Original lithographic printing stone of reverse kangaroo. Made from Solnhofen limestone, Germany between 1830 and 1840.
Reverse image of kangaroo: "Wolliger Kenguruh" "Taf. IX"
Rare Book Room copy notes from bookseller: "This intriguing and unusual piece of early Australiana is a rare example of an original lithographic stone...The stone itself is an example of the fine grained limestone produced in the Solnhofen area in South Germany, a stone that was early identified by Senefelder as especially suited for the printing process"."