London: Fisher & Son, 1842, 1843. Hardcover. 4 volumes covering the last quarter of 1842 and 1843 in entirety. Articles of interest include: Vol I: Manilla, by a Correspondent (p1); North American Indians (83, 202, 423); Progress of the Settlement at Port Phillip (160); British South Africa - A Description of Port Natal, with a view of the Entrance, and a Map of the District - by Saxe Bannister, Esq (161, 336, 474); The Falkland Islands - a Letter to the Editor (400).
Vol II (Jan - April, 1843) articles: The Fur-Trade between the North-western Coast of America and China (p1); An Excursion Along the Western Coast of the Island of Trinidad, from Port of Spain ... to the Pitch Lake in the Quarter of La Brea (with an engraving) (49, 353); British South Africa, between the Frontiers of the Cape of Good Hope and the Tropic (83, 199); The Aborigines of Australasia (137); An Account of Peking, by Wm. Huttman, Esq. (178); Another Tribute to the Memory of Captain Cook, by E. P. (315).
Vol III (May - Aug 1843): British Settlements on the Eastern Shore of the Pacific - Oregon Territory (p18); An Excursion along the Western Coast of the Island of Trinidad (39, 426); A Sketch of the North-Western Boundary District .... by a late Resident there (129); The Colonial Whale Fisheries, and Sperm Oil Depression & c (222); Hong Kong, the Moral Conqueror of China (258); Statistical Table of the Whale fishery of the United States in 1841 (267).
Vol IV (Sept - Dec 1843): The Philippine Islands, their History and Commercial Importance by R. Wise.. (p1); Restoration of the Independence of the Sandwich Islands (95); A Voice from Trinidad ... (161, 293, 460); The Late Captain Weddell - by E. P. (278); The Squatting Ordinance, or the Result of Emancipation in Trinidad (328); Oceania - Upon the Occupation of the Marquesas Islands and of the Island of Tahiti (397); New Zealand, and its Present State (424).
8vo, each vol. approx. 500pp. Nicely rebound in quarter green morocco and green cloth, gilt titles & vol. numbers and dates. Gilt spine titles, "Fisher's Colonial Magazine", with number and year in gilt. A couple of small library stamps, but not on titles or frontispieces. Very good condition. Item #20502