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AN HISTORICAL JOURNAL OF THE TRANSACTIONS AT PORT JACKSON, AND NORFOLK ISLAND. INCLUDING THE JOURNALS OF GOVERNORS PHILLIP AND KING, SINCE THE PUBLICATION OF PHILLIP'S VOYAGE. WITH AN ABRIDGED ACCOUNT OF THE NEW DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTH SEAS
London, 1793. Frontis. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Some light scattered foxing and soiling, light offsetting from plates. Very good. The abridged octavo edition, after the quarto edition of the same year. "Hunter, vice-admiral and governor of New South Wales in succession to Governor Phillip, went out as second-in-command on the Sirius in the first convict fleet. He was an experienced and scientific navigator. With his encouragement, the exploration of the coastline of Australia made rapid progress, and the early discoveries of Flinders and Bass owe much to him. His journal is a very valuable work on the early history of the English settlement in Australia" - Hill. The plate of the aboriginal family is engraved by William Blake.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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