French Designs on Colonial New South Wales
The latest Friends’ publication emanating from the Baudin voyage is French Designs on Colonial New South Wales.
It contains the first ever English translation of François Péron’s detailed secret report to Napoleon about the potential to invade New South Wales and make the British colony a French possession in the Pacific.
Professor Jean Fornasiero and Professor John West-Sooby of The University of Adelaide have made a superb translation of Péron’s notes. This is supported by their introduction setting the historical context and detailing the complex bibliographic history of the text.
The book contains interesting and exquisite illustrations of Sydney at the time.
Australiana Publications, has recently won a Bronze Medal for our latest book in the international Independent Publisher Book Awards, French Designs on Colonial New South Wales. They received 6000 entries overall.
Translation and introduction by Jean Fornasiero and John West-Sooby
978 1 876 154 72 1
978 1 876 154 75 2
pp. xvii, 406
Standard hardback: cloth boards with jacket
245 X 165 X 35 mm; 960 gm
235 X 157 X 29 mm; 805 gm
Standard hardback: Member $60, Non-member $65
Paperback: Member $30, Non-member $35