Photographs. Presentation from the People of Australia to H.M.S. Commonwealth

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    29cm x 38cm. 5 boards, 4 photographs. Full leather, gilt lettering and decoration.

    4 photographs mounted in a full leather presentation album showing a silver challenge shield and silver plate table piece of a model of Captain Cook’s ship, the Endeavour, which was gifted from The People of Australia to HMS Commonwealth, a King Edward VII-class battleship of the British Royal Navy at a naval review in 1911. The album contains the bookplate of lawyer, politician, and Federalist, Sir Josiah Henry Symon (1846-1934). Symon represented the Commonwealth Government at the review and made the presentation of the shield and table piece. Photographs by the S. A. Govt. Photolithographic Dept, A. Vaughan, Govt. Photolithographer.

    Minor marks and rubbing to leather. Tissue guards removed. Minor soil to first photograph. Minor surface wear to photographs.. Very Good Condition.

    $1,500.00 AUD

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