The gold-seeker Lasseter set out from Alice Springs in 1930 in the hope of exploring a rich reef he said he had once seen in the hot country far to the west... he did not return. In the 1930's, party after party used trucks, aircraft, and camels to look for Lasseter's reef in the poorly mapped land near the borders of the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia. The paintings by Albert
Tucker and the prose poem of Ivan and Jocelyn Smith show, in this fascinating book, that Lasserter's last journey held ingredients of legend. Haunting full-colour images by Albert Tucker. 312 x 263mm., pp. 108, 31 tipped-in colour plates, Catalogue of Paintings. Hard cover in slip case. Original cloth covered boards, printed on spine, in slip-case. This is Copy No. 243 SIGNED by both Authors and ALBERT TUCKED (Illustrator). Board cloth slightly 'rubbed', slip-case in excellent condition; Contents, light creasing on corners of two early pages - no foxing or staining. NEAR FINE.