Item #5000687 Historical Records of New South Wales. A. BRITTON, F M. BLADEN.
Historical Records of New South Wales.
Historical Records of New South Wales.
Historical Records of New South Wales.

Historical Records of New South Wales.

Sydney: Charles Potter, 1892-1901.

Seven parts bound in eight volumes, octavo, and a quarto volume of charts; a fine set in polished calf gilt, double labels, all edges gilt (atlas in original cloth).

Presented to the first Governor-General

An ideally associated set of this milestone study of the early history of the white settlement of Australia: this especially handsome set was presented by John See, Premier of N.S.W., with his boldly written inscription in the first volume to Lord Hopetoun, the first Governor-General of Australia following Federation.

An ideally associated set of this milestone study of the early history of the white settlement of Australia: this especially handsome set was presented by John See, Premier of N.S.W., with his boldly written inscription in the first volume to Lord Hopetoun, the first Governor-General of Australia following Federation.

The eight volumes, together with the often-missing Atlas with its facsimile reprints of Cook's charts and plans, represent an essential resource for any collector interested in the early history of the Australian colony. This special set, with its handsome bindings of smooth calf incorporating grained calf panels, bordered with southern cross and floral emblems, was probably commissioned from the state's official bindery and is certainly of a very high standard.

Provenance: Earl of Hopetoun (first Governor-General of Australia from 1901) presented to him by John See as Premier of New South Wales "on behalf of the people of the State of New South Wales"); F.G. Coles (eminent collector of Australiana, with his pictorial bookplates).

Price (AUD): $2,450.00

US$1,579.44   Other currencies

Ref: #5000687