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Ball, Henry Lidgbird

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Works: 47 works in 69 publications in 3 languages and 181 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Naval history  Biography  Maps 
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Most widely held works about Henry Lidgbird Ball
 
Most widely held works by Henry Lidgbird Ball
The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay : with an account of the establishment of the colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island by Arthur Phillip( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay; with an account of the establishment of the colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island by Arthur Phillip( Book )

7 editions published between 1789 and 1968 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voyage of Arthur Phillip to Botany Bay, and the establishment of the colonies Port Jackson and Norfolk Island
The voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay : with an account of the establishment of the colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island : compiled from authentic papers which have been obtained from the several departments, to which are added, the journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball & Capt. Marshall, with an account of their new discoveries by Arthur Phillip( Book )

4 editions published between 1789 and 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First edition and a remarkable relic: this copy of the foundation book of European settlement in Australia - the First Fleet voyage account of Phillip, the first official account of the settlement in New South Wales - belonged to the Shortland family, and specifically to Thomas George Shortland, second mate of the First Fleet vessel Alexander, who, as were other family members, was involved not only in the voyage and settlement but also with this first publication of its official record. The Shortland family provenance is particularly important because two of the family, Commander John Shortland, Agent to the Transports, and his younger son Thomas George, were both contributors to the book, meaning that it is fair to say that this is, in an important sense, an "authorial" copy. A third member of the family, the eldest son of Commander Shortland, also named John, was on board the Sirius and in fact had a long career in New South Wales, which adds to the interest of the present copy. Thomas George Shortland has made numerous and significant annotations throughout the book, particularly regarding his own mapping of the Solomon Islands as compared with the discoveries of the French voyage of d'Entrecasteaux. The copy thus provides a very rare opportunity to see a First Fleet officer studying the work of his French counterparts in detail, and returning to his own important surveying later in his career
The voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay by Arthur Phillip( Book )

4 editions published in 1791 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an introduction and annotations by James J. Auchmuty. Originally published in 1789
An historical journal of the transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island by John Hunter( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay : with an account of the establishment of the colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island( )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal by Henry Lidgbird Ball( )

in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical journal of the transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk island : with the discoveries which have been made in New South Wales and in the Southern ocean, since the publication of Phillip's voyage, compiled from the official papers ; including the journals of Governors Phillip and King, and of Lieut. Ball ; and the voyages from the first sailing of the Sirius in 1787, to the return of that ship's company to England in 1792. by John Hunter( Book )

1 edition published in 1793 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first edition of Hunter's important journal of the first years of settlement at Sydney. As with Governor Phillip's account, this was published by Stockdale, and continues that publisher's monopoly on the "official" accounts of the colony.Hunter was an experienced sea captain and the most dedicated navigator of the First Fleeters, and his book is in effect the first pilot for Australian waters and a significant companion to Cook, in particular, whose book he frequently consulted. As might be expected, therefore, the maps are excellent. Furthermore, it is the last book to include writings by Phillip as it prints his dispatches to the end of 1791; as the first work to publish anything by Philip Gidley King it is also the first account of Norfolk Island.Second captain of HMS Sirius under Phillip for the voyage to Botany Bay, Hunter became actively engaged in surveying and exploration in New South Wales, and only left for England in late 1791 after the loss of the Sirius at Norfolk Island while under his command. He spent the next few years in England, where he prepared his journals for publication. Hunter gives an excellent account of many activities, particularly exploration and the settlement at Norfolk Island (based on King's papers), which are treated more cursorily by the other First Fleet chroniclers. The engraved plates and maps, many of the latter from original cartography by Hunter, Dawes and Bradley, are very fine. The plates include the well-known "View of the Settlement at Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, 20th August 1788" (the first published engraving of Sydney) and P.G. King's "A Family of New South Wales", engraved by William Blake
A chart of Lord Howe Island discover'd by Lieut. Henry Lidgbird Ball in His Majesty's Arm'd Tender Supply : on the 17th of Feb.y 1788 by Henry Lidgbird Ball( )

1 edition published in 1789 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ball, Henry Lidgbird d. 1818

Henry Lidgbird Ball britischer Seefahrer

Henry Lidgbird Ball Brits ontdekkingsreiziger (-1818)

Henry Lidgbird Ball explorador británico

Henry Lidgbird Ball Royal Navy admiral

Lidgbird Ball, Henry, 1756-1818

Lidgbird Ball, Henry -1818

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Languages
English (31)

German (6)

French (1)