Ferguson, John Alexander. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AUSTRALIA. [1784-1900]. 7 vols., roy. 8vo, Vols. I-IV, Facsimile Editions, Vols. V-VII, First Editions; Vol. I, 1784-1830, pp. viii, xii, [ii], 542(last 2 blank); 32 plates, index; Vol. II, 1831-1838, pp. viii, x, [ii], 568; 39 plates, addendum, index; Vol. III, 1839-1845, pp. viii, xii, [ii], 632; 37 plates, addenda, index; Vol. IV, 1846-1850, pp. viii, xii, [ii], 734(last colophon only); 38 plates, addendum, corrigenda, index; Vol. V, 1851-1900, A-G, pp. xiv, 1150(last 4 blank); 36 plates; Vol. VI, 1851-1900, H-P, pp. viii, 1144(last 3 blank); 37 plates; Vol. VII, 1851-1900, Q-Z, pp. xii, 1076(last blank); 37 plates; (in total nearly 6,000 pages, 256 plates); original buckram; a nice set (Vols. I-IV in slightly worn dustwrappers, these a little unevenly faded as usual). Canberra; National Library of Australia; 1975-76 [and Sydney, Angus and Robertson Ltd, 1963-69].
***All volumes are now out-of-print. This is the most important single work of Australian historical and bibliographical reference, containing about 20,000 entries, and despite the now-accumulated substantial number of errors and omissions, a remarkable achievement and probably one of the best and most detailed national bibliographies in existence. #43350

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