South Australia: its history, resources, and productions. William HARCUS.

South Australia: its history, resources, and productions.

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1876.

Thick octavo, frontispiece and numerous detailed steel-engraved plates, two folding lithographed maps in sleeve to the rear; a fine copy in later polished half calf, spine gilt.

From the library of James Moxon

Beautifully bound history of South Australia with the bookplate and ownership inscription of botanical collector and gentleman of science James Edward Moxon (1822-1890).

Beautifully bound history of South Australia with the bookplate and ownership inscription of botanical collector and gentleman of science James Edward Moxon (1822-1890).

This book is from the pen of Adelaide congregational minister William Harcus (1823–1876), who arrived in Australia in 1860. Harcus is best known for his emigrants guide of 1873 which was published in a large edition exceeding 10,000 copies to encourage migration to the colony. The Australian Dictionary of Biography describes his writing as 'Prolific and versatile, his work was always frank, clever and very readable. He won repute for his fair editorials and sound judgement even when controversial'.

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