Secondhand. Good condition. Wear to book corners and edges. Foxing on covers and foredges. Signed by previous owner. Pages are sunned. Binding is good and book is intact.
When first published in 1935, the book represented a milestone in Australian historical research and writing. Robert's premise was that land settlement was a key factor in Australia's development.
Robert's provided a dynamic account of the political, economic and social lives of early pastoralist in New South Wales. He wrote "a sordid, filthy existence... there is no romance in monotony and mutton fat" (Source: American Historical Review, Vol 71, Issue 2, 1966.
Originally published in 1935, this edition is a reprint of the revised 1964 second edition.