Lot 10: 1839 Mitchell Eastern Australia 2 Vols

Sydney Rare Book Auctions

June 10, 2017
Ultimo, Australia

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Description: Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia; With Descriptions of the Recently Explored Region of Australia Felix, and of the Present Colony of New South Wales by Major Thomas Mitchell.London Boone 1839 2nd edition. 2 volumes in a modern binding of half leather and marbled boards and edges. A very clean copy with the embossed stamp of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society on the title pages. Has 51 lithographic plates including six colour chromolithographic and three folding plates, and a large folding map. This second edition has many additions and is considered the best. Mitchell explored much of North western and western New South Wales. He writes of encounters with the Aboriginal people and some of the plates are particularly good
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