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CLARA MORISON. A tale of South Australia during the gold fever.
- Two volumes in one. Pp. viii+256+viii+272, floral patterned endpapers; f'cap. 8vo; later (but not recent) brown cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, edges slightly bruised; all edges sprinkled red; binder's ticket (F. Binns & Co., Adelaide) at foot of upper pastedown, early signature on blank preliminary leaf, neat paper repair to bottom fore-corner of half-title page Volume II, a couple of tiny edge splits, scattered light foxing and soiling; John W. Parker And Son, London, 1854. First edition. Miller pp. 405-6. *Author's first novel, and 'the first novel about Australia written by a woman' [Australian Dictionary of Biography]. Published anonymously, Spence is described in the Preface (by William Bakewell, under the signature 'B') as 'a young lady who for some years has resided in one of the provinces of that distant country in which the scene of the novel is laid'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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