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True Patriots All: or News From Early Australia As Told In A Collection Of Broadsides garnered and decorated by Geoffrey Chapman Ingleton

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Title:True Patriots All: or News From Early Australia As Told In A Collection Of Broadsides garnered and decorated by Geoffrey Chapman Ingleton
Price:GBP£10.00 (about USD$12.60)
Book ID:B009-3085
Publisher:Angus & Robertson, London, 1952
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Printed Boards)
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:Good
Angus & Robertson, 1952, Hardcover (Printed Boards), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition

pictorial boards with beige cloth spine; tipped in coloured frontispiece of the famous picture devised by Governor Arthut in or about 1828, depicting settlers and Aborigines being hung as punishment for killing. "Atrocious piracy - calamitous shipwreck - unparalleled suffering - total loss by fire - horrid murder - massacre" - these phrases, or others like them, might well be seen on the newspaper hoardings of today. They are, indeed, newspaper headlines of a sort, but they belong to the years between 1785 and 1855 - the period in Australia's development covered by the 'True Patriots All'. They were the headings for broadsides, sheets of paper (printed on one side only) that were hawked round the streets by chapmen, ballad-singers, or patterers and were the means of distributing the news to the people. Broadsides collected by the author for this fascinating book include tales of their adventures written by marooned seamen, accounts of murders and executions, verses such as "The Convict's Tour to Hell, by Frank the Poet" and "The London Convict Maid", descriptions of remarkable events and phenomena, proclamations and government notices. The book, therefore, includes many rare and unique items of Australiana. It presents an absorbing and extraordinarily vivid picture of life in the early rough and raw days of settlement in Australia, told in the quaint language of the period, and the material gains in vividness from the manner of its presentation. Thirty-two of the rare broadsides are printed in full-page facsimile. Others, by means of extremely skilful type-setting, have been reprinted in substantially the same form as that in which they first appeared, and some are decorated with facsimile portions from the originals. In addition rare and important chap-books and pamphlets have been reprinted. 'True Patriots All' is full of material that is found only in the little-known by-ways of Australian & New Zealand history. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 280 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and repaired tears. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine. Light wear to outer corners. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Street Literature; Broadsides; Australiana; Australia; Travel & Places. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3085.
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