The Colony of Victoria


First Edition, 1864. "Its History, Commerce, and Gold Mining; Its Social and Political Institutions; Down to the End of 1863 With Remarks, Incidental and Comparative, Upon the Other Australian Colonies". Good to Very Good with many pages still uncut indicating the book may never have been read. The cover is worn but the contents are very good. Fold-out map of the early colony is very sound with some spotting/foxing; an "Explanation of the Map....with Reference to the recent important Lands' Act of 1862"; Aboriginal Victoria 1770-1835, with reference to the skills of the aborigines of Lachlan River 'playing cricket with ardour'; Colonizing of Port Phillip - Batman & Fawkner; William Buckley 1803-1835; Australia Felix; Separation of Port Phillip from NSW; Transportation to WA; Squatting & The Wool Business; Australian Gold-Mining, with references to 'Alluvial' & 'Quartz' mining, Ballarat, Gold-trade with Britain etc.....and more, more, more! Clean & tight internally with little spotting, scattered. Original blind-stamped binding very strong but fading to spine & rubbing/spotting/ wear to boards, edges, corners. Early ex-library with only 3 library stamps. Few chips/nicks to pages & couple of minor paper repairs. 503 pp + pub adverts. A fascinating & important historical work.

Author: Westgarth, William
Illustrated With: Fold-out Map
Published: 1864 Sampson Low, Son, and Marston London: Ludgate Hill
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good to Very Good

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