FLINDERS, Matthew and Geoffrey Chapman INGLETON. Matthew Flinders: Navigator and Chartmaker by Geoffrey C. Ingleton. Foreword by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh [Matthew FLINDERS: Private Journal 1803-1814. The Mitchell Library Manuscript]. Guildford: Kingprint Limited for Genesis Publications in association with Hedley Australia, 1986.
Folio (313 x 230mm), 2 volumes. Original tan morocco-backed blue cloth by Hunter and Foulis Limited, spines gilt in compartments, lettered directly in 3, others decorated and ruled gilt, upper boards with gilt profile silhouette of Flinders, lower boards with a facsimile of his signature, royal-blue endpapers, all edges gilt, original dark-blue cloth slipcase, with printed paper title-label on upper panel; pp. I; [i]-xxiv, 1-90, [2 ('Plate Section One' section-title, verso blank)], 91-184, [2 ('Plate Section Two' section-title, verso blank)], 185-278, [2 ('Plate Section Three' section-title, verso blank)], 279-356, [2 ('Plate Section Four' section-title, verso blank)], 357-467, [1 (blank)]; II: [i]-vi, 1-362 (facsimile of Flinders' manuscript journal), 363-366; half-title, limitation page, and titles printed in black and ochre, tailpieces, decorations and initials printed in ochre in the text; vol. I with colour-printed frontispiece after Ingleton, vol. II with map frontispiece, 8 colour-printed plates with illustrations recto-and-verso after Bauer et al., retaining paper guards, 4 monochrome plates with illustrations recto-and-verso, 4 plates with facsimile charts recto-and-verso, one folding plan of HMS Investigator after Ingleton and one folding chart after Ingleton after Flinders, both with paper guards, numerous charts, illustrations and facsimiles in the text, some full-page; spines lightly rubbed causing some loss of gilt, otherwise a fine set.
Edition de luxe, no 383 of 550 sets signed by Ingleton. A comprehensive and authoritative work on Flinders' life and explorations written and edited by the distinguished Australian sailor, hydrographer and maritime historian Lieutenant-Commander Geoffrey Chapman Ingleton, RAN (1908-1998). The present work -- Ingleton's magnum opus -- was immediately recognised on publication as a major contribution to both Flinders studies and the early history of Australia, and remains a key work in these fields.