Journal of the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1891-2. Under command of D. Lindsay. Equipped solely at the cost of Sir Thomas Elder GCMG for the purpose of completing the exploration of Australia .. [Together with] The Elder Scientific Exploration Expedition, 1891-2. Photographs .. [Together with] The Elder Scientific Exploration Expedition, 1891-2. Confidential Report

North Adelaide, Corkwood Press, 1999 [facsimile edition]/ 1893, 2002 [first thus] and 2003 [first thus].

Octavo, 207 pages plus 2 huge maps (each 770 x 1450 mm) in a separate cloth-covered case (the journal); oblong quarto, [xii] pages plus 107 plates, printed rectos only (the photograph album) and octavo, [vi], 133 pages (the confidential report).

Cloth (three volumes) and full reconstituted leather (the photograph volume); the journal volume and its companion map case are a little sunned; an excellent set.

Each of the three parts is limited to 400 numbered copies. This set contains the binder's copies, which helps explain some numbering anomalies: the journal is unnumbered, the confidential report is Number 126 and the photograph album is Number 4, one of (the first) 50 copies bound in full leather.

Item #88081

Price: $300.00