Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1956. First Edition. Octavo (20.30 x 13 cm), pp. , 207, [3, blank]; blue cloth covered boards with lettering in navy on the spine, illustrated dust wrapper.
Head and tail of spine gently bruised; top and bottom edges toned; edges of text block lightly foxed, top edge dust toned; endpapers a touch browned due to dust wrapper; previous owner’s initials inside cover and previous bookseller’s stamp on ffep; mostly clean throughout with very occasional spotting; light creasing near gutters; unclipped dust wrapper is gently rubbed at hinges and edges, scuffed and a little marked, moderate edgewear, a few small chips and tears. Item #902
Morris Langlo West AO (1916 - 1999) was an Australian author and playwright. Gallows on the Sand is an adventure novel set on the Great Barrier Reef.