Lectures on Gold; for the instruction of Emigrants about to Proceed to Australia, 1852
Lectures on Gold; for the instruction of Emigrants about to Proceed to Australia, 1852, London.215 pp. + adverts 24pp. Rebound card covers with text of original cover pasted on. Corners slightly bumped, pages clean. In good condition.
Six lectures delivered at the Museum of Practical Geology by: J. Beete-Jukes, ‘the Geology of Australia with Special Reference to the Gold Regions’; Edward Forbes, ‘On our Knowledge of Australian Rocks as derived from their Organic Remains’; Lyon Playfair, ‘the Chemical Properties of Gold, and the Mode of Distinguishing it from other Substances Resembling It’; WW Smyth, ‘The Dressing, or Mechanical Preparation of Gold Ores’; John Percy, ‘The Metallurgical Treatment and Assaying of Gold Ores’; Robert Hunt, ‘ The History and Statistics of Gold. Numerous woodcut illustrations but no map.