A Yankee Merchant in Goldrush Australia
1970 First Edition.
Publisher - Heinemann.
Cover is hard bound in dark red cloth with gilt stamped title on cover. Good condition.
Dust Jacket is present.Not price clipped. Light tanning on sleeve edges.
End Papers are intact, yellow.
Preliminaries – Frontispiece: Photograph of George Francis Train. Preface; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents.
Main Text Body - 204 Pages. Fine and clean.
End Matters – Index.
Edges are even and unworn.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage. Gilt lettering.
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.
The Letters of George Francis Train 1853-55.
An eccentric, flamboyant entrepeneur, Train ran a lucrative commission business out of Melbourne, acted as agent for the white Star Line of Liverpool and visited the goldfields around Victoria. This is a fascinating perspective on the goldrush and the fortunes won and lost.
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