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Lot #220 - BOTANY BAY: THE LONDON CHRONICLE September 10-12, 1789

  • Auction House:
    Leski Auctions
  • Sale Name:
    Australian & Colonial
  • Sale Date:
    02 Dec 2018 ~ 12noon (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
    220
  • Lot Description:
    BOTANY BAY: THE LONDON CHRONICLE September 10-12, 1789
    Includes a short piece about a curious item "imported from Botany Bay...a leaf of very uncommon properties; the most extraordinary is, that when dried, even without being pulverised, it goes off on application of a match, with an explosion somewhat in the manner of gunpowder, the air is afterwards agreeably perfumed......"
  • Estimate:
    A$100 - 150
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Books & Manuscripts

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