The Antipodean. An Illustrated Annual [1892, bound together with the Annual for 1893]. Edited by George Essex Evans and John Tighe Ryan
London, George Robertson, 1893 and 1894.
Octavo, 112 and 116, [4, a contents leaf for each volume] pages with numerous illustrations plus a frontispiece in each volume.
Publisher's half calf and marbled papered boards, with marbled endpapers and edges; covers a little rubbed at the extremities, with slight surface loss to the leather at the head of the rear hinge and minor wear to the corners; an excellent copy with a contemporary gift inscription (Xmas 1893).
The title leaves are laid down on fine blank paper to mask advertising on the verso; the contents leaves are numbered xxiii-xxiv and xiii-xiv respectively, with the running title 'The Antipodean - Advertisements' at the head of each page. Contributors include Rolf Boldrewood, Ernest Favenc, Nat Gould, Henry Lawson, Sir Henry Parkes, 'Banjo' Paterson and Robert Louis Stevenson; artists include Frank Mahoney, B.E. Minns, Percy Spence and W. Withers. A third volume was published at Christmas 1897.