Moondyne Joe c. 1900 John Boyle O'Reilly illustrated book Australia prisonersBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Moondyne Joe, by John Boyle O'Reilly.
Published c. 1900, Philadelphia by Sunshine Publishing Company.
315 pages. Text in English. Illustrated with many full page b&w plates.
Publisher's floral stamped cloth binding, gilt title lettering, floral end papers, some discoloration or old light staining.
Text block uniformly gently age toned, small piece missing from top blank margin corner of frontis, still remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8" H x 5 5/8" W.