Centenary Year of South Australia, 1936. Progressive Adelaide as it stands Today. A Pictorial Directory of its Most Attractive Centres. Embracing Glenelg, Brighton, Seacliff, Victor Harbour, Port Elliot, Port Lincoln, Tumby Bay, Port Noarlunga, Clare, Narracoorte [sic], Mount Gambier and Port Pirie. Including Broken Hill, the World's Greatest Silver-Lead Mines [cover title]. South Australia, Gustav Hermann BARING.
Centenary Year of South Australia, 1936. Progressive Adelaide as it stands Today. A Pictorial Directory of its Most Attractive Centres. Embracing Glenelg, Brighton, Seacliff, Victor Harbour, Port Elliot, Port Lincoln, Tumby Bay, Port Noarlunga, Clare, Narracoorte [sic], Mount Gambier and Port Pirie. Including Broken Hill, the World's Greatest Silver-Lead Mines [cover title]
Centenary Year of South Australia, 1936. Progressive Adelaide as it stands Today. A Pictorial Directory of its Most Attractive Centres. Embracing Glenelg, Brighton, Seacliff, Victor Harbour, Port Elliot, Port Lincoln, Tumby Bay, Port Noarlunga, Clare, Narracoorte [sic], Mount Gambier and Port Pirie. Including Broken Hill, the World's Greatest Silver-Lead Mines [cover title]
Centenary Year of South Australia, 1936. Progressive Adelaide as it stands Today. A Pictorial Directory of its Most Attractive Centres. Embracing Glenelg, Brighton, Seacliff, Victor Harbour, Port Elliot, Port Lincoln, Tumby Bay, Port Noarlunga, Clare, Narracoorte [sic], Mount Gambier and Port Pirie. Including Broken Hill, the World's Greatest Silver-Lead Mines [cover title]

Centenary Year of South Australia, 1936. Progressive Adelaide as it stands Today. A Pictorial Directory of its Most Attractive Centres. Embracing Glenelg, Brighton, Seacliff, Victor Harbour, Port Elliot, Port Lincoln, Tumby Bay, Port Noarlunga, Clare, Narracoorte [sic], Mount Gambier and Port Pirie. Including Broken Hill, the World's Greatest Silver-Lead Mines [cover title]

Adelaide, G.H. Baring, Publisher and Printer, 1936.

Large oblong folio (286 × 453 mm), [372] (of [378]) pages with many hundreds of illustrations (mainly from photographs) and pictorial advertisements (with one map and one advertisement printed in colour).

Bound without the original covers (flush-cut gilt-pictorial card front cover and spine, and a plain papered rear board, with advertising on the inside front cover) in unlettered green binder's cloth flecked and scuffed, with minor wear (mainly to the corners and front joint); first leaf (the foreword) and the last two leaves (advertisements) missing; the first three leaves and the last one are moderately creased, with some expert conservation to a few marginal tears and chips; a few other trifling signs of use and age; overall a very presentable copy of an impressive and important work rarely seen in any condition (the original binding was always inadequate to the task of protecting the contents, printed on clay-sized art paper).

The book's lasting value is the very large number of panoramic images of commercial streetscapes across the state. In 2012, a companion volume, 'City Streets. Progressive Adelaide 75 Years On' was published. 'Inspired by "Progressive Adelaide", photographer Mick Bradley and writer Lance Campbell set out in Baring's footsteps. In images and words, "City Streets" is progressive Adelaide today' (publisher's blurb). The equally large-format book juxtaposes photographs of Adelaide's CBD streetscapes by Bradley in 2011 with the same scenes taken by Baring in 1936. A fine copy of the 2012 first edition is available for $150; mint copies of the latest impression are available for $80 each.

Item #116835

Price: $800.00

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