Lansdowne Press, 1966, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: George Caley
XVII, 239pp., preface by author, introduction, notes on the text, abbreviations used in the footnotes, appendices, bibliography and index. Illustrated endpapers, both different, front endpaper being a sketch of Carrung-Gurring cataract has drawn by George Caley, and back endpaper being a facsimile of his handwriting. Throughout the text, maps and illustrations done by George Caley, and black and white frontispiece of a kookaburra. Green boards with gilt writing on the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing the same kookaburra as the frontispiece, green background with black & white writing on front panel and on the spine. John Currey has edited the letters of George Caley to Sir Joseph Banks. These letters ranged from descriptions of new specimens found and of explorations undertaken. Caley also reported on life in the struggling colony under Governor King, then Bligh to give the reader an understanding of ten eventful years that Caley witnessed, from when he arrived in 1800. The corners are slightly rubbed and there are some bumps along the bottom edge. On the front paste down there is a booksellers sticker and on the ffep., there is previous owners name. There is very faint rubbing to the corners of the dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: George Caley. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Letters ; Exploration ; Local History -- New South Wales ; Inventory No: 0100358.