Hardcover, 8vo., fine condition, rebound tan buckram, with blue leather labels with gilt titles, introduction xx pp. tables, commentary on despatches, index, 908pp. Period in these despatches are from Lieutenant-Governor to Viscount Catlereagh and then Governor Macquarie's despatches to Castlereagh. On the half-title page is very neat inscription that states "W. A. Gullick Esq, with the compliments of their editor, Frederick Watson. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : Historical Records of Australia: Series I. ...
Éditeur : The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1916. 1st Edition. Signed.
Description du livre (Sydney), The Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1914 - 1925., 1925. First Editions; 8vos; Series I; Vol. I; pp. xxvii, 822; Vol. II; pp. xx, 796; Vol. III; pp. xxi, 863; Vol. IV; pp. xvii, 758; front hinge cracked; Vol. V; pp. xiv, 909; Vol. VI; pp. xxxvii, 800; Vol. VII; pp. xx, 908; Vol. VIII; pp. xviii, 739; Vol. IX; pp. xxi, 967; Vol. X; pp. xvii, 937; Vol. XI; pp. xxvi, 1039; Vol. XII; pp. xvii, 911; Vol. XIII; pp. xviii, 948; Vol. XIV; pp. xxi, 1024; Vol. XV; pp. xiv, 981; Vol. XVI; pp. x, 958; Vol. XVII; pp. xvii, 859; Vol. XVIII; pp. xxviii, 926; Vol. XIX; pp. xii, 891; Vol. XX; pp. xxiv, 950; Vol. XXI; pp. xiv, 849; Vol. XXII; pp. xvii, 923; Vol. XXIII; pp. xviii, 937; Vol. XXIV; pp. xvii, 936; Vol. XXV; pp. xiv, 857; Vol. XXVI; pp. xvii, 873; Series III; Vol. I; pp. xxxiii, 920; Vol. II; pp. xxi, 874; Vol. III; pp. xvi, 1052; Vol. IV; pp. xviii, 975; Vol. V; pp. xxi, 959; Vol. VI; pp. xxiii, 933; Series IV; Vol. I; pp. xlv, 1027; all volumes with commentaries on dispatches, synopsis of dispatches and indexes; all volumes half bound in blue leather bindings, some volumes unevenly faded, flecking to page edges on most volumes, browned endpapers, otherwise a very good set. The official 'Historical Records of Australia' are a scarce and important historical set that were collected and published by the Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament in order to create a series of historically accurate publications on the history of Australia. Beginning in 1788, the year the settlement at Port Jackson was founded. The first series contains despatches from the Governors, who were in charge of the Crown Colonies, to the authorities in England. These despatches include detailed reports on many subjects, of both major and minor importance. Some of the things to be found in this series: arrivals of ships, convict records, correspondence, promotions, petitions, rations, embarkation, appointments and much more. N° de réf. du libraire 93741