The History of Queensland: Its People and Industries (3 Volumes)

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    First Edition.

    28cm x 21cm. xvi, 978, [xii], 940, [xii], 872 pages, 3 volumes, black and white illustrations. Original leather boards, rebacked in black cloth.

    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 with a simple but effective rebacking retaining the original boards and from the collection of Harry C. Perry, co-author of Athletic Queensland (1900), with tipped in labels and his signature to vol. 1.

    The original boards with red rot. Minor soiling and very minor insect damage to edges. Occasional minor soiling and foxing to interior, mostly first and last pages, largely the interiors exceptionally clean and bright. Very Good Condition.

    $2,500.00 AUD

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