4to, VII, 128pp. Hardcover in emerald green cloth and matching endpapers with illustrated d/w in excellent condition other than tiny worn areas on corners now protected by clear archival covering, text in pristine condition. This beautiful coffee-table book is on one level a tribute in words , photographs and paintings to one man’s ‘place on the coast’. The man is eminent Australian architect Philip Cox, and the place is Thubbul, an unpretententious homestead set in glorious gardens and situated on the far South Coast of New South Wales. The enchanting text together with stunning photographs , evokes a relaxed but sophisticated lifestyle in one of the world’s most beautiful spots. On the other level, critics have felt it to be self indulgent though admittedly inspirational for the well-off city dweller.