Item #5000288 Lettres d'un Mineur en Australie… précédées d'une lettre de Théodore de Banville. Antoine FAUCHERY.
Lettres d'un Mineur en Australie… précédées d'une lettre de Théodore de Banville.

Lettres d'un Mineur en Australie…
Lettres d'un Mineur en Australie… précédées d'une lettre de Théodore de Banville.

Paris: Poulet-Malassis et De Broise, 1857.

Large duodecimo, a good copy, bound without the wrappers in contemporary quarter calf.

One of the best original accounts of the Victorian goldfields

First edition. Fauchery, writer, artist, photographer, and friend of several of the best-known French writers and artists of his time, arrived in Melbourne in 1852. He went to Ballarat, and spent two years working on the goldfields, finally keeping a store at the Jim Crow (Daylesford) diggings.

First edition. Fauchery, writer, artist, photographer, and friend of several of the best-known French writers and artists of his time, arrived in Melbourne in 1852. He went to Ballarat, and spent two years working on the goldfields, finally keeping a store at the Jim Crow (Daylesford) diggings.

He published this account on his return to France. The 'Letters' "paint a vivid picture of life in early Melbourne and on the goldfields" (ADB) including "a description of conditions upon the Ballarat diggings at the time of the Eureka Stockade riots" (Ferguson). This account of the early Victorian goldfields is one of the best that we have.

Ferguson, 9559; Keesing, p. 397.

Price (AUD): $745.00

US$498.74   Other currencies

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