# 29884

BARRINGTON, George (1755-1804)

An account of a voyage to New South Wales [together with] The history of New South Wales

$3,500.00 AUD

An account of a voyage to New South Wales, by George Barrington, Superintendant of the convicts, to which is prefixed a detail of his life, trials, speeches, &c. &c. Enriched with beautiful coloured prints. London : M. Jones, 1803. Octavo, early tree calf (waxed, polished and rebacked), gilt-rule to spine, contrasting morocco title labels, marbled endpapers, engraved frontispiece portrait, engraved title page with hand colouring, pp. [viii]; 467; [5 – index], ten hand coloured plates and a folding map (a total of 13 engraved plates), complete, but bound out of order, as is commonly found. Garvey AB30

[TOGETHER WITH]

The history of New South Wales, including Botany Bay, Port Jackson, Parramatta, Sydney, and all its depenancies from the original discover of the island: with the customs and manners of the natives; and an account of the English colony from its foundations to the present time. By George Barrington; Superintendant of the convicts. Enriched with beautiful coloured prints. London : M. Jones & Sherwood, Neely & Jones, 1810. Octavo, early tree calf (waxed, polished and rebacked), gilt-rule to spine, contrasting morocco title labels, marbled endpapers, engraved title page, pp. [xl]; 7-505; fourteen hand coloured plates as well as a black and white woodcut, A view of the new church at Parramatta, complete, but bound out of order, as is commonly found. Garvey AB47

A fine set of both of Barrington’s allonymous narratives of New South Wales, finely bound in matching period calf, the plates distributed through both volumes with little regard to placement, a practice commonly encountered by Garvey in his authoritative census of these works.