George Manville Fenn Bunyip Land The Story of a Wild Journey in New Guinea Illustrated with 12 b/w plates [by Gordon Browne]. 384 pages, 32pages of adverts for New Series for Season 1885, books by G.A.Henty etc. Maroon endpapers are cracked at hinge, but binding firm. Olivine page-edges, occasional small marks else contents very good condition. 195 x145 mm [approx. 7 ½” x 6”] pictorial cloth in blue-green, maroon and gold, bevelled edges; rubbed with a little wear at extremities, generally bright and very good. Blackie, 1st edition 1885. Scarce in first edition. Muir p29
Papua New Guinea is of course Australia’s closest neighbour. Following the passage of the Papua Act in 1905, British New Guinea became the Territory of Papua, and formal Australian administration began in 1906. Papua New Guinea became independent in 1975.
Author George Manville Fenn
Date 1885 1st edition
Illustrator Gordon Browne