Title:Narrative of a Survey of the Inter-Tropical and Western Coasts of Australia, Performed between the Years 1818 and 1822 by Captain Philip P. King, with an Appendix, Containing Various Subjects Relating to the Hydrography and Natural History [2 Vols]
Publisher:Libraries Board of South Australia, Adelaide, 1969
Edition:Facsimile Edition -- First Thus
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Libraries Board of South Australia, 1969, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Facsimile Edition -- First Thus, Illustrated By: Illustrated
1.840 kg (combined weight]; Volume 1: -- XLII, 452 pages, last page blank, preface by author, list of plates, introduction. At the beginning of the text that there is a five page foldout map showing the intertropical and west coasts of Australia. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white plates, charts and woodcuts. Red coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. A hint of rubbing to the book corners and dustiness to the book panels. A little offset tanning to the endpapers. Volume 2: -- VIII, 642 pages, four appendices, list of plates. The text is illustrated with black-and-white plates, charts and of wood-cuts. At the rear of the book there is a two page foldout showing a detailed drawing of a Western Australian plant. Red coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Small amount of rubbing to the book corners and dustiness to the book panels. Offset tanning to the endpapers. These books was first published in London in 1877 and this printing is a direct facsimile from this edition and is one of only 457 sets printed. The explorations of the author, Captain Philip King, during the years 1818 and 1822 around the west coast of Australia and the intertropical areas of northern Australia. Some of the first explorations of this particular part of Australia and there are quite detailed observations on the indigenous Australians, including an appendix of aboriginal language and also of natural history and of the water in the environment. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Aboriginal -- Australia; Exploration ; Local History -- Western Australia; 19th Century . Inventory No: 0109621.