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The First Sunrise by Ainslie Roberts and Charles P. Mountford

The First Sunrise by Ainslie Roberts and Charles P. Mountford

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The First Sunrise

Australian Aboriginal Myths in Paintings

by Ainslie Roberts
With Text by Charles P. Mountford

Rigby, 1971 [First Edition], ISBN 0851792537, full-colour plates throughout, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and marking to edges and corners, previous owners inscriptions on front end-paper, dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with rubbing to edges and corners, minor creasing and soiling small chips and tears (see photographs)

"The First Sunrise is a companion volume to The Dreamtime and The Dawn of Time; two books which have been one of the greatest Australian publishing successes of recent years.
The concept of those two books - and of The First Sunrise - was developed through an association between the famous ethnologist Charles P. Mountford and the artist Ainslie Roberts.
Both men have an intimate knowledge of the Australian outback.  Mr Roberts has made extensive painting tours through remote regions, and Mr Mountford spent many years on research into the lives of the Aboriginal peoples.
This book, The First Sunrise, contains further thirty-two new paintings by Ainslie Roberts based on Aboriginal mythology.  Charles Mountford has once again written an introduction and his interpretation of the myths."

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