London: W. Collins Sons & Co. LTD., 1927. First Edition. Hardcover octavo (17.5 x 11.5cm), pp. 300, ; blue cloth covered boards with lettering and detailing in gilt; top edge gilt; illustrated endpapers; dust wrapper with lettering, borders and detailing in blue.
Head and tail of spine gently pushed; corners a little bruised; shallow ding to the top edge of the rear board; deckled edges, gilt top edge lightly scratched and a touch dust toned, light spotting to fore and bottom edges; endpapers faintly toned; previous seller's stamp and pencil price in top corner of verso of ffep; small thumb mark on the bottom of pp.45; occasional light foxing to outer margins, otherwise mostly clean and bright throughout; unclipped dust wrapper is toned and lightly foxed with a faint 45 x 75mm water mark at the tail of the spine, outer wrapper has faded to beige while inner flaps are light blue, lettering is still visible on covers but has faded off spine. Item #1048
An anthology of Australian and New Zealand poetry selected by Australian biographer and bibliographer Percival Serle (1871-1951).