Hobart Town Almanack and Van Diemen's Land Annual for 1833.

By: ROSS, James.

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[ii] (title/verso blank), x, [ii], xii (calendar); 84, 116 (Essay on Prison Discipline, last blank), 84 (Jacob's memoir on the practicability of establishing a permanent communication across the River Derwent, pp1-48, and Directory 49-84). Bound without any of the plates/maps, although there are illustrations for the Mount Nelson semaphore signals on pp68-9. Contemporary half-leather and marbled paper sides, gilt titles and raised bands on the spine; slight rubbing to the extremities, and to the surface of the marbled paper. Bookbinder's label of J. Pownceby, Lonsdale St East, Melbourne. A little foxing early andlate, otherwise a good to very good clean copy. A pencilled note on a preliminary balnk reads: 'From Mrs Hodgson, a connection of James Ross'. ***Ferguson 1720. Jacob's 'Memoir...' has a separate title-page, dated 1832. The seven copper-plate engravings called for - frontis, vignette title, 4 plates and a map (Outline of the Settled Parts of VDL) - seem never to have been in this binding.

Title: Hobart Town Almanack and Van Diemen's Land Annual for 1833.

Author Name: ROSS, James.

Categories: Tasmania,

Publisher: Hobart Town, Printed by James Ross: 1833

Seller ID: 35734

Keywords: almanac tasmania Van Diemen's Land,