The History of New South Wales, from its First Discovery to the Present Time…; comprising an accurate and interesting Description of that Vast and Remarkable Country; and of the Persons, Manners, and Customs, of the Natives…. George PATERSON.

The History of New South Wales, from its First Discovery to the Present Time…
The History of New South Wales, from its First Discovery to the Present Time…; comprising an accurate and interesting Description of that Vast and Remarkable Country; and of the Persons, Manners, and Customs, of the Natives…

Newcastle: Mackenzie and Dent, 1811.

Octavo, two maps and three plates, printed on rather cheap paper which is consequently a little browned and with some offsetting; very good in polished brown morocco by Bayntun/Riviere.

Contemporary account of the Rum Rebellion court-martial

A very scarce book. This is the first issue: a later version gave the author's name on the title-page. Paterson's "History", much of it sourced from Collins' First Fleet books as well as from Tuckey, Mann, and other authors, is effectively the introductory volume and preface to the Macquarie period since it tells the history of the colony up to and including Bligh's deposition.. Published in 1811, it was able to include some of the latest news and reports of the infamous trial of Lieutenant-Colonel George Johnson for his part in the "Rum Rebellion", printed in a substantial appendix. The evidence presented at the court-martial, and included here, was the 'fullest, clearest and best substantiated account of the present state of the colony'.

A very scarce book. This is the first issue: a later version gave the author's name on the title-page. Paterson's "History", much of it sourced from Collins' First Fleet books as well as from Tuckey, Mann, and other authors, is effectively the introductory volume and preface to the Macquarie period since it tells the history of the colony up to and including Bligh's deposition.. Published in 1811, it was able to include some of the latest news and reports of the infamous trial of Lieutenant-Colonel George Johnson for his part in the "Rum Rebellion", printed in a substantial appendix. The evidence presented at the court-martial, and included here, was the 'fullest, clearest and best substantiated account of the present state of the colony'.

The four copies located by Ferguson were those in the prime Australian collections: Mitchell, Dixson, National Library of Australia, and his own collection.

Ferguson, 522.

Price (AUD): $5,000.00

US$3,574.23   Other currencies

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