A Voyage to Terra Australis, undertaken for the Purpose of completing the Discovery of that Vast Country ... in the Years 1801, 1802, and 1803
Adelaide, Government Printer, 1989 (facsimile edition)/ 1814.
Large quarto, two volumes of text plus the elephant folio atlas (containing 18 charts and 10 plates).
Half leather and cloth (very lightly marked on the atlas); essentially a fine set in the custom-made base of the dark red felt-covered wooden storage box and fitted perspex lid.
A superb production, limited to only 500 numbered sets (this is number 98). The storage box was designed with a matching two-door lid opening at the centre, and attached to the base with piano hinges. About a third of the edition was issued in these boxes as advertised. Apparently the successful tender was paid in full soon after the job began, and the box-maker was last seen heading for the hills (overseas) with the money and a big smile! The problem was 'solved' by securing clear perspex lids which fitted snugly over the custom-made bases.