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Title:Behind the Picture, H.M.S. Rattlesnake's Australia - New Guinea Cruise 1846 to 1850
Price:AUD$49.50 (about USD$32.80)
Item ID:SB00-0100336
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1966
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Good
Oxford University Press, 1966, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First

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. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: History; New Guinea; Exploration. Inventory No: 0100336.
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