Titel: Journal of an Overland Expedition in ...
Verlag: T.& W. Boone, London
Einband: Original Cloth
Zustand: Very Good
Auflage: 1st Edition
Nice copy of this scarce first edition, later rebound in quarter blue morrocco, 5 raised bands, gilt design on spine, spine reads "Overland Expedition in Australia",new endpapers, xx, 544 p.,  leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill., ports. ; 23 cm, engrv. frontis. protective tissue-guard,Six including Leichhardt sailed from Sydney on 13 August 1844. In the Moreton Bay District four more joined the expedition, which left Jimbour, the farthest outpost of settlement on the Darling Downs, on 1 October. Two of the party turned back and on 28 June 1845 John Gilbert was killed in an attack on Leichhardt's camp by Aboriginals. The remaining seven reached Port Essington on 17 December 1845, completing an overland journey of nearly 3000 miles (4828 km).Returning in the Heroine, Leichhardt arrived in Sydney on 25 March 1846. As it was believed that his party had perished their unexpected success was greeted with great rejoicing. Leichhardt was hailed as 'Prince of Explorers' and his party as national heroes, and their achievement was rewarded by a government grant of £1000 and private subscriptions amounting to over £1500. Scarce. All of our books are in the shop, and are 'real' books. We try to post the same day as the order. Descriptions are conservative. Postage rates may be lower than ABE estimate, please use Ask Bookseller a Question to confirm availability and postage cost, use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 013618
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