• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 322

    GREY, George (1812-1898). Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia... London: T. & W.Boone, 1841.

    Price Realised  

    GREY, George (1812-1898). Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia... London: T. & W.Boone, 1841.

    2 volumes, 8o (224 x 140 mm). Two folding engraved maps in pocket at front of vol. I, 24 lithographed plates (6 colored), publisher's advertisments. (Some light browning). Original cloth, spines decorated in gilt with design of kangaroos on one and emus on the other (spines faded, some rubbing and slight spotting to sides).

    FIRST EDITION of one of the most important books of early exploration in western Australia. The plates include 8 of reptiles and the colored plates are of native cave drawings. Ferguson 3228; Wantrup 131. (2)


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