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A Mother's offering to her children / by a lady long resident in New South Wales
Bib ID 777812
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, volume]
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Printer Sydney : Printed at the "Gazette"
Description [Sydney] : [George Evans, Bookseller], [1841] 
216 pages ; 18 cm. 
Notes

According to J.A. Ferguson, the first children's book published in Australia.

Originally attributed to Lady Bremer, wife of Sir James John Gordon Bremer, in J.A. Ferguson's Bibliography of Australia. More recently attibuted to Charlotte Barton in Marcie Muir's Charlotte Barton : Australia's first children's author (Sydney : Wentworth Books, 1980).

Library's FRM F3158 (N) copy quarter brown in brown marbled boards; G.W. Evans, George Street, Sydney binder's ticket inside front cover; Petherick blind stamp to title page; penciled annotation on Preface page below the author: "Mrs (Lady) J. J. Gordon Bremer".

Library's FRM F3158 (N2 - Parliament) copy quarter bound in green marbled boards; inscribed inside front cover and on p. 76, "Charles James" with some colouring in also on the title page; half title missing; manuscript corrections in ink of "hands" to "heads" (p. 8), "could" to "would" (p. 45), "in" to "on" (p. 46), "nose" to "noses" (p. 49), "bit" to "but" (p. 75), "Lightning" to "Lightwing" (p. 85), "notions" to "motions" and "instict" to "instinct" (p. 87), "them" to "him" (p. 177) and other typesetting/printing errors on p. 19, 27, 47 and 83; also inscribed in ink, "Capt. D'Oyley [Thomas D'Oyley] was mortally wounded at Agra 5th July 1857, in an engagement with the mutineers." (p. 83) and in pencil, "the black people was very [wondrous?] in these times. W. Calvert" (p. 209); stamped 14561 and Paliament of the Commonwealth Library.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-33391843

Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at: http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/setis/id/barmoth

Cited In

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 3158

Muir, 559

Subjects Shipwrecks -- Oceania -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Australia -- History -- 1788-1900 -- Juvenile fiction.
Other authors/contributors Bremer, James John Gordon, Lady  |  Barton, Charlotte, 1797-1867
Exhibited Library's FRM F3158 (N2 - Parliament) copy exhibited: "National Treasures from Australia's Great Libraries". Touring exhibition December 2005 - August 2007, organised by the National Library of Australia. 

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