Pp. [viii]+xiii+160(last blank)+xiv-xxxv(last colophon), 40 hand-tipped coloured plates with tissue guards, black & white title page vignette and text illustrations (a few of which are tinted), 4 tinted maps, the title, text and plates all within red rule border, appendix, glossary; super roy. folio; full navy leather, lettered and decorated in gilt; within navy cloth slipcase with gilt vignette, the slipcase slightly worn; Copperfield, Sydney, 1978. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies, signed by Rodney Allcot (the artist's son), and with the blind stamp of the Allcot Trust at centre of limitation page and at colophon. *Born in Liverpool, John Charles Allcot (1888-1973) emigrated to Sydney in 1909, where he worked for a time on coastal, island and intercolonial vessels. From 1912 he worked as an artist, specializing in nostalgic views of sailing ships and steamers. Item #122350

Price: $900.00