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An Account of a Voyage to New South Wales. 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 Customes and Manners of the Natives and an Account of the English Colony and its Foundation to the Present Time by... Superintendent of the Convicts.

BARRINGTON George (1810.)

£1200.00 

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Second edition by M. Jones (enlarged & best edition of vol. 2). 2 vols. Folding plan of N.S.W., stipple engraved portrait of Barrington, engraved titles with coloured vignettes & 25 hand-coloured plates, with a further woodcut. 8vo. Modern full calf, gilt, with red morocco labels, slightly foxed throughout. [vi], 472, [iv]; [viii], [7]-544, [iv]pp. London, M. Jones,

Barrington occupies a unique position in the history of early Australia, being the most famous of all the transported convicts, with a near heroic status in England. He travelled with the Third Fleet in 1791 and, given the greed of publishers, chapbooks were issued almost immediately in his name. Although none of the books were written by Barrington himself, "the 1795 Voyage and the 1800 Sequel, in their numerous guises, do provide some details of events in New South Wales not elsewhere available" (Wantrup).This second edition is greatly expanded from the first. The additional material is largely extracted from David Collins's First Fleet account. Ferguson, 486; Tooley, 81 & 83; Wantrup, p86, 96-7.

Stock Code: 197040