Angus & Robertson, 1968, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
XIV, 586pp., introduction by the Honourable Rae Else-Mitchell, Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, list of illustrations, references and index. Coloured frontispiece showing Sir Francis Forbes, all other illustrations reproduced in black and white. Beige coloured boards with gilt titles on the spine. Coloured endpapers. Photographic dustwrapper, showing the same illustration as frontispiece. Red background with white and black titles and front panel and spine. "In the crucial years whe British settlement in Australia was changing in character from a prison to a free Colony, no one exercised a more beneficial influence on its development than Francis Forbes. Every Australian is indebted to him for his insistence, in this formative period, on the rule of law, with all that it means in security and freedom.". This is his history. The corners are slightly rubbed and the heel of the spine is soft. The dustwrapper is very rubbed and faded, particularly on spine. Along dust edge dustwrapper has been folded down with resultant loss of colour to the dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Australia; 19th century; Law & Criminal Studies. Inventory No: 0100355.