SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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GILL, Samuel Thomas.
The Australian Sketchbook.

Published
Melbourne: Hamel and Ferguson, 1865.
References
Ferguson 9924f; Mackaness, pp.160-161; Wantrup 251; Bobins 1110.
Plates
25
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
Melbourne: Hamel and Ferguson, 1865.
Ref
5424

Oblong folio, 25 chromolithographs including title. Contemporary full brown morocco with ornate gilt tooling to borders, lettered in gilt to spine and upper board, all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Boards chipped in places. Considered Gill's most famous volume, this is one of the best 19th century illustrated books on Australia. Coloured plates in order: 1. Title page. 2. Cattle Branding. 3. Attack on Store Dray. 4. The Duff Children (Aug 20, 1864). 5. Kangaroo Stalking. 6. Attacking the Mail (Bush-ranging, N.S.W. 1864). 7. Corroboree. 8. Splitters. 9. Bush Mailman. 10. Native Police. 11. Night Fishing. 12. Surveyors. 13. Bush Funeral. 14. Native Sepulchre. 15. Overlanders. 16. The New Rush. 17. Night Camp. 18. Native Miami. 19. Bushman's Hut. 20. Stockman. 21. Emu Sneaking. 22. Homeward Bound. 23. Wooldrays. 24. Prospecting. 25. Squatters Tiger.