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SMYTH, R. (Robert) Brough, 1830-1889

The Aborigines of Victoria : with notes relating to the habits of the natives of other parts of Australia and Tasmania compiled from various sources for the Government of Victoria.

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Melbourne : J. Ferres, Govt. Printer ; and London : George Robertson, Trübner and Co., 1878. First edition. Two volumes, large octavo, blind blocked green pebbled cloth over boards (edges lightly rubbed), upper boards with gilt illustration of an Aborigine with boomerang, spines with gilt lettering and illustration of Aboriginal woman with child; Vol. 1. lxxii, 483 pp, [2] leaves of plates (including a folding plate of a drawing on bark), text illustrations, [1] map on folded sheet at rear; Vol. 2. vi, 456 pp, [6] leaves of plates (including a reproduction of a drawing by Tommy Barnes), [1] map on folded sheet at rear; text illustrations throughout; light tape marks to corners of endpapers, front free endpaper to volume 1 a little creased, a good, solid and complete working set of Brough Smyth’s monumental work.

Ferguson, 15882.


Alfred Blannin, his armorial bookplate to the pastedowns of both volumes

W. R. Griffiths, his signed Adrian Feint bookplate to front pastedown of the first volume