PHILLIP, Arthur (1738-1814). The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay. Dublin: Printed for P. Byrn et al, 1790. 8vo (197 x 128 mm). 8 engraved plates. Contemporary polished mottled calf, morocco lettering piece (joints weak).
First Dublin edition. "In 1787 Phillip commanded the frigate Sirius and the first Australian fleet of eleven ships which carried the earliest contingent of convicts transported to Australia. He was appointed the first British governor and commander in chief in Australia... This book is of primary importance, since it records the voyage and arrival of 850 convicts; the convicts are listed in the appendix which is a prime source for Australian genealogy" (Hill). Hill, pp. 536-7.