Dymock's Book Arcade Ltd, 1937, Softcover (Stiff Boards), Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
138pp., last blank, foreword by author. The text is illustrated with black and white photographs, illustrations and maps. Bone coloured covers with black writing on the front panel and spine. The book covers are grubby, rubbed and somewhat faded. The corners are creased and the head and the heel of the spine are chipped. The bottom spine edges particularly affected and there is a flap of card loose. Previous owner's name is on the front cover and there are other marks as well. On the title page previous owners initials in ink are on the top part of the page. There has been slight "overbending" of spine. Internal pages are slightly brown and there is the staying that starts at page 87 and effects the rest of the book on both the top and bottom edges though does not go into the actual text. Wheat, wool, dairying, manufacturing, coal, gold, etc., are explained by the author for schoolchildren, "the aim has been to defend the main facts without the intrusion of unnecessary detail, but with a view to their relative importance, and uniformed sufficiently interesting to be read to their own sake.". -- from the foreword page 3. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Economics ; Inventory No: 0102170.