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The Story of the Noble Opal

Author: B J Skertchly

One of the first books to be written devoted entirely to the Opal - very scarce.

Price: $800.00


Author: Skertchly, B J
Publisher: Flavelle, Roberts and Sankey Ltd, Brisbane
Year of Publication: 1908
Condition: Very good with wear at top of spine. Produced without dust jacket. Owner names inscribed on ffep and dedication page. Date on title page has been circled in blue pencil. Hinge between title page and dedication page is loose.
Size: 11 x 16.5 cm; 114 pp

This is now a very scarce book as most copies appear to have been discarded at a rubbish dump and burnt.