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An authentic journal of the expedition under Commodore Phillips to Botany Bay : with an account of the settlement made at Port Jackson and a description of the inhabitants, &c. With a copy of a letter from Captain Tench of the Marines; and a list of the civil and military establishment, to which is added An historical narrative of the discovery of New Holland, or, New South Wales / by An Officer
Bib ID 479088
Format BookBook
Author
Officer
 
Description London : Printed for C. Forster ... , 1789 
40, 54 p., [1] folded leaf plates : col. map. ; 24 cm. 
Notes

The "Historical narrative ..." was pub. separately in 1786, and bound with the "Authentic journal".

"Illustrated with a general chart of New Holland and Botany Bay, with the adjacent colonies, and new-discovered islands."

"The first book on the foundation of Australia" --Hordern House

Library has 4 copies, 2 perf. (FC; N1,EAP mottled boards) and 2 imperf. (N2, EAP wants 54 p. of: Historical narrative of the discovery of New Holland54 p.; N3, 7582 (wants chart).

Library's N1 copy is embossed: Commonwealth Parliament Library Petherick Collection.

Library's N3 copy is large paper (24 cm.), uncut.

FC copy has National Library of Australia Ferguson bookplate. Also has pencil inscription inside back fly leaf, and a bookbinder's sticker: "G. Short & Son Bookbinders, Sydney".

Cited In

Ferguson, J.A. Australia, 45.

Subjects Penal colonies - Great Britain - Early works to 1800.  |  Australia - Discovery and exploration - Early works to 1800.  |  New South Wales - Description and travel - Early works to 1800.  |  New South Wales - Description and travel - To 1850.  |  New South Wales - Exiles - Early works to 1800.  |  New South Wales - History - To 1788.
Also Titled

Historical narrative of the discovery of New Holland and New South Wales.


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