Annual Reports of the Queensland Department of Mines, 1877-1900 (24 Volumes)

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    First Edition.

    33cm x 21cm. 13, 28, 27, 32, 36, 11, 36, 71, 82, 92, 126, 115, 128, 134, 139, 143, 148, 186, 191, 153, 148, 143, 201, 205 pages, 27 plates (1 folding), 6 diagrams (2 folding), 21 maps (14 folding), 24 volumes. Disbound government reports, self-wrappers.

    24 early annual reports for the Queensland Department of Mines, being a complete run for the years 1877 to 1900 published from 1878 to 1901, the department having been established in 1876. Earlier years are short reports mostly tables of yields and short notes from the various wardens with regard the mining interests of the colony. As the years go on there is more to report with each warden reporting at length about developments in their respective districts, as well as reports from the various Government Inspectors, Analysts, Geologists, and Commissioners, on topics from new field discoveries, expedition results and survey reports from the likes of Robert Logan Jack, reactions to new laws and regulations, geological observations, investigative studies, experiment results, patents, mine accidents, etc. By the later years the reports are hundreds of pages long and contain numerous folding maps and illustrations. Years 1877 to 1892 printed by James C. Beal, 1893-1900 by Edmund Gregory.

    Most volumes are in Near Fine to Very Good Condition, a couple of volumes in Good Condition. Minor foxing in places and a couple with soiled fore-edges. Disbound from larger volumes, binding remnants to spines. 1893 report with a torn title page. 1896 report preliminaries detached. 1900 report preliminaries missing. A couple of the maps with a small closed tear at tail of hinge. Very Good Condition.