Journal Of The Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1891-2

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Description

As per the front cover (and replicated title page) this booklet is titled Journal Of The Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1891-2 / Under Command Of D[avid]. Lindsay / Equipped Solely at the cost of Sir Thomas Elder, G.C.M.G., for the purpose of completing the exploration of Australia, and placed under the control of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia – South Australian Branch.

Published by C.E. Bristow (Adelaide, 1893)

Does not include the two maps issued in separate booklet

207pp including a Vocabularies Of Words And Phrases, With Translations. Collected from the “Pidong” Tribe of Natives at the head of the Murchison River, Western Australia

Blue paper wraps damaged with some loss to front (as pictured). Front wrap held to spine with tape; Original bookseller’s stamp to front cover (Tyrell’s Bookshop Gawler Place).

Uncommon book (reputedly fewer than 500 copies were printed; remarkably minimal description in Ferguson 9409a although he does note the copy held at the National Library is lacking one map – at time of Bibliography printing)

Lindsay was The President S.A. Branch Royal Geographical Society Of Australia, Adelaide.