Experiences of a colonist forty years ago, and a journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839.
By an Old Hand. Adelaide : Frearson and Brother, 1879. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth (a bright copy), bookplate from the Geoffrey Ingleton collection to front pastedown, bookplate from the Chapman collection to front free endpaper, pp. 63; 59; errata slip, six full page wood engravings, a fine copy.
Hamilton’s experiences of early Adelaide, where he arrived in 1839 after droving sheep from Port Phillip. The engravings are after Hamilton’s own drawings, and have a distinct naive charm.
Provenance : The Library of Dr. John Chapman, Peter Arnold Pty. Ltd., 2004, lot 152.