Rum Jungle

MOOREHEAD, Alan. Rum Jungle.

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MOOREHEAD, Alan. Rum Jungle. [London], Hamish Hamilton, [1953].

8vo. Original boards with dust-wrapper in black and yellow (not price-clipped); pp. 154, plates after photographs; a near-fine copy, with bookplate on front fly-leaf.
~b~First edition, first impression~i~ of 'an adventure book … [which] deals with things that few Australians themselves have seen: a rocket range in the deserted interior where guided missiles are shot off into the stratosphere; country where wikd buffalo roam on the Arafura Sea; the bush-fires, the floods and the droughts …' (blurb inside front flap).