Ludwig Becker: Artist & Naturalist with the Burke & Wills Expedition
Melbourne University Press on behalf of the Library Council of Victoria, Melbourne, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Ludwig Becker (illustrator). First Edition. XIV, 224 pages, Bound in original paper, prefaced by John Starke, acknowledgements (including acknowledgements of the assistance of a grant from Carlton and United breweries,) this catalogue lists the 1st 40 sketches, which was sent to Melbourne from Swan Hill, Balranald and Menindee, in chronological order. In total 71 full-page plates, most of which are in colour, and most of which are reproduced as near as possible to their original size. The original plastic slipcase is slightly chipped at the lower entrance. Slight water damage on last page (shown in pictures) In a similar way to the Lionel Lindsay books of illustrations, prints from this book have turned up at public auction framed, and so the book has become scarcer with time. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. . Illustrator: Ludwig Becker.