Antiquarian Auctions

Auction #116 begins on 11 Jul 2024

Rowan, Ellis

Bill Baillie - His Life And Adventures

Published: Whitcombe and Tombs, Melbourne, n.d. (1908)

Edition: 1st

Lot closed

Sold for: Register or Sign In to find out

Bids: 1

Visits: 49

Have a similar item to sell? Contact Us with the details.

How it works


The story of Bill Baillie, a bilboa (or 'bush baby') set in the gold mining area of West Australia, particularly the town of Goongarrie, where he was 'born', written in the quaint local dialect, using words and phrases such as: fossikin', critter, by the hokey, out back, duffers, making tucker, etc... in sixteen chapters (159pp.) and illustrated with black and white drawings by Jack Sommers, and eight coloured illustrations by the author.

Condition: grey linen boards are flecked and worn, corners bumped, with binding shaken and the gatherings starting to loosen; previous owner dedication on half-title, lightly marbled end-papers, contents generally very good but marked and stained in places, with some nicks and tears to page edges.

  • Jacket Condition: -
  • Binding Condition: good
  • Overall Condition: good
  • Size: oblong 8vo
  • Sold By: Imagine Books
  • Contact Person: Steven Duckworth
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0833587398
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT only
  • Trade Associations: SABDA

© 2024 Paul Mills trading as All rights reserved. Use of this website is regulated by our website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.