Glasgow, Melbourne and Dunedin: McGready, Thomson & Niven, 1878. Large format hardcover 4mo (30 x 23cm), pp. [2, blank], xxvi, , 711, [3, blank] + 24 full page plates including eight colour maps and 16 sepia illustrations (all plates are present however many do not match up with where they are listed in the index. Please see below for a detailed list of printing errors relating to the plates). Bound in red leather; spine banded with lettering and detailing in gilt; gilt borders and a combination of blind and gilt detailing on the covers; gilt edges of text block; lemon endpapers.
10mm nick in the middle of the head of the spine; tail very gently bruised; light abrasions to head, tail, banding, hinges, edges, corners and covers; tender at hinges; minor scratches to the boards, a prominent 115mm vertical scratch on the front board; minor nicks and scratches to gilt edges of text block, a 5 x 15mm stain in the middle of the top edge next to the rear board; endpapers scuffed and marked; previous owner's name, J.H. Phipps tipped in on ffep and handwritten on verso of the first plate; front endpapers and first plate are detached; gentle rippling to pages; occasional spotting and creasing throughout; 15 x 35mm chip without loss joining a 10mm tear at the bottom of p. 327.
The following is a list of where plates should appear according to the index followed by where they actually appear:
Plate listed at p.29 appears following the endpapers
Plate listed at p.182 faces p.184
Plate listed at p.435 faces p.432
Map listed at p.498 faces p.500
Map listed at p.507 faces p.508
Plate listed at p.509 faces p.512
Plate listed at p.531 faces p.528
Plate listed at p.571 faces p.576
Plate listed at p.594 faces p.596. Item #1257
The first complete history of Australasia. It includes information on European explorers as well as early colonial history of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea. [Ferguson 7101]
J.H. Phipps is James Henry Phipps who lived in East Brisbane with his wife Emily (nee Blocksidge). Emily's brother George started one of Brisbane's longest running Real Estate companies, Blocksidge Real Estate.