Geographic Travels in Central Australia from 1872 to 1874. Ernest GILES.
Geographic Travels in Central Australia from 1872 to 1874
Geographic Travels in Central Australia from 1872 to 1874

Geographic Travels in Central Australia from 1872 to 1874

Melbourne, Printed for the Author by McCarron, Bird, 1875.

Octavo, [iv], 223 pages plus a large folding map (320 x 570 mm).

Original blind-stamped dark green cloth with the gilt 'View of Mt Olga from 60 miles West' on the front cover; cloth lightly marked, with minimal wear to the corners and a tiny horizontal split along the blind-stamping near the head of the spine; first and last few leaves foxed, with minimal scattered foxing elsewhere; inner hinges cracked but firm; overall an excellent copy.

Inscribed (by Baron Ferdinand von Mueller) 'To Dr H.A. John Clarke FRCS as a mark of respect from the originator of these enterprises'. Von Mueller was entrusted with 'the task of revising [Giles's] journals for the press ... as he has entered already anew the field of geographic exploration'. A short newspaper cutting (dated 11 October 1909) recording the death of Jesse [sic] Young, who accompanied Giles in 1875 from Adelaide to Perth, is loosely inserted.

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