The White Man’s Garden – Mervyn Skipper (1930) (1st ed)

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The White Man’s Garden – Mervyn Skipper (1930) (1st ed)

S$78.00

Title: The White Man’s Garden

Author: Mervyn Skipper

Publisher: Elkin, Matthews & Marrot, London. 1930. First and only edition.

Condition: Hardcover, orange cloth. Slight edgewear, some fading, but very good otherwise.

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An illustrated collection of children’s tales by the Australian writer Mervyn Skipper. It is set on the small island of Daat off the coast of Borneo. A charming little book that provides a window into the pre-war colonial era.

Mervyn Skipper worked for the Eastern Extension Cable Co. (1902-24), spending time in Borneo and the Malay States, an experience which informed some of his later writing. Skipper was the Melbourne representative of the Bulletin and wrote for the Lone Hand and other publications.