A Journal of a Tour of Discovery across the Blue Mountains. Gregory BLAXLAND.

A Journal of a Tour of Discovery across the Blue Mountains

Sydney, Gibbs, Shallard and Co., 1870 (second edition)/ 1823.

Duodecimo, 46 pages.

Original light green printed wrappers; front cover a little stained and slightly chipped, with minimal conservation to the joint; scattered foxing; a very good copy in a custom-made half morocco book-form box.

The earliest obtainable edition of Blaxland's account of his 1813 expedition with William Lawson and William Charles Wentworth, which opened up the interior of New South Wales (the first edition was published privately and is exceedingly rare). Ferguson 7133; Wantrup 103c.

Offered together with the 1893 Sydney edition, the Angus & Robertson type-facsimile of the original edition of 1823, limited to only 55 numbered copies (this is number 50). Original half blue morocco and marbled papered boards: minimal light foxing (mainly to the uncut edges); essentially a fine copy with the Bremer bookplate. Ferguson 7134; Wantrup 103b. The two matching volumes are housed in a quarter morocco and cloth slipcase.

Item #114069

Price: $7,500.00

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