Hull, UK: Joseph Noble, 1830. A rare book, more so in the original printed boards, as this copy is. An enlarged edition of the account of the settlement on the Swan River, appended to the Emigrants Guide to the United States of America, by S. H. Collins.
The first 35pp deal with the colony at the Swan River, now Perth, Western Australia. Rules & regulations are laid down by the Colonial Office, but more importantly it includes Thomas Peel's terms and conditions for emigrants choosing to settle his lands, including costs of passage & wages. Including a printed 3 page letter on the proposal for a Christian colony and missionary station at the Swan River.
Small 8vo, 74pp, frontispiece folding map entitled Australia with a line from Arnhem Land down to Fowlers Bay, titled, "The Western boundary of British jurisdiction". The lower left corner has a wonderful vignette with title, and a kangaroo in foreground.
Original tan printed paper over boards. The back board is an advertisement for "The Emigrant's Guide to the United States of America..." by S.H. Collins. Spine expertly restored. Ferguson 1332.
Wonderfully clean copy that retains the original printing on outside of both covers. Item #14036