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Title:The Luck of the Draw; A Centenary of Tattersall's Sweeps 1881-1981
Price:AUD$12.00 (about USD$9.61)
Book ID:SB00-0105940
Publisher:T. Wilson Publishing Company, South Yarra, 1980
Edition:First Edition
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:Good
T. Wilson Publishing Company, 1980, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Photographic

X, 212 pages, list of illustrations, acknowledgements, introduction by author, four appendices. Illustrated endpapers, showing part of the original documents for George Adams's running of sweepstakes. Sepia toned photographic frontispiece of George Adams. The text is illustrated with numerous photographs, coloured and sepia, facsimiles of documents, black-and-white illustrations and contemporary cartoons. Green coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, with white and orange titles to the front panel and back strip. The 100 years of Tattersalls Sweeps involves, not only the "rags to riches" story of the founder George Adams, but also the epic struggles of Tattersalls against State and Federal government attempts to outlaw the enterprise. Softening, rubbing and discolouration to the back strip edges. Shelf wear to the lower book edges. A little rubbing and creasing to both the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. There are two tears to the lower edge of the front dustwrapper panel, one measuring 1" and the other measuring 1.25 ". This is the first Australian edition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australiana; Local History -- Victoria; Social History ; Australia; Local History -- Tasmania . ISBN: 0858280051. ISBN/EAN: 9780858280052. Inventory No: 0105940.
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