South Australia & Its Mines [1846]


By Francis Dutton

Rare South Australian history book in beautiful Riviere binding

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  • Rare First Edition [T&W Boone, London, 1846]; beautifully rebound by Bayntun-Riviere in full Moroccan leather, gold titling on spine, 5 raised bands, marbled endpapers
  • With signature of newspaper proprietor John Fairfax [link to entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography] atop page advertisement for J. Lort Stokes’ Discoveries In Australia as leading preliminary leaf – not mentioned in Ferguson’s entry – presume inserted as part of rebinding
  • Large fold-out map rebacked in heavy cloth and pasted into rear [originally produced with pocket insert, often missing], some stains and nibbling but very good condition on the whole and very sturdy due to rebacking