Sydney: Ure Smith Pty, 1946. First printing. Hardcover. Signed and illustrated as a "Christmas Greetings to Paul Terry from way down under... (signed by a principal of ) Commercial Advertising Pty Ltd. Rosnock Pty. Limited." Quite a creative use of Dobell's book as a solicitation to the famous cartoonist Paul Terry, by this Australian publisher of comics & commercial artists in Australia. The cartoon on the endpaper shows two of Terry's creations, Mickey Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle (anthropomorphic magpies) perched on the continent of Australia waving from Down Under, presumably to "Up Over" (USA). Terrytoons operated from 1928-1971 in New Rochelle, NY.
Tall 8vo, 136pp, color and b&w ills in text. Grey cloth w/ maroon title, spine foot damaged, dj quite chipped, dusty with loss along the lower front foredge. Good +. Item #24628