Publisher:Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1956
Melbourne University Press, 1956, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First
Illustrated endpapers, both different, front-end paper: -- shows Sydney Cove, 1788, rear endpaper: -- showing Sydney of the 1950s ( to time of book publication ). The text is illustrated with 36 illustrations, either reproductions of historical sketches or photographs. A cream and beige coloured abstract design to the boards with ochre coloured decoration to the front panel and within the decoration black writing. Black coloured titles to the backstrip. Very minor wear to the book corners. Light foxing to the top text block edge. Illustrated dust wrapper ( wraparound ), showing same illustration as for front endpapers. Tan oval decoration to the front dust wrapper panel with white and black coloured titles within the oval and black coloured titles to the back strip. Rubbing to the dust wrapper edges. Sunning to the spine. The major are drama with the dust wrapper is foxing to the back strip region and to the top edge of the rear dust wrapper panel. Clipping of the dust wrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. A biography of Sydney. From its humble beginnings in 1778 to the time of writing the book -- 1950s. " A lively and vital human story, abounding in witty observation and telling quotation.". -- from the front fold over blurb. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 80 pages, last blank.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Local History; Australia; Inventory No: 0104882.