James Bonwick. A Writer of School Books and Histories. With a Bibliography of his Writings
Melbourne, H.A. Evans, 1939.
Quarto, 43 pages plus plates and a frontispiece portrait.
Quarter cloth and papered boards; cloth lightly flecked; scattered foxing; an excellent copy.
Number 1 of 250 copies numbered and signed by the author. This is Pescott's personal copy, with his bookplate (by George Perrottet) on the front pastedown, his signature twice (on the title page and on the limitation page), and the additional signatures of H.A. Evans and Bruce L. Evans (the publishers), and V.S. Hewett (book collector and publisher) on the limitation page. It is also extensively annotated in the Pescott's hand, apparently in preparation for a revised edition, including details of items not included in this edition. Loosely inserted are two autograph letters signed from Sir William Edward Lodewyk Hamilton Crowther (1887-1981, medical practitioner, collector and bibliophile) to Pescott, dated 1949 and 1953, relating to this title (including suggested additions), and further loose related notes in Pescott's hand.