First edition. Small 4to. pp. viii, 44; map frontis., one large folding map; heavy browning to endpapers, else very good in the original red cloth, gilt, corners bumped.
This record of the Australian expedition was compiled by Hill from telegraphic and newspaper reports. Lawrence Wells led the 7-man expedition, which was financed by the London mining engineer Albert Calvert. The expedition planned to continue the work of the Elder Scientific Exploration Expedition of 1891-2, in which Wells had also participated, by exploring the unmapped desert regions of Australia. The expedition suffered due to the hostile conditions, losing two men who had undertaken a subsidiary reconnaissance.
Author Hill, J. G. (compiler).
Binding Original cloth
Publisher London: George Philip; Liverpool: Philip, Son & Nephew
Condition See description
Pages pp. viii, 44