STONEY, Capt. H. Butler. A Residence In Tasmania: With a Descriptive Tour through the Island, from Macquarie Harbour to Circular Head.

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STONEY, Capt. H. Butler. A Residence In Tasmania: With a Descriptive Tour through the Island, from Macquarie Harbour to Circular Head. London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 1856.

8vo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered I gilt, decorated all-over in gilt; pp. vi, [2], 311, 16 (advertisements); tinted lithographic frontispiece, woodcut vignette to title-page, 7 tinted lithographic plates, 6 woodcut illustrations to text and one double-page map; minimal wear to extremities, occasional spotting, near-contemporary inscription to front fly-leaf; a very good copy.
First British, and first illutrated edition. This book is a new edition of A Year In Tasmania, originally published in Hobart two years earlier. 'A very attractively produced book, containing much information about the settlements and conditions of Tasmania, particularly on the then little known West coast' (Ferguson). 'Little is known of Tasmania beyond its reoute as a convict settlement; but five years have now elapsed since it ceased to be one' (Preface).
Ferguson 16295; Abbey Travel 604.

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