London and Melbourne: Dulau and Co./Melville, Mullen and Slade, 1896. Octavo, four volumes, text illustrations; a total of 69 plates including eleven zoological chromolithographs (three mammal, three bird, four reptile and one frog), folding map. Publisher's handsome blue cloth, uncut and partly unopened, a fine copy.
The Horn Expedition is the most comprehensive record of a scientific expedition undertaken in Australia in the nineteenth century. Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer was the leader of the expedition and the principal editor of the official account. The four volumes are made up of the Narrative, Zoology, Geology and Botany, and Anthropology. The reports were written by the notable Australian scientists of the day, including Spencer himself, Professor Ralph Tate, J. A. Watts, J. H. Maiden, E. C. Stirling, Alfred J. North, Walter Froggatt, and Edgar Waite. The ornithologist was G. A. Keartland.
Ferguson, 16071; Greenway, 8672; Nissen, ZBI 1991.
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