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An Introduction to the Study of Town Planning in Australia.


John Sulman.


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Sydney: Government Printer of New South Wales, 1921. Tall octavo, teal canvas with gilt titles and device to front board and spine, pp. xvi, 256, numerous maps and illustrations.

Overall Good to Very Good. The boards show considerable insect damage, the gilt is bright, corners roundly bumped, the head of the spine gently pushed and foot fraying, endpapers lightly foxed, title page has some chips out with slight loss to the border, no loss of text. Apart from light foxing to edges of the leaves the pages are all clean, though a couple of the folding plates are creased. Previous owner’s name on ffep.

Sir John Sulman (1849-1934) was an esteemed architect who despite having established a practice in England moved to Australia in 1885. His 1890 paper titled ‘The laying-out of towns’, delivered to the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, was foundational in establishing the practice of town planning in Australia as a formal discipline. A supporter of Walter Burley Griffin’s plan for Canberra, Sulman’s own motto was ‘convenience, utility and beauty’. (ADB online).