MONTAL, Louise; [ROWCROFT, Charles]
[TASMANIA] Georgiana, la fille du bohémien
/ Imité de l’anglais par Mme Louise Montal. [Limoges] : Librairie Nationale d’Éducation et de Récréation [E. A. Ardant], [probably between 1890 and 1900]. Octavo (230 x 140 mm), publisher’s gilt and black decorated red cloth over boards (corners and spine ends worn), pp 189, , illustrated with 14 wood engravings (including a full-page frontispiece); binding firm, occasional scattered foxing, generally clean throughout. Text in French.
An abridged French adaptation of Charles Rowcroft’s adventure story set in Tasmania, Tales of the Colonies, or, the Adventures of an Emigrant (1843). The work was based for the most part on Rowcroft’s own experiences as a settler in Van Diemen’s Land in the 1820s. The story interweaves narratives of bushrangers, Aborigines and the collision of cultures in one of the most remote colonial outposts on earth.