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Title:Australia's First Century 1788-1888 Facsimiled from the Pages Devoted to Australia Appearing in Cassell's Picturesque Australasia, MDCCCLXXXIX
Price:AUD$24.80 (about USD$16.90)
Item ID:SB00-0111121
Publisher:Child & Henry in association with Fine Arts Press, Hornsby, New South Wales, 1980
Dust Jacket:Poor
Child & Henry in association with Fine Arts Press, 1980, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, Reprint, Illustrated By: Various

Bright green coloured end pages. Black-and-white steel etched frontispiece, showing 'Sydney from The South Head'. The text is illustrated with many hundreds of black-and-white steel engravings of the period. Bright green coloured boards with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white illustrated dustwrapper, with bright green coloured background with white and black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. This book is one of the most comprehensive and fascinating documents about early Australia ever assembled. It has been taken from Cassell's Picturesque Australasia -- the full volume having been issued in four volumes in 1889 -- covering, in addition to the pages facsimiled in this volume, New Guinea, New Zealand and Fiji. -- front fold over blurb. Bumping and rubbing to the backstrip and to the book corners. Very noticeable shelf wear to the lower book edge and there is browning of the text block edges and to the internal text. There is a stain that runs the full width of the front textblock edge with a scattering of the same stain further down the page. Cracking of the hinge between the half title page and title page. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and the dustwrapper panels. There is a curving 2.5 " tear to the top right-hand corner of the front panel and a three cornered tear to the lower edge of the backstrip. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. [7], VIII - XVIII, 902 pages. . We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Illustrated; Local History -- Australia ; ISBN: 0867770643. ISBN/EAN: 9780867770643. Inventory No: 0111121.
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