Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago, and A Journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839. By an Old Hand

Adelaide, Frearson and Brother, Printers, 1879.

Octavo, [ii], 64 (last blank), [3]-59 pages plus 6 full-page wood engravings and an errata slip tipped in at the rear.

Original bright green blind-stamped cloth slightly marked and flecked, and a little rubbed at the extremities; early ownership details on the front flyleaf; leading edges of two four-page sections are very slightly chipped (perhaps nibbled?); an excellent copy of a rare item.

The illustrations are based on drawings by Hamilton; he contributed similar sketches to the published journals of Grey and Eyre. An enlarged second edition appeared the following year, with extra text ('A Voyage from Port Phillip to Adelaide in 1846') and with three albumen paper photographs (of five of the six original drawings) replacing the wood engravings. Ferguson 10183 (hopelessly wrong regarding the pagination and the illustrations).

Item #57141

Price: $1,650.00