Bandicoot Ballads, Numbers 1 - 8 (hand colored illustrations) and Numbers 9 - 16.
Lower Fern Tree Gully, Vic: Rams Skull Press, 1953. Limited edition. Paperback. Two limited edition loose leaf folders of ballad broadsheets of Australian folk songs, with lino-cut illustrations by Ronald George Edwards. The first 8 titles have hand colored illustrations, in a folder marked Special Edition, no. 43 of 100, and signed and dated by the artist. The 8 titles are: 1. The Wild Colonial Boy. 2. The Banks of the Condamine. 3. The Death of Ned Kelly. 4. Van Dieman's Land. 5. The Drover's Dream. 6. Andy's Gone with Cattle. 7. Bold Jack Donahue. 8. Moreton Bay. The second folder of ballads, issued in 1955, includes titles 9 through 16: 9. Bound for South Australia. 10. Farewell to the Ladies of Brisbane. 11. Widegoara Joe. 12. The Overlander. 13. The Old Bark Hut. 14. The Sheepwasher. 15. The Stockman's Last Bed. 16. Bill the Bullocky. The second folder with couple of closed tears at edges, one chip, sunned at perimeter. 'Bound for South Australia' is slightly marked, otherwise all broadsheets bright and clean. 4to, pictorial stiff paper wrappers. Trove 3961894. Very good overall. Item #16212