Journal of the Government North-West Expedition (March 30th - November 5th, 1903). [Contained in] Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Volume 15, Session 1913-1914

Adelaide, RGSSA, 1914.

Octavo, [57]-242 pages with diagrams plus 59 plates and a very large folding map (475 x 985 mm).

Early half calf with raised bands and contrasting titling-labels, without the original wrappers; leather a little worn at the corners and rubbed at the extremities, with a little surface loss to the spine; final (blank) page a little foxed and creased; blank verso of the map foxed with a few small stains; map lightly foxed, with a few short tears and some small holes (rubbed through the outermost fold, affecting unprinted portions of only one panel) expertly repaired; a very good copy.

An important expedition, scientifically and anthropologically, under the leadership of L.A. Wells; it filled in the gap 'linking together the areas traversed by the Horn and Elder Expeditions'. This volume also contains the annual address of the President, John LEWIS, with lengthy sections on Eyre, Sturt and Strzelecki (56 pages plus folding maps relating to Eyre and Sturt). McLaren 5065 (the separate issue).

Item #75331

Price (AUD): $500.00