Tench, Watkin. A NARRATIVE OF THE EXPEDITION TO BOTANY BAY. By Captain Watkin Tench. First published in 1789, and now reprinted in type facsimile of the first edition, with additions from the third and other editions of the Same Year. Edition Renard, Melbourne, 2004. Limited Edition; pp. [iv], xii, 164, [2](blank), [2](adv.); endpaper track chart of the First Fleet, coloured frontispiece (portrait of Tench), 3 plates (reproductions of contemporary views & chart), bibliographical and publishing notes; section sewn and cased in full cloth, gilt, top edge dyed and marker ribbon. Melbourne; Edition Renard; 2004.
***Edition limited to 200 numbered copies for sale, of which 120 are bound in full cloth as here. The book is an exact type-facsimile of the rare First Edition, with the original long esses replaced by the modern form to aid readability, but otherwise faithful to the original. Additional material from the second and third editions is added where this differs from the First Edition, and illustrations from contemporary sources illuminate the text and an essay on the publishing history of the work. Includes information on the early settlement of Norfolk Island. #41752

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