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London: Printed & Sold by Carington Bowles, Published as the Act directs, 24 June 1779.
Convict Hulks on the ThamesHandcoloured engraving, 360 x 505 mm. in fine original condition, mounted and framed. Earliest issue of this fascinating depiction with vibrant contemporary handcolouring of convicts from the hulks labouring on.....
London: Knight and Lacey, 1824. Octavo, frontispiece portrait and six wood-engraved plates; modern half calf. Scarce. The trial of Thurtell and Hunt for the murder of William Weare, a crime that so excited public imagination that 17 titles describing it are recorded by Ferguson as having been published in the.....
London: G. E. Waters, 1889.
Presented to Governor Ayers in 1889Octavo, 43 pp., presentation card from Tinline tipped in, bookplate of Sir Henry Ayres; a few creases but a fine copy in the original black gloss-paper wrappers with "for private circulation" printed in gilt to the front; in a......
London: published by the Colonization Commissioners of South Australia, 1835. Foolscap folio, 4 pp., good condition, loose in folding case. The Wakefield scheme in action: this folio was published by the Colonization Commissioners for South Australia to attract migration to the colony. The four page publication prints the regulations for.....
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1835.
With an 1825 letter from Torrens about the New Zealand CompanyOctavo, folding handcoloured frontispiece map; original blue paper boards with grey spine, printed label, spine chipped and hinges weak, but an excellent unsophisticated copy, preserved in a quarter brown morocco.....
London: John Baskett by order of Parliament, 1718. Foolscap, 8 pp. including armorial title-page, text pp. 183-188, very good; disbound, original stitch-sewing still present. The First Transportation Act of 1718, which allowed courts to sentence convicts to seven years in America in order 'to deter criminals and to supply the.....
Lincoln: J. Drury & Sons, 1816.
Forged one pound bank notesBroadside measuring 360 x 240 mm., a little rubbed, very good condition. A good and relatively early Calendar of prisoners tried and sentenced at the Lincoln assizes, including the interesting case of one man sentenced to transportation for being.....
Lincoln: Drury and Son, 1820.
Sobering insights into the plight of the poorBroadside measuring 365 x 180 mm., a little foxed, good condition. Ephemeral broadsheet calendar of prisoners, including a considerable listing of men and women sentenced for transportation, from the Lent Assizes. Dated 1820, the sheet dates from.....
Newcastle: W. Boag, printer, 1830.
Convicts awaiting trial in 1830Broadside measuring 390 x 255 mm. Scarce ephemeral broadside listing the name, age and alleged crimes of some 46 convicts held at the Gaols of Durham, Newcastle and Northumberland. Given the crimes include larceny, housebreaking, and assault, many of the.....
York: Printed by W. Storry, Petergate, . A large broadside (610 x 490 mm), printed on both sides. Creased where folded four times. The broadside lists the names of 58 prisoners to to be tried at the Assizes with comprehensive details of their charges. It lists nine 'Prisoners under Sentence.....
Hereford County: 1848. Wove paper sheet measuring 385 x 240 mm., letterpress with manuscript additions, folded to docket size; a little staining at the top margin, closed tear affecting one margin (now restored) yet good condition overall. Scarce original English court record documenting the fate of one William Jones, a......
Norwich & London: 8 November, 1843.
To Tasmania - 'free from any putrid or infectious distemper'Bifolium sheet, the first two pages comprising letterpress, the remainder blank, manuscript notations in two hands. Original warrant confirming the transfer of five convicts to Millbank Prison from Norfolk jail as a prelude to.....
Italy: n.d., circa 1830. Two lithographic plates, 105 x 130 mm. each, on a single sheet; disbound. A rare and unusual piece of transportation history, showing a delightful and rather fanciful depiction of two scenes from the voyages to Sydney. In both scenes there is a distinct sense of classical.....
London: Cadell, 1832. Octavo, with a lithographic frontispiece; later olive half roan, spine gilt; bookplate of Bernard Gore Brett. Contemporary anonymous account of the Bristol Riots, a popular uprising that resulted in the transportation of offenders charged with sedition to the Australian colonies. Following the rejection of electoral reform laws.....
London: J. Nichols and Son, 1824. Octavo, frontispiece, 2 folding maps and 3 plates, newspaper clipping tipped-in to early blank; attractive contemporary dark blue half calf over marbled boards, spine banded and gilt, rubbed, Davidson bookplate. An uncommon title, especially in such fine condition: a famous account of the London.....
Lincoln: Drury and Son, 1819.
Sentenced to 14 years for forgeryPrinted bill, 435 x 170 mm., on very thin paper, remnant of binder's stub on left margin; very good. A rare and very fragile bill for City of Lincoln, printing the results of the Lent Assizes held on 6.....
Lincoln: Drury and Son, 1811.
For the Term of her natural lifePrinted bill, 365 x 230 mm., on very thin paper. A rare and early Macquarie-era bill for the City of Lincoln, printing the results of the Lammas Assizes held on 27 July 1811 before Sir Nash Grose and.....
London: James Ridgway, 1850.
Important speech on transportationOctavo, 76 pp.; in recent half green cloth, marbled boards. A heated address to parliament delivered by Sir William Molesworth, a radical English M.P. who significantly contributed to the demise of transportation to New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. Author of.....
London: George Eyre & Andrew Strahan, 1799. Printed bifolium, pp. -462, armorial letterhead, last 2pp. blank. Uncommon: a significant eighteenth-century Act of Parliament amending and continuing the practice of transportation. It was in 1784 that the English government proclaimed the legal reinstitution of transportation, with "An Act for the effectual.....
London: George Eyre & Andrew Strahan, 1799.
Early transportation Act of ParliamentPrinted bifolium, pp. -462, armorial letterhead, last 2pp. blank; very good. Uncommon: a significant eighteenth-century Act of Parliament amending and continuing the practice of transportation. It was in 1784 that the English government proclaimed the legal reinstitution of.....
London: George Eyre & Andrew Strahan, 1802. Printed bifolium, pp. -110, armorial letterhead, last 2pp. blank. Uncommon: an 1802 Act which significantly altered the practice of transportation due to the legal loophole pointed out by the great legal theorist Jeremy Bentham the same year, who noticed that a Royal Navy.....
Whitehall: dated by hand 2 April 1813. Foolscap folio, single leaf; printed on one side, completed in manuscript, paper watermarked 1810. A rare original printed circular, completed in manuscript for the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, requesting a schedule of female convicts held at Newgate prison awaiting transportation. The printed.....