Physical description

The book has black leather covers which are heavily embossed with an Australian Coat of Arms and featuring gold printing, scroll work and patterns. The title of the book is on the spine which also has gold patterns. The cover is torn at the top left hand corner.
The inside cover is water damaged. The gilt edged pages contain printed text, black and white and tinted illustrations and coloured maps. There is a narrow ribbon book mark , a pressed leaf and a cut out card flower inserted in the pages.

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Inscriptions & markings

Alice Eva Gamble From her affectionate husband William Graham Gamble 20th October 1879


A history of Australasia written in late 18oo's