Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1920. 81pp, coloured frontis & 18 full page monochrome illustrations; grey decorated boards with cloth spine and colour illustration pasted onto top board; tan dust-wrapper with black lettering.
Head and tail of spine abraded and a little tender, corners rubbed, boards a little bowed, interior has light rust blooms throughout; horizontal tear to the margin of the coloured frontis, special award certificate pasted onto front and last e.p., scarce dust wrapper in two pieces, chipped and torn; circular mark on lower wrapper that is repeated on the lower board. Good / poor. Item #1113
First published in 1899, Dot and the Kangaroo marked a significant shift in the development in writing of Australian books for children and became an enduring classic, along with Ethel Turner's Seven Little Australians and Mary Bruce's Billabong series [Saxby p. 93].