London: Cadell & Davies, July 1, 1802. Paperback. Cadell & Davies, publishers of David Collin's "An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales", advertise the issue of the rare 1802 second volume in their July 1st, 1802 Publishers list. It is listed as Item 3: "A Second volume of an Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, comprising the Transactions of the Settlement for Four Years subsequent to the former Account; and containing some interesting Particulars of the Discovery of Bass Strait, and further Observations on the Customs and Manners of the Natives of New Holland, by Lieutenant-Colonel Collins, author of the former Volume. Handsomely printed in Quarto, with a Map, and other Engravings of Views, Natural./ History, & c." The second volume is extremely rare and important in that it included information from George Bass's & Matthew Flinder's account of the discovery of Bass Strait and the circumnavigation of Tasmania. Bass's journal was subsequently lost.
Collins wrote the first official account of New South Wales. Because of Collin's position of authority (Collins went to Botany Bay originally as judge-advocate, but also served as secretary to Gov. Phillip), this work is considered a trustworthy view of colonial Australia. One of the foundation works on early Australia.
Pamphlet, 8vo, 4pp. A total of 30 publications are listed. With three stab marks in the left margin, never bound. Edges untrimmed, foredge margin with some creases, slt. dusty top edge. Very good condition. Item #18919