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London: Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 3 August 1838.
Molesworth sinks transportation: the 1838 reportFolio, [ii], i-[l], 330, 44 pp.; with an additional series title-page (Reports from Committees 1837-8... Sixteenth Volume); complete with errata slip, in a neat modern binding of green cloth with printed...
London: Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 27 September 1831 & 22 June 1832.
With expert witnesses James Busby and Elizabeth FryFolio, the two reports bound together, 177pp. and 162pp. respectively; in a newat modern binding of half brown calf, spine lettered in gilt. Two important...
London: William Clowes and Sons for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, April 1847.
The people of NSW against transportationFolio, 16 pp.; a good copy, uncut in modern green leather binding. Four petitions from the people of New South Wales opposing further transportation of convicted felons.This report opens with a letter...
Warrington: William Eyres; and sold by T. Cadell... and N.Conant... London, 1780.
Prison reform in the 1780sOctavo, with ten folding engraved plates including seven highly detailed architectural plans; a superb copy in original condition, edges completely uncut, in original boards, spine lettered in ink preserved in a quarter morocco...
London: 9 May 1785.
The "legal basis" for transportationFoolscap, 20 pp., very good, neatly disbound; preserved in a cloth folder. Very uncommon: crucial discussions leading to the establishment of transportation to a colony at Botay Bay. This is the first report of the committee appointed to investigate transportation, and...
London: Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 24 February 1817.
Compilation and analysis of sentencing reportsFoolscap folio, 130 pp.; in neat modern dark blue wrappers with printed label. Extensive reports, from all over England and Wales -- from Assize courts, Quarter or General Sessions, and from...
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: J. W. Drury, 1828.
A grim day at the courtsBroadside measuring 370 x 240 mm., some foxing, small professional paper repair to lower blank margin (text unaffected) very good condition. Calendar for the Lincoln assizes listing the names, age, origin and alleged crimes of some 37 men and...
Lincoln: Jane Drury, 1822.
Transported for arsonBroadside measuring 375 x 165 mm., some foxing and rubbing, good condition. Calendar of prisoners tried and sentenced at the Lincoln assizes, detailing the names, age, origin, crimes and sentences of some 22 convicts. Of this number an impressive seven were sentenced to...
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 genre...
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 by...
At sea: 1835-1836.
Meeting "the Mary from New South Wales to Calcutta"Journal kept by Captain J.T. Baldwin Madras Artillery during a voyage to India in the year 1835 [&] Original verses written on visiting home after a few years absence; Original verses on visiting Newgate after seven years Transportation;...
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 the...
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 Transportation...