GASON, Samuel (d.1897). The Dieyerie Tribe of Australian aborigines. By Samuel Gason, Police-trooper. Edited by George Isaacs. Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1874. 8° (200 x 134mm). (Some browning to title and also some abrasion of upper blank margin.) Original glazed yellow thin card wrappers (neatly rebacked, later endpapers). Provenance: P. Bastard (author's presentation inscription 'From the author to P. Bastard...'); Edward Angas Johnson (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION of this valuable early study of the aboriginal peoples of Australia. Ferguson V,9832.
George TAPLIN. The Narrinyeri: an account of the tribes of South Australian aborigines inhabiting the country around the lakes Alexandrina, Albert, and Coorong, and the lower part of the river Murray: their manners and customs. Also, an account of the mission at Point Maclean. Adelaide: J.T. Shawyer, 1874. 8° (210 x 140mm). Mounted frontispiece photograph by T. Duryea. (Some spotting.) Original cloth, paper label on upper cover (label damaged with severe loss, some fading to spine and extremites, later endpapers). FIRST EDITION. Ferguson VII,16706.
And four other works on Aborigines and an engraved portrait of an aboriginal, comprising (Joseph MILLIGAN. Vocabulary of the dialects of some of the aboriginal tribes of Tasmania. Tasmania: 1866. 8°. Modern half calf. Ferguson VI,12615;
W.H.I. BLEEK. On inquiries into Australian aboriginal folklore. [No place: no date but 1874]. 8°. Stitched;
C.G. TEICHELMANN & C.W. SCHÜRMANN. Outlines of a grammar, vocabulary, and phraseology, of the aboriginal language of south Australia. Adelaide: published by the authors, at the native location, 1840. 8°. Original wrappers. Ferguson III,3102;
L.H. THRELKELD. An Australian grammar, comprehending the principles and natural rules of the language, as spoken by the aborigines, in the vicinity of Hunter's River, Lake Macquarie, &c. New South Wales. Sydney: 1834. 8°. Modern leatherette. Ferguson II,1858). (7)