Excursions in New South Wales, Western Australia, and Van Dieman’s [sic] Land, during the years 1830, 1831, 1832, and 1833. William Henry BRETON.
Excursions in New South Wales, Western Australia, and Van Dieman’s [sic] Land, during the years 1830, 1831, 1832, and 1833

Excursions in New South Wales, Western Australia, and Van Dieman’s [sic] Land, during the years 1830, 1831, 1832, and 1833

London, Richard Bentley, 1834 ('second edition revised, with additions')/ 1833.

Octavo, [iv], [ix]-xii, 1-418, [v]-viii (preface to the first edition), 419-420 pages with an in-text illustration on page 207 plus a lithographed plate ('Native Weapons') facing page 206, but lacking the aquatint frontispiece ('Regent Villa').

Nineteenth-century full green morocco extensively decorated in gilt on both sides and the spine (in compartments, with a contrasting title-label), gilt inner dentelles, marbled edges and marbled endpapers; leather lightly scuffed and rubbed on the extremities; spine a little sunned; edges a little marked; plate foxed, with associated foxing to adjacent leaves; trifling signs of handling; an excellent copy.

Inscribed on an initial blank to 'W.H. Cooper from his friend Richard Stephens on his leaving Eton, November 1837'; Cooper's armorial inkstamp is on the facing page (the verso of the flyleaf).

Item #109424

Price: $500.00

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