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TURNER, Ethel (1870 - 1958)

Ethel Turner birthday book : a selection of passages from the books of Ethel Turner (Mrs. H.R. Curlewis)

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Arranged by L.T.T. With foreword by Coulson Kernahan. London, Melbourne and Toronto : Ward, Lock, & Co., 1910. Duodecimo, gilt-lettered crushed green morocco, edges lightly rubbed, gilt edges, marbled endpapers, presentation inscription dated November 1910 to preliminary blank, portrait frontispiece, pp. [190], calendar with quotes from Ethel Turner’s published works, a few spaces filled in manuscript with friend’s names, text block a little shaken, else a very good copy.

The second recorded copy of the 1910 edition of the rarest Ethel Turner book.

Probably the rarest work associated with Ethel Turner. Three copies are recorded of the 1909 edition (British Library; State Library of New South Wales; Deakin University) and a single copy of the 1910 edition (National Library of Australia).

No copies recorded at auction, a single copy traced in the trade (the 1909 edition, Berkelouw Books, New Acquisitions No. 359, item 350, p. 40, $2,000)

Muir 7585; Burnet 103 (both listing the 1909 edition, not mentioning the 1910 edition)