The History of Queensland: Its People and Industries (3 Volumes)
28cm x 21cm. xvi, 978, [xii], 940, [xii], 872 pages, 3 volumes, black and white illustrations. Rebacked half leather, gilt lettering.
A full set of the monumental Fox’s History of Queensland: An Historical and Commercial Review, Descriptive and Biographical Facts, Figures and Illustrations: An Epitome of Progress. Published in 3 volumes in 1919, 1921, and 1923, it is the largest historical work on Queensland and its colonial settler families ever produced. Despite known colloquially as Fox’s History of Queensland, and with the second and third volumes crediting him as the compiler, the first volume was edited by Phillip Champion de Crespigny and Ernest Sando Emerson, the second by Andrew Grant, and the third by G. G. Swann, together with countless unnamed writers and with contributions from various photographers. Rare as a complete set and with the original leather almost always worn and cracked, this set professionally rebacked in the style of the original spines and preserving the original boards.
Rebacked with new endpapers. Minor staining to fore-edge of preliminaries of volume 1, very minor to preliminaries of volume 2. Boards and lettering volume 2 worn but refurbished. Minor foxing and tanning. Very Good Condition.
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