The Salvation Army Property Souvenir, Australia. A Pictorial Review of Progress, 1909-1921. James Hay, Commissioner [cover title]
Melbourne, The Salvation Army, .
Oblong quarto, 112 pages with many hundreds of illustrations (almost all from photographs).
Decorative wrappers a little foxed and lightly creased; edges, and first and last pages, a little foxed; trifling signs of handling; an excellent copy.
Commissioner Hay's foreword provides some impressive statistics: 'To have erected or purchased 426 buildings in twelve years, and to have actually raised two-thirds of the cost, will ever remain in our minds as a testimony, both of marked Divine assistance, and also of splendid enthusiasm on the part of many Officers, Soldiers and Friends'. Not least, an important architectural history of Australia (attractively printed by The Salvation Army too). Trove records copies in only three collections (the National Library, the State Library of NSW and the Powerhouse Museum), and this is the first copy we have seen in our four decades on the job.