Physical description

A brown hardcover book with the title 'Gibraltar and it's Sieges' in gold and black lettering with a black lined drawing of Gibraltar, rocks and the English flag below. The spine has the title, two crossed flags, the words - Montis Insignia Calpe and Nelson and Sons publisher printed in gold and black. There are lined illustrations and maps inside. There is a Contents page and list of Illustrations. At the back is a ten page list of books to read, including - The World at the Fireside, Stories of Travel, New and Favourite Tales and more, all published by Thomas Nelson. Pp.158. Attached by paperclips to the front right endpaper is a Yeoman's Numurkah, Victoria photograph of Linda Fairless whom the book was presented to as an award.

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Inscriptions & markings

On the left front endpaper is a Bookplate: 'Baulhamaugh East state School 2417. Presented to linda fairless. who was chosen by the boys as being the best-liked girl in the school Xmas /85. H.T. Sebire - H.T.' There is a portrait sepia photograph of Linda Fairless as a woman taken at the studio of Yeoman's Numurkah, Victoria. This is attached with four paperclips. The name Greta Oliver is written on the back of the photograph. There is a slip of paper with Linda Fairless married Thomas Sebire in Numurkah 1902 She died 1917 - typed onto it.


A rare antique non fiction book about Gibraltar and it's Sieges published in 1884. It includes a description of its natural features, British colony, Mediterranean scenes and history with black lined ilustrations.