Melbourne: Niven, 1897. 1st and only edition. Hardcover. This scarce book is highly prized for the photographs of social history of Western Australia at an important period in W.A. gold discoveries, and portraits of many ancestors of present-day WA citizens.
Lge. 4to, (iv) 5-358 pp, 236 pp biographical sketches. Frontis & ills on un-numbered pages. Photographic broadsheet advertisement laid down on inside cover fro T. Downer & Co vinegar works. Some light browning at edges. Portraits in biographical section. Nicely rebacked in red gilt half morocco, orig. gilt stamped cloth boards with "West Australia" with swan on front cover, cloth marked. No lettering on spine, as the original spine was issued. Good + condition. Item #7380