4to, L, 333pp. Hardcover in cream cloth boards with d/w in very good condition with some light-bleached loss of background yellow colouring now protected by clear archival covering, text in pristine condition on high quality glossy paper. Sumptuously photographed in full colour throughout,there are fifty individual chapters, each detailing a separate town or city from all over Australia, organised alphabetically with concise relevant text included. Obviously not every historic town is in the book, but the collection is very representative of all aspects of the country nevertheless. Hence it is more than an attractive coffee-table book but fulfils the role of quality reference material too.