Guide for excursionists from Melbourne.
dedicated to all in search of Health, Recreation, and Pleasure. Melbourne : H. Thomas, 1868. First edition. Duodecimo, original flush-cut limp green cloth with gilt stamped design to upper board spelling the word ‘OUTS’, pp 256, [8 blank], [55 advertisements], a very good copy. Ownership inscription of Henry James Long, pharmacist, dated 30th October 1868, to title page.
A fascinating primary source for the social history of Melbourne and regional Victoria in the late 1860s. Includes descriptions for visitors of the Botanic Gardens, Malvern and Hawthorn, Dromana, the beaches of Port Phillip Bay, the Dandenongs, the Upper Yarra, Mount Macedon, the Grampians, and Geelong, as well as notes on Tasmania.
A variant issue of Ferguson, 10437e.