Stories of the Royal Humane Society

By: Mundell, Frank

Price: NZ$56.00

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Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


School prize inscription on front endpaper, dated 1897. Ex libris Paul Aubin. Bookseller's ticket "Morsburch Bookseller Dunedin". Previous owner's signature. Splitting to gutter at front hinge.; No date [1896]. No statement of edition, possible first edition? 160 pages + 16 pages advertisements. Illustrated blue cloth boards with gilt panel on spine. Page dimensions: 184 x 121mm. Green floral pattern endpapers. Illustrated. Includes a chapter of Australian interest, about the rescue of passengers from the wreck of the steamer Georgette in South Australia in December 1876 - "While they were clinging on to the boat, a young girl appeared on horseback, on the top of a steep cliff which bounded the beach. This was Grace Bussell, the daughter of a settler, who had made his home on the bank of the Margaret River, half-way between Cape Naturalist and Cape Lewin. She was out riding in the bush, accompanied by a native servant, when she appeared on the scence. Without a moment's hesitation she rode fearlessly down the steep cliff, followed by her attendant, and at once urged her horse into the boiling surf." - page 115.

Title: Stories of the Royal Humane Society

Author Name: Mundell, Frank

Categories: Other,

Publisher: London, The Sunday School Union: [1896]

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 18446