Six Months in South Australia; with some account of Port Philip and Portland Bay, in Australia Felix; With advice to Emigrants; to which is added a monthly calendar of gardening and agriculture, adapted to the climate and seasons.

  • James, Thomas Horton
  • London: J. Cross 1838
  • Ferguson 2525.


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FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. vi, [ii], 207, [7], 211-295, [5, ads] + folding frontispiece map and 1 single-page map. Original green textured cloth, front board lettered in gilt. Toned and soiled, a few edge-tears to early leaves and frontispiece. Binding somewhat shaken, cloth rubbed and soiled, front joint worn in places. Ownership inscriptions to flyleaf, including ‘Donald M Lachlan’ and ‘Elswith Hall’.


Not a beautiful copy, but a scarce work. The text includes an unpaginated 'Postscript' after p.207 which describes Edward John Eyre's overland expedition to Adelaide, including the naming of Lake Hindmarsh, and the 'gardening calendar' is probably the first printed gardening guide for South Australia.

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