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The first fleet : the record of the foundation of Australia from its conception to the settlement of Sydney cove / compiled from the original documents in the Public Record office, with extracts from the log-books of H.M.S. Sirius and an introduction and notes, by Owen Rutter ; forward by the Hon. B.S.B. Stevens, M.L.A., Premier of New South Wales ; five engravings by Peter Barker-Mill.

London : The Golden Cockerel Press, 1937.
Physical Description:
149, [3] pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations ; 33 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DU115 .F57 1937+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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"The First Fleet has been printed & published by Christopher and Anthony Sandford and Owen Rutter at the Golden Cockerel Press of 10 Staple Inn, London, and completed on the 24th day of August, 1937. The edition is limited to 375 copies printed on Arnold's hand-made paper in Perpetua type."--Colophon.
Includes despatches from Arthur Phillip and proposals from James M. Matra for establishing a settlement in New South Wales.
"Some of this material is now printed for the first time; the more important documents appear in the Historical records of New South Wales, published in Sydney in 1892"--page 20.
Bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press, 1921-1949, 123
SML,Y BL5A +937R: Copy no. 232.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 304 of 375. Bound in publisher's original blue cloth.
Subject Terms:
Australia -- History -- To 1788 -- Sources.
Great Britain. Royal Navy. Fleet, First.
New South Wales -- History -- Sources.
Private press books -- England -- London -- Specimens.
Sirius (Ship)
Private press books (Publishing) -- England -- London.
Wood engravings -- 1937.
Phillip, Arthur, 1738-1814.
Matra, James Mario, 1748?-1806.
Sandford, Christopher, printer.
Sandford, Anthony, printer.
Stevens, B. S. B. (Bertram Sydney Barnsdale), 1889-1973, writer of foreword.
Barker-Mill, Peter, engraver.
Golden Cockerel Press, publisher.
Rutter, Owen, 1889-1944, writer of introduction, printer.

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