JOURNAL OF AN OVERLAND EXPEDITION IN AUSTRALIA, Ludwig Leichhardt.
JOURNAL OF AN OVERLAND EXPEDITION IN AUSTRALIA,
JOURNAL OF AN OVERLAND EXPEDITION IN AUSTRALIA,

JOURNAL OF AN OVERLAND EXPEDITION IN AUSTRALIA,

from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a distance of upwards of 3000 miles, during the years 1844-1845. Pp. xx+544, frontispiece, plus 6 plates (one folding), 7 text illustrations; later half calf, (new spine, earlier corners), with gilt lettered and decorated maroon leather title label on the spine, fore-corner tips neatly repaired, marbled papered boards, slightly rubbed; all edges sprinkled red; armorial bookplate of Peter Dowding Prankerd on upper pastedown, the folding plate slightly creased, scattered light foxing and occasional faint soiling; T. & W. Boone, London, 1847. First edition. F.4571. *Lacking the three-sheet map by John Arrowsmith (which was issued separately and so is often missing); also lacking any advertisements. The plates are by the colonial artist Henry Melville. 'Leichhardt was a German scholar who came to Australia in 1842 in the pursuit of science. He stayed to become one of the most mysterious, romantic and outstanding figures in the history of Australian exploration and the only Australian explorer to disappear without a trace' [Wantrup, p. 209]. Peter Dowding Prankerd (1819 -1902) emigrated to South Australia in 1839, where he worked as a land developer and mine operator. After amassing a fortune, he returned to his birthplace, Bristol in 1872. Item #140039

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