BLAINEY, Geoffrey. Gold and Paper. A History of the National Bank of Australasia Limited. Melbourne, Georgian House, 1958.
Royal 8vo. Original morocco-backed buckram with illustrated dust-wrapper, map endpapers; pp. xi, , 430, ilustrations in the text; wrapper a bit darkened and rubbed, otherwise very good.
First edition, presentation copy inscribed by the chief manager of the bank, dated Melbourne, 1959 on initial blank. A detailed history of the bank which emerged from the gold rush of the 1850s. The book gives as well a monetary view of Australia's colonial history up to modern times.