Geographic Travels In Central Australia, 1872-74


By Ernest Giles

First printing of this uncommon exploration journal

Out of stock


  • First Edition [Printed for the Author by M’Carron, Bird & Co, Melbourne, 1875]
  • Uncommon journal ostensibly published by Giles to raise funds for future expeditions
  • Missing folding map as called for in Ferguson [9912]; original dark green boards with gilt motif of Mt Olga; cloth frayed at bottom corners, split atop spine head, minor rubbing & mottling; pencil notes at rear, some in text*; a very good copy

*from the collection of historian Colin Kerr so likely his notations

Tuesday, 15th October – This morning’s was to be the last meal, which we should make at our friendly little tarn, whose opportune waters, ripe figs, miniature mountains and imitation fortresses will long linger in my recollection.