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Title:Behind the Picture, H.M.S. Rattlesnake's Australia - New Guinea Cruise 1846 to 1850
Price:AUD$44.00 (about USD$32.20)
Category:History
Book ID:SB00-0100336
Quantity:1
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1966
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:Good
Oxford University Press, 1966, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition

XII, 113pp., bibliography, index. Black and white frontispiece showing the figurehead from the 'Rattlesnake', and the text is illustrated with black and white reproductions of contemporary illustrations and maps. In the back there is a fold out with a reproduction of Oswald Brierly illustration ' H. M. S. Rattlesnake in Evans Bay, Cape York 1849', in colour. Illustrated front endpaper with a reproduction of Cape York and Albany Island has drawn by Capt Owen Stanley, 1818. Green coloured boards with gilt embossed logo of the 'Rattlesnake' on the front cover, and gilt writing on the spine. Slight rubbing of the corners has occurred, and there are some dust marks to the top edge of the book. Illustrated dustwrapper showing Dunk Island, off the Great Barrier Reef, sketched by Oswald Brierley. Some slight rubbing to all 4 corners, and a little bit of fading of the dust wrapper has occurred. During the years 1846 to 1850, the survey ship H. M. S. Rattlesnake surveyed the the northern shores of Australia and New Guinea. In that time, the ship explored the inner passage of the Great Barrier Reef, rescued a young Scottish woman from Aboriginal capture of 5 years, and explored the islands of Torres Strait and other works of surveying. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; New Guinea; Exploration. Inventory No: 0100336.
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