Systematic account of the Geology of Tasmania.

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Hobart, J. Walch & Sons, 1888. Large-4to. pp. (4), 6, xxii, (2), 408, with folded coloured geological map of Tasmania, 57 mostly tinted lithographed plates of fossils, and 25 plates including sections, views, and portraits of Trucanini and King Billy. Contemporary half calf, 4 raised bands, gilt lines and black gilt lettered label.

The first major contribution towards the Geology of Tasmania

B.M.(N.H.) V, 2074; Ferguson 10968. The first major contribution towards the Geology of Tasmania. A beautifully produced monograph published by the Authority of the Government. "While the scientific aspect has not been neglected, a great portion of the work is devoted to the description of our rocks containing tin, gold, coal, and other valuable products ... I trust the work may be of practical service to all who are engaged in the development of the important mineral resources of the Colony" (From the Introduction). A fine copy of this scarce work.