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Lot 22: The First Fleet (Golden Cockerel Press, 1937)

Books, Manuscripts, Photographs and Maps

by Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers

August 28, 2016

Adelaide, Australia

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[Golden Cockerel Press] The First Fleet. The Record of the Foundation of Australia from its Conception to the Settlement at Sydney Cove. Compiled from the Official Documents in the Public Record Office, with Extracts from the Log-books of H.M.S. 'Sirius' and an Introduction and Notes by Owen Rutter.

[London], Golden Cockerel Press, 1937. Small folio (320 x 200 mm), 150, [2] (limitation leaf, verso blank) pages with 5 wood-engravings (and 2 decorative vignettes) by Peter Barker-Mill plus 4 pages of facsimiles. Blue cloth with the contrasting gilt-pictorial tan cloth panel on the front cover; cloth a little dusty, endpapers lightly marked, some uncut leading and bottom edges lightly discoloured; a very good copy.

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Number 94 of 375 copies.

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