Secondhand. Very good condition. Very minimal edgewear. Dust jacket has some edgewear and some minor tears that the previous own has fixed.
The turbulent racketeering years of Australia's early colonial history provide the background for this provocative book. Bill Wannan has chosen eminent "gentlemen" from the first 50 years of the New South Wales settlement including John and Hannibal Macarthur, Reverend Samuel Marsden, Major George Johnston, Archdeacon Thomas Hobbes Scott and many more. Reverend Samuel Marsden had many admirers who likened him to saint. In this book he emerges as a loan-shark, trader in arms, political reactionary, magistrate, pious missionary - a man of many masks.
This book was originally published in 1962 under the title "Very Strange Tales".