Old Books, Old Friends, Old Sydney
by James R. Tyrrell
Angus and Robertson, 1952 [First Edition], b/w plates, illustrated end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket,
Good Condition, tears to gutter at top of spine (front and back), covers very slightly warped, dustjacket has parts missing, tears and wear (see photographs)
'Mr Tyrrell's reminiscences range back and forth over a period of seventy years. He recalls many a memorable event in the book world, and puts down many an anecdote too good to be entrusted for perpetuation only to the spoken word. Sir Henry Parkes, David Scott Mitchell, R. E. O'Conner, George Robertson, Norman Lindsay, Robert Louis Stevenson, J. F. Archibald, Sir Thomas Anderson Stuart, C. J. Brennan, Phil May, Sarah Bernhardt, Bland Holt, and A. B. Paterson - these are a few of the men and women famous in art, literature, politics, medicine, the theatre, the legal profession, and son, who appear in this book.'