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Lot 266: Giles (Ernest) - Australia Twice Traversed...,

Books and Works on Paper: Part II - Incl. Travel & Natural History

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

27 October 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: first edition , 2 vol., photographic portrait frontispiece, 17 plates (of 20 called for: lacking 'Encounter with Natives ', 'Attack at Fort Mueller', and 'Attack at Ularring'; vol.II 'In Queen Victoria's Desert' bound in as frontispiece), 1 with long closed tear, 2 folding maps (of 6 called for: lacking those of the first, third, fourth, and fifth expeditions), 1 torn at folds, illustrations, a few pencil marginalia, foxing (most to peripheral ff.), faint soiling and even browning elsewhere, vol.I library label removed from front free endpaper, vol.II ink staining to frontispiece and title, also child's ink inscription to title, both vol. contents separating with a few gatherings loose, cocking, hinges splitting or pulling, original pictorial cloth, rubbed and bumped, some abrasion and staining, spines darkened and with a few short splits at head and foot, 8vo, [Ferguson 9914; Wantrup 202a] , 1889.

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