Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1916. First Edition. [Signed] [Publisher's presentation copy] Original front wrapper bound in after the half title. Pp  Half title  original front wrapper  coloured frontis [i-vi] vii-xii [13-15] 16-143,  colophon, 24pp Advertisements. Original green cloth illustrated and lettered on the top board and lettering on spine in black, illustrated endpapers.
Corners slightly abraded, cloth worn at the joints, head and foot of spine a little tender. Owner's name on the front paste-down, Publisher's note on the verso of the front free endpaper, Inscribed by the publisher above the half title to G.A. Jury and signed below by Dennis. (Serle p.52). Item #824
One of 38 autographed copies presented by Angus and Robertson. This one to businessman George Arthur Jury, director of softgoods company G.& R. Wills and Co. in Adelaide.
Though less well known today, C.J. Dennis was once one of Australia's most famous poets. His second book, The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke, published in 1915, sold 65,000 copies in the first year. The Moods of Ginger Mick was published a year later in 1916 and by 1917 he was the most prosperous poet in Australian history (Australian Dictionary of Biography).