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J. B. M. (John Benson MARTIN, 1818-1908)

[CAMDEN] Reminiscences / by J.B.M. (The author’s proof copy, with corrections and additions in manuscript)

$750.00 AUD

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Camden : A.J. Doust, ‘Times’ Office, 1884. “Being a reprint from the Camden Times, 1883.” Octavo, disbound (stapled by the printer, and later stitched by the author), a misprinted proof copy with several missing pages (33 ; 36-37 ; 40-41) supplied by the author in manuscript (in ink on ruled blue paper), with the author’s annotations and corrections throughout and one contemporary newspaper clipping from The Herald pinned at page 38 (a letter to the editor by Benson (?) written under the pseudonym Currency Lad, relating to the content of page 38); scattered foxing.

A unique copy of this personal memoir of the historic district of Camden, southwest of Sydney, in the mid-nineteenth century. It also contains significant content on Sydney and Parramatta. John Benson Martin (1818-1908) served as Clerk of Petty Sessions at Camden.

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