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Hobart Town: James Barnard, Government Printer, 1841.
Sir John Franklin heralds a time of changeFoolscap folio, comprising 26 individually paginated sections; contemporary full roan, Diverse series of despatches and reports reflecting the dynamic and progressive administration of Sir John Franklin. Each of the 26 parts is separately paginated, for...
Hobart: James Ross 1832-, 1835.
The perfect police stateFoolscap folio, four papers bound together with the titles, without the wrappers; contemporary colonial binding half diced calf, spine gilt-lettered. The Clifford Craig copy, with his file note and collation, and a letter from the State Library of Tasmania confirming completeness.A....
London: George Woodfall, 1837.
Tasmanian agricultural historyFirst and only edition. 8vo. pp. 11; sewn as issued in original titling wrappers. The Van Diemen's Land Company, established by Act of Parliament, and incorporated by Royal Charter, comprised a group of London businessmen who managed a large tract of land in...
London: Royston & Brown, 1847. Octavo, 18 pp., stitched as issued in printed buff wrappers. The Van Diemen's Land Company was founded along similar lines to the Australian Agricultural Company – vast areas and surplus convict labour could be brought to profitable advantage with a Company to attract investors into...
"Humble petition... praying for permission to be married"Manuscript; 385 x 240 mm. Manuscript petition to the recently appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land, John Eardley Eardley-Wilmot, seeking permission for James White (21) of Bagdad in the District of Pontville, a freeman and Catherine Boyle (22), per the...
Glasgow: Cameron & Ferguson, circa 1869.
An Irish nationalist in Van Diemens LandSmall octavo, fine in recent cloth with the publisher's green illustrated wrappers and advertisements bound in. Scarce biography of Irish nationalist Thomas Meagher (1823-1867), transported to Van Diemen's Land for his role in the Young Ireland movement...
London: March & May, 1847. Two pieces, folio, 12 pp; a fine copy, unbound as issued. A scarce pair of printed documents providing the background to the controversial recall of the Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land. Wilmot fell foul of the establishment when his despatches generally took the colonists' side...