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The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, Australia - first edition ISBN:0522843905, 1995. hardcover, 7¼" x 9¾", with dust jacket and ribbon place-marker. Ours is an ex-library copy in transparent protective covering, with usual stamps, stickers, barcode. VERY GOOD book in VERY GOOD unclipped dust jacket. Captain Denham's decade-long surveying voyage to Australia and the South-west Pacific ranks in importance with Blackwood in the 'Fly' and Owen Stanley in the 'Rattlesnake'. The 'Herald' surveyed & charted known land masses and suspected hazards (establishing safe routes for shipping), and collected botanical and ornithological specimens - the habits of some species now threatened or extinct are examined through the journals of the ship's scientists. Forty-eight plates (many in colour), 8 maps, 11 survey charts, glossary, notes, bibliography, and index. Edition limited to 1,200 copies.