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MACKANESS, GEORGE (ED.) - Some Private Correspondence of Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin (Tasmania 1837-1845) Parts 1 & 2  Australian Historical Monographs Volumes  XVII & XVIII

Title: Some Private Correspondence of Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin (Tasmania 1837-1845) Parts 1 & 2 Australian Historical Monographs Volumes XVII & XVIII
Description: Review Publications, Dubbo, NSW, Australia, 1977. Two volumes: octavo-sized small folio; staple-bound in green wrappers; 235pp.[126pp. + 109pp.], with many black and white photographic illustrations. Near fine. George Mackaness remains one of Australia's almost legendary book-collectors and his bookplate is well-known to Australian bibliophiles and booksellers. Inevitably, some synthesis of this collection had to take place and Mackaness distilled his reading and research into written histories and public talks throughout his lifetime. The Australian Historical Monographs series was a way of disseminating those lectures to the wider public. In these facsimile volumes of the original 1947 publication, we have the collected correpondence of Sir John Franklin, governor of Tasmania and creator of that colony's Royal Society during the years 1837-1845, and his wife Lady Jane Franklin. Those with an interest in the early days of the penal colony's history, can do no better than these insights from one of the country's pre-eminent book-collectors.

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Price: AUD 27.50 = appr. US$ 19.03 Seller: Lamdha Books
- Book number: 59946


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