SHUTE, Nevil Beyond the Black Stump. Heinemann. 1956.
8vo. Publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in gilt; in the original illustrated dust-wrapper (not price-clipped); pp. [vi], 297; minor rubbing to extremities of cloth; rubbing to top and bottom edges of wrapper, with a few unobtrusive nicks to head and tail of spine, and a small 2cm tear to upper portion of lower spine hinge; a few light spots to edges; a very good copy in the wrapper.
First UK edition. 'Beyond the Black Stump means to an Australian the country at the back of beyond, the 'outback' or the edge of the world. The scene of Nevil Shute's novel is set mainly in such a place, a sheep station nearly a million acres lost in the wilds of Western Australia, and he brings that sun-parched world to life' (front flap).