Spinifex and Sand. A Narrative of Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia. David W. CARNEGIE.
Spinifex and Sand. A Narrative of Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia

Spinifex and Sand. A Narrative of Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia

London, C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1898.

Octavo, xvi, 454 pages with 47 illustrations plus 4 folding maps (2 in an endpocket).

Pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut; recased, retaining the original endpapers; cloth a little marked and bumped; spine sunned and slightly cockled; front endpaper foxed; minor signs of use and age; minor repairs to the maps (see below); a very good copy with the armorial bookplate of John Kirkland ('Pro Aris et Focis').

The maps bound in show the 'Routes of Previous Exploration in the Interior of Western Australia' (410 × 330 mm, with an archival tape repair to the stub panel); and the 'Country traversed by the Author, 1894-1895' (475 × 400 mm, with archival tape repairs, mainly to the stub panel, and a few short unsealed splits along some folds). The endpocket maps show the detailed route of the main expedition 'between Coolgardie & Kimberley, 1896-97', with numerous descriptive notes and vignette illustrations (570 × 690 mm and 570 × 640 mm, one with a tiny closed marginal tear).

Item #114076

Price (AUD): $2,200.00

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