Lot 25: Australiana Baron Field 1825

Sydney Rare Book Auctions

August 12, 2017
Ultimo, Australia

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Description: Geographical Memoirs On New South Wales; By Various Hands: Containing An Account Of The Surveyor General's Late Expedition To Two New Ports; The Discovery of Moreton Bay River, With The Adventures For Seven Months There Of Two Shipwrecked Men; A Route From Bathurst to Liverpool Plains Together with other papers on the Aborigines, the Geology, The Botany, The Timber, The Astronomy, and the Meeteorology of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land Edited by Barron Field. London John Murray 1825 first edition. Modern rebind in half leather and marbled boards. Complete with View of Campbell's River the two botanical plates and the 4 fold out maps of 1. River Brisbane 2. River Boyne 3. County between Bathurst and Liverpool Plains 4. County to the Southward of Lake George. Its a very good clean copy. Its an important eary book with essays on European exploration with special mention of the site of Brisbane, The Aborigines of New Holland and Van Diemen's Land, the Botany of the Blue Mountains as well as a reprint of First Fruits of Australian Poetry which was the first Australian poetry published in New South Wales
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