Lot 997

Field sports, et cetera. of the native inhabitants of New South Wales; with ten plates, by the author [...]. London published and sold by E. Orme, printed by J.F. Dove 1813 4to: [18] pp. In ff. First edition of this "slight Sketch of the Manners of the Natives of New Wales" (cfr dedication), complete with the 10 hand-coloured aquatints by M. Dubourg after Clark depicting scenes of hunting (kangaroo, "smoking out of the oppossum", throwing the spear), fishing, warriors, a trial, a dance and repose. Accompanied by explanatory descriptions. In 1814, it was published as supplement to "Foreign field sports, fisheries, sporting anecdotes, &c. &c. [...]". Ref. Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, 551 & 577.