Longcross Press, 1996, first edition. Arnold-Baker, Charles. Hardback, condition: used very good. Dj not price clipped, some shelf wear. Black boards, gold lettering, bumping to spine and dint on front cover. Binding tight, pages clean and bright. A one man reference work providing historical background and assembled over a period of 30 years this, alphabetically listed, companion embraces those things which form the national atmosphere. Commerce, wars, statesmanship, transport, colonies and even cookery are included along with local history, administration and more technical material such as law, navigational and piratical hazards.