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[FIRST FLEET]. A tour through parts of Wales, sonnets, odes, and other poems.

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With engravings from drawings taken on the spot. By J. Smith. London : R. Blamire, 1794. Quarto, contemporary papered boards, all edges uncut, pp. 120, 13 tinted aquatints, a fine copy. Includes the first Sonnet titled ‘On the ships sailing for Botany Bay’, a poetic version of the voyage of the First Fleet in 1787-88, with passing references to the Aboriginal population, as the fleet sails to ‘… new isles, where nature’s children stray, arts yet untaught, and fruits unknown convey?’.

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