Georgian House, 1958, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
1.040 kg.; XIII, 430 pp., list of illustrations, preface by author, appendices, bibliography and index. Illustrated front endpaper, showing the distribution of National Bank branches in 1958. Text is illustrated with coloured plates and black and white photography of contemporary prints. Coloured frontispiece showing head office of the bank in Collins Street Melbourne. Green coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. The corners are slightly rubbed and bumped and there is a little shelf wear evident on the bottom edge. There has been sun fading to the cover edges with resultant loss of colour of the cloth. Illustrated dustwrapper with text overlay of illustration. Gilt titles on the front cover and on the spine. The dustwrapper is rubbed and faded and is very loose. There is creasing along the front fold over edge, top, bottom and length of spine, and particularly on back panel. In this book Geoffrey Blainey discusses the history of National Bank of Australasia, from the gold-rush days of the 1850s when it was founded, to being one of the world's largest banks. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Australia; Banking. Inventory No: 0100359.