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Group of four A.L.S.'s, 8vo. (1891-1910), various topics including, in part: April 19th, 1891 "...Here is the notice of Dr. Abbott's book, which has been rather difficult to do. If it is too long, I can easily cut it down in proof..."; June 5th 1905 "Thank you so much for your kind note - But I am so sorry you should have put off your arrangements..."; December 8th 1907 "...I am so sorry I could not come on Tuesday ...the.....
London: J. Debrett, 1790. Engraved title and 65 hand-colored engraved plates. (18), 299, (35)pp. Thick 4to, contemporary 1/2 calf (quite worn and both hinges broken; title detached and chipped at edges; light foxing to plates, mostly to the margins, and with about 1/3 totally clean). London: J. Debrett, 1790. First edition. Ferguson 97.
New York: Viking, 1940. 8vo, black cloth, paper labels on front cover and spine; top stained rose, d.w. New York: Viking, 1940. First American Edition. The Australian novelist's first book. The dust wrapper has a flattened crease on the front cover, light edge-wear and a triangular chip on the backcover, but, has the original $2.50 price, & in all is an excellent of a scarce book.