# 41489

KNIGHT, J. G. (John George) (1826-1892)

Narrative of the visit of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh to the Colony of Victoria, Australia.

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Compiled by J. G. Knight. Melbourne : Mason, Firth and Co., 1868. Quarto (280 x 225 mm), publisher’s blue cloth over bevelled boards with gilt device, lettering and rule to upper board, lower board with same device stamped in blind (lightly marked, edges rubbed), all edges gilt, photographic frontispiece with tipped-in oval albumen print portrait of Prince Alfred by Johnstone, O’Shannessy & Co. (tissue guard intact), lithographic title-page with vignette illustration of HMS Galatea in Port Phillip Bay, pp 220, [8 advertisements on mauve paper, one neatly detached]; occasional spotting, a good copy.

A list of contents (pp. 13-16) serves as a convenient alphabetical index of localities visited and identities associated with the Prince during his tour (which included South Australia as well as Victoria). There is significant content on the royal visits to the goldfields cities of Ballarat and Sandhurst (Bendigo).

Holden, Photography in Colonial Australia. The Mechanical Eye and the Illustrated Book, 66