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AN ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE TO NEW SOUTH WALES. (and) THE HISTORY OF NEW SOUTH WALES.
- Two Volumes, comprising: 1. AN ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE TO NEW SOUTH WALES. To which is prefixed a Detail of his life, trials, speeches, &c. &c. Pp. [vi]+472, hand-coloured frontispiece, title page vignette and 7 [of 9] plates, plus a black & white engraved portrait plate and a folding plan; 2/. THE HISTORY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, including Botany Bay, Port Jackson, Parramatta, Sydney, and all its dependencies from the original discovery of the island: with the customs and manners of the natives (and an Account of) the English colony, from its foundation to the present time. Pp. 544+20(\i Tuckey's Voyage ), hand-coloured title page vignette and 16 plates, plus an uncoloured plate (view of the Church at Parramatta), tables; matching early calf boards with decorative gilt border and later (but not recent) leather spines with gilt lettered title/volume labels, the spines slightly faded and grazed, boards lightly worn; marbled edges and matching endpapers, upper hinge cracked Volume II, the hinges reinforced with cloth tape both volumes, name in ink on blank preliminary leaf Volume I and initials on verso of upper free endpaper Volume II, a couple of the plates and the title page of Volume II slightly cropped at fore-edge, the folding plan bound in upside down, early paper repair on reverse of short closed tear at bottom edge of title page Volume II, a couple of tiny edge splits, a few faint damp marks and tiny ink stains, scattered light foxing and soiling; printed for M. Jones, London, 1810. Second editions. Garvey AB47 & AB48; Ferguson 486 & 487. *Lacking the indices and two of the coloured plates in Volume I, but with some additional material in Volume II: a later but not modern [no earlier than 1821, when Fort Macquarie was completed] black & white lithograph, captioned in pencil \i Port Lachlan and Macquarie Fort - Port Jackson mounted as a frontispiece; pictorial cuttings of beetles and a lizard laid on the upper pastedown; and 20 extra pages of text headed \i Tuckey's Voyage bound in at the end. The additional text is Ferguson 419, an abridgement of James Hingston Tuckey's \i An account of a Voyage to establish a Colony at Port Philip in Bass's Strait , and is usually found in Volume I of \i A Collection of Modern and Contemporary Voyages and Travels (Ferguson 405), printed for Richard Phillips, London, 1805. According to Wantrup (p. 87): 'There is no question that all the books ascribed to Barrington are completely fraudulent and that he had no share in them. [but they] do provide some details of events in New South Wales not elsewhere available'. \i The History of New South Wales was the first book to contain coloured illustrations of Sydney. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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