An historical journal of the transactions at Port Jackson, and Norfolk Island : including the journals of Governors Phillip and King, since the publication of Phillip's voyage : with an abridged account of the new discoveries in the South Seas /
by Iohn Hunter, Esqr. Post Captain in His Majesty's Navy ; to which is prefixed a life of the author ; and illustrated with a map of the country by Lieut. Dawes and other embellishments.
London : Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, Jany.1.1793.
xxi, [13]-525, [3] pages, 3 unnumbered leaves of plates (2 folded) : 1 folded illustration, folded map, 1 portrait ; 22 cm. (8vo)
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London : Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, Jany.1.1793.
Bentley, G.E., Blake books, 476B
Ferguson no. 153.
general note
"Advertisement" dated July 5, 1793.
"The following sheets contain but a small portion of the larger work of Captain Hunter, from which they are abridged ... " -- Advertisement.
Bound in drab paste-boards with paper spine, as issued.
Folded map by William Dawes.
Includes [3] unnumbered pages, at back, of advertisements for Stockdale publications.
Portrait frontispiece engraved by D. Orme after painting by R. Dighton; Blake folded plate is after a sketch by Governor King.
This octavo condensation issued some time after the quarto edition published in Jan. 1793. It has only 4 engravings as opposed to 17, including a newly engraved title-page and William Blake's plate at page 372, which is unchanged, though now folded to fit new format. Cf. Bentley.
Title-page illustration engraved by J. Hall after a T. Stothard illustration developed from a sketch by the author.
local note
Victoria University Library copy has spine lettered in manuscript.
catalogue key
Gift to Victoria University Library. Bentley, G.E., Jr. 2005/10/01.

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