Wollaston, T C.
Title Opal : The Gem of the Never Never
Book Condition Collectible-Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher London, England Thomas Murby & Co. 1924
Seller ID 14739
ix, 164 pages; illustrations, map; dark brown cloth binding, gilt lettering (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch). T.C. Wollaston (1863-1931) was an Australian miner and gem (opal) dealer who was the leading advocate of Opals in the world. "To accompany his display of Opals at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley, London he wrote this semi-autobiographical 'Opal'. Contents: I: Australia's National Gem; II: On the Trail of the Opal; III: Sketches of Opal Field Characters. Very good clean copy.
AUSTRALIA GEMS OPAL BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION DK-217