Ajax The Warrior

By: Patchett, Mary Elwyn

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


Second printing of the 1st edition non-exlib hardcover in blue paper covered boards with a few small random soil marks. Spine ends bumped, head of spine lightly sunned from a chip in the dj that is present there. Book tips still sharp, no names, tears or soil in the tight, 183 pp text, only a few tiny foxing dots on edge of page block. Original, un-clipped dj in mylar has chips at tips and spine ends (head of spine has lost the "The" in Ajax The Warrior), tape marks at right edge and foot of rear dj panel, crescent shaped closed tear on dj opens up to a 2 x 1" chip at foot of front panel that has taken the author's last name with it. Color frontis art matches the dj frt panel. This is the story of a girl living a free, solitary life on her father's cattle-station on the New South Wales -- Queensland border. Her companions are animals: her three dogs, including the huge golden fighter Ajax who twice saved her life: her pony Buck and her chestnut polo pony Belle: and all sorts of pets, from Kaa the fat friendly snake, to Matilda, once a Boxing Kangaroo. The girl works stock with the station -hands; goes down to Sydney for shopping and the seaside; describes a buck-jumping show in sober expert terms; fishes for poison-fangs in a well of snakes; helps to track the swaggie who stole her father's thoroughbred mare; has a thrilling brush with aborigine warriors in a cave at Ayer's Rock and is hunted down, when lying helpless after a fall, by three famished wolves from a traveling show. It makes most English adventure stories look thin and pale, the more so as it is all true, and the author was the girl who feared one thing only -- the prospect of boarding school.

Title: Ajax The Warrior

Author Name: Patchett, Mary Elwyn

Illustrator: Tansley, Eric

Categories: DOGS,

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: 1955

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: 12mo - over 6

Seller Id: R46813

Keywords: Australia, Wild Horses, Working Cattle, Round-Up, Trail Riding, Dog & Horse Story, Western, Brumby, Dingo.,