Longman Cheshire/Reed, 1979, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
xii, 378 pages, list of illustrations, preface by author, notes , bibliography and index. Coloured illustrated frontispiece, showing cricket, at Melbourne, 1841. Within the text there are another 51 black-and-white illustrations. Maroon coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Minor bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and the corners of the book are very slightly rubbed. Previous owner has put his stamp and his name to the top right-hand corner of the free front end paper. Very slight staining to the lower right-hand corner of the free front end paper and there is a crease that run its full length. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing Lola Montez, against the maroon background with pink writing on the front panel and spine. The dustwrapper is slightly rubbed and the spine is quite faded. Rubbing and Minor chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the top spine edge. A small chip to the top rear dustwrapper panel edge. "In the study, the first to be devoted to leisure time activities in early colonial life, the author shows, selectively, the significance of particular forms of recreation for this emerging society. The sexual imbalance had a deep and enduring effects of recreation in early Australia. In this essentially male society with mostly male recreations, what place did women have? David Collins puts the view that "the chastity of the female part of the settlement was never so rigid" that the ultimate rigour of the law need be enforced against sexual offenders;". This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Gender Studies; Social History ; Australia; ISBN: 0582714567. ISBN/EAN: 9780582714564. Inventory No: 0103465.