|| x, 320 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, portraits, notes, bib., index, hbk ; 27 cm.
Includes index. Map on lining papers. Contains family trees for the following families: Breach, Everitt, Phillip. Presenting new information from archival research in Australia, Europe, South Africa, and North and South America, this is the first biography to cover in full the life of Arthur Phillip, the founding governor of New South Wales. The book tells the fascinating story of an extraordinary egalitarian who travelled the Artic and Atlantic Oceans and the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, finally finding himself on the shores of what he would establish as the colony of New South Wales.