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The Meeting-Pool

£14.99

Product description

Subtitled 'A Tale of Borneo', this delightful book contains eight stories collected by the author on a small island off the coast of Borneo. He wrote them down to amuse his little daughter, then living in Australia, and they were published in the hope of delighting and entertaining other children of the time.

Mervyn Skipper (1886-1958) was born in Adelaide, Australia, and was associated with the Eastern Extension Cable Co. from 1902–24, spending some time in Borneo and the Malay States. He was the Melbourne representative of 'The Bulletin' and also wrote for the 'Lone Hand' and other publications. In 1933 he left 'The Bulletin' to establish the little magazine 'Pandemonium', but when the magazine ceased production after only twelve issues, he returned to 'The Bulletin' as its art and drama critic in 1956, and remained there until his death.

The book is in good condition, bound in cream cloth with dark-green and black illustrations covering almost the whole cover. No D/J (?as issued). The colour has worn away quite generally, the spine being particularly affected. There is, however, little shelf wear apart from softness at top & bottom of the spine and some minimal bumping of the corners. Inside, the stitched binding is generally firm, but with one or two weak points between gatherings; a pencilled name is written on the free front endpaper (see photo); all pages are clean and bright, and the book appears to have been little read. The many B/W illustrations by R.W. Coulter (a New Zealand illustrator and artist) enhance the whole.

Item details

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Skipper, M.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21.5 x 17.5 x 1.5 cm
Edition:
1929
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
124
Publisher:
Elkin Mathrews & Marrot Limited
Title:
The Meeting-Pool

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About this item

Subtitled 'A Tale of Borneo', this delightful book contains eight stories collected by the author on a small island off the coast of Borneo. He wrote them down to amuse his little daughter, then living in Australia, and they were published in the hope of delighting and entertaining other children of the time.

Mervyn Skipper (1886-1958) was born in Adelaide, Australia, and was associated with the Eastern Extension Cable Co. from 1902–24, spending some time in Borneo and the Malay States. He was the Melbourne representative of 'The Bulletin' and also wrote for the 'Lone Hand' and other publications. In 1933 he left 'The Bulletin' to establish the little magazine 'Pandemonium', but when the magazine ceased production after only twelve issues, he returned to 'The Bulletin' as its art and drama critic in 1956, and remained there until his death.

The book is in good condition, bound in cream cloth with dark-green and black illustrations covering almost the whole cover. No D/J (?as issued). The colour has worn away quite generally, the spine being particularly affected. There is, however, little shelf wear apart from softness at top & bottom of the spine and some minimal bumping of the corners. Inside, the stitched binding is generally firm, but with one or two weak points between gatherings; a pencilled name is written on the free front endpaper (see photo); all pages are clean and bright, and the book appears to have been little read. The many B/W illustrations by R.W. Coulter (a New Zealand illustrator and artist) enhance the whole.

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Skipper, M.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21.5 x 17.5 x 1.5 cm
Edition:
1929
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
124
Publisher:
Elkin Mathrews & Marrot Limited
Title:
The Meeting-Pool

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