Angus and Robertson, 1977, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition
950 g; 182pp., acknowledgements, introduction by author, index of sources. Illustrated endpapers, both different, both being sepia toned "slightly fuzzy" photographs, the front endpaper: being a mother and child from the early 20th century, rear endpaper: being a mother and child late 20th century. The text is illustrated with copious black-and-white photographs and illustrations, black-and-white photographs and illustrations cartoons and line drawings. Brown coloured boards with white writing on the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper showing a reproduction of painting by Arthur Murch -- "The Idle Hour" 1933, against a dark brown background with white, green, or yellow and red writing on the front panel and white, green and red on the spine. "...how the Australian mother has been portrayed in writing and art from our colonial beginnings to the present day..." slight rubbing to the base edge of the rear board, and a small chip at the top of the front fold over crease, and someone has written Feb' 78 on the verso of the front free end page .. Size: Quarto - up to 12" tall - Quarto. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Australia; ISBN: 0207135177. ISBN/EAN: 9780207135170. Inventory No: 0211720.