Item #105247 A LETTER FROM AUSTRALIA. Ludwig Becker.


Translated from the German by Thomas A. Darragh. With an Introduction and Notes by Thomas A. Darragh and Manfred Koehler. Pp. xxxviii+80(last colophon, blank), hand-tipped frontispiece and 4 plates, text decorations printed in blue, 2 folding text pages, errata slip loosely inserted, index; qr. navy cloth, spine lettered in black, patterned papered boards; dust wrapper; Garravembi, Melbourne, 1993. Edition limited to 350 numbered copies. *Originally published in a Mainz newspaper in 1854, this letter not only records the impressions of an educated and observant German writer, but also provides hitherto little known details of the life of one of Victoria's best known artists of the 1850s, Ludwig Becker, who dug for gold at Bendigo in 1853. Item #105247

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