# 39759

HOWITT, Richard.

Impressions of Australia Felix,

$500.00 AUD

during four years’ residence in that colony; notes of a voyage round the world; Australian poems, &c. London : Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1845. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (spine slightly sunned), bookplate of Charles R. J. Glover to front pastedown, rare 4-page list of subscribers, lithographed frontispiece after G. A. Gilbert “Dance of the Port Phillip Natives” pp. xiv; 362; 32 (advertisements, dated January 1845), ‘School Library’ stamps including on title page, and p. v, a very good copy

First edition, first issue. A detailed journal of the voyage out to and back from Australia, with anecdotal memoirs of life in early Victoria. A perceptive collection by the younger brother of the prolific William Howitt and father of explorer and anthropologist A.W. Howitt.

Billot, 466 (mistaking the issue); Ferguson, 4075.