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Title:The Printers of Melbourne; The History of a Union
Price:AUD$17.60 (about USD$12.60)
Book ID:SB00-0100704
Publisher:Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons Ltd, Melbourne, 1967
Edition:First Edition
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:Good
Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons Ltd, 1967, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition

XVI, 174 pp., acknowledgements, list of illustrations, introduction by author, abbreviations, appendix, bibliography and index. Black and white photographic frontispiece, Thomas Sanderson, president of the union from 1898 -- 1904. Within text there are contemporary black and white illustrations, photographs, cartoons and tables. Maroon coloured boards with gilt writing on spine. Corners of the book are and the top two corners are slightly bumped. There are dust marks on top paper edge and some marks to the bottom edge. Gift inscription on the ffep. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing 'The Age' linotype room of the late 19th century, with red background with white and black writing on front panel and spine. The corners of the dustwrapper are rubbed, the top two being worst than the bottom, with rubbing extending down the fore edge of the dustwrapper. Rubbing also on both spine gutters and the front and back panels. Some chipping along the top dustwrapper edge. The printers union was founded in 1867 but unlike most craft unions did not see themselves as a privileged body but instead took an active and leading role in the labour movement in Victoria in the late 19th century, in the formation of the Labor Party, and more importantly in factory reforms. Size: 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Politics -- Australian; Unions -- Australia ; Inventory No: 0100704.
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