Three Expeditions Into The Interior Of Eastern Australia, With Descriptions Of The Recently Explored Region Of Australia Felix, And Of The Present Colony Of New South Wales.

MITCHELL. T. L.

£1,875.00

Publisher

T and W. Boone, New Bond Street.

Place

London

Date

1838

Synopsis

By major t. l. mitchell, f.g.s. and m.r.g.s. surveyor-general. in two volumes.

Item Description

FIRST EDITION. TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. 9 x 5.75 inches. Vol. I, xxi + [iii] + 351 pp. + 16 pp. publisher's catalogue; Vol. II, viii + [ii] + 405 + [1] pp. Vol. I has separate half title for River Darling Expedition. Bound in original green cloth, gilt. With with blind stamped panelled boards and gilt blocks of Kangaroos Emu's and Boomerangs and Clubs on spine. Both volummes have been professionally recased, reusing all the original endpapers and cloth. Upper boards of both volumes have light stains but overall ther set is in fine condition. Illustrated by 2 engraved title pages, 48 plates, including 2 frontispieces, of which 4 are hand coloured, 3 are folding and 3 are maps one of which is a very large coloured folding map mounted on linen. There are also numerous text figures. All plates and maps are present. The detailed journals of three expeditions of exploration in New South Wales, 1831-32, 1835 and 1836, exploring the courses of the Kindur, Murray and Darling Rivers. These exceptionally well illustrated accounts include descriptions of the landscapes and natural history and encounters with indigenous peoples. Lists of the animals and plants described in the text are given at the beginning of Vol. I. Thomas Livingstone Mitchell (1792-1855) was appointed Surveyor General of New South Wales in 1828. Scarce first edition.

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