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Instruments and instructions for erecting certain British territory in New Guinea and the adjacent islands into a separate possession and government by the name of British New Guinea,

and for providing for the government thereof ; and Order of the Queen in Council to provide an appellate jurisdiction in respect of matters occurring in the said possession. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, November 1888 … C.–5564. At head of title: British New Guinea. London : Printed for Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1888. Foolscap folio (320 mm), in a nineteenth-century binding of the Free Public Library of Sydney, half morocco over pebbled cloth (corner pieces a little worn), spine lettered in gilt; marbled edges and endpapers; title-page with blind stamp reading ‘Sold by the authority of the Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales’, signed in ink byC. L. Anderson, Principal Librarian and Secretary of the Trustees; pp. 18; scattered foxing (more pronounced on the first few leaves), marginal damp stain at bottom corners.