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AN ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE TO NEW SOUTH WALES and THE HISTORY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
London, printed for M. Jones, 1802-1803.. FIRST EDITIONS 2 volumes 1803 and 1802, by George Barrington Superintendent of the Convicts. To which is prefixed a Detail of His Life, Trials, Speeches, &c. &c. Enriched with beautiful Coloured Prints. AN ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE TO NEW SOUTH WALES 1803. 8vo, approximately 210 x 125 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, engraved title page with hand coloured vignette of an aborigine fishing from a boat, a folding hand coloured map of NSW, 10 hand coloured plates including 4 views of Sidney, A Native Family, The Cape of Good Hope, The Peak of Teneriffe, Pinchgut Islands, Spotted Hyena and Camelopard, the last 2 on 1 plate, pages: (8), 1-467, (5 - index), lacking Directions to the Binder, not always included in this edition, bound in modern quarter burgundy morocco over marbled sides, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt ship motif in compartments, 2 dark brown gilt lettered labels. Pale age-browning to text, occasional pale foxing to a few margins, a few pages faintly browned, some browning to top inner corner of pages 438-445, otherwise a very good copy. Originally published in weekly parts the same year. J. R. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860, Volume II, No. 606 (with plate list); Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume I, No. 367; Bibliographia Brasiliana by Borba de Moraes, page 68 for 1810 edition; The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, page 14 for 1810 edition. 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. Enriched with beautiful coloured prints. FIRST EDITION 1802, 8vo, approximately 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, engraved title page with hand coloured vignette of a black swan, hand coloured frontispiece of Sydney, plus 13 hand coloured plates, engraved by V. Woodthorpe and showing aborigines, plants, kangaroo, birds including black cockatoo, bird of paradise; mountain eagle and emu, snakes etc., the plate of botany has 5 numbered images and that of snakes has 2, making the total number of hand coloured illustrations 20, there is a further full page uncoloured illustration in the text,  slip of the original blue printed wrapper tipped in after title page, pages: (48 - title and contents table, dedication and introduction), 7-505, (1 - blank), lacking half-title and Directions to the Binder, the latter were not always included in this edition, binding as first volume. Pale age-browning to text, occasional pale foxing to a few margins, a few pages faintly browned, fore-edge margin of page 265 torn off and ragged, with loss of first letter on a few words, all easily understood, small light brown stain in margin of 267, top corner of page 301 missing, no loss of text, small repair to top corner of 303, again no loss of text, 1 plate (Manhood) has some small light creases, as though it had been crumpled slightly at some time, another has a tiny closed tear to the margin. A very good copy (originally published in 14 parts). J. R. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860, Volume II, No. 565 (with plate list); R. V. Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates 1790-1860 page 93-94; Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume I, No. 345. George Barrington (1755-1804) was a notorious criminal known as 'The Prince of Pickpockets'. He served several sentences on board the prison hulks at Woolwich before being transported to Australia, where he later became Superintendent of Convicts and High Constable in New South Wales . The Life occupies 72 pages, followed by sections describing Teneriffe and Brazil and a very large section on the South African colonies, its people, trades, agriculture, flora and fauna etc. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST.
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