Melbourne: Department of Mines, 1903 - 1925. Hardcover. A vital mining resource, the first 15 numbers of this important geological survey of Victoria's gold fields, bound with many numbers in their original printed paper wrappers, in four folio volumes. Largely complete, with numbers 4 & 7 each lacking one plate, (possibly not bound in) and Number 13 lacking only the plates in the separate envelopes.
The numbers include:
No. 1 - The Chiltern Goldfield, by Stanley B. Hunter. 42pp, 5 folding plates.
No. 2 - The Castlemaine Goldfield, by Wm. Baragwanath. 36 pp, b&w printed photograph illustrations, 19 folding plates.
No. 3 - The Wood's Point Goldfield, by O. A. L. Whitelaw. 37pp, errata slip, b&w printed photograph illustrations, 15 folding plates.
No. 4 - The Ballarat East Goldfield, by J. W. Gregory. 52 pp, with 26 of 27 plates, lacking plate XX.
No. 5 - The Berringa Goldfield, by Wm. Baragwanath. 17 pp, 13 folding plates.
No. 6 - The Buffalo Mountains, by E. J. Dunn. 11 pp, 53 b&w printed photograph plates, diagram and folding color map.
No. 7 - The Deep Leads of Victoria, by Stanley Hunter. vii, 142 pp, iii Index, with 29 of 30 folding plans; lacking Plate I.
No. 8 - Report on the Lower Powlett, Cape Paterson and Inverloch Quarter Sheets, by W. H. Ferguson. 14 pp, X plates (3 of which are folding).
No. 9 - The Geology of the Camperdown and Mount Elephant Districts, by H. J. Grayson. 26 pp, 15 plates.
No. 10 - The Wedderburn Goldfield, by O. A. L. Whitelaw. 38 pp, 24 plates.
No. 11 - The Maryborough Goldfield, by A. M. Howitt. 78 pp, 7 plates.
No. 12 - List of Nuggets Found in Victoria, by E. J. Dunn. 68 pp.
No. 13 - The Topography, Geology and Mines of the Wood's Point District, by O. A. L. Whitelaw. 32 pp, with 16 of 33 plates (that is, XXX to XXV); lacking the plates separately housed in envelopes (Plates I, II & XXVI to XXXIII).
No. 14 - The Ballarat Goldfield, by Wm. Baragwanath. 257 pp, 32 plates in text.
No. 15 - The Aberfeldy District, Gippsland by D. J. Mahony. 45 pp, XIX plates.
Three quarter tan brown gilt library buckram binding with marbled boards. The four volumes deaccessed from the Seattle Public Library, with their bookplates struck through and deaccession stamps at title pages; perforated stamps on most maps. Boards slightly rubbed at edges; text and plans very good condition.
Trove LIB 006000 records a run at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria Library. Very good overall. Item #25674