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Geographic Travels in Central Australia from 1872 to 1874 by  Ernest GILES - Signed First Edition - 1875 - from Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers (SKU: 75403)

Geographic Travels in Central Australia from 1872 to 1874

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Geographic Travels in Central Australia from 1872 to 1874

by GILES, Ernest

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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Melbourne: Printed for the Author by McCarron, Bird, 1875. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Melbourne, Printed for the Author by McCarron, Bird, 1875. Octavo, [iv], 223 pages plus a large folding map (320 x 570 mm). Original blind-stamped dark green cloth with the gilt 'View of Mt Olga from 60 miles West' on the front cover; cloth lightly marked, with minimal wear to the corners and a tiny horizontal split along the blind-stamping near the head of the spine; first and last few leaves foxed, with minimal scattered foxing elsewhere; inner hinges cracked but firm; overall an excellent copy. Inscribed (by Baron Ferdinand von Mueller) 'To Dr H.A. John Clarke FRCS as a mark of respect from the originator of these enterprises'. Von Mueller was entrusted with 'the task of revising [Giles's] journals for the press ... as he has entered already anew the field of geographic exploration'. A short newspaper cutting (dated 11 October 1909) recording the death of Jesse [sic] Young, who accompanied Giles in 1875 from Adelaide to Perth, is loosely inserted.

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Bookseller
Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers AU (AU)
Bookseller Inventory #
75403
Title
Geographic Travels in Central Australia from 1872 to 1874
Author
GILES, Ernest
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed for the Author by McCarron, Bird
Place of Publication
Melbourne
Date published
1875

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About Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers

The business was established in Adelaide in March 1976 and is a longstanding member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB) and the Australian Antique Dealers Association (AADA). A large out-of-print and antiquarian stock is maintained at our retail outlet in the centre of Adelaide; mail-order catalogues of our specializations are issued and a representative selection of our stock is online.

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gilt
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