A Year in the New Hebrides, Loyalty Islands and New Caledonia.

Geelong: George Mercer, 1873. Hardcover. Remarkable lithographic plates, in an Australian imprint from Geelong, very unusual. With an Account of the early History of the New Hebrides Missions... A Narrative of the Voyages of the "Dayspring"... and an Appendix, containing a contribution to the Phytography of the New Hebrides which includes a listing of the plants that Mueller encountered.

Mueller had a long & prominent history in Australian botany and exploration: "he was largely responsible for the international recognition given to Australian scientific endeavour". (ADB v5, p 308.) n.d. [1873].

Small 8vo. [xvi], 222pp, 30pp appendix. Publisher's original green gilt cloth. Hinges cracked but holding; spine slightly chipped. This work, listed as F 7884, includes Mueller's paper on the phytography of the New Hebrides, which was separately published (also by Mercer) as F 12931. Good overall. Item #20002

Price: $125.00

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