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Letters of Dion....
Hobart: Hobart Town Advertiser Office, 1851. Slim octavo, viii, 48 pp., some early ink underlining; an excellent copy, the paper with some very slight toning, handsomely bound in full brown crushed morocco by Sangorski. Tasmania, not "where the orgies of Hell are unceasingly performed" Most uncommon on the market, and a very attractive copy of this fiercely pro-transportation pamphlet, printed in Hobart.The pamphlet collects the letters of the anonymous "Dion" which had their first publication in the Hobart Advertiser. Dion has a taste for rather purple prose, and is particularly keen to explain that Tasmania is not the refuge of fierce bushrangers and cannibalistic ex-convicts. 'A spirited defence of the Transportation System and attack upon the objectives and leaders of the Australasian League, formed for the abolition of Transportation' (Ferguson)....
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