Jolbo Studio, 1980, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, First Edition, Signed by Artist, Illustrated By: Joan Bognuda
395 g.; 72 pages, last 2 blank, acknowledgements, list of illustrations, foreword by R.l. Burnard , Brigadier Commandant, Australian Staff College, Fort Queenscliff. Illustrated endpapers, being a map of the Port Phillip Bay area, white and against an ochre coloured background. The text is Illustrated with eight coloured illustrations and 36 black-and-white illustrations by Joan Bognuda. Maroon coloured boards with white writing on spine. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and rubbing to the book corners. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Joan Bognuda, showing The Keep , Fort Queenscliff, with black and red writing on the front panel and black on the spine. The dustwrapper is heavily rubbed and has many handling marks. Creasing to the dustwrapper to the corners. There are a few small tears to the top dustwrapper edge. The major damage to the dustwrapper is a tear that starts at the lower lefthand corner of the front dustwrapper panel that follows the spine gutter edge for 3.5 " and then spans the width of the backstrip. Dustwrapper now protected in library plastic. An invocation, in word and picture, of the spirit and enthusiasm of the early settlers of Port Phillip Bay. Beautifully illustrated by Joan Bognuda who has written " Best Wishes, Live and Love Life, Joan " on the top left-hand corner of the title page, and then has signed her full name under her name on the title page. This is the first Australian edition. Size: Oblong 8vo - 7¾" - 9¾" tall but wider. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Joan Bognuda. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Signed ; Art -- Australian ; Local History -- Victoria; Signed by Artist. ISBN: 0959486712. ISBN/EAN: 9780959486711. Inventory No: 0105056.