The Australian Birthday Book and Record of Memorable Events…
The Australian Birthday Book and Record of Memorable Events…

Melbourne: Hugo Wertheim, 1887.

12mo.; a good copy in original decorated boards, cloth spine.

A Victorian keepsake

Delightful unused birthday book: "The first of its peculiar kind ever published… specifically for the benefit of Victorian readers". Principally an advertising vehicle for Wertheim sewing machines and Hapsburg pianos, it nevertheless is a surprisingly detailed and diverse compendium of information about each day of the year. The second of January, for example, lists the Capture of Granada in 1492 and the Wharf Labourer's Strike in Melbourne in 1886.

Delightful unused birthday book: "The first of its peculiar kind ever published… specifically for the benefit of Victorian readers". Principally an advertising vehicle for Wertheim sewing machines and Hapsburg pianos, it nevertheless is a surprisingly detailed and diverse compendium of information about each day of the year. The second of January, for example, lists the Capture of Granada in 1492 and the Wharf Labourer's Strike in Melbourne in 1886.

Price (AUD): $350.00  other currencies     Ref: #2811866

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