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BARRINGTON, George (falsely attributed)

A sequel to Barrington’s Voyage to New South Wales,

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comprising an interesting narrative of the Transactions and Behaviour of the Convicts; the Progress of the Colony; an Official Register of the Crimes, Trials, Sentences, and Executions that have taken place; a Topographical, Physical, and Moral Account of the Country, Manners, Customs &c. of the Natives, as likewise Authentic Anecdotes of the most Distinguished Characters, and Notorious Convicts that have been Transported to the Settlement at New South Wales. By the celebrated George Barrington, Principal Superintendent of the Convicts. London : Printed and Published by C. Lowndes, No. 66, Drury-Lane; and sold by H. D. Symonds, Paternoster Row, 1801. Duodecimo (180 x 110 mm), modern half calf over marbled papered boards (rubbed); pp. [iii]-viii, [5]-88, [6], the last three leaves comprising, in tabular form, An Official Register of the Crimes, Trials, and Executions of the Convicts in New South Wales, from the Commencement of the Colony; printed on bluish paper; lacking half-title and B2 (as in other copies), pale water stain to bottom margin of a few leaves, title and last leaf browned, otherwise very good throughout.

This slim volume was issued by the same publishers as Barrington’s Voyage to Botany Bay. The 1801 issue is more frequently seen than the first printing of 1800. The attribution to Barrington is fraudulent, as is the case with numerous other works that were published under his name.

Ferguson, 328; Wantrup, 26

Further reading: Garvey, Nathan. The Celebrated George Barrington: A Spurious Author; the Book Trade, and Botany Bay (Potts Point, NSW : Hordern House, 2008).