Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1941 [first edition].
Octavo, [viii], 465,  (colophon) pages.
Orange cloth slightly flecked and a little sunned and marked on the spine; very slight silverfish damage to the pastedowns; a very good copy with the very good dustwrapper (a little worn with slight loss).
Inscribed on the front flyleaf 'To C.T. Madigan from Ernestine Hill. Sydney, November 21, 1941'. Loosely inserted is a silver gelatin photographic postcard of the statue of Matthew Flinders in Adelaide (Valentine Series Number 1926). Cecil Thomas Madigan (1889-1947), geologist, polar explorer, and very unimpressed reader of this book, as his numerous marginal annotations in pencil make abundantly (and hilariously) clear.