7 - 8 April 2004
AUSTRALIAN CONVICTS. - Party Politics Exposed, in a letter addressed to the... Secretary of State for the Colonies; containing comments on convict discipline in New South Wales; and embodying a particular analysis of the published evidence taken at Castle Forbes, by Commissioners Plunkett and Hely, respecting the treatment of assigned convict servants. By an Emigrant of 1821. Sydney: printed by Anne Howe, 1834. 8° (203 x 130mm). (Some spotting.). 20th-century calf-backed cloth (spine slightly faded).
FIRST EDITION OF AN 'IMPORTANT AND RARE PAMPHLET. A protest against the inhumanities practised upon assigned convict servants, illustrated by the case of the six men sentenced to death for a murderous attack upon their master': Ferguson II,1775.
Instructions for Surgeons-Superintendent on board Convict Ships proceeding to New South Wales, or Van Dieman's Land; and for the masters of those ships. London: W. Clowes & Sons for H.M.S.O., 1846. 8° (235 x 147mm). Half-title. 1 folding letterpress table. (Some browning and spotting.) Contemporary calf gilt, covers tooled with centrally-placed oval stylised wreath containing an anchor and curling rope, two black morocco lettering-pieces to spine (rebacked, original spine laid down, scuffed and somewhat soiled). Provenance: E.M. Smith (Master of the convict ship 'Anna Maria', inscription, scored through); F.A. Castle (Master of the convict ship 'Hyderabad'). RARE - not in Ferguson. (2)
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