Large octavo, xiv, 158 pages plus 38 plates and a map on the front flyleaf.
Cloth a little rubbed and marked; both boards a little bowed; edges and endpapers foxed; a very good copy with the dustwrapper a little rubbed and creased where folded when removed and stored (thus in excellent condition).
An account of various trips made between 1929 and 1934; with chapters on opals, Hermannsburg, and the artists Battarbee and Gardner. On the pastedown is the 1942 colour bookplate (by, and signed in pencil by, George Perrottet) of Edward Edgar Pescott (1872-1954), horticulturalist, naturalist, author and book-collector. The half-title is inscribed 'To a valued friend, E.E. Pescott, with the author's warm regards', signed and dated 3 December 1937. Loosely inserted is a lettercard to Pescott from Croll 'In camp at Standley Chasm, Central Australia, 15 June 1938'. Not least, he writes that 'The Strehlows brought the Barretts here. They are just going back and this must go with them'. Also loosely inserted are newspaper clippings of a portrait of the author and a review of the book, and a copy of the original prospectus and order form. Two other clippings are tipped in: another portrait, and Croll's obituary (he died in 1947).