Our Island Home, A Tasmanian Sketch Book. LOUISA ANNE MEREDITH, Louisa Anne MEREDITH.

Our Island Home, A Tasmanian Sketch Book.

Hobart: J. Walch, London, Ward, 1879.

Folio, full-page lithographic plates; in the original decorated cloth, all edges gilt.

First edition and characteristic of her best illustrated work, this was Meredith's first major literary and artistic undertaking since 1860. The illustrations are based on pencil sketches and in the preface Meredith states 'The desire to render such honour as I might to the scenery of Tasmania, by the publication of a volume of landscape sketches…'. Unlike her natural history books, the illustrations are tinted only and include views of Hobart, Mount Wellington, Herne Bay and the Derwent Valley.

First edition and characteristic of her best illustrated work, this was Meredith's first major literary and artistic undertaking since 1860. The illustrations are based on pencil sketches and in the preface Meredith states 'The desire to render such honour as I might to the scenery of Tasmania, by the publication of a volume of landscape sketches…'. Unlike her natural history books, the illustrations are tinted only and include views of Hobart, Mount Wellington, Herne Bay and the Derwent Valley.

Price (AUD): $1,850.00  other currencies     Ref: #2205675

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