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Virtue & Co.. [1873-1876], 2 volumes. Original full black morocco richly decorated in gilt with the Australian coat of arms in gilt on front cover, gilt dentelle borders on inner edge of boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Expertly rebacked in matching leather with raised bands and title labels. All plates protected by tissue guards, many of which are lightly foxed affecting mostly margins of adjacent pages leaving images for the most part unaffected. Notable for the fine quality of its steel engravings it is one of the best illustrated books on Australia from the Victorian age. Ferguson 7280
Frederick Warne & Co
Patons & Baldwin (Australia) Ltd.