In Memoriam. Obituary Notices and Funeral Services having reference to the late Hon. John Fairfax Esq, MLC, who died 16th June, 1877. Collated and reported by Members of the Literary Staff of the 'Sydney Morning Herald'
[Sydney, Sydney Morning Herald, 1877? - but see Ferguson 9544 and 9544a].
Octavo, 120 pages plus a frontispiece (an original albumen paper photograph of a marble bust of Fairfax, 126 x 80 mm).
Original blue limp cloth boards with gilt lettering on the front cover ['In Memory of John Fairfax. June 16th, 1877']; front inner hinge cracked but firm; first and last leaves, and the original tissue-guard, a little foxed; an excellent copy of a work 'Printed for private circulation'.
At the time of his death, John Fairfax was senior proprietor of the Sydney Morning Herald. With the armorial bookplate of Thomas Thornton Reed, sometime Archbishop of Adelaide. Ferguson 9544 (80 pages, without the frontispiece, in 'plain black limp cloth boards') and 9544a (120 pages, with the frontispiece, in 'blue morocco boards, with title on front cover in gilt lettering'). Holden 56 refers to a copy in blue morocco and reproduces the frontispiece on page 116. Although it is a photograph of the same marble bust, it is taken from a different angle, focusing on the left cheek, whilst in our copy it is taken head-on. Annotate your bibliographies accordingly.