1927 The Long Lead: Across Australia by Motor-Car
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
A wonderful and profusely illustrated copy which narrates the first motor car journey, which took its participants from Sydney to Darwin and back. At the time, this six-thousand mile trek was the longest overland continuous motor trek undertaken within the Commonwealth. The journey was not for feat alone, but to allow the writer, M. H. Ellis, to examine the Northern Territory and conclude as to why colonisation of the area was slower than elsewhere. The car travelled in was a marvellous 14 h.p. standard Bean 1924 model. A lovely narrative detailing an important journey for both motor cars and the continent of Australia itself.
Illustrated with twenty-nine full black and white plates, including a frontispiece illustration.
Contains a publisher's advertisement of 'My Crowned Solitude' by Jack McLaren.
In a full cloth binding, no dust wrapper. Externally very smart, front hinge slightly strained but firm, sunning to the spine and rear board as to be expected. Front endpaper has been removed. Internally, marginal age toning to the pages but otherwise bright and clean.
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