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Title:Melbourne; an Illustrated History
Price:AUD$19.80 (about USD$14.60)
Item ID:SB00-0229903
Publisher:Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1972
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Very Good
Lansdowne Press, 1972, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First, Illustrated By: Various

128 pages, indexed. Includes a small suggested reading list. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs, and reproductions of art work in colour, and black-and-white. The author's story of Melbourne, and the accompanying collection of historic illustrations and photographs, sees Melbourne through all its phases of prosperity and decline and discusses the causes: the gold rush, the irresponsible enterprise of the land and building boom of the 1880s, the subsequent bank crashes and depression of the 1890s, the stagnation of the 20th century and the late surge of the city to the proportions we know today. -- front fold over blurb. Apart from a very faint trace of foxing to the top edge of the text block, and loss of colour to the spine section of the jacket, and the upper portions of front and rear panels, the book is in very good condition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Architecture; Local History -- Victoria; ISBN: 0701801956. ISBN/EAN: 9780701801953. Inventory No: 0229903.
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