Viaje y translaccion del famoso Barrington a Botani-Bay en la Nueva-Holanda, puesto en español con algunas correcciones y notas…. BARRINGTON, D. SANTIAGO DE ALVARADO Y. DE LA PEÑA.
Viaje y translaccion del famoso Barrington a Botani-Bay en la Nueva-Holanda, puesto en español con algunas correcciones y notas…

Viaje y translaccion del famoso Barrington a Botani-Bay en la Nueva-Holanda…
Viaje y translaccion del famoso Barrington a Botani-Bay en la Nueva-Holanda, puesto en español con algunas correcciones y notas…

Madrid: M. Pita, c. 1831-1833.

16mo (115 x 75mm), engraved frontispiece, 192 pp.; a fine fresh copy in contemporary Spanish marbled calf, gilt spine, red morocco label.

Del famoso Barrington a Botani-Bay

Very rare Spanish imprint detailing the life and adventures of gentleman pickpocket George Barrington. Ferguson records many versions of Barrington in one form or another, perhaps the most exotic being the Russian translation published in Moscow in 1803 (known from the single copy in the Mitchell Library), but this bizarre Spanish version eluded him; nor did any copy appear in time to be added to the Ferguson Addenda. More recently Garvey has identified four copies: Mitchell Library, National Library of Australia, and two in the Biblioteca Nacional de Espana.

Very rare Spanish imprint detailing the life and adventures of gentleman pickpocket George Barrington. Ferguson records many versions of Barrington in one form or another, perhaps the most exotic being the Russian translation published in Moscow in 1803 (known from the single copy in the Mitchell Library), but this bizarre Spanish version eluded him; nor did any copy appear in time to be added to the Ferguson Addenda. More recently Garvey has identified four copies: Mitchell Library, National Library of Australia, and two in the Biblioteca Nacional de Espana.

This is essentially an abridgement of the Voyage to New South Wales, but is more than just a translation as extra editorial matter includes a section of fifteen pages concerning the geography of Australia, with a description of Bahia-Botanica and the rest of New South Wales, preceded by a short explanatory note from the translator; along with a short history of the exploration of the Pacific, this establishes the setting for the Barrington narrative for Spanish readers unfamiliar with the history of the region. The charming engraved frontispiece ("Barrington salva la vida á un joven salvage") has come a long way from the original on which it is based.

Garvey, 'George Barrington', AB55; not known to Ferguson.

Price (AUD): $6,850.00  other currencies Ref: #4505120

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