AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH COLONY IN NEW SOUTH WALES, WITH REMARKS ON THE DISPOSITIONS, CUSTOMS, MANNERS ETC OF THE NATIVE INHABITANTS OF THAT COUNTRY, TO WHICH ARE ADDED SOME PARTICULARS OF NEW ZEALAND FROM THE MSS OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR KING.
COLLINS, DAVID, and KING, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, illustrated by engravings.
221757 T. Cadell Jnr and W. Davies, The Strand, London, 1798. 617 pp, frontispiece map, fold-out map, numerous engraved plates (list of engraved plates at rear)very nice clean and tight copy bound in early nineteenth century half calf with gilt-lettered spine label. Includes many full page engraved plates of aboriginal tribal ceremonies, including eye-tooth removal at male initiation ceremony etc. A supplemental volume was published in 1802, covering the period Jan. 1788 to Aug, 1801, however this present volume is the fundamental founding volume relating to the settlement of Australia.From the library of Selwyn Smith, with his armorial bookplate and signature : "Selwyn Smith, Sydney, 1848." $3750.00AUD
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