Spinifex and Sand.

New York: F. Mansfield, 1898. First American edition. Hardcover. An important tome in Western Australian exploration. Carnegie's aims were to determine the nature of the country between Warburton & Forrest's routes, ascertain whether any auriferous areas existed to the north & to examine the possibility of a direct stock route between the two goldfields. LACKS 2 of the 4 maps, the map at p135, and the second map in the pocket at the rear (has the map showing the northern part of the route).

Lge 8vo, double title page, xvi, 454pp. Frontispiece and illustrations in text, 2 folding maps. A modern rebinding with new end papers, of the scarce New York edition. Folding map following xvi with diagonal tear. Three quarter brown leather and red marbled boards, gilt title at red spine label. Extremely crisp internally. F7960. Very good condition. Item #25027

Price: $900.00

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