Australie - Un Voyage a Travers le Bush par Edouard Marcet [RARE!].
Dessins de Mm. G. Liquier et D. d`apres les indications de l`auteur.
Imprimerie de Jules-Guillaume Fick
RARE illustrated account of life in the Queensland bush with beautifull mounted photographs of drawings by Edouard Marcet, a representative of the Geneva Geographical Society, who travelled through Australia in the early 1860s. 240x160mm. 268 pages. Quarter-leather rebound Hardcover. Includes several toned b&w plates with protective sheets, and several similar illustrations alongside the text. Text block edges gilt. Cover edges worn, cover corners bumped. Rear cover upper edge bumped. Spine rubbed and scratched. Previous owner`s ex-libris sticker (Itiel Pann) on front inner cover. Small piece torn off whitepage top corner. Illustrated plate between pages 104-105 detached from binding. Some pages slightly age-stained. Pages slightly yellowing. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare book has been professionally rebound by previous owners and preserved rather well.