The Devil's Wilderness; George Caley's Jorney to Mount Banks 1804. Alan E. J. ANDREWS.

The Devil's Wilderness; George Caley's Jorney to Mount Banks 1804

Hobart: Blubber Head Press, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover: pp. [10] unpaginated, 1-150 [4] unpaginated; Black and white illustrated throughout; Fold out map; Number 233 of 375 limited editions signed by the author; Green cloth covered boards with small illustration in gilt; Gilt lettering on spine; Rainforest illustration on endpaper; Green dust jacket with oval illustration, lettering in white and yellow.

Dust jacket has folded crease on bottom front corner. Fine / Near fine. Item #1494

To the colonists of New South Wales in 1804 the Blue Mountains were a mystery and a challenge. George Caley, botanical collector to Sir Joseph Banks, took up the challenge. This volume publishes for the first time George Caley's record of that journey, and if the toiling in it was not quite as Caley wrote it - "the most laborious man ever went to" - the effort certainly took great courage, skill, endurance, and determination. It is an exploration to be remembered with awe. (From dust jacket).

Price: $75.00

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