The Australians. A Social Sketch. Francis ADAMS.

The Australians. A Social Sketch

London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1893.

Octavo, [iv], 314, [1] (publisher's advertisement) pages.

Brown cloth lettered and decorated in black (the secondary binding); cloth lightly marked and rubbed; endpapers foxed, offset and lightly tape-marked, with minimal conservation to the front flyleaf and gutter; early ownership stamp on the title page; acidic text block tanned; overall a very good copy.

'The only names of Australians which are at all familiar to the general run of Englishmen are those of cricketers, rowers, and prize-fighters. If the individualities of merely the Australian public men who, like many of these others, have visited England, were half as familiar as those of (say) Spofforth, Beach, or Slavin, Imperial Federationists would not be agitating so helplessly in the dark for such hopeless impracticabilities as they are, and there would be a much more appreciable chance than there is of England and Australia getting to understand one another before they are separated à perpétuité' (preface). Ferguson 5653.

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