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Lansdowne Press, Sydney - first edition, 1983. hardcover, 11 1/4" x 8 1/4", with dust jacket. Packed book weighs 1.25kgs (2.75lbs). AS NEW book in AS NEW unclipped dust jacket. Inscription SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Dark-brown cloth-brown boards with white type to spine & front, tan endpapers, photographic frontis (1910 woodchop competitors), 25 full-colour photographs, 70 duotone photos, 9 b&w drawingsselect bibliography, glossary, index.The art of woodchopping is a sport essentailly practised in Australia & New Zealand; its origins are generally regarded as having their origins in the forests of nineteeenth-century Tasmania. This generously-illustrated book pays tribute to the skills, the special code, the humour, and the sense of separateness of these axemen.