British New Guinea.London: George Philip & Son, 1892 Stock Code: 118372
First edition of this in-depth analysis of New Guinea published nine years after its annexation in 1883. James Park Thomson was an experienced explorer and land surveyor who worked in Fiji and New South Wales. In this work he uses the notes and maps made by Sir William MacGregor, the British Administrator of New Guinea from 1888 until 1898.
Octavo. Original red cloth over bevelled boards, titles to spine gilt, vignette and decorative rule gilt to front cover, decorative rule blocked in blind to rear cover, brown coated endpapers.
Portrait frontispiece, 8 plates all with tissue-guards, illustrations in text, large folded colour map and 4 pp. publisher's adverts at rear.
Spine faded, slight bumps to spine ends, slight rubbing to extremities, light foxing to top edge, unopened; an excellent copy.
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