Appendix Continued: The History of New Holland, from its First Discovery in 1616, to the Present Time. And a discourse on banishment by the Right Honourable Lord Aukland. Illustrated with a chart of New Holland, and a plan of Botany Bay. Publisher STOCKDALE, based on ANONYMOUS WORK often misattributed to William Eden.
Appendix Continued: The History of New Holland, from its First Discovery in 1616, to the Present Time. And a discourse on banishment by the Right Honourable Lord Aukland. Illustrated with a chart of New Holland, and a plan of Botany Bay.

Appendix Continued: The History of New Holland, from its First Discovery in 1616, to the Present Timeā€¦
Appendix Continued: The History of New Holland, from its First Discovery in 1616, to the Present Time. And a discourse on banishment by the Right Honourable Lord Aukland. Illustrated with a chart of New Holland, and a plan of Botany Bay.

London: John Stockdale, 1790.

Quarto, 99 pp.in all ([ii], lxxix-clxxv), with folding map coloured in outline; old half black calf.

An essential book for First Fleet collectors

The very scarce quarto version of this important First Fleet text, hardly ever seen as a separate volume since it was prepared as an Appendix to appear with the second edition of Governor Phillip's "Voyage to Botany Bay" published by Stockdale in 1790. Stockdale had been unhappy with the slightly disorganised nature of his 1789 edition of Phillip and extensively revised and re-organised it for the second edition. Apart from the revisions he added this substantial and significant appendix, largely reprinting his publication of the anonymous 1787 "History of New Holland", and accompanying it with the fine "New Chart of New Holland", coloured in outline and with an inset map of Botany Bay, that he had prepared for the 1787 publication. It includes (here as pp. clxx-clxxv) the Discourse on Banishment by William Eden, Lord Auckland, which led to the traditional misattribution of the whole book as his work.

The very scarce quarto version of this important First Fleet text, hardly ever seen as a separate volume since it was prepared as an Appendix to appear with the second edition of Governor Phillip's "Voyage to Botany Bay" published by Stockdale in 1790. Stockdale had been unhappy with the slightly disorganised nature of his 1789 edition of Phillip and extensively revised and re-organised it for the second edition. Apart from the revisions he added this substantial and significant appendix, largely reprinting his publication of the anonymous 1787 "History of New Holland", and accompanying it with the fine "New Chart of New Holland", coloured in outline and with an inset map of Botany Bay, that he had prepared for the 1787 publication. It includes (here as pp. clxx-clxxv) the Discourse on Banishment by William Eden, Lord Auckland, which led to the traditional misattribution of the whole book as his work.

Stockdale's original 1787 octavo version, published to coincide with the departure of the First Fleet for New South Wales, was directed at a public eager for information on the new colonial venture and for details of Botany Bay itself, which is here described at length. Although special mention is made of the works of Dampier and Parkinson (who was held to be particularly helpful regarding conditions on the east coast of New Holland), it is Captain Cook's discoveries that comprise the main source of information, here presented in the context of actual settlement. In fact, 'the greater part of the book is devoted to Cook's discoveries' (Holmes).

Rodney Davidson wrote of the 1787 edition that it was an essential First Fleet book, 'an extremely interesting work and an essential inclusion in all comprehensive collections''(Davidson).

Provenance: Henry White, Belltrees, Scone, with his bookplate.

Ferguson 90 (Phillip).

Condition Report: A good copy; the map skilfully laid down and repaired at folds.

Price (AUD): $4,000.00

US$2,970.72   Other currencies

Ref: #4403191

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