Books Be My Destiny
by Maurice Edmunds
Edmunds Book Gallery, 1984, [First Edition], [Signed], [Limited to 1000 Copies], b/w photographs, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 95963830
Very Good Condition, Signed by Author on title page, minor edge and shelf wear, previous owners inscription on title page, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, (see photographs)
'This book is not just a history of the Edmunds family, it is also a warm colourful story of Maurice, which tells of the failures and success of a boy who started with little more than an enquiring mind, a love of books and a lot of courage. It is a collection of tales which takes us from Britain during the Great War of 1914-1918 and it's tragic aftermath to Australia via the famous £10 assisted passage.
It is an account of South Australia in the Depression of the 20s and 30s, the difficulties of the World War II years, the beginnings of a brighter world in the 50s and 60s and the increasing interest in our heritage in the 70s and 80s. The story of Maurice and his family is told with simplicity and charm, studded with humour and a wealth of information about the antiquarian book trade is woven into the memories. This is indeed a story for those who love books.'