Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. Part III. Geology and botany.
Item ID 71765
London, Dulau; Melbourne, Mullen and Slade, 1896. 4to (25.6 x 19.2 cm). [ii], 204 pp.; nine plates (all geological or palaeontological). Original blue buckram with gilt title on the spine. This is the geological, in particular mineralogical and palaeontological part of the results of a scientifically very important expedition initiated and funded by the Australian mining magnate and politician William Austin Horn (1841-1922). The work includes the description and illustration of several minerals, and of Mesozoic and Tertiary fossils, including many shells (Mollusca). Botany forms a lesser part. The complete expedition report was published in four volumes; the other three comprise a narrative, zoology, and anthropology. Fore edge uncut, as published. The four palaeontology plates loose. A very good, clean copy. Ferguson, 16071; Nissen ZBI, 1999 [under Horn]. Australian palaeontology - usually not found separately