Sydney: Authority Of The Commissioners For The Colonial And Indian Exhibition, 1886. Second Edition. Hardcover : pp. [i] ii-iv [2 blank]  2-488 : Fold out coloured map : Purple cloth covered boards with gilt lettering : Embossed lines above and below title.
Boards are faded towards the spine and worn : Spine is very faded and head and tail are pushed, small chip at tail : Foxing to text black : Endpapers toned and foxed and fox marks to first 16 pages and last 10 : Folded map has two tears, one 7.5cm horizontal along right hand corner and one 7cm vertical along one of the folds and some fox marks on verso. Good. Item #1538
A rare hardcover second edition. The Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1886 was a very substantial exhibition held in London, and intended (in the words of the Prince of Wales) "to stimulate commerce and strengthen the bonds of union now existing in every portion of her Majesty's Empire"