# 43096

SELBY, Isaac

The Old Pioneers memorial history of Melbourne from the discovery of Port Phillip down to the World War.

Melbourne : Old Pioneers’ Memorial Fund, [1924]. Quarto, gilt-lettered navy leather over boards (corner- and edge-wear, spine heavily sunned), pp. xii; 494, photographic illustrations, folding maps and plans; half-title with a vertical crease, otherwise contents very good; the front free-endpaper with the early ownership inscriptions of Jane Emma Murphy and her son, Alexander Balcombe Murphy, of “Elinga”, Kooyong Road, Toorak.

A comprehensive history of Melbourne covering every aspect of its physical and social development after white settlement.

Provenance: Jane Emma Murphy (Balcombe) (1854-1924), “The Briars,” Mornington, Victoria (Australia); Alexander Balcombe Murphy; à Beckett family, Melbourne (by descent).