacket (only rear flap remains - see photo 3. Green cloth. Maps on endpapers. Frontispiece. 22cm x 14.5cm. Weight 490g.
• Exterior: Slight wear, especially some edges and corners. A few small white bleach marks on front cover, and some foxing on textblock. Very good vintage condition.
• Interior: Slight foxing. Pages, text, illustrations and binding very good.
Other Information: 232 pages + 13 Plates + 2 Map Plates + 2 Map Endpapers + Author's Note (3 pages). The rear flap of the dustjacket is included with this book.
One of Idriess's hard-to-find titles. This first edition is in better than normal condition, only missing most of the dustjacket.
This story complements the author's earlier book Isles of Despair.
Ion L. Idriess, during his long writing career, found many extraordinary stories to tell and The Wild White Man of Badu must rank among the most amazing. The white man, known as Wongai, escaped from the notorious Norfolk Island penal settlement to sail to the Coral Sea, north of Queensland where he was accepted by the native as a godly reincarnation. Brutal, ruthless, and with the "education" of a long criminal career, he soon became ruler of the Badu islanders, led then to attack and conquer near-by islands to establish his own small empire. A thrilling historical story, based on fact.