Eyre, Edward John; Resident Magistrate, Murray River. JOURNALS OF EXPEDITIONS OF DISCOVERY INTO CENTRAL AUSTRALIA, and Overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound in the Years 1840-1; sent by the Colonists of South Australia, with the Sanction and Support of the Government: Including an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Aborigines and the State of their Relations with Europeans. London: T. and W. Boone; 29; New Bond Street. 1845. 2 vols., demy 8vo, First Edition; Vol. I, pp. [ii](inserted adv. dated May, 1845, for Stokes (F. 4406) in preparation), xviii, [ii](recto List of Plates, verso adv. for Hodgkinson (F. 4067) lately published), 448, 4(inserted adv. for Grey (F. 3228), Mitchell (2nd Edition, F. 2811) and other works); 5 steel engravings (by G. Hamilton, E. Gill and J. Neil, including a portrait of Wylie) and 6 lithographs of natural history subjects, appendices (natural history, by J. E. Gray, Dr. Richardson, Adam White, John Gould & others); Vol. II, pp. [iv](inserted adv.), vi, 512, 8(inserted adv., undated, various of Boone's publications); 5 steel engraved views by G. Hamilton, J. Neil and E. Gill, and 6 engraved plates of aboriginal weapons, artefacts, etc.; 2 text illustrations, 4 tables (3 of Aboriginal languages & dialectical comparisons); uncut in the original blind-stamped blue-green ribbed cloth, spines gilt; (both vols. neatly rebacked with roan, with original backstrips preserved); a very nice, clean set, but lacking the two folding maps as often. London; T. and W. Boone; 1845.
***Ferguson 4031 (incorrectly describing it as royal 8vo); Wantrup 133a. Pages 145-512 in Volume II consist of "Manners and Customs of the Aborigines of Australia", a substantial and important early contribution to the literature on the Aborigines. #44468

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