The Dead Heart of Australia. A Journey around Lake Eyre in the Summer of 1901-02, with some Account of the Lake Eyre Basin and the Flowing Wells of Central Australia. John Walter GREGORY.
The Dead Heart of Australia. A Journey around Lake Eyre in the Summer of 1901-02, with some Account of the Lake Eyre Basin and the Flowing Wells of Central Australia
The Dead Heart of Australia. A Journey around Lake Eyre in the Summer of 1901-02, with some Account of the Lake Eyre Basin and the Flowing Wells of Central Australia

The Dead Heart of Australia. A Journey around Lake Eyre in the Summer of 1901-02, with some Account of the Lake Eyre Basin and the Flowing Wells of Central Australia

London, John Murray, 1906 (first edition).

Octavo, xvi, 383 pages with 6 illustrations plus the front cover vignette onlay, 22 plates, 4 small folding maps, and 2 large folding colour maps: 'Sketch Map of Lake Eyre Basin' (426 × 529 mm), and 'Sketch Map of Eastern Australia showing the Central Artesian Basin' (396 × 344 mm).

Light brown cloth (with the heart-shaped pictorial paper onlay of desert sand-grains on the front cover), top edge gilt, bottom edge uncut; endpapers foxed and offset; a tear to the stub panel of the large map (extending only slightly into the printed surface) expertly sealed; an excellent copy.

A colonial edition in blue cloth was published in 1909.

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