Lot 22: Assorted Australian Plates

Sydney Rare Book Auctions

April 28, 2018
Ultimo, Australia

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Description: A lot of around 75 monochrome steel etchings from a mix of titles of origin, primarily showcasing views of Australia, and Australian subjects. Many with gilt edges, most sized 28x22cm, most published by Sands & Kenny Sydney & Melbourne, with the title page and some illustrationts from the Australia by Edwin Carton Booth. Some with information on publication, including date and author, c1850. Generally good with some with toning, light foxing, or stitch indents at the edges. Includes two in-text plates of smaller format and more fragile paper, else stiff card; some duplicates. A good set of interesting plates, including scenes of colonial Sydney and Melbourne architecture, pastoral scenes, and Australian wildlife.
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