Publisher:A.H. Pettifer, Government Printer, Sydney, 1947
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
A.H. Pettifer, Government Printer, 1947, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition, Illustrated By: Photographic/Illustrations
XIV, 372 pages, the last two pages blank, Foreword by the Right Honourable The Prime Minister -- Robert Menzies, Preface by Committee, List of Tables, Six Appendices, Bibliography, Index and three page foldout map of the Murray Valley at the rear of the text. Map illustrated frontispiece, showing regions covered by the report within the text. The text is illustrated with 60 tables, some double page. Blue coloured boards with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. " In this report of the Murray Valley Resources Survey Committee we have an authoritative conspectus of the resources and development of the Murray Valley that should do much to aid regional development in an important area, about which comprehensive information of this type has been lacking." -- from the forward page IX. Future development, as seen by committee in late 1940s, for the bread bowl of Australia, the Murray Valley area. Softening and rubbing to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. A little rubbing to the book edges. The major fault with the book has been significant fading of the backstrip, 1.5 cm either side of the backstrip and 2.5 cm of the top edge of the front panel. Some rubs and marks to the book panels. Browning to the text block edge and age toning to the pages. The hinge has cracked between pages 252 and 253 with the underlying webbing visible. Previous owner's name to the top right-hand corner of the free front endpaper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic/Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Australia; Environment & Ecology. Inventory No: 0107388.