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Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia; with descriptions of the recently explored region of Australia Felix and of the present colony of New South Wales ..
London, T. & W. Boone, 1839 ('second edition, carefully revised')/ 1838. Octavo, two volumes, [8] ('Opinions of the Press' on the first edition), [ii] (title page with vignette, verso blank), xxiv (last blank), 355 pages [Volume 1]; and [ii] (title page with vignette, verso blank), xii (last blank), 415, [1] (colophon), 16 (publisher's catalogue, including the prospectus, in French, for de Waldeck's 'Voyage ... dans La Province d'Yucatan') pages [Volume 2], with numerous illustrations plus a total of 48 lithographed plates (2 hand-coloured, 5 with colour wash, 1 folding), 2 folding hand-coloured geological sketch-maps, a hand-coloured map ('Eastern Australia, and Natural Limits of the Colony of New South Wales'), and a large folding hand-coloured map ('The South Eastern Portion of Australia') in an endpocket. Original green ribbed cloth, spines gilt, sides stamped in blind (the second issue binding with the spine lettering reading 'Mitchell's Australian Expeditions'), expertly recased with new period-style endpapers; covers sunned on the spines and a little bumped at the extremities, with minimal wear; all edges uncut but at times carelessly opened; scattered light foxing (heavier on the plates and adjacent leaves); trifling signs of use, including occasional pencil annotations from a reader unimpressed with Mitchell's use of the first person; a very good set. Ferguson 2811; Wantrup 125.
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