London and Melbourne: Dulau and Co./Melville, Mullen and Slade, 1896. Octavo, text illustrations; a total of 69 plates including eleven zoological chromolithographs (three mammal, three bird, four reptile and one frog), folding map with repairs. Modern blue half calf, top edges gilt, two perforated library stamps in volume three, a handsome clean set.
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 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. G. A. Keartland was the ornithologist on the expedition.
Ferguson, 16071; Nissen, ZBI 1991.
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