Correct Statement of Mr. John Darby Shelley's Case, by Lieut.-Gen. R. Darling, Late Governor of New South Wales…. Ralph DARLING.
Correct Statement of Mr. John Darby Shelley's Case, by Lieut.-Gen. R. Darling, Late Governor of New South Wales…

Correct Statement of Mr. John Darby Shelley's Case…
Correct Statement of Mr. John Darby Shelley's Case, by Lieut.-Gen. R. Darling, Late Governor of New South Wales…

London: J. McGowan, 18 March, 1833.

Octavo, 16 pp., early manuscript notes on head of title-page; in late twentieth-century red cloth, Davidson bookplate.

William Dumaresq and James Busby on land grants

Very rare: an important polemic with details of the administration of land grants under Governor Darling, including comments on how the practice was overseen by William Dumaresq and James Busby.

Very rare: an important polemic with details of the administration of land grants under Governor Darling, including comments on how the practice was overseen by William Dumaresq and James Busby.

'Darling had refused Crown land to Shelley, an immigrant to New South Wales, pursuant to the Regulations, because Shelley had failed to adduce satisfactory evidence that he possessed sufficient means to develop the land if granted' (Ferguson). Shelley's charges were published in a 32-page pamphlet, known only from the Mitchell Library copy (Ferguson, 1702). This, Darling's reply, is also extremely rare: Ferguson knew only the Mitchell and National Library copies. Amongst much of interest, it prints the original 1828 decision against Shelley written by Dumaresq and Busby, both of whom had also been attacked by Shelley.

Ferguson, 1637.

Condition Report: Toned but a very good copy.

Price (AUD): $6,850.00

US$5,146.03   Other currencies

Ref: #4106045

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