[ANGAS, George French (1822-1886)]
Australia : a popular account of its physical features, inhabitants and productions, with the history of its colonization.
Published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, circa 1865. Duodecimo, gilt-decorated blue cloth (the upper board showing a gold miner), corners a little rubbed, all edges gilt, prize inscription to front free endpaper, folding frontispiece map printed in colour, pp. viii; 365; ; [4 – publisher’s catalogue], wood engraved vignette illustrations.
Written by artist George French Angas upon his return from Australia to England, with engravings based on his drawings. It includes chapters on indigenous Australians, natural history, the goldfields, inland explorations, the penal settlements, the Church in Australia, and the various colonies.
An attractive copy.