York: Hamilton Adams, 1845. Hardcover. Fully signed presentation copy to Backhouse's cousin in 1845, Hugh Cloak.
The author, a member of the Society of Friends, was an erudite and observant traveller, writing in detail about his experiences. The maps are of The World, Tasmania, or Van Diemen's Land, and New South Wales.
Tall, thick 8vo, xviii, 560 pp, cxliv (appendix); 15 etchings, including frontispiece (one folding of a chain gang in VDL); 3 important large folding charts by James Wyld, 3 large, folding maps; numerous woodcut illustrations in text. New endpapers. Smith Friends, p. 153; Ferguson 3558: "Contains minute and valuable information." Blue and blue buckram boards, sign of sticky tape on original ffe, bookplate of Dr. Ian Keith McGill, o/w vgc. Item #12389