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  • WALKER, James Backhouse
    EARLY TASMANIA. Papers read before the Royal Society of Tasmania during the years 1888 to 1899.

    Tasmania: H.H. Pimblett, 1950. Third printing (first was in 1902) Octavo, red cloth gilt. pp viii, 292, (2) + 6 folding maps and a frontispiece portrait. A VG clean, bright and tight copy, no owner names.

    Book ID: 33860
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  • NISBET, Hume, 1849-1923
    THE SAVAGE QUEEN: A Romance of the Natives of Van Dieman's Land

    Edition: First Edition

    London: F.V. White, 1891. Octavo, green pictorial cloth stamped in brown and black, spine gilt lettered, black endpapers. pp (xii), 324. Minor wear to spine tips and outer corners; short tear to front free endpaper; 1891 pencil inscription on verso of front free endpaper; slight foxing to first few leaves; small brown spot to fore margin of 7 leaves near middle; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; about a VG copy otherwise, still attractive. This Scottish author, who lived for a time in Australia and England, wrote at least 45 novels. This one is set in Tasmania in the year 1813. Scarce.

    Book ID: 35127
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  • WAIT, Benjamin (1813-95)
    THE WAIT LETTERS. Inrroduction by Mary Brown and Afterword by Michael Cross

    Edition: First printing

    Erin, Ontario: Press Porcépic, 1976. Inscribed by the editor; Octavo, dark green boards. pp 159. Text paper tanned, else fine. Dust jacket has nicks, rubbing, VG. Inscribed by Brown on front free endpaper. Wait was one of the exiles to Australia after the failed 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada. He sentenced to death, then transported to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania), and escaped, living to old age after hard trials and adventures.; Signed by the editor

    Book ID: 40352
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