Artabanzanus: The Demon of the Great Lake.
An allegorical romance of Tasmania. Arrange from the Diary of the late Oliver Ubertus.London: Elliot Stock, 1896 Stock Code: 136859
A rare Australian fantasyFirst edition, sole impression, of this rare early Australian novel, an allegorical fantasy set in Tasmania. The author William Ferrar was born in Dublin in 1823, and settled in Australia by 1842, briefly in Sydney and then in Tasmania. Letters from Ferrar to the publisher, Elliot Stock, suggest around 500-600 copies being published, with around half sent out to Australia.
Octavo. Original cloth with red spine and green sides, titles gilt to spine.
Covers only slightly rubbed and somewhat marked, an excellent copy.
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