Grant, James. THE NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY, performed in His Majesty's Vessel the Lady Nelson, of Sixty Tons Burthen, with Sliding Keels, in the Years 1800, 1801, and 1802, to New South Wales. By James Grant, Lieutenant in the Royal Navy. Including Remarks on the Cape de Verd Islands, Cape of Good Hope, the hitherto Unknown Parts of New Holland, discovered by him in his Passage (the first ever attempted from Europe) through the Streight separating that Island from the land discovered by Van Dieman [sic]: Together with Various Details of his Interviews with the Natives of New South Wales; Observations on the Soil, Natural Productions, &c. not known or very slightly treated of by former Navigators; with his Voyage home in the Brig Anna Josepha round Cape Horn; and an Account of the Present State of the Falkland Islands. To which is prefixed an Account of the Origin of Sliding Keels, and the Advantages resulting from their Use; With an Appendix of Orders, Certificates, and Examinations, relative to the Trial Cutter. The Whole illustrated with elegant Engravings. London: Printed by C. Roworth, Bell Yard, Fleet Street, for T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall. 1803. Demy 4to, First Edition; pp. [iv](title & dedication, versos blank), [ii](List of Encouragers), [viii](Contents, last Erratum & Directions to the Binder), [v]-xxvi(An Account of the Origin of Sliding Keels), [ii](blank), 196(last blank); large folding plan of the sliding keels, folding chart, 1 coloured & 5 b/w. plates, appendix; neatly recased in original papered boards (rebacked, with printed paper label in style similar to original, and free endpapers replaced using contemporary paper; spine ends a little worn); entirely uncut and unopened; an exceptionally fine & clean copy; rare. London; Printed for T. Egerton; 1803.