The Hawthorn Press, 1972, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
100 pp. Pale blue boards with gilt writing on spine. Corners slightly rubbed and bumped and there is shelf wear evident on bottom edge of book. There are some dust marks to the top paper edge and some foxing spots to the fore paper edge. Gift inscription on the ffep. Photographic dustwrapper, showing the author and her sister as young girls on front panel and young ladies on back panel, pink and white striped background with brown writing on front panel and spine. The dustwrapper is rubbed and faded, most noticeable on spine. There are some brown stains on the front panel close to the top dustwrapper edge, there is also the remainders of a cup ring running through the photograph on front panel. Both panels of the dustwrapper have grubby marks. The author of the book grew up in Sydney in the 1890s. Her mother was of French extraction and thought by many of the day to be eccentric. "Her eccentricities seem negligible today but her recollections of life in early Sydney constitute an entertaining historical vignette.". Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Local History -- New South Wales ; Social History ; ISBN: 0725600810. ISBN/EAN: 9780725600815. Inventory No: 0100588.