Tales About America and Australia by Peter Parley. S. G. GOODRICH.
Tales About America and Australia by Peter Parley.
Tales About America and Australia by Peter Parley.

Tales About America and Australia by Peter Parley.

London: Darton & Clark, no date (1838).

First Edition.

Very rare: a history of America and Australia for children by American author Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1793-1860), under his more famous pen name “Peter Parley”, with a charming woodcut vignette of Bungaree making a bow. [Muir, 2884.]
The work includes a surprisingly detailed account of New South Wales including notes on Tasmania, as well as a significant description of Bungaree, the first First Australian to circumnavtigate Australia, veteran of both the Investigator captained by Matthew Flinders and the Mermaid captained by Philip Parker King: 'my friend requested Bungarry to show how governor Macquarrie made a bow. Bungarry happened to be dressed in the old uniform of a military officer, and standing up in the stern of his boat, and taking off his cocked hat, with the requisite punctilio, he made a low formal bow, with all the dignity and grace of a general officer of the old school.’
The Ingleton copy, with his bookplate.

Item #1625

Small octavo, with frontispiece maps of Australia and America and numerous illustrations; in original striped black and red cloth, extremities mildly bumped, near fine.

Price (AUD): $585.00  other currencies