The Sources of the Finke River and Other Expeditions

Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 2010 [first thus]/ [1882 to 1930].

Octavo, xxxiv, 174 pages with a frontispiece portrait and 2 maps plus a large folding map in an endpocket.

Quarter calf and pictorial cloth; a fine copy.

Number 12 of only 125 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of just 325 copies). A collected reprint of four journeys undertaken by Chewings in 1881-82, 1883, 1885 and 1909. 'Accounts of the first three expeditions were published in the South Australian weekly newspaper, the "Observer". The 1885 report was also issued separately as a pamphlet ... in 1886. The "Geographical Journal" (London) published the account of the 1909 journey in October 1930' (from the informative 27-page introduction by Valmai Hankel).

Item #116025

Price: $140.00