Notable South Australians; or, Colonists - Past and Present. George E. LOYAU.
Notable South Australians; or, Colonists - Past and Present.
Notable South Australians; or, Colonists - Past and Present.
Notable South Australians; or, Colonists - Past and Present.

Notable South Australians; or, Colonists - Past and Present.

Adelaide: Carey, Page & Co., 1885.

Octavo, three original photograph portraits of Sir.W.C.F. Robinson, Capt. S.W.Sweet and George Loyau; lithograph portraits & frontispiece and woodcut illustrated advertisements at the end; purple cloth.

Extra-illustrated with an original photograph of Samuel Sweet

Extra-illustrated with two photographic portraits, and inscribed by the author to the South Australian pastoralist John Howard Angas.

Extra-illustrated with two photographic portraits, and inscribed by the author to the South Australian pastoralist John Howard Angas.

Loyau was a journalist and author who arrived in Sydney in 1853, and spent several years in the inland as a jack-of-all-trades, before starting a long career in the newspapers around 1860. He moved to Adelaide in 1877, and his works are now regarded as good sources of local history.

Known as a bit of a bibliographical curiosity, this is one of a handful of copies of this work with extra photographs, although none of these extra-illustrated copies seem to have the same suite of portraits. The edition was published with the photograph of the author Loyau, but the present copy also has photographs of Sir William Robinson, Governor of Western Australia, and of the naval officer and photographer Captain Samuel W. Sweet. The copy in the National Library described by Holden has three extra portraits (that of Robinson, but also two more of Whinham and Squarise). All of the photographs depict men whose biographies are included in the book, but it is still not exactly clear what Loyau had in mind when he was preparing these special presentation copies.

Ferguson, 11748; Holden, 71.

Price (AUD): $800.00  other currencies Ref: #4108430

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