Papered boards a little rubbed at the foot of the spine; an excellent copy with the unevenly sunned dustwrapper.
A biography of Richard Gavin Gardiner Casey (1890-1976), engineer, diplomat, politician and Governor-General (1965-1969) (Australian Dictionary of Biography). With the ownership signature of Sir Walter Crocker (1902-2002), Australian diplomat, author and war veteran, and his occasional pencilled emphases and annotations. Of particular interest are Crocker's notes on the rear flyleaf; these include a list of numerous 'Defects' of the book. Loosely inserted is a handwritten letter to Crocker (dated 3 February 1987, on University of Adelaide letterhead) from Dr John Playford ('Casey emerges as a most attractive man, though not a natural party politician!'); a photograph (215 x 165 mm) of Casey as he appears on the dustwrapper; and several lesser pieces of related ephemera.