The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay: With an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson and Norfolk Island; Comp. from Authentic Papers

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John Stockdale, 1790 - 383 pagine
The remaindered issue of the 1st. ed. of 1789, self-described 'third' edition in its deluxe form with hand coloured plates. The rarest form of Stockdale's edition of the official account of the first settlement of Australia. Excludes preliminary pages and some plates. Stockdale includes handcoloured plates on laid paper from his remaining first edition stock, but where a handcoloured plate was no longer available he included an uncoloured impression on wove paper in its place or left it out.
 

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Pagina xi - Farms wave with gold, and orchards blush between. — There shall tall spires, and dome-capt towers ascend, And piers and quays their massy structures blend ; While with each breeze approaching vessels glide, And northern treasures dance on every tide...
Pagina 85 - ... as long as possible. The convicts being the servants of the Crown till the time for which they are sentenced is expired, their labour is to be for the public, and you are to take particular notice of their general good or bad behaviour, that they may hereafter be employed or rewarded according to their different merits. You are to cause the prayers of the Church of England to be...
Pagina 74 - Governor-in-Chief in and over our territory called New South Wales extending from the Northern Cape or extremity of the coast called Cape York in the latitude of ten degrees thirty-seven minutes south to the southern extremity of the said territory of New South Wales or South Cape in the latitude of forty-three degrees thirty-nine minutes south...
Pagina 105 - ... we can make with hemp, that they will not bear a comparison. From the same plant, by another preparation, they draw long slender fibres which shine like silk, and are as white as snow : of these, which are also...
Pagina 56 - The boats, in passing near a point of land in the harbour, were seen by a number of men, and twenty of them waded into the water unarmed, received what was offered them, and examined the boats with a curiosity that gave me a much higher opinion of them than I had formed from the behaviour of those seen in Captain Cook's voyage, and their confidence and manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place.
Pagina 58 - Governor Phillip, having sufficiently explored Port Jackson, and found it in all respects highly calculated to receive such a settlement as he was appointed to establish, returned to Botany Bay. On his arrival there, the reports made to him, both of the ground which the people were clearing, and of the upper parts of the Bay, which in this interval had been more particularly examined, were in the greatest degree unfavourable. It was impossible after this to hesitate concerning the choice of a situation...
Pagina 54 - This mountain is covered by a dense forest, with the exception of a level spot of about half a mile in length and a quarter of a mile in width...
Pagina 105 - ... more numerous ; in one kind they are yellow, and in the other a deep red. Of the leaves of these plants, with very little preparation, they, make all their common apparel ; and...
Pagina 102 - Refreshing showers from time to time maintain perpetual verdure : not indeed of grass, for none has yet been seen upon the island; but of the trees, shrubs, and other vegetables, which in all parts grow abundantly. On the leaves of these, and of some kinds in particular, the sheep, hogs, and goats, not only live, but thrive and fatten very much. To the salubrity of the air every individual in this little colony can bear ample testimony, from the uninterrupted state of good health which has been in...
Pagina 170 - It is said to possess much of the manners of the domestic dog, but is of a very savage nature, and not likely to change in this particular. It laps like other dogs; but...

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