The Australian Race: Its Origin, Languages, Customs, Place of Landing in Australia, and the Routes by Which it Spread Itself Over That Continent (4 Volumes)


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    First Edition.

    23cm x 14cm and 48cm x 34cm. xix, 426, vi, 501, viii, 710, 45 pages, 17, [2] plates, folding table, 1 map. Blue cloth, gilt lettering.

    4 volume work on Aboriginal history and custom, but largely on language, including extensive vocabulary tables. The fourth volume being a folio atlas of comparative vocabularies together with a fold out map Showing the Routes by Which the Aboriginal Race Spread Itself Throughout the Continent also marking places where circumcision and sub-incision rites were practised. Also included is a large folding facsimile of R. Brough Smyth’s map Showing Approximately Some of the Areas Occupied by the Aboriginal Tribes of Victoria. Includes 19 plates, 2 of which are not listed. Edward Micklethwaite Curr (1820-1889) was an Australian squatter and author. Volumes 1-3 with the bookplate of Australian pastoralist and author John Ormond Randell of Kimbolton Homestead. FERGUSON 8879. GREENWAY 2459.

    Rebound in blue cloth by L. H. Moon & Son, Melbourne with minor blemishes to cloth of vol. 4. Very minor foxing and handling wear. Near Fine Condition.

    $1,200.00 AUD

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