The Discovery of Australia


147703 A critical, documentary and historic investigation concerning the priority of discovery in Australasia by Europeans before the arrival of Lieut. James Cook, in the "Endeavour", in the year 1770. Golden Press Pty. Ltd. (Gladesville, 1983) 12.5"x10.25", full cream leather, with elaborate gilt borders to both boards, raised bands, gilt decoration and gilt titles on black and scarlet name-labels to spine, marbled eps, pp. (i-vii), viii-xv, 1-376 incl. index, illustrated by b&w maps. Facsimilie reprint of the 1895 first edition, elaborately bound by Peter Marsh of Garravembi Press, whose personal copy this is, with his bookplate and binder's label on the front pastedown. ISBN: 0 85558 956 6 $295.00AUD
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