KRUGER, Johann Friedrich Carl (Fred), (1831-1888); [PERKINS, Horace]
Album of the kings & queens of Victoria
[Melbourne : compiled and published by H. Perkins & Co., The Gift Depot, c.1880]. Duodecimo, original cloth-backed faux tortoise-shell pattern papered boards with gilt stamped lettering and ornament, containing folding concertina of  panels with leporello reproductions of Kruger’s photographic portraits of surviving leaders of Aboriginal tribes of Victoria, originally taken at various times between around 1866 and 1878; the rear paste-down with the original printed yellow sheet laid in, a short essay titled The Kings and Queens of Victoria : The Australian Aboriginal; in the very rare publisher’s original paper slipcase (worn), a fine example of this rare and visually striking publication, with a particularly attractive variant binding; loosely enclosed is a small clipping from The Argus dated 27.1.02 regarding the presentation of a brass king plate to Anthony Anderson, referred to as ‘last of the Birchip Aboriginals’ and ‘king of Birchip, Morton Plains, Donald and surrounding country’.
Ferguson 5809 (locating a single copy in the Mitchell Library, incomplete, described by Ferguson as with only 8 portraits, it has, in fact 10 portraits of the 12, and a complete example is held within the Dixson Library at the State Library of New South Wales).