Book by William Westgarth titled 'Personal Recollections of Early Melbourne and Victoria', published by George Robertson, Melbourne in 1888. This is a First edition presentation copy, which has been inscribed and signed by Westgarth.

William Westgarth, was a Scottish merchant and financier who played a prominent part in the civic life and affairs of the Port Phillip area from 1840-1847. During this time he was a leading merchant and businessman, active in the Benevolent Society and Mechanic's Institute, and wrote a book publicizing the colony's potential. Westgarth returned to Port Philip in 1849, he helped found the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce in 1851 and was a member of the first Victorian Parliament.

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Octavo, two tinted lithographed plates, original dark blue cloth.

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