Various,: Sydney Revels of Bacchus, Cupid, And Momus; Being Choice and Humorous Selections from Scenes at the Sydney Police Office, and Other Public Places, During the Last Three Years (the 1850s)
Book Number: 0100218
Ure Smith Pty. Ltd, Sydney, 1970. Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Frank Broadhurst . First Edition. 103 pp., introduction. Text illustrated with contemporary sketches and Frank Broadhurst's period drawings, illustrations are halftone. Illustrated endpapers, which is showing a illustration of "going to Botany". Grey boards with gilt titles on the backstrip. There is in minor shelf wear evident on the bottom edge and the corners are slightly rubbed. On the front paste down and ffep., there a small piece missing 1" x .5". The front endpapers have a sun line running down the full-length of the page. Illustrated dustwrapper, again showing sketches from Sydney 1850s, black titles on the front panel and on the spine. There is minor rubbing of the dustwrapper and there is also some very small chipping along the top edge of the dustwrapper. "Here is a lusty, Hogarthian picture of life in the Sydney of the 1850s --- a dirty, intimate, hard drinking, evil smelling town of no more than 75,000 people and no less than 400 pubs. Swaggering gold - diggers and staggering drunks, brawling housewives and brazen harlots, pickpockets and publicans, cabbies and constables, soldiers and sailors, mistresses and maids, speak to us here in their own vivid words, faithfully preserved by Charles Adam Corbyn, a police court reporter of the day.". Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Frank Broadhurst . Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- New South Wales ; Social History ; Journalism ; ISBN: 0725400005. ISBN/EAN: 9780725400002. Inventory No: 0100218.