The Australian Abroad. Branches from the Main Routes Around the World. [Together with] Series II. Ceylon, India, and Egypt. 2 volumes



Publisher: London, Sampson Low, 1879 & 1880. First editions
Description: ppxii, 426,32; xii, 490, 32; numerous text illus., maps. 8vo, illustrated cloth stamped in gilt. Some flecking and foxing, but very good copies, the gilt very fresh and bright

Ferguson 10438 and 10439. Hingston arrived in Victoria in 1852 to try his luck, unsuccessfully, on the Mount Alexander goldfields. He had considerable success as a property investor on `Marvellous Melbourne’, and lived the life of a rich eccentric and well regarded travel writer. `Hingston’s witty and allusive meditation on travel and the human condition was an immediate success and remained a remarkable record of Asian travel’ (ADB)

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