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Language of the Aboriginies of Victoria,
1851 - and other Australian Districts; With parallel Translations and familiar specimens in Dialogue, as a guide to Aboriginal Protectors, and others engaged in ameliorating their condition. First edition. 12mo. Contemporary black moire cloth. vi, 60, [2]pp. Melbourne, Daniel Harrison, A lovely copy of the first edition. A trained botanist and gardener, Bunce emigrated to Hobart in 1833. He established a nusery at Launceston before moving to Port Phillip in 1839. His study of Aboriginal languages commenced on a trip he made to Western Port that same year. Bunce had accompanied Leichhardt into the interior and left an account of his exploits. A letter from Leichhardt is included at the end of this work. Later editions were published in 1856 and 1859, the latter (labelled the second edition) turns up from time to time, this is the first copy of the 1851 edition we've held. Ferguson, 7662. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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