Item #14420 Diggles Down Under; Brisbane via Sydney from Merseyside 1855-80. Rod FISHER.
Diggles Down Under; Brisbane via Sydney from Merseyside 1855-80
Diggles Down Under; Brisbane via Sydney from Merseyside 1855-80
Diggles Down Under; Brisbane via Sydney from Merseyside 1855-80

Diggles Down Under; Brisbane via Sydney from Merseyside 1855-80

Brisbane: Brisbane History Group, 2003. First Edition. Three volumes in illustrated card box : The Manual, The History Book, The Library Book : LACKS CD : pp. vi, 106; vi, 330; vi, 254 : illustrated card covers with spines in brown, blue and green, all lettered in white. Fine. Item #14420

Silvester Diggles is perhaps best known for his incomplete but impressive Ornithology of Australia (1865-68). His motivation in producing an ornithology was to produce a simpler and far less expensive book on birds than John Gould's series, one intended for a wider Australian readership. Despite this and other achievements he died a disappointed man and so this publication was advertised as both the "Triumph and Tragedy of Silvester Diggles" (publisher's flyer).

Price: $100.00

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