Melbourne, George Robertson, 1922 [first Australian edition]/ 1921.
Large octavo, two volumes, xvi, 366 and xiv, 367-768 pages plus 39 plates and 17 folding charts (loosely inserted in two endpockets).
Cloth a little scuffed, lightly stained, and rubbed and bumped at the extremities; first volume recased, with a neat repair to the foot of the spine; endpapers offset; edges a little foxed and discoloured; mild signs of use; a very good set.
From the personal collection of the explorer and pastoralist Joseph Breaden, with his ownership signature on both front flyleaves and his initials in ink on the leading edge of each volume. Breaden 'was second in command to Hon. David Carnegie, who explored the country in the Great Victoria Sandy Desert from Kalgoorlie to Halls Creek during 1896 and 1897.... Breaden returned to Central Australia, until he took over Todmorden Station', north-west of Oodnadatta, in 1902. He also purchased other pastoral properties (Henbury, Idracowra and Palmer Valley); he died on 17 March 1924, aged 67. (Information from Todmorden Station website).