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STURT, Charles.:
TWO EXPEDITIONS INTO THE INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA, DURING THE YEARS 1828, 1829, 1830, AND 1831: with observations on the Soil, Climate, and General Resources of the Colony of New South Wales .
London, Smith, Elder and Co. 1833.FIRST EDITION 1833 2 Volumes, complete set. 8vo, approximately 220 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, 2 maps 1 large folding and 1 full page, 13 lithograph plates including 4 hand coloured bird plates, list of illustrations in each volume, pages: lxxx, 1 - 219, v, 1 - 271, bound in full calf by Hayday binders, there name at the bottom of the pastedowns, contrasting maroon and green gilt lettered labels, gilt date at bottom of spines, gilt decoration to spines, gilt rules to edges of covers, all edges gilt. Spines faded, strip of fading to top of lower covers, 2 small indentations to lower cover of volume 1, some light scratches and rubbing, evidence of removal of labels from first pastedowns, no half - titles, lower corner of lower cover of volume 2 bumped, a little pale foxing to title page of volume1, otherwise a very good clean tight set. See: Jonathan Wantrup, Australian Rare Books 1788 - 1900, page 379, No. 118a; John Alexander Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume ll, page 109, No. 1704.
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.
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