Singer of the Bush: Complete Works 1885-1900 by A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson
Singer of the Bush contains Paterson's literary works up to his return from the Boer War. This includes his famous poems 'The Man from Snowy River', 'Clancy of the Overflow', and 'Waltzing Matilda', the poignant 'On Kiley's Run' and the well-loved Saltbush Bill poems. Previously unpublished work includes Illalong Children, Paterson's reminiscences of his childhood on properties in western and southern New South Wales.
This is a companion volume to Song of the Pen, which covers the years 1901-1941. In both volumes, the works are presented in chronological order, according to date of publication, except where publication was delayed. In these cases, they are included according to date of writing. This presentation provides an overview of Paterson's work and allows the reader to see the changes and development in the writer's themes and styles.
Paterson's writings have been meticulously researched by the author's grand-daughters, and with the exception of his first two collections of verse, where he was personally involved in the editing, all works are printed in their original form, and date and place of publication are given for each.
Many of the original line illustrations of Paterson's poems and prose pieces are reproduced, as well as works from his own art collection, original manuscripts, and family memorabilia. In its style of presentation and choice of illustrations, this work is quite unlike other complete literary works. The author's grand-daughters bring a warmth and commitment to the collection, and their first-hand knowledge of the writer provides fresh insights into both the familiar verses and the lesser-known works; while the original illustrations and other illustrative material enhance the written word and subtly evoke the life and times of Banjo Paterson.
Hardback | 723 pages
166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 1,655.6g
31 April 1988
Lansdowne Publishing Pty Ltd
illustrations (some colour)
Condition: Very Good
A secondhand book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket included and in good condition (minor scuff marks along the edges, and minor discolouring on the inside). No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.