The Antipodean. An Illustrated Annual [1892]. Edited by George Essex Evans and John Tighe Ryan. [Bound with the Annual for 1893]
The Antipodean. An Illustrated Annual [1892]. Edited by George Essex Evans and John Tighe Ryan. [Bound with the Annual for 1893]
The Antipodean. An Illustrated Annual [1892]. Edited by George Essex Evans and John Tighe Ryan. [Bound with the Annual for 1893]

The Antipodean. An Illustrated Annual [1892]. Edited by George Essex Evans and John Tighe Ryan. [Bound with the Annual for 1893]

London, George Robertson, 1893 (second edition) and 1894.

Tall octavo, 112 and 116, [4] (a contents leaf for each volume) pages with numerous illustrations plus a frontispiece in each volume.

Publisher's half calf and marbled papered boards, ornately lettered and ruled in gilt on the spine; marbled endpapers and edges; covers a little rubbed at the extremities, with slight surface loss to the leather at the head of the rear joint and minor wear to the corners; spine unevenly sunned; a very good copy (internally excellent) with a contemporary gift inscription (Xmas 1893).

The title leaves are laid down on fine blank paper to mask advertising on the verso; the contents leaves are numbered xxiii-xxiv and xiii-xiv respectively, with the running title 'The Antipodean Advertisements' at the head of each page. Contributors include Rolf Boldrewood, Ernest Favenc, Nat Gould, Henry Lawson, Sir Henry Parkes, 'Banjo' Paterson, and Robert Louis Stevenson; artists include Frank Mahoney, B.E. Minns, Percy Spence, and W. Withers. A third volume was published at Christmas 1897.

Item #70804

Price: $300.00

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