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First edition. 244pp, 9 plates in half-tone (including frontis portrait of Laura Wood). Original blue cloth with dustwrapper. The cloth is faded along the head and foot edges of the boards. The wrapper has a small tape repair, old and now discoloured, to lower front edge and is quite heavily silverfished along the folds; the latter have been repaired with archival tape and it is now in a new protective sleeve. A good to very good clean copy in a good wrapper. ***The Tasmanian journalist and prolific novelist (1885-1952). This book relates the story of the his forebears in the Sorell Valley near Hobart, with something of his own career in journalism.