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    Captain [James] Wallis. An Historical Account of the Colony of New South Wales and its Dependent Settlements. London: Printed for R. Ackermann, 1821. First edition of the first printed book of views in Australia. Folio. Approximately 19.25 x 13.5 inches. [vi], 42 pages. With eleven (of thirteen) views or maps, some double-page. Publisher's original boards, printed paper label on front board. Spine perished, front board detached, rear board nearly detached, boards, chipped, worn and soiled, several text leaves and plates loose a few double-page plates with tears at the center crease, text somewhat thumbsoiled, plates dampstained and foxed. Plates II and VII are lacking. A fair copy of a very important and uncommon book. Contains views of Sydney, Newcastle and Hawkesbury River, as well as an Aboriginal Corrobborree. Ferguson 842.

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    September, 2017
    14th Thursday
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