Spinifex and Sand

Carnegie, The Honourable David W.

148209 A narrative of five years' pioneering and exploration of Western Australia C. Arthur Pearson Limited (London, 1898) first edition Early half-leather / marbled boards, gilt bands and titles with black leather name-label to spine, with period library labels but nonetheless a reasonable copy. Octavo, with four folding maps linen-backed, frontis portrait and 44 other illustrations (some full-page), head and tail of spine worn, rear hinge cracked, but binding sound. The scarce 1898 first edition, "one of the most entralling works of inland exploration. As a writer Carnegie is without rival in the entire literature of Australian inland exploration" (Wantrup: "Australian Rare Books 1788 - 1900") $1750.00AUD
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