Queensland Past and Present 1897 - INSCRIBED - Thornhill Weedon 1898 - Edmund Gregory, Brisbane - Second Issue A wonderful association copy with links to Hong Kong. Inscribed by Weedon to ‘G.F. Bowen’ – Sir George Ferguson Bowen – former Governor of Queensland (1859-1868) and later the Governor of Hong Kong (1883-1887), to front endpaper, and with the author’s ‘with compliment’s’ card laid in.

An uncommon copy of this informative review of Queensland, first published in 1896 and updated over the following years, undertaken while Weedon was compiler of statistics for the Registrar-General’s Office. Includes chapters on geography, population, production, trade, and a brief historical sketch, among others. Illustrated with a folding colour map of Queensland, together with sixteen full page black and white photographs.
  References: The Brisbane Courier 1898.
8vo. pp. [8] 503 [1]. Original brown pebbled cloth, decorative border in blind to panels, gilt lettering to upper cover and spine, brown floral-patterned endpapers. Re-backed with original spine re-laid.
  Condition: Near fine, minor fading to spine.   Ref: 107882   Price: HK$ 2,000