Title: The Hermit in Van Diemen's Land.
Publisher: Brisbane UQP 1964
Seller ID: 5026
Edited with a biographical introduction by Cecil Hadgraft and notes on the persons by Margriet Roe. 219pp, 7 illus. Cloth with dustwrapper. Edges slightly yellowed, as usual. A very goodm clean copy. ***A series of satirical sketches of Hobart Town society, first published weekly, under the name of Simon Stukeley, in the Colonial Times, Hobart Town, June - December 1829, and in book form the following year by the printer Andrew Bent of Hobart Town (who was fined £80 in a libel suit for his troubles). By the author of Australia's first novel, Quintus Servinton.
19th century cat56 social history tasmania Van Diemen's Land