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$236.25

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Owner's signature. Owner's ink stamp. Some staining and marking to boards. Rubbing to ends of spine. Series of 1/4" tears along head and tail of spine. 1" tear at head of rear spine joint. 2" split at tail of front spine joint. Ink stamp to preliminary leaves and to margin of first text page. ; 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: 8811