George Fife Angas. Father and Founder of South Australia. George Fife ANGAS, Edwin HODDER.

George Fife Angas. Father and Founder of South Australia

London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1891.

Octavo, xii, 440 pages plus a frontispiece portrait. Although this plate is listed on the title page as an 'etched portrait by H. Manesse', it is yet another variant (we have identified several). On this occasion, it is doubly-variant: not only is it not produced in the manner that is common to most copies, it is also a different image, with the printed credit below it of 'Direct Photo-Eng. Co. Ld'.

Cloth a little rubbed, marked and flecked; top and bottom edges foxed (and with the name of an Angus relative written in ink on the bottom one); some offsetting and foxing to the inside surfaces of the flyleaves and the first and last few leaves (with the partial cause of the problem, an acidic tissue-guard, no longer present); thin strip (five millimetres) cut from the bottom margin of four consecutive leaves (and there is a short sealed tear to one of them); mild signs of use (including some related newspaper cuttings mounted on the recto of the rear flyleaf); a very good copy.

Inscribed to 'Rev'd J. Hall Angus with J.H. Angas' kind regards. 20 Sep 1893' (from the older son of George Fife Angas to an Angus relative). Ferguson 10473 (noting an erratum slip).

Item #104248

Price: $250.00

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