Tales About America and Australia By Peter Parley. S. G. GOODRICH.
Tales About America and Australia By Peter Parley.
Tales About America and Australia By Peter Parley.
Tales About America and Australia By Peter Parley.

Tales About America and Australia By Peter Parley.

London: Darton & Clark, n.d., 1840.

Small octavo, with frontispiece maps of Australia and America and numerous illustrations; in original striped black and red cloth.

Very rare: a history of America and Australia for children by American author Goodrich, under his more famous pen name "Peter Parley", with a charming woodcut vignette of Bungaree making a bow.

Very rare: a history of America and Australia for children by American author Goodrich, under his more famous pen name "Peter Parley", with a charming woodcut vignette of Bungaree making a bow.

The work includes a surprisingly detailed account of New South Wales including notes on Tasmania, as well as a significant description of the aborigines. Bungaree, the veteran of both the Investigator and the Mermaid is specifically mentioned, with a long note about his powers of mimickry: 'my friend requested Bungarry to show how governor Macquarrie made a bow. Bungarry happened to be dressed in the old uniform of a military officer, and standing up in the stern of his boat, and taking off his cocked hat, with the requisite punctilio, he made a low formal bow, with all the dignity and grace of a general officer of the old school.'

The Ingleton copy, with his bookplate.

Muir, 2884.

Price (AUD): $585.00  other currencies Ref: #2704828

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