The Land of Promise

By: Stephens, John

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Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Fine condition. Bound in tan blind-stamped cloth boards with gilt blocking. Mottled pages edges. An excellent, like new, copy. A facsimile reprint of the 1839 edition limited to 300 numbered copies. This is copy no 187. facsimile of Second Edition. Introduction by Rob Linn. Folded map, folded plan and chart. Black & white illustrations. 224 pages + Advertisements Stephens was employed by George Fife Angas, in about 1838, to write emigration propaganda. This, The Land of Promise, is his first notable work and is an authentic and impartial history of the rise and progress of the new British province of South Australia; including particulars descriptive of its soil, climate, natural productions, etc. and proofs of its superiority to all other British colonies. Embracing also a full account of the South Australian Company, with hints to various classes of emigrants, and numerous letters from settlers concerning wages, provisions, their satisfaction with the colony, etc

Title: The Land of Promise

Author Name: Stephens, John

Categories: South Australia,

Edition: Facsimile Edition

Publisher: Adelaide, Gillingham Printers: 1988[1839]

ISBN Number: 0731627679

ISBN Number 13: 9780731627677

Binding: Hardback

Seller ID: ID15963

Keywords: Australia Australiana History John Stephens South Australia,