Rigby, 1973, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
247 pp., table contents, bibliography. The text is illustrated with black and white photography, coloured photography, contemporary sketches and illustrations. Photographic end papers. Blue coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Presentation stamp on half title page. Slight rubbing to the lower book corners and dust marks to the top textblock edge. On the front end papers there has been a small amount of paper loss, due to sticking of pages, on the bottom edge. Citizenship prize plate affixed to the half title page. Photographic dustwrapper, which is protected, showing steam and diesel engines. white coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. The spine of the dustwrapper is faded and somewhat grubby as is the back panel. Australia grew up with railways, as the country opened up so did the spread of railways. Patsy Adam-Smith tells the story of this growth. "She covers many human, historic, and humorous aspects of the roaring days of rail.". - from the front fold over panel blurb. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Travel ; Transport -- Railways; Australia; ISBN: 0851795374. ISBN/EAN: 9780851795379. Inventory No: 0100167.