Around the World.
Book Id: 8432
Leavitt, Lydia. Around the World. James Murray, Toronto (1889). 4to, 102pp, frontis & 15 lithographic views of Melbourne, aeg. Orig. red buckram, gilt title & globe design surrounded by black floral decoration. Covers rubbed and dusty, couple of chipped pages original owners stamp on front end paper & dedication page o/w vg condition. Very scarce book with wonderful and unusual litho. illustrations of views in & around Melbourne including - Alfred Hospital, Premier Building Association, Trinity College, 'Goodrest' Toorak Rd, 'Wynnstay', Law Courts, etc. Ferguson 11517a, (National Library copy only) OCLC 5235283 (4 copies). Most of the account relates to time spent in Australia especially Victoria with social commentary on people and places, with a wonderful discourse on the Melbourne Cup & its pageantry. Other places observed and visited are Hawaii, one chapter, NSW, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania.