WHITE, JOHN. 1757/8-1832.
Journal of a Voyage to new South Wales with sixty-five Plates of Non descript Animals, Birds, Lizards, Serpents, curious Cones of Trees and other natural Productions. London: J. Debrett, 1790.
4to (315 x 250 mm). Engraved title, [xvi], 300, ,  ad pp. 65 hand-colored engraved plates. Untrimmed in 19th century half calf. Title and ad leaves spotted and strengthened at gutter, plate 7 misbound, light rubbing.
FIRST EDITION, AN ATTRACTIVE HAND-COLORED COPY. Dr. White, Surgeon General to the Settlement, "produced an extremely interesting account of the voyage of the First Fleet and of early life in New South Wales ... containing many circumstances omitted by Governor Arthur Phillip ... and other contemporary authors" (Hill). A view of Port Jackson appears as a vignette on the title. Abbey Travel 605: Ferguson 97; Hill 1858; Nissen ZBI 4390.
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