Gill, S. T. THE AUSTRALIAN SKETCHBOOK by S.T.G. Oblong demy folio, First Edition; pp. [50]; comprising 25 coloured plates including chromo-lithographed title-page; a spot in right margin of title-page & a few spots elsewhere, but a very good copy in contemporary half roan (front joint a little worn), with title in gilt on front board; rare. [Melbourne]; Printed in colors & published by Hamel & Ferguson; N.D. [1865].
***Ferguson 9924f; Wantrup 251. This was Gill's last published and most acclaimed work, depicting in his fine characteristic style the rural life of the settlers and Aborigines. Several of the plates represent the culmination of scenes which Gill repeatedly reworked over his career. A fine example of Australian chromo-lithography. #18304

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