Govett, William Romaine: SKETCHES OF NEW SOUTH WALES. Written and Illustrated for The Saturday Magazine in 1836-37 by William Romaine Govett. Together with an Essay on The Saturday Magazine by Gaston Renard and an Account of his Life by Annette Potts. Demy 4to, First Edition (as a book); pp. xxxii, 96; portrait frontispiece and one plate (see below), sketch map, 20 illustrations, notes, index; original decorated printed cloth. Melbourne; Gaston Renard Publisher; 1977.
***Edition limited to 200 numbered copies for sale, 30 for private circulation and 20 for copyright, publicity and other circulation. This is one of the 30 numbered copies for private circulation, having an additional plate of Govett's Leap facing the limitation notice. The original twenty Sketches published in The Saturday Magazine over a period have never before been published in book form. [FERGUSON, incidentally, in his "Bibliography of Australia" - item 2175 - records only the first fourteen sketches]. GOVETT was Assistant Surveyor under Major T. L. MITCHELL from 1828 to 1833, and recorded many of the topographical features of Sydney's environs for the first time. Govett's Leap was named in his honour.

This copy accompanied by a set of printer's proofs of the 18 pictorial illustrations and the map. #48117

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