W. K. Hancock: Australia
Ernest Benn, London, 1930. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Discolouration to spine. Minor cocking. Minor wear, mottling, and soiling to cloth. Light foxing. Previous owner’s signature in ink and pencil to front free endpaper. Bookseller label of John McGrath, Adelaide. 22cm x 15cm. 326 pages. Grey cloth, gilt lettering, blind device to upper board. A first edition of distinguished historian William Keith Hancock’s (1898-1988) famous 1930 survey of Australia. In 1924, at age 25, Hancock was appointed Professor of Modern History at the University of Adelaide, becoming the youngest professor in the British Commonwealth. Today he is regarded as one of, if not the, greatest Australian historian. ‘Australia’ is “notable for its ironic tone”, and “attacked the three pillars of Australian settlement–protection, state socialism and the White Australia policy..” Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: .6 kilos. ISBN: No ISBN. Inventory No: 0008900.
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