Street Corner: A study to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of The Caxton Press.

Lamb, R. C.

Published by Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1945
Condition: Good+ Soft cover
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No signatures. Uneven fading and foxing to the dust wrapper. Some 3/8" and shorter tears at corners of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 56 pages. Red cloth boards. Page dimensions: 244 x 180mm. A history from the late 19th Century into the 20th Century of the vicinity of the area where the Caxton Press of Christchurch New Zealand was located, rather than a history of the Caxton Press itself. "Three years later [1888] an earthquake, which brought down the Cathedral spire, also damaged the bakery of William Robertson on the eastern side of Victoria Street, and almost opposite Day's butchery [. . .] He was more prompt in having his bakery renovated than were the Cathedral authorities in replacing the spire. Almost a year after it had come down, a number of rooks were seen one evening circling its truncated summit. Their doing so was interpreted in some quarters as a hint to the authorities to hasten the work of repair." - page 49. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 12255

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Title: Street Corner: A study to mark the thirtieth...

Publisher: Caxton Press, Christchurch

Publication Date: 1945

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Good+

Edition: First Edition.

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