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SMYTH, R. Brough
The Aborigines of Victoria. With Notes relating to Habits of the Natives of other Parts of Australia and Tasmania. Compiled from Various Sources for the Government of Victoria
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Melbourne, John Ferres, Government Printer, 1878. Quarto, two volumes, lxxii, 483, and vi, 456 pages with 536 figures plus 10 plates (including a double-page facsimile letter) and 2 large folding maps (one with tribal names and boundaries printed in red). Original gilt-pictorial dark green cloth; covers lightly a little rubbed and bumped at the extremities, with trifling wear the the ends of the spines and some corner tips; some foxing, predominantly to the early leaves of both volumes, with the frontispieces heavily affected; inner hinges expertly reinforced; overall an excellent set. The second volume contains 220 pages devoted to Aboriginal languages. Ferguson 15882 (not noting the binding). Provenance: Freeman Freeman-Thomas, and later, Geoffrey Ingleton, with their respective bookplates on the front pastedowns. Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon (1866-1941), the son of a Governor of Victoria, was a British Liberal politician and administrator who served as Governor-General of Canada, and as Viceroy and Governor-General of India (Wikipedia). The Ingleton Collection catalogue inkstamp and number (323) are on each rear pastedown. [2 items].
Bookseller: Michael Treloar Booksellers ANZAAB/ILAB [Adelaide, SA, Australia]

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