Item #5000537 The First Fleet. The Record of the Foundation of Australia from its conception to the settlement at Sydney Cove…. Owen RUTTER.
The First Fleet. The Record of the Foundation of Australia from its conception to the settlement at Sydney Cove…

The First Fleet. The Record…
The First Fleet. The Record of the Foundation of Australia from its conception to the settlement at Sydney Cove…

London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1937.

Folio, five large wood-engravings by Peter Barker-Mill, 4 pp. facsimiles; a fine copy in the original blue cloth with yellow inlay.

one of 375 copies

One of 375 numbered copies: a beautifully produced book, this prints for the first time numerous original documents to do with the foundation and settlement of New South Wales.

One of 375 numbered copies: a beautifully produced book, this prints for the first time numerous original documents to do with the foundation and settlement of New South Wales.

'Published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Foundation of Australia, as a salute from England to the Commonwealth. By means of a running commentary the editor wove a judicious selection of the original documents into a connected narrative of that momentous enterprise…When paying recognition to its historical merit, the Times Literary Supplement also referred to the distinction of format, paper, printing and binding, adding that it was certainly a volume which all interested in Australia would care to possess, and at the same time paying a high tribute to Peter Barker-Mill's imaginative engravings…' (Pertelote).

Provenance: Tristan Buesst (Melbourne collector, with bookplate).

Crittenden, 'A Bibliography of the First Fleet', 388; Pertelote, 123.

Price (AUD): $825.00

US$531.85   Other currencies

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