[PRISONS] Life and progress in Australasia
London : Methuen & Co., 1898. First edition. “Methuen’s Colonial Library”. Octavo, publisher’s blue cloth over boards (rubbed and lightly marked), spine lettered in gilt, later bookplate to first blank, gift inscription dated 1904 to half-title, pp xx, 470 + 40 (publisher’s catalogue); 2 colour folding maps (a short edge tear to the first); foxing to edges, endpapers and preliminaries, else a clean, sound copy. Ferguson 9015.
Travel memoir with several chapters devoted to each State, and to New Zealand. There is a section on ‘Australasian Prisons’ which includes an account of the Western Australian goldfields and of the escape of John Boyle O’Reilly and the rescue of the Fenian military prisoners from Fremantle.