Antiquarian (1910s) hardcover illustrated school textbook entitled Romance of the World: Australia's Story in Search of the Southland edited by Herbert Strang and published London, UK Henry Frowde & Hodder Stoughton.
About the editor: 'Herbert Strang' was a pseudonym used by two people, George Herbert Ely and later Charles James L'Estrange both of whom were editors in the Juveniles Department of Oxford University Press and the authors of adventure stories for boys. The pair also wrote adventure stories for girls which were written under the pseudonym of Mrs. Herbert Strang. Romances of the World was a series of history text books for elementary school children. This volume focuses on the history of Australia.
About the book: An early history of Australia from its inception in the late 1700s through to the early 1900s, the period when the book was compiled. Covers the Early Voyagers, the Wreck of the Vergulde Draeck, the history of the Buccaneers and the first voyages of Captains Cook, Marion, Furneaux, Bass and Flinders.
Condition: In FAIR! condition, this is an ex-school library copy. The frontispiece has been taped into the book and two of the illustrated plates have been removed. There is stress to the bind. Internal pages show the expected foxing for newsprint from the period. All text is clear and legible. Book has a library sticker to the inside front cover and writing on a couple of the internal pages. Red covers show blemishes and generalized rub and wear. The handsomely embossed cover and spine show MINIMAL! wear with the embossing vivid, clear and legible.
Approximate measurements: 8-1/2" x 6-1/2" | hardcover | 160 pages | two illustrations missing
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