BUSH STUDIES. Barbara Baynton.


Pp. [viii]+156(last blank); pictorial green paper wrappers with flap folds, slightly soiled and worn, edges and backstrip faded to brown, the backstrip quite brittle and chipped; hinges cracking, a little light foxing and soiling; Duckworth, London, 1902. First edition, paper wrappers. The Greenback Library series. Miller & Macartney p. 55; Loder p. 13; Hubin p. 57. *Six stories, including Baynton's most controversial piece, The Chosen Vessel, in which a woman is raped and murdered in the bush by a tramp. Republished in 1917, with 2 additional stories, under the title Cobbers. An edited version of The Chosen Vessel was first published as The Tramp in the Bulletin in 1869. The story was also issued in pamphlet form, printed for private circulation by F. Cunninghame & Co., Sydney, 1896 [date from copy at Monash University library]. Item #132951

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