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SKETCHES OF NEW SOUTH WALES.
- I-XX, complete, contained in the SATURDAY MAGAZINE. Twenty issues of the weekly \i Saturday Magazine , containing all the articles on New South Wales by William Romaine Govett published intermittently between May 1836 and September 1837. Pp. [160](individually paginated, each issue 8 pages), illustrated; tall roy. 8vo; bound together in later half dark green morocco, spine lettered in gilt, dark green cloth boards, spine slightly faded; the original stab holes visible in several issues, a little light foxing and occasional slight soiling; John W. Parker, London, 1836-1837. F. 2175. *From the library of Annette Potts, who in 1977 edited the first publication of these articles in book form. An important contemporary account of life in New South Wales during the 1830s. Govett (1807-1848) was appointed Assistant Surveyor of New South Wales in 1827. His work included surveying on the old Bathurst road, during which he discovered \i Govett's Leap in the Blue Mountains (named in his honour). Govett returned to England in 1834, and contributed several articles about New South Wales to the \i Saturday Magazine. Illustrated with his own paintings, they include material on the manners and customs of the local aboriginals, and descriptions of life in Sydney and Port Jackson. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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