BASEDOW, Herbert (1881-1933)
The Australian Aboriginal
Adelaide : F.W. Preece and Sons, 1929. Second impression. Thick octavo, publisher’s blue cloth, upper board with gilt-stamped device depicting Wandjina spirit, spine lettered in gilt (a trifle sunned), front hinge cracked, front pastedown with bookplate of John Calaby, colour fronrispiece plate, pp xx, 422, illustrated with 55 photographic plates and line drawings in the text; occasional spotting, a good copy.
Explorer, anthropologist and geologist Herbert Basedow’s major survey of the Indigenous cultures of northwest Western Australia and North and Central Australia, incorporating research material and photographs from his own expeditions.