Hardcover, 4to., green cloth boards with gilt decoration to cover, gilt lettering to spine, contained in glassine wrapper, frontis, fold-out conveyance by principal chiefs to Batman, 112pp. + vocabulary & notes, civ. pp. Facsimile edition of the 1881 publication. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Australian Aborigines: The Language and ...
Publisher: Canberra, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1981. (1881).
Book Description The Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Facsimile. Fcsimile of the George Robertson first edition of 1881.Introduction to facsimile edition by Jan Critchett. Ex Library. Bookseller Inventory # 00440
Book Description George Robertson, Melbourne, Australia, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dj. First Edition Thus. pp. viii, 111, appendices, b/w photographs, folding plates, very good in green/gilt deocrated cloth, a facsimile of the 1881 edition. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 126794
Book Description Australian Institute of Aboiginal Studies, Canberra, 1981. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Thus/facsimile Edition. Originally published by George Robertson in 1881 this facsimile is a faithful reproduction of an original edition held in the Library of the Australian Institue of Aboriginal Studies. 11 page introduction to the facsimile, viii, 111, , civ pages. Plus two photographs and folding facsimile. Quarto. Original gilt pictorial green cloth. A beautiful book of Australian ethnography, illustrated with a pair of photographs of prominent aborigines. The photographs are captioned: "Kaawirn Kuunawarn (Hissing Swan) , Chief of the Kirrae Wuurong (Blood Tip Tribe) " and "Yarruun Parpur Tarneen (Victorious) , Chiefess of the Morporr Tribe." With chapters describing native Australian clothing, habitations, furniture, cooking and food, tools, superstitions, amusements, weapons, stories, etc. Also includes lengthy comparative vocabularies of three different tribes of aborigines. The folding facsimile is of the original conveyance by the Principal Chiefs to John Batman of 100,000 acres between Geelong and Queenscliff. "An extensive and valuable record of the Victorian aborigines" - Ferguson. An ex library copy with small stamps in usual places, endpapers are free of stamps and there are no card pockets, no stickers or labels on cover or spine, corners are bumped, overall a very good copy. ; 280 x 220mm. Bookseller Inventory # 20507
Book Description Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra, 1981. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Facsimile of the original 1881 edition, AIAS new series no.26 Size: 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 015403