The Felonry of New South Wales: Being a faithful picture of the real romance of life in Botany Bay

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    First Edition.

    21.5cm x 14cm. 362 pages. Half leather, marbled papered boards, raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration, marbled edges.

    James Mudie (1779-1852) was a New South Wales landowner and magistrate known for his cruelty and excessive punishment. The Felonry of New South Wales, published after his return to England, is Mudie’s attack on those he felt opposed him in the colony. Pagination as per FERGUSON 2312, lacking the map.

    No map. Rubbing to boards. Staining to preliminaries. Foxing, soiling, and tanning in places throughout, heavy at times, especially to tail fore-edge corner of pages 113-276. Bookseller’s label of A. H. Spencer, The Hill of Content, Melbourne. Previous owner’s name pasted over on front flyleaf. Blindstamp of Gordon Gidney. Good Condition.