The Native Tribes of Central Australia. Walter Baldwin SPENCER, Francis James GILLEN.
The Native Tribes of Central Australia
The Native Tribes of Central Australia
The Native Tribes of Central Australia

The Native Tribes of Central Australia

London, Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1899.

Octavo, xx, 672 (last blank), [32] (publisher's advertisements, dated '15.2.99') pages with 12 unnumbered line illustrations of churingas, a map and 130 illustrations (mainly after photographs) plus 2 folding maps, 3 folding charts, 4 folding chromolithographic plates and an erratum slip tipped in at page 1 (noting that on page 570, the tassel should be 'pubic' not 'public').

Gilt-pictorial olive-green buckram, uncut and mostly unopened; spine a little sunned, extremities a little bumped; edges a little foxed, with light scattered foxing throughout; some marginal chips and short tears due to careless opening of uncut edges; page 633 has trifling surface loss due to adhesion to the verso of the adjacent plate (affecting part of only two words); trifling signs of use and age; overall an excellent copy.

There is a gift inscription on the verso of the front flyleaf ('To W.J.S. from W.H.B. 26.4.02'). The recipient was (Sir) William John Sowden (1858-1943), Adelaide journalist, newspaper editor, author, and a serious book-collector; the pencilled shelf reference on this page we know to be in his hand.

Item #122947

Price (AUD): $1,000.00