FITZGERALD, Mary Anne; ANDERSON, W.T. (illustrator)
Australian furs and feathers
Sydney and Brisbane : Edwards, Dunlop & Co., Limited, 1889. First edition. Small quarto, original cloth-backed illustrated papered boards (a little sunned), front pastedown with ex libris of Nancye Kent Perry, title page with off-setting, pp , [1 errata page printed by Jarrett & Co., Sydney], illustrated with twenty-five plates by W.T. Anderson, map; a near fine copy. Ferguson, 9622a; Muir 2549.
Very scarce Australian children’s picture book describing and illustrating Australian native birds and animals – and also the Aborigine, ‘The Blackman’.
‘In this little book my endeavour has been to describe as briefly, and in as simple a manner as possible, some of the most remarkable of the Australian Animals … my chief object being to enlist the interest of my little countrymen and countrywomen in the natural history of the beautiful birds and other animals of their own “Sunny Land”‘.