Collins, David. AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH COLONY IN NEW SOUTH WALES, from its First Settlement in January 1788, to August 1801: With Remarks on the Dispositions, Customs, Manners, &c. of the Native Inhabitants of that Country. To which are added, Some Particulars of New Zealand; compiled, by Permission, from the MSS. of Lieutenant-Governor King: and an Account of a Voyage performed by Captain Flinders and Mr. Bass; by which the Existence of a Strait separating Van Diemen's Land from the Continent of New Holland was ascertained. Abstracted from the Journal of Mr. Bass. By Lieutenant-Colonel Collins, of the Royal Marines; several years Judge-Advocate and Secretary of the Colony, and now Lieutenant-Governor of Port Philip. Illustrated by numerous engravings. The Second Edition. [5-line quotation]. London: Printed by A. Strahan, Printers Street, for T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand. 1804. 4to, Second Edition; pp. viii(title, verso blank, & Preface by Maria Collins, last blank), [ix]-xvii(Contents), [xviii-xix](List of the Engravings), [xx](Errata), 562; 2 maps (1 folding), portrait frontispiece, 23 full-page engraved plates, including natural history subjects (3 hand-coloured) and 8 fine illustrations depicting a corroboree, 8 text engravings (2 hand-coloured); 7-page N.S.W. vocabulary & 5-page Maori vocabulary; contemporary half calf, with marbled sides (rebacked & recornered, with original backstrip preserved; imprints mostly cropped as usual, but with no loss of the image area); a very nice, clean and crisp copy; scarce. London; T. Cadell & W. Davies; 1804.