Early Australia (to 1830)
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London: Stafford and Davenport, 1788.
In-fighting in the wool tradeQuarto, half-title, title page, 8pp. text; half-title dust-stained, otherwise fine, uncut and unopened. An interesting document on the market for wool in Britain published coincidentally with the foundation of settlement in New South Wales. Wool became the first significant export...
London: J. Debrett, 1787. Octavo; a little light spotting but a very nice copy in old half roan. An ironic (and sometimes biting) commentary on the political state of Britain by Sir Nathaniel Wraxall, including a savage attack on Lord Sydney and the First Fleet set for Botany Bay. Wraxall...