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WHITE, John.

Published by Sydney, A&R, . (1962)

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Item Description: Sydney, A&R, ., 1962. Illusts. (illustrator). Thick royal 8vo. or.cl. OCTAVO SIZE. HARDCOVER. PAGES: (282pages). Surgeon-General to the First Fleet and the Settlement at Port Jackson. First edition thus. Very good copy in price-clipped dust jacket. #AAA1. Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales. Buy with confidence from one of Australia's oldest bookshops established in 1975. Bookseller Inventory # 51317

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William Bradley

Published by Ure Smith, Sydney (1969)

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Item Description: Ure Smith, Sydney, 1969. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Facsimile Edition. Jacket has light to moderate general wear plus a nick to each top coorner. Age-toning and some foxing to edges of page-block. Minimal foxing to feps - otherwise internally clean. Binding tight. 495pp Size: 195mm x 245mm. Bookseller Inventory # 018329

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Beaglehole, J. C. (Ed.)

Published by D. S. Ford Printers, Sydney (1962)

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Item Description: D. S. Ford Printers, Sydney, 1962. Card covers. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Edited By J. C. Beaglehole, B/W Plates. Cover Worn. Bookseller Inventory # 028314

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White. John

Published by Australia : Angus & Robertson 1st edition 1962 (1962)

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Item Description: Australia : Angus & Robertson 1st edition 1962, 1962. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Published by Angus & Robertson 1st edition 1962. Hardback, 282 pages, illustrated - black & white plates, green cloth covered boards, gilt lettering - title, Dustwrapper,not price clipped, protected by removable clear pvc cover. Condition : Fine in lightly edgeworn & chipped Dustwrapper Very Good. Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # GH25332

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WILLIAM BRADLEY

Published by URE SMITH PTY LTD, Australia (1969)

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Item Description: URE SMITH PTY LTD, Australia, 1969. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus. Facsimile. 495pp p/c. Charts are missing but case is present. CLASSIC TEXT. excellent reference/review very good plus COPY IN LIKE D/W. PARROTT BOOKS - established for over 15 years offering a prompt friendly and efficient service. (pm/hp) Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 022264

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White, John

Published by Angus & Robertson Sydney 1962 (1962)

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Item Description: Angus & Robertson Sydney 1962, 1962. 1st edition hardback with dust jacket Nice copy octavo xiii + 282pp., col. frontis., b/w pls., maps, appends., bibliog., index, 'White was the surgeon-general to the First Fleet and the settlement at Port Jackson. This edition has the whole of the text of White's first edition and reproductions of its illustrations. It covers his medical work and natural history as well as the fleet's voyage; the first events; the exploratory journeys; encounters with Aborigines'. Bookseller Inventory # 131743

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White, John (Rex Rientis intro & Alec Chisholm ed)

Published by Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1962 (originally published 1790) (1962)

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Item Description: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1962 (originally published 1790), 1962. 24.0 x 16.0cms, 282pp, b/w illusts, very good hardcover & dustwrapper White was the surgeon-general to the First Fleet and the settlement at Port Jackson / Sydney. This edition has the whole of the text of White's first edition and reproductions of its illustrations. It covers his medical work and natural history as well as the fleet's voyage; the first events; the exploratory journeys; encounters with Aborigines. Bookseller Inventory # 128367

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White, John Introduction By Rienits, Rex , Edited By Alec Chisholm

Published by Angus & Robertson, Sydney (1962)

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Item Description: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1962. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Surgeon General to the First Fleet. 'with sixty five plates of non descript animals birds lizards serpents curious cones of trees and other natural productions'. Blind seal. 252pp Uncommon. Bookseller Inventory # 049771

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Edwards, Capt. Kenneth R. & Small, Capt. Adrian

Published by Intelpost (Melbourne) c.1990 (1990)

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Item Description: Intelpost (Melbourne) c.1990, 1990. 1st edition original boards As New large octavo c.200pp., H.M.A.V. Bounty Ship's Log: Being the full & complete journal of a voyage from Portsmouth to NSW in HMAV Bounty. No. 69 of 100 copies. Neat ownership inscription o/w nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 128723

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White, John (Rex Rientis intro & Alec Chisholm ed)

Published by Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1962 (first published 1790) (1962)

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Item Description: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1962 (first published 1790), 1962. 24.0 x 16.0cms, 282pp, b/w illusts, very good+ hardcover & dustwrapper White was the surgeon-general to the First Fleet and the settlement at Port Jackson / Sydney. This edition has the whole of the text of White's first edition and reproductions of its illustrations. It covers his medical work and natural history as well as the fleet's voyage; the first events; the exploratory journeys; encounters with Aborigines. Bookseller Inventory # 132119

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WHITE, John.

Published by Syd. A & R. (1962)

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Item Description: Syd. A & R., 1962. Or.cl. 282pp. Col.frontis. & b/w plates. Very good copy. 1st ed. thus. White was the Surgeon-General to the First Fleet and the Settlement at Port Jackson. Bookseller Inventory # 172024

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WHITE, John.

Published by Syd. Angus and Robertson. (1962)

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Item Description: Syd. Angus and Robertson., 1962. Or.cl. Dustjacket. 282pp. b/w plates. Sl foxing else a very good copy. 1st ed. thus Although the journal of a Surgeon, it does not concern itself solely with medical work and natural history. It contains details of happenings and sights and encounters with Aborigines. Bookseller Inventory # 171229

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Bradley, William

Published by Ure Smith, with Trustees of the Public Library of NSW, Sydney, Australia (1969)

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Item Description: Ure Smith, with Trustees of the Public Library of NSW, Sydney, Australia, 1969. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First edition thus, being a reproduction in facsimile of the original manuscript and including the second volume - a portfolio of charts/maps. Very Good+ in a Very Good dust jacket. Book is unmarked, binding is solid. Boards with just a hint of edge-wear. The jacket has modest wear at corners and spine-ends, however only a single short tear (of about one-eighth-inch). The accompanying box of maps is complete (22 charts), with contents in excellent shape. The box is housed in a cloth case overlain with a wrapper matching the book's. The wraps have several small areas of surface loss, plus a bit more than a half-inch tear (and longer attendant crease) at the bottom of the front panel. This short tear has been tape-repaired on the reverse side in order to prevent worsening of the condition. The book includes 30 colour reproductions of Bradley's watercolour views. Bookseller Inventory # 40151

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FULTON, Pamela Jeanne (ed)

Published by The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne (2000)

ISBN 10: 0522848508 ISBN 13: 9780522848502

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Item Description: The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. John Washington Price (illustrator). 1st Edition. xviii+290pp, colour plates, maps, bibliography, index. Near Fine in VG d/w a little faded at spine. Bookseller Inventory # 000061

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PRICE, John Washington; transcribed and edited by Pamela Jeanne FULTON

Published by Melbourne, Miegunyah 2000 (2000)

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Item Description: Melbourne, Miegunyah 2000, 2000. first limited edition - hard cover in dust jacket 0522848508 Price was the surgeon of the transport 'Minerva' which sailed from Cork to Sydney in 1799 carry 200 convicts. During the voyage he received 'lessons in drawing and natural history' from a fellow-traveller artist. The highlight of the journal is the inclusion of 29 watercolour illustrations. 294 x 220mm., pp. xviii, 290, maps, 29 colour plates, notes, append., biblio., index. Limited to 1,000 Copies. Hard cover in dust jacket. Contents, no inscriptions; dust jacket, no tears or chips. FINE/FINE. Bookseller Inventory # bfc28ebce56e0edb1c2cf358ef87aa15

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Notes of a Voyage from New South: Napier, Francis; Keddie,

Napier, Francis; Keddie, Mr. W. (notes).

Published by [James R. Napier], [Glasgow] (1876)

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Item Description: [James R. Napier], [Glasgow], 1876. 1st ed.. Hardback small (19.0 x 13.0 cm), no jacket as issued, very good condition, original blue cover (gilt vignette, border & spine lettering, little faded), black endpapers, full-page black & white plates, frontispiece portrait (tissue guard), errata page, maps (including foldouts at rear, creased at folds), minor foxing (mainly plates & maps & page edges), edges & pages faintly toned, bottom edge little bumped, some edgewear, two small bookshop stickers. 96 pp. (Estimated date, 1876, Trove catalogue.) In 1867 Francis Napier joined the South Australian Government expedition under Captain Francis Cadell to the north coast of the state (now the Northern Territory) searching for suitable sites for a capital and agricultural settlement. He examined the Liverpool River, went up the Roper River in a small steamer and visited Port Darwin, Anson Bay and the Victoria River. Cadell's report, published in the South Australian Parliamentary Papers for 1867, was criticised at the time. Thus, the Napier 'Notes' are the only public account of the expedition, and are an important document of the early contact and charting of the region. Compiled from the Napier journal by his family, and privately printed in Glasgow following his death in 1875. The plates, drawn with lithographic crayon, are by a brother of Napier, and are signed 'JMN'. (Ferguson 13058. Scarce. Small bookshop stickers: A. H. Spencer Hill of Content, Berkelouw Bookdealers. All five maps present: 1 internal page, and 4 as foldouts. All 8 lithographic plates present, as listed on contents page.). Bookseller Inventory # 16838

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Item Description: London The Golden Cockerel Press 1937, 1937. First edition, LIMITED to 350 copies numbered by hand, printed by Christopher and Anthony Sanford and Owen Rutter in Caslon Old Face type on Van Gelder paper. With very dramatic woodblock engravings by Peter Barker-Mill. Also with copies of Bligh’s own map and pages from the log. Folio, publisher’s original blue cloth featuring a geometric inlay of yellow cloth on both the upper and lower boards, lettered in gilt on the spine. 160, [i]. A fine and bright copy, very clean and fresh. A FINE LIMITED EDITION FROM THE GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS, and the first appearance in print of Captain Bligh’s Voyage in the Resource, a "sequel" to his LOG OF THE H.M.S. BOUNTY. The work was printed from manuscripts found at the Mitchell Library in Sydney. Neither the log of this voyage, nor the record of his passage back to England, appears to have been among the papers handed over to the Admiralty and the editor’s search for them in public records was in vain. But the manuscript copies at the Mitchell Library had been certified by Bligh himself. The Bounty Mutiny remains one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history. On their way to introduce the breadfruit as a cash crop to the West Indies from the South Sea Islands, "Breadfruit Bligh" and eighteen of his crew were set adrift by Fletcher Christian, the master's mate of the Bounty, and made a journey of about 4000 miles in an open boat before landing on the East Indian Island of Timor. Several of the mutineers who had settled on Pitcairn Island were eventually captured and three were executed in England. Interestingly enough, Bligh was subjected to two further mutinies in his career, though only the last, in New South Wales, can be blamed upon the harsh exercise of authority. Bookseller Inventory # 20023

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AN HISTORICAL JOURNAL OF THE TRANSACTIONS AT: HUNTER, John.

HUNTER, John.

Published by London Printed for John Stockdale Piccadilly January 1 (1793)

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Item Description: London Printed for John Stockdale Piccadilly January 1, 1793. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. compiled from the Official Papers; Including the Journals of Governors Phillip and King, and of Lieut. Ball; and the Voyages from the First Sailing of the Sirius in 1787, to the Return of that Ship's Company to England in 1792. FIRST EDITION 1793, 4to, approximately 275 x 235 mm, 11 x 9 inches, engraved portrait frontispiece by D. Orme after R. Dighton, engraved title page with vignette from a sketch by the author, 13 engraved plates and 5 maps including 2 folding, "Drawn on the spot by Captains Hunter & Bradley, Lieutenant Dawes, & Governor King"., pages: (16), 583, (1) - a blank, with 5 page Subscribers List following engraved title page, bound in modern half calf over cloth sides, gilt raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt ship motif in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, all edges speckled, marbled endpapers. Slight rubbing to upper corners, reference library bookplate on front pastedown, pictorial 20th century bookplate of W.J. McEldowney on second blank endpaper, light foxing to margins of portrait, small blind library stamp to top margin of portrait, title page and all but one of the plates (just catching edge of image on 2 plates), and in top margin of 7 text pages, title page trimmed at top and bottom with loss of date of publication underneath imprint, one folding map very slight damaged on a couple of folds and with a little light browning, long ago mounted on linen, the second folding map has a small closed inner edge tear, neatly repaired on reverse, occasional light foxing to margins including margins of some plates, small old paper repair to inner margin of 3C4, no loss of printed area. A very good sturdy copy. The plates include "Family of New South Wales engraved by William Blake after a sketch by Governor King and "View of the settlement on Sydney Cove" which is the earliest representation of the town of Sydney. "Hunter (1738-1821), vice-admiral and governor of New South Wales in succession to Governor Phillip, went out as second in command on the Sirius, in the first convict fleet. He was an experienced and scientific navigator. With his encouragement, the exploration of the coastline of Australia made rapid progress, and the early discoveries of Flinders and Bass owe much to him. His journal is a very valuable work on the early history of English settlement in Australia (Hill). It seems that several copies were issued with the imprint cropped, losing the date "In many cases the binder has accidentally shaved the date from the foot of the rather too long title-page.This imperfection is of such frequent occurrence, howerver, that collectors have tended to be more tolerant of it in this book than they would be in another" Wantrup, Australian Rare Books 1788-1900, page 70; Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume I, page 60, No.152; Hill, Pacific Voyages, Volume I, page 151. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. Bookseller Inventory # 20810

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Journal of a Voyage to New South: WHITE, John

WHITE, John

Published by J. Debrett, London (1790)

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Item Description: J. Debrett, London, 1790. Quarto, with an engraved title page and 65 engraved plates; old full speckled calf. First edition: the foundation of natural history of the new colony, John White's Journal is a travel and ornithological classic by a medical voyager. The handsome volume is "graced by sixty-five engraved plates, all but one of which illustrate the natural history of New South Wales" (Australian Rare Books).John White was chief surgeon of the First Fleet, and was particularly successful in managing both the difficult conditions on the voyage out and the early years of the settlement. He was also a keen amateur naturalist and after arriving at Port Jackson found time to accompany Phillip on two journeys of exploration.The natural history content of the published account makes White's particularly noteworthy amongst the First Fleet journals. Many of the plates were drawn in England by leading natural history artists of the day, such as Sarah Stone, from original sketches done in the colony. White's journal also contains an interesting and valuable account of the voyage from London, with long, detailed accounts of the stops at Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town and of the colonial voyages to Norfolk Island. The book was an immediate success, with subscribers alone accounting for seven hundred copies.There has been much discussion over the years regarding variations in the printing of the first edition of this work, but this copy is a typical example of the standard configuration most often seen, with the earlier errors of the list of subscribers corrected, and the text describing the female wattled Wattled Bee-eater (for a full discussion see Ferguson, 97; Matthews, Birds of Australia, Supplement; and Wantrup, Australian Rare Books, pp. 75-7).An interesting note about this copy is that the front endpaper includes the ownership inscription of a surgeon named Richard Wright dated November 29th 1804; it is perhaps not surprising to see a surgeon's account of the First Fleet owned by another member of the profession. Some intermittent foxing; overall a good copy in old full speckled calf, rebacked. Bookseller Inventory # 4403136

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WHITE, John (1757-1832).

Published by London: J. Debrett, 1790. (1790)

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Item Description: London: J. Debrett, 1790., 1790. 4to., (11 4/8 x 9 inches). One-page publisher’s advertisement and list of subscribers at beginning (without the publisher’s advertisement at end) Engraved title-page with a vignette view of Port Jackson (quite spotted), 65 uncoloured engraved plates after drawings by Sarah Stone, Mr. Catton, Mr. Nodder and others (some spotting). Contemporary speckled calf, the smooth spine in six compartment, one with black morocco lettering-piece in one, the others decorated with fine gilt tools (worn at the extremities with minor loss). Provenance: from the distinguished library of Frank S. Streeter, with his bookplate on the front paste-down, his sale April 16th 2007, lot 527 First edition, with the list of plates in the third state. John white joined the navy in his twenties, and in 1786 "he became surgeon of the ‘Irresistible’, and four months later, on the recommendation of Captain Sir Andrew Snape Hamond, he was appointed chief surgeon of the expedition to establish a convict settlement at Botany Bay. Of almost 1500 people in the eleven ships of the First Fleet 778 were convicts, many in poor health from long imprisonment. It is to the credit of White and his assistants that on the voyage of more than eight months there were only thirty-four deaths. Outbreaks of scurvy and dysentery and lack of accommodation for the sick were his first problems in the new colony. Within a year the incidence of sickness was greatly decreased, a hospital was built, and White, a keen amateur naturalist, found time to accompany Governor Arthur Phillip on two journeys of exploration. On joining the First Fleet White had begun to keep a journal, in which he made many notes of birds examined in the colony. In November 1788 he sent this to a London friend, Thomas Wilson; edited probably by Wilson it was published in 1790 as [here] "Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales". Accompanying the text were sixty-five engravings illustrating the natural history and products of the colony, drawn in England from specimens sent by White, with descriptions by English specialists. He also sent drawings and possibly specimens for "The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay" (London, 1789). His own book was a big success. A German edition followed, and later there were translations into Swedish and French (Australian Dictionary of Biography online). Many artists were responsible for drawing the specimens that White sent back to England into the care of Sir Ashton Lever, including the celebrated Sarah Stone (ca 1760-1844). In addition to White’s specimens Lever’s Holophusikon contained a number of objects collected on Captain Cook's second and third voyages, which he commissioned Stone to paint in the 1770s, she continued to paint at the Leverian Museum throughout the 1780s and started painting the many ethnographical items in 1783. Abbey Travel 605: Ferguson 97; Hill 1858; Nissen ZBI 4390. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Bookseller Inventory # 72lib1069

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An Historical Journal of the Transactions at: HUNTER, John

Item Description: John Stockdale, London, 1793. Quarto, with 17 engraved plates, folding maps and charts, list of subscribers; period-style calf, spine gilt in compartments between raised bands. First edition of John Hunter's Journal: a foundation book of Australian coastal exploration which, together with Phillip's account, gives the first charting of Sydney Harbour. Hunter's account is a primary source for the early settlement of Norfolk Island, whose first settlement had also been named Sydney (or Sidney) Town in honour of the Home Secretary.Captain Hunter was appointed second captain of HMS Sirius under Phillip for the voyage to Botany Bay. Once in New South Wales he was actively engaged in surveying and exploration, and only left for England in late 1791 after an enforced stay of eleven months on Norfolk Island following the shipwreck of the Sirius there. In England he published this account, and was later recalled to New South Wales in February of 1795 to replace Captain William Paterson as commander in September of that year.Of particular note is the plate View of the settlement on Sydney Cove, after a sketch by Hunter which is the earliest depiction of the town of Sydney and that of A family of New South Wales after a drawing by Philip Gidley King and given particular beauty by William Blake as engraver. The lower margin of the title cut close with loss of date, as is often the case; otherwise an excellent copy. Bookseller Inventory # 4107632

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Item Description: J. Debrett, London, 1790. hardcover. Book Condition: very good(-). First. Engraved title and 65 hand-colored engraved plates. (18), 299, (35)pp. Thick 4to, contemporary 1/2 calf (quite worn and both hinges broken; title detached and chipped at edges; light foxing to plates, mostly to the margins, and with about 1/3 totally clean). London: J. Debrett, 1790. First edition. Ferguson 97. Bookseller Inventory # 78965

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An Historical Journal of the Transactions at: HUNTER, John.

Item Description: John Stockdale, Piccadilly., LONDON, 1793. First Edition. Including the Journals of Governors Phillip and King, and of Lieut. Ball; and the Voyages from the first Sailing of the Sirius in 1787, to the Return of that Ship's Company to England in 1792. Quarto.[31cm. x 25cm.] Portrait [Captain John Hunter] Engraved Vignette Title, 5p List of Subsribers, [1] [10] 583pp, [1] Complete Copy with the Seventeen Plates, including Engraved Portrait, Vignette, Folding Engraved Map of New South Wales [small fold tear] Folding Chart of Botany Bay, Port Jackson, and Broken-Bay with the Coast and Soundings. View of the Settlement on Sydney Cove, Port Jackson. " A valuable work on the early history of the English settlement in Australia " (Hill). Plates include the "View of the Settlement at Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, 20th August 1788" (the first published engraving of Sydney) with William Blake's engraving of P.G. King's "A Family of New South Wales". Hill 857, Ferguson 152. CONTEMPORARY FULL TREE CALF BINDING, Original Black leather gilt title label gilt ruled gilt design spine, [small wear] gilt edge rule, pale blue speckled foredges. internally crisp copy with only occasional light spotting. RARE COPY IN CONTEMPORARY BINDING, ORIGINAL STATE. Bookseller Inventory # 576

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Journal of a Voyage to New South: WHITE, John.
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Item Description: J. Debrett, London, 1790. First Edition. FINE HAND-COLOURED COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. 'Dr. White produced an extremely interesting account of the voyage of the First Fleet and of early life in New South Wales', comments Hill, 'containing many circumstances omitted by Governor Arthur Phillip . and other contemporary authors'. White's position as chief surgeon led him to take a strong interest in the natural history of the new colony. This is the subject of a long appendix, and as the title proudly states the book's sixty-five plates are devoted to 'non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions'. Some engravings are thought to be after drawings made by Thomas Watling, a convict; though none are signed by him. Others, including the much admired birds drawn by Sarah Stone, were based on specimens sent to England. Abbey Travel 605: 'engraving and colouring of a very high standard'; Anker 527; Ferguson 97; Hill 1858; Quarto (31cm × 25cm). Engraved vignette Title, [4] [7p list Subscribers] [1] [3p list of Plates] [1] 299pp, [1] [35p Appendix] [1] [light spotting] Engraved title with vignette of Port Jackson and 65 Hand-coloured plates. Contemporary tree calf, flat spine with six compartments ruled in gilt, [light wear] Original Black leather gilt titled label, light blue speckled foredges. RARE COPY CONTEMPORARY BINDING. Bookseller Inventory # 577

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Journal of a Voyage to New South: WHITE, John

WHITE, John

Published by J. Debrett, London (1790)

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From: Hordern House Rare Books (Surry Hills, NSW, Australia)

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Item Description: J. Debrett, London, 1790. Quarto, engraved title and 65 handcoloured plates; bound with the list of subscribers, early owner's inscription on first page of text; a remarkably large copy with wide margins, completely uncut; in a good modern calf binding. A superb and very large untrimmed copy of the rare coloured issue. This is the deluxe issue of the first edition of this famous First Fleet book in which the plates were coloured by hand. Especially in this form, White's Journal is one of the most beautiful of Australian colour-plate books, and one of the most attractive, as well as one of the earliest, Australian bird books. The book was an immediate success on publication, with subscribers alone accounting for seven hundred copies. It is a travel and ornithological classic by a medical voyager: John White was chief surgeon of the First Fleet, and was particularly successful in that he overcame serious medical problems in appalling conditions both on the voyage out and when the settlement was founded. He was also a keen amateur naturalist and after arriving at Port Jackson found time to accompany Phillip on two journeys of exploration. On joining the First Fleet he had begun to keep a journal in which he made notes about birds in the new colony. It was this manuscript which formed the nucleus of his journal.The natural history content makes White's particularly noteworthy amongst the First Fleet journals. Many of the plates were drawn in England by leading natural history artists of the day, such as Sarah Stone and Frederick Nodder, from original sketches done in the colony. White's interest in natural history continued until he left New South Wales in December 1794. When the convict artist Thomas Watling arrived in the colony in October 1792 he was assigned to White and in the next two years made many drawings of birds for him. It is possible that White himself had some skill as an artist and that he was responsible for the original sketches of some of the engravings here.White's journal also contains a good description of the voyage from London, with long, detailed accounts of the stops at Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town and of the colonial voyages to Norfolk Island.As Wantrup points out in a lengthy discussion in Australian Rare Books, the number of "points" that have interested collectors in the past are really rather pointless now that many copies have been properly described. However in the interest of completeness, we note that this copy: 1) has the standard form of the List of Plates; 2) has the List of Subscribers, which is not always present; 3) has the draughtsmen's names somewhat faintly printed (as we know to be normal) but certainly not deteriorated; and 4) has the earlier uncancelled state of the Wattled Merops text on p.240, no longer thought to be the great rarity that it once was. This copy does not contain 4 pp. advertisements sometimes found but by no means present in all copies. Provenance: Caroline Grevis (1774-1818), inscription on first page of text dated 30 December 1815; Alan Wambeek, modern bookplate. The uncut edges just a little dusted, otherwise absolutely fine. Bookseller Inventory # 4504411

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WHITE, John (1757-1832).

Published by London: J. Debrett, 1790 (1790)

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From: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: London: J. Debrett, 1790, 1790. 4to., (12 4/8 x 10 inches). Engraved title-page with a vignette view of Port Jackson (a bit spotted), one-page publisher's advertisement at beginning, list of subscribers, 4-page publisher's advertisement at end (page 157 with short closed tear affecting the text, one or two insignificant spots). 65 fine engraved plates after drawings by Sarah Stone, Mr. Catton, Mr. Nodder and others, all with original hand-colour. Uncut in a fine modern binding of calf, gilt, to an 18th-century style by Trevor Lloyd. Provenance: from the library of Michael Lerner, his sale, Bonhams, 16th April 2012, lot 5140 First edition, and an attractive copy of the deluxe edition with the fine plates hand-coloured, 2H4 and 2K4 are cancels. John white joined the navy in his twenties, and in 1786 "he became surgeon of the 'Irresistible', and four months later, on the recommendation of Captain Sir Andrew Snape Hamond, he was appointed chief surgeon of the expedition to establish a convict settlement at Botany Bay. Of almost 1500 people in the eleven ships of the First Fleet 778 were convicts, many in poor health from long imprisonment. It is to the credit of White and his assistants that on the voyage of more than eight months there were only thirty-four deaths. Outbreaks of scurvy and dysentery and lack of accommodation for the sick were his first problems in the new colony. Within a year the incidence of sickness was greatly decreased, a hospital was built, and White, a keen amateur naturalist, found time to accompany Governor Arthur Phillip on two journeys of exploration. On joining the First Fleet White had begun to keep a journal, in which he made many notes of birds examined in the colony. In November 1788 he sent this to a London friend, Thomas Wilson; edited probably by Wilson it was published in 1790 as [here] "Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales". Accompanying the text were sixty-five engravings illustrating the natural history and products of the colony, drawn in England from specimens sent by White, with descriptions by English specialists. He also sent drawings and possibly specimens for "The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay" (London, 1789). His own book was a big success. A German edition followed, and later there were translations into Swedish and French (Australian Dictionary of Biography online). Many artists were responsible for drawing the specimens that White sent back to England into the care of Sir Ashton Lever, including the celebrated Sarah Stone (ca 1760-1844). In addition to White's specimens Lever's Holophusikon contained a number of objects collected on Captain Cook's second and third voyages, which he commissioned Stone to paint in the 1770s, she continued to paint at the Leverian Museum throughout the 1780s and started painting the many ethnographical items in 1783. Abbey Travel 605: Ferguson 97; Hill 1858; Nissen ZBI 4390. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Bookseller Inventory # 72lib739

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