Secondhand and collectable book
Craftsman Press, Hawthorn, Victoria, 1978. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Condition: reasonable. Dust Jacket Condition: reasonable. Deaccessioned from RHSV library.
Photographic and Illustrations (illustrator). First Edition. Foreword by Irvin Rockman, Lord Mayor, City of Melbourne, list of illustrations, preface and introduction by author, five appendices, bibliography and index. Brown coloured endpages. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography, black-and-white illustrations and the occasional map. Marbled red coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic / illustrated dustwrapper with orange coloured titles to the front panel black and white coloured titles to the back strip.
A history of East Melbourne between the years 1837-1977, starting with its development (and incidentally the inception of town planning in Victoria) in the early part of the 19th century through its rise to prominence with wealth of Victoria and fall from grace with the crash of the 1890s. The author then goes into the uneasy mix of the suburb Houses of Parliament, a (then) brewery, hospitals, churches etc., and how there could have been a happy blend of all, and how it still could be.
Size: Oblong 8vo – 7¾” – 9¾” tall but wider. , V – XIII,  177,  pages,
ISBN: 0909108099. ISBN/EAN: 9780909108090. Inventory No: 0124066. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.