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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]
Author
Waring Atkinson, Charlotte, 1796-1867
 
Online Versions
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).

Born Charlotte Waring, sailed for Sydney in the Cumberland in 1826 and married James Atkinson in 1827 but was widowed in 1834; she re-married to George Bruce Barton in 1836. -- 'Barton, Charlotte (1796-1867)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/barton-charlotte-12787.

National Library of Australia's FC F3158 copy is quarter bound in dark green leather with marbled boards.

National Library of Australia's FRM F3158 (N, Petherick) 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".

National Library of Australia'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.

FRM F3158 (N2, Parliament) copy also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-33391843

Also available on microfilm.

Cited In

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 3158

Muir, M. A bibliography of Australian children's books, 559

Subjects Shipwrecks -- Oceania -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Australia -- History -- 1788-1900 -- Juvenile fiction.
Exhibited National Library of Australia'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.  National Library of Australia's copies all exhibited: "Story Time: Australian Children's Literature", National Library of Australia, 22 August 2019 - 16 February 2020. 

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