Lot 23: 1789 Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay

Sydney Rare Book Auctions

April 28, 2018
Ultimo, Australia

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Description: With an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackston & Norfolk Island; Compiled from Authentic Papers which have been obtained from several Departments to which are added The Journals of Lieut'ts Shortland, Watts, Ball & Cap't Marshall with an Account of their New Discoveries. Published in London by John Stockdale in 1789. Listed as number 47 in Ferguson, this appears to be an early printing of the first edition. Illustrated throughout with copper plate etchings, including the original frontispiece and some fold-outs. This copy is elegantly rebound in a modern classic binding: half leather with raised bands, marbled boards and gilt lettering on the spine. In addition to the rebind, some material, including the frontispeice, has been repaired (the frontispiece re-attached toward the seam, but apparently original, the advertisement section at the rear is missing text following repairs), also notably, the endpapers were replaced in rebinding; there is some offsetting caused by the etchings, and the title page has a small cancellation stamp of the government stationary office, and a band stamp that may have been the subject of an attempted removal (quite faded and slightly thinned page surrounding), which reads only "RBStG". A very attractive copy, there is some wear and slight toning, with some pages slightly tatty at the edges, as well as light shelf-wear of the contemporary bind. An attractive copy of a significant Australian work.
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