The Australian Colonies. Together with Notes of a Voyage from Australia to Panama in the 'Golden Age', Descriptions of Tahiti and other Islands in the Pacific, and a Tour through some of the States of America, in 1854. Henry HUSSEY.
The Australian Colonies. Together with Notes of a Voyage from Australia to Panama in the 'Golden Age', Descriptions of Tahiti and other Islands in the Pacific, and a Tour through some of the States of America, in 1854
The Australian Colonies. Together with Notes of a Voyage from Australia to Panama in the 'Golden Age', Descriptions of Tahiti and other Islands in the Pacific, and a Tour through some of the States of America, in 1854

The Australian Colonies. Together with Notes of a Voyage from Australia to Panama in the 'Golden Age', Descriptions of Tahiti and other Islands in the Pacific, and a Tour through some of the States of America, in 1854

London, Blackburn and Burt, and Adelaide, E.S. Wigg, [1855].

Duodecimo, [vi], 174 pages.

Original blind-stamped cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; cloth slightly worn at the ends of the spine, and a little marked on the rear cover; an excellent copy (internally fine).

Henry Hussey (1825-1903), evangelist, millenarian, printer and historian, emigrated to South Australia in 1839; he devotes 22 of the 36 pages on the Australian colonies to his home state. Provenance: Thomas Gill (1849-1923), South Australian public servant, bibliographer and book collector. His library was bequeathed to the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia; this copy has the John Goodchild-designed bookplate to that effect on the front pastedown, and a cancelled RGSSA stamp on the title page. Ferguson 10702: 'The title adequately describes the other stages of his journey. American conditions in several states are noticed'.

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Price: $400.00