A Brief Statement of Facts in Connexion with an Overland Expedition from Lake George to Port Phillip, in 1824. Hume, Hovell Expedition.

A Brief Statement of Facts in Connexion with an Overland Expedition from Lake George to Port Phillip, in 1824

Sydney, J. Moore, 1855 (first edition).

Octavo, 34 pages (thus lacking the terminal blank).

Rebound in Mackaness Morocco (morocco-textured cloth) with the original green printed wrappers bound in at the rear; front wrapper has the top left-hand corner replaced; trifling signs of use and age; a very good copy with the bookplate of Dr George Mackaness.

Hume's account of his famous expedition with Captain William Hilton Hovell, which established an overland route between Sydney and Port Phillip. Outraged at what he considered to be a public lack of acknowledgement of his role in the expedition, Hume was impelled to publish this account 30 years later. 'In this statement, my only object is, to show that the expedition of 1824 was led and conducted by me ... and that to my exertions its success was chiefly owing ... [a]lthough I have lately been made to appear but a subordinate to Captain Hovell ...' (page 34).

Offered together with copies of the second edition (Yass, 1873, with the original albumen paper portrait photograph frontispiece; a very good copy rebound without the wrappers in quarter morocco), and the type-facsimile enlarged third edition (Yass, 1897, in the original cloth, now a little used. This edition, published at the request of the Royal Colonial Institute in London, was limited to only 25 copies). The three volumes are housed together in a quarter calf book-form box, lettered in gilt on the spine and front.

Respectively, Ferguson 10663, 10664 and 10666; Wantrup 111b, 112 and 113b. [3 items].

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