Three Faces of Love. Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry
West Melbourne, Nelson, 1976.
Small oblong quarto, xiv, 130 pages with 22 colour plates.
Papered boards; endpapers slightly bubbled (a production flaw); a fine copy with the fine dustwrapper.
Inscribed, dated (1 April 1977) and signed by the author ('Ron') to 'Ted and Kathie' (Professor T.G.H. Strehlow and his wife). An abridged version of 'Love Songs of Arnhem Land' (Nelson, 1976); the plates however are here reproduced in colour. The illustrations 'are by Yirrkalla people, and constitute part of several hundred collected in 1946-47', with the ones in this book 'specifically prepared by Mawulan and his son Wondjug and by Gumug'.