Rockhampton, Queensland: Printed and published at the "Morning Bulletin" office, East St. 1904. First Edition. Cloth. Hardcover (23 x 14.3cm), pp. v, 415; recased in light brown cloth, top board lettered in gilt, new endpapers.
The casing is just a little rubbed at the corners. The leaves are age toned and first gathering shows wear along the outer edges (no loss). Occasional soil marks, but no foxing. The title page has a horizontal tear across the whole page that has been repaired with a piece of tape to the verso, lower corners of pp 31-34 also repaired without loss. Previous owner's names, J.C. Collins and W.L. Moon, appear on the contents page and the top of page 3. Overall a worn copy in a fresh casing. Good. Item #1248
[Assocoation Copy] This early history of Rockhampton was revised and reprinted by J.T.S. Bird from articles in the Morning Bulletin, where he and Mr J.C. Collins were contemporaries. The other name on the contents page is W.L. Moon and dated 1960. William Lewry Moon married Dorothy Collins, the youngest daughter of J.C. Collins in 1927. Underneath his own name he has written, "J.C. Collins, Sub Editor The Morning Bulletin". On the contents page in another hand (presumably Collins') is written, "J.C. Collins, 170 Denham St, Rockhampton". A scarce title with lovely provenance.