The Victorian Government Prize Essays, 1860

Melbourne, Government Printer, 1861.

Octavo, viii, 387 pages plus a folding map and (tipped-in before and after the title page of the second essay) a plan and 4 unnumbered contents pages .

Original quarter cloth and stiffened wrappers; front cover lightly scored and very slightly chipped and scuffed near the foot of the hinge; an excellent copy (it appears to be unread).

The essays are 'Collection and Storage of Water in Victoria' by Frederick Acheson (49 pages); 'Agriculture in Victoria' by William Story (pages 163 pages plus a plan); 'Origin and Distribution of Gold in Quartz Veins' by Henry Rosales (31 pages) and 'Development of the Resources of the Colony' by Charles Mayes.

Item #75968

Price (AUD): $165.00