Early Adelaide Architecture, 1836 to 1886. [A Photographic Record]

Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1969.

Octavo, xii, 169 pages with 191 plates.

Cloth; top edges and a top corner a little bumped; overall an excellent copy with the very good dustwrapper a little unevenly sunned, and the extremities slightly chipped, creased and torn.

Signed by both authors on the title page, this copy is also inscribed (on the verso of the front flyleaf) 'Nan/ From Dorothy and Edward/ With love/ 1969'. 'Edward' is one of the authors, judge and poet Sir Edward James Ranembe Morgan (1900-1977), of whom the 'Australian Dictionary of Biography' says; 'Punctilious and grave in his approach, he possessed a prodigious memory for precedent. While he shared the sympathies of his class in regard to employers, he prided himself on his even-handedness and discretion, and refused to talk to any party about a case unless the opposing party was present. He recorded with relish that the family of a cabinet minister, whose overture he had declined, thereafter called a total rebuff a 'Sir Edward Morgan'.' The book itself contains '191 photographs of buildings erected before 1887 in the City of Adelaide. These photographs were all taken by S.H. Gilbert and are supported by full captions giving wherever possible details of the design, construction, ownership and tenancy of the buildings illustrated'. Many have not survived.

Item #117827

Price: $150.00