Georgian House, 1955, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Geoffrey C. Ingleton
XII, 208 pp., last two blank, acknowledgement, list of illustrations, preface by author, bibliography, 12 appendices, reference notes, summary of letters referred to in this work, index. Illustrated endpapers, both different, front endpaper: map of County of Cumberland, rear endpaper: geological table of Milson family. Black and white photographic frontispiece of James Milson. Within the text there are 11 maps, 16 plates and 21 illustrations by Geoffrey C. Ingleton. Dark red boards with gilt illustration on front panel and gilt writing on the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Geoffrey C. Ingleton, a scene of ships at anchor, with light blue background with darker blue decorations, black & blue writing on front panel and spine. "... We tended to overlook the claims of real colonist, the free settler, and the ticket-of-leave man who, grading hardships that we can inadequately visualise, pushed out into the unknown.". The Milson family were such people, and this is the tale as told through letters, reminiscences and other documents. The corners slightly rubbed and bumped as are the head and heel of spine. On half title page there is a brown staining 3" x 8", closest to the spine. The dustwrapper is heavily rubbed and faded and all corners have small pieces missing. The head of the spine is chipped and again a small piece is missing and bottom spine is chipped with resulting loss of .25" from the edge. Sun damage has occurred and the spine is particularly affected. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Geoffrey C. Ingleton . Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- New South Wales ; Family History ; Inventory No: 0100632.