C1853

The Life and Adventures of a Gold-Digger.

Author:

John Sherer

Well known fictitious colonial account of life in the Victorian gold fields published 1853. Notoriously without acknowledgement Sherer copied S.T. Gill’s Sketches of the Victoria Gold Diggings and Diggers As They Are for the illustrations. He merely notes that illustrations … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Life and Adventures of a Gold-Digger.

Date:

C1853

Author:

John Sherer

Condition:

Tear to front end paper, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hard cover, half morocco and marbled boards

Paper Size: 

141mm 
x 205mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Life and Adventures of a Gold-Digger. - Antique Book from 1853

Genuine antique
dated:

1853

Description:

Well known fictitious colonial account of life in the Victorian gold fields published 1853. Notoriously without acknowledgement Sherer copied S.T. Gill’s Sketches of the Victoria Gold Diggings and Diggers As They Are for the illustrations. He merely notes that illustrations are “taken from Drawings made on the spot”. Sherer was a quite prolific London journalist and writer who claims to have visited the diggings (but didn’t). He wrote up this adventurous account on the basis of numerous published and unpublished sources. Wantrup

Bound in early half morocco and marbled boards, octavo, 37 engraved plates (mainly after S.T. Gill), London, Clarke, [circa 1859] a very good copy.

 

 

 

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References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 15634.
Wantrup, J. Australian Rare Books. Sydney 1987: p.320.


Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 3721354

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