Ernest Giles’ Explorations, 1872-76 [Deluxe Limited Edition]


A beautiful copy of the deluxe, quarter-leather reproduction by the Friends of the SLSA (2000).

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Published in 2000 by the Friends Of The State Library Of South Australia, this is No. 28 of only 99 copies bound in quarter-leather. There were a total of 600 copies printed with the remaining 501 being standard editions in red cloth – we have a copy of this version also (click here).

William Ernest Powell Giles “crossed more undiscovered country than any other Australian explorer. Yet he is not as well known as he deserves to be.” – from the Introduction by Valmai Hankel.

This book reproduces various South Australian Parliamentary Papers detailing Giles’ first, second, fourth & fifth expeditions (the journal of the third expedition, a private one, was not submitted to the South Australian Government and so is not included), complete with six fold-out maps all in excellent condition.