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Account of the English Colony in New South Wales

Published 1804
Author Collins, David
Editor Collins, Maria Stuart
Title An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, from Its First Settlement in January 1788, to August 1801: With Remarks on the Dispositions, Customs, Manners, &c. of the Native Inhabitants of that Country. To Which Are Added, Some Particulars of New Zealand; Compiled, by Permission, from the MSS. of Lieutenant-Governor King: And an Account of a Voyage Performed by Captain Flinders and Mr. Bass; by Which the Existence of a Strait Separating Van Diemen’s Land from the Continent of New Holland Was Ascertained. Abstracted from the Journal of Mr. Bass. By Lieutenant-Colonel Collins, of the Royal Marines; Several Years Judge-Advocate and Secretary of the Colony, and Now Lieutenant-Governor of Fort Philip. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings. The Second Edition.
Publisher’s imprint London: Printed by A. Strahan, Printers Street, for T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand. 1804.
Printer’s colophon Printed by A. Strahan, Printers-Street.
Format 4o; 1 vol.: pp. [iii]-vii. ix-xvii. [2]. [1]. 562. [2]; plates; fold. map; front.
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  1. T.p. epigraph: [“Many might be saved, who now suffer an ignominious and an early death; and many might be so much purified in the furnace of punishment and adversity, as to become the ornaments of that society of which they had formerly been the bane. The vices of mankind must frequently require the severity of justice; but a wise State will direct that severity to the greatest moral and political good.” Anon.]; from Agricola [pseud.], Letter to the Editor, Gentleman's Mag. 56 (Feb. 1786): 103.

  2. Editions: 98(vol. 1), 02(vol. 2), 04(2nd abr.). 1804(2nd) is the edition presented in this entry, abridged and re-edited by Maria Collins who also adds a preface.

  3. Reviews: Imperial Rev. 3 (Oct. 1804): 209-17.

  4. Full text links: Google

Genre Narrative
BTW record no. BTW1251

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