Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago; A Journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839…. George HAMILTON.
Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago; A Journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839…
Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago; A Journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839…

Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago…
Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago; A Journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839…

Adelaide: J. Williams, 1880.

Octavo, photographic frontispiece and two other sheets (five illustrations in total); in original red cloth, decorated in blind and gilt.

The corrected second edition with photographic plates

Rare. The second edition of Hamilton's account of two overland journeys from Port Phillip to Adelaide in 1839 and 1846 is known for the inclusion of photographic plates, reproducing drawings done by Hamilton himself.

Rare. The second edition of Hamilton's account of two overland journeys from Port Phillip to Adelaide in 1839 and 1846 is known for the inclusion of photographic plates, reproducing drawings done by Hamilton himself.

The first edition, rather differently arranged, was published in 1879. Holden notes: 'the first edition of this work was published in 1879 and was illustrated with six wood-engravings… Five of the six original wash drawings from which these wood-engravings were done were then photographed for the second edition. The same List of Illustrations, however, was bound into the second edition and hence confuses the collation.' Holden includes an excellent biographical note on the interesting Hamilton, artist, horse-fancier, and early South Australian settler.

The title-page has the early manuscript name of "J. Hindmarsh", presumably John Hindmarsh Jun., the son of the first Governor and a prominent lawyer in later Victorian Adelaide.

Ferguson, 10184; Holden, 49.

Condition Report: Spine noticeable flexked. Very good.

Price (AUD): $1,900.00

US$1,398.87   Other currencies

Ref: #4108089

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