# 19196

STRANG, Herbert

The air scout : a story of national defence

$75.00 AUD

/​ by Herbert Strang ; illustrated in colour by W.R.S. Stott. London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1912. First edition. Large octavo, original pictorial cloth boards lettered in gilt, front pastedown with school prize certificate dated 1916, pp x, 431, illustrated with [10] full-page colour plates, maps, a fine copy.

A work of fiction for juvenile readers, The air scout is an account of an attempted Chinese invasion of Northern Australia, including an attack on Port Darwin.

Copies are recorded in six Australian collections (Deakin University Library; Monash University Library; National Library of Australia; Northern Territory Library; State Library of South Australia; State Library of Western Australia).