LLOYD, George Thomas (1809-1871). Thirty-Three Years in Tasmania and Victoria being the Actual Experience of the Author interspersed with historic jottings, narratives, and counsel to emigrants. London: Houlston and Wright, 1862.

$ 800.00

LLOYD, George Thomas (1809-1871). Thirty-Three Years in Tasmania and Victoria being the Actual Experience of the Author interspersed with historic jottings, narratives, and counsel to emigrants. London: Houlston and Wright, 1862.

8vo., (7 6/8 x 5 inches). Fine folding lithographed frontispiece map "Emigration Map of the World" with original hand-colour in full. Original publisher's maroon cloth, gilt and blind (a little rubbed).

First edition. "The life of the lord of a Tasmanian manor in the early days, from 1822 to 1829, was not, however, replete with unalloyed happiness... Indeed, during that period, a settler's life was not only fraughte with discomforts and difficulties, but was attended with considerable danger, from the spears of the wily savages, and from the predatory visits of outlawed convicts and Bushrangers.

"Settlers in the interior were consequently ever in an unenviable state of agitation and alarm. Their energies were literally cramped, for the reason, that, they were compelled at all times, morning, noon, and night, to be well armed and ever on the alert, as they valued their lives and property. Whilst much tat and good generalship were required in devising the most efficient mode of fortifying their position, it was necessary to clear away every tree, log, or thick shrub, which might possibly afford shelter to the enemy within ball-range" (page 171). Ferguson, 11678 (not mentioning the map).