Builders of Greater Britain
Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin. Country: United Kingdom. Date: 1897-99.
Admiral Phillip: The Founding of New South Wales
by Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery.
London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1899 (Builders of Greater Britain series).
Hardback bound in red cloth printed with gilt and black titles and black illustrations on front panel and with black titles and illustrations on spine. No dust wrapper as issued. xx+336 pages. Size: Octavo.
Quotation from John Milton on front paste down: "Thou who thy free grace didst build up this Brittannick empire to a glorious and enviable heighth, with all her daughter islands about her, stay us in this felicitie." Dedication to Queen Victoria on series title page. Title page printed in red and black. Frontispiece portrait of Admiral Arthur Phillip protected by tissue guard. The book's pages are printed on "laid paper" (that is, paper that has a finely ribbed appearance).
Two maps: the first showing eastern half of Australia and the second a sketch of Sydney Cove. Two appendices: (1) Phillip's collateral descendents; (2) 35 documents from the Lisbon archives, 1775-1778.
About the authors: Louis Becke [George Lewis Becke] (1855-1913) was an Australian trader in the South Pacific and a short story writer and novelist. Walter Jeffery [Walter James Jeffery] (1861-1922) was an Australian journalist, newspaper editor, historian and novelist.
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BUILDERS OF GREATER BRITAIN (T. FISHER UNWIN)
Series Note: Series edited by H. F. Wilson, M.A., Barrister-at-Law, Late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Legal Assistant at the Colonial Office.
Volume Number / Title / Author
1. Sir Walter Ralegh: the British Dominion of the West. By Martin A. S. Hume.
2. Sir Thomas Maitland: the Mastery of the Mediterranean. By Walter Frewen Lord.
3. John and Sebastian Cabot: the Discovery of North America. By C. Raymond Beazley, M.A.
4. Edward Gibbon Wakefield: the Colonization of South Australia and New Zealand. By R. Garnett, C.B., LL.D.
5. Lord Clive: the Foundation of British Rule in India. By Sir A. J. Arbuthnot, K.C.S.I., C.I.E.
6. Rajah Brooke: the Englishman as Ruler of an Eastern State. By Sir Spenser St John, G.C.M.G.
7. Admiral Phillip: the Founding of New South Wales. By Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery.
8. Sir Stamford Raffles: England in the Far East. By the Editor [H. F. Wilson, M.A.].
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