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McKINLAY, John (1819-1872)

McKinlay’s journal of exploration in the interior of Australia : (Burke Relief Expedition)

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With three maps. Melbourne : F.F. Bailliere, [1862]. First edition. Octavo, original blind blocked plum cloth over boards by Detmold of Melbourne with ticket (spine sunned), small repairs to head a foot of spine,  spine with gilt lettering and ornament, advertisements to endpapers, pp [4] advertisements, 136, [3] advertisements, 3 folding maps in pocket at rear (all in good condition), tightly bound, scattered foxing throughout (as usual for this book).

McKinlay’s expedition of 1861-2 was the second to traverse Australia from south to north, setting out from Kapunda in South Australia in search of Burke and Wills, successfully reaching the Gulf of Carpentaria and then travelling overland to Port Denison (Bowen) on the Queensland coast.

Amongst the advertisements are those for George Thwaites & Son, cabinet manufacturers; William Detmold, bookbinder; Thomas Walters, tea importer, J. Galvin, hat manufacturer, John Alves, fishing and tackle warehouse (live shrimps on Wednesdays and Saturdays) and others, some with engraved illustrations.

Ferguson, 12057; Wantrup 177