Cassell's Picturesque Australasia, With Original Illustrations. 4 volumes in 2.

London, Paris, New York & Melbourne: Cassell & Company, 1889; 1890. Hardcover. Much important material on Australia contained in these 4 profusely illustrated volumes bound in two. Includes Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, Gold, Adelaide, Ballarat, Eureka Stockade, Bush Life, explorers, Rockhampton, Western Australia, Aborigines, land explorations, and more. Also includes Fiji, New Guinea, and New Zealand.

Thick 4to, Vol I: frontispiece, viii, 309 pp; Vol II: frontispiece, viii, 310 pp; Vol III: frontispiece, viii, 309 pp; Vol IV: frontispiece, viii, 308 pp. Numerous full page plates, hundreds of in text illustrations, text maps, 5 color maps.

Handsome set bound in quarter dark green gilt leather and green buckram boards, stamped gilt decorations at spines. Lower extremes both volumes lightly rubbed; spine ends rubbed and worn; internally bright and clean. Trove 2836480 at Flinders University, National Library of Australia and University of Western Australia. Very good overall. Item #25595

Price: $300.00