Perth: Fred Wm Simpson, 1925. First edition. Hardcover. Guide to Western Australia with a loosely inserted presentation slip on Premier's Office Letterhead, Perth, and hand dated 17th November 1926, with the message "With the Compliments of The Honourable the Premier of Western Australia". This volume was likely specifically bound as a presentation for the Premier's Office with the date of 1926 blind stamped at the front cover.
An early guide to Western Australia with chapters on all aspects of Australian life including land, settlement, agriculture, wine making, mining, fishing, pearling, Perth, communication, education, aborigines, and more.
8vo, 264pp, b&w and color illustrations, color folding map. Ornate gilt title at front cover, and and gilt swan decorative device at rear cover. OCLC: 984354041. Libraries Australia ID 55582869. Very good condition. Item #23229