Banking Under Difficulties or Life on the Goldfields of Victoria, New South Wales & New Zealand. By a Bank Official

By: [Preshaw, George Ogilvy]

Price: NZ$140.00

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Cloth covers faded, rubbed and stained. 3/8" split to cloth at head of front joint. Some heavy rubbing to cloth at ends of spine. 2/3" splits to gutter at head and tail of front hinge. Gutter split with spine webbing exposed at pp. 178-9). Rear hinge weak. Rear gutter intact. Owner's signature. Internally good. Some foxing to margins of leaves.; Purple cloth covers with gilt titles on spine. [Reference: Bagnall 4691: "Vivid stories of dangerous river travelling, the exacting vigilance of his duties as a gold buyer, hold-ups, his dealings with leaders of the gold-rush days [...] A classic in the literature of both countries."] Contents: Arrival in 1852 - Funeral at Williamstown - To and from Brighton - Canvastown, Ragfair; Start for the Diggings - Camping Out - First Sabbath in the Bush - Mistaken Capture of Bushranger - Luckly Digger "Shouts"; Preshaw's Flat - Campbell's Creek - Fined for not having a License - Eye Water - Gold Discovery at Mount Alexander; First Clergymen on the Diggings - Bishop Perry and Others - "Dreams go by Contraries" - Burglar Shot; Discovery of Forest Creek and Bendigo; Campbell's Creek - Turn Gold Digger - Gold License - License Hunting; Riots at Ballarat; Diseases on the Diggings - The Castlemaine Hospital - Early Days of Castlemaine - Join a Bank [...] ; 8vo; xii, 179, [1]

Title: Banking Under Difficulties or Life on the Goldfields of Victoria, New South Wales & New Zealand. By a Bank Official

Author Name: [Preshaw, George Ogilvy]

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Melbourne, Edwards, Dunlop & Co.: 1888

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 4105