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A Century of Journalism

The Sydney Morning Herald and Its Record of Australian Life

By Editors

1931 - Sydney - John Fairfax and Sons.

11" by 8.5"; xii, 805pp


 

DETAILS

An interesting collection of articles from The Sydney Morning Herald.

This collection contains articles from the Herald's infancy in 1831 to the date of this publication in 1931.

 Illustrated throughout with twelve colour plates, two maps to the pastedowns and numerous vignettes throughout.

A page from the original Sydney Herald is loosely inserted, from Monday April 18 1831.

Receipt belonging to prior owner, C J B Proudman of Brislington, Bristol loosely inserted. Receipt is for this book and three others which he purchased from Bibliophile, Sydney on 27/05/1997.

Published by John Fairfax and Sons. John Fairfax was an English born journalist, who is noted for his incorporation of the major newspapers of modern-day Australia.

The Sydney Morning Herald is the oldest of Australian journals and therefore was the first to meet its centenary.

CONDITION

In original full cloth binding with gilt stamping to the front board and spine. Externally, smart with some rubbing to the spine and boards. Gilt stamping is fading slightly to front board. Bumping to extremities. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. A page from the Sydney Herald volume I dated 1831 loosely inserted. Prior owner's signature to title page 'John Cook' dated 8/8/31. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with spotting to the first and last few pages and scattered spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.


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