An Account of the Colony of Van Diemen's Land, Principally Designed for the Use of Emigrants.

London: Printed for George Cowie and Co., 31 Poultry. 1824. 8vo. x, [ii], 207, [1] pp. Original brown cloth, recased and rebacked preserving original spine, original paper label, plain endpapers. Slight loss to cloth at head and foot of spine, paper browned throughout but more pronounced at front and rear of volume. Scarce. Edward Curr arrived in Tasmania, from England, in 1820, subsequently becoming an agent for the Van Diemen's Land Company. Wantrup states that the text was compiled from Curr's memoranda and notes by George Daniel. Ferguson also notes that a copy in the NLA belonging to Daniel bears a manuscript note declaring himself the editor and the principal author of the work. Ferguson, 938. Wantrup, pp. 124-5. Item #18701

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