Sydney printing 1839-40

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Instruction on the Duty of Prisoners. By a Catholic Clergyman. Sydney: Printed by A. Bent, at the Australasian Chronicle Office. 1839.

Instruction Duty Prisoners 2
W.L. Crowther Library, TAHO CRO 040. SEL

12 p., 18 cm.

Ferguson 2728. Copies: Crowther (Bound with other titles); NSL

Advertised as forthcoming in Australasian Chronicle 25 Oct. 1839 and as ‘just published’ on 29 Nov. Price 3d. each, or 2s. per dozen, to be had of all the Booksellers, of the Clerk of the Cathedral, and at the Chronicle Office. A ‘concise and beautiful epitome of all that is most consoling and warning in religion, exceedingly well adapted to its purpose, but which may be read with much profit by all who inhabit this “valley of sorrows.”’

White, William. Important Information relative to New Zealand, intended to be an Answer to all Inquiries made by those interested in the Occupancy of that Country by British Subjects, &c., especially with respect to Questions relative to its Geography, Soil, Climate, Natural Resources, and the Validity of Titles to Lands purchased from the Native Chiefs by Foreigners.  Together with an Appendix comprising the latest official Documents relating to that interesting Country by a Gentleman who has been a Resident fourteen Years at Hokianga. Sydney: Published by Thomas Brennand, George Street. 1839.

Imp inf NZ 1
National Library of Australia FRM2898

viii, 56, [ii], xxvi pp, 21 x 13.5 cm. Brown paper covers, with title reprinted on the front. Colophon: Printed by A. Bent, at the Australasian Chronicle Office.

Ferguson 2898. Copies: ANL (4 copies); BL; DL (2 copies); KCL; ML (3 copies); several copies in New Zealand libraries.

The author and compiler was Rev. William White.

[Report of the Great Meeting of British Catholics, held in London, on the 15th of July, 1839]

Ferguson 2818. No copies.

Publication announced in the Australasian Chronicle 29 Nov. 1839. To be had of all Booksellers, and at the Australasian Chronicle Office, 67 Pitt-street. Assume printed by Bent as advertised together with the two previous items.

[Speech of Mr. O’Connell, upon the Education Question]

Not in Ferguson. No copies.

Assume printed by Bent as advertised on 29 Nov. 1839, with the three previous items. To be accompanied by a correct portrait of Mr. O’Connell. Available at all booksellers. Price 3d. ‘The above speeches have already appeared in this journal, but they are so important as to the matter, and so excellent as to the manner of treating it, that they ought to be universally circulated, and read with great attention.’

The Touchstone of the New Religion; or, Sixty Assertions of Protestants, tried by their own Rule of Scripture alone; to which are added, the true Principles of a Catholic. Published by Authority. Sydney: Printed by A. Bent, at the “Australasian Chronicle” Office, 67, Pitt-Street.

Touchstone Mitchell (5)
Mitchell Library M 230.3/T

22 p., 17 x 11.5 cm.

Ferguson 2872. Copies: ML (2 copies)  View online

Publication announced in the Australasian Chronicle 20 December 1839. ‘Just Published, price 6d. or 4s. 6d. per dozen … to be had of all Booksellers, and at the Australasian Chronicle Office.’

Reprint of an eighteenth-century work by English Catholic Bishop Richard Challoner.

Catalogue of the library of the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, Pitt Street. Sydney: Printed by A. Bent, Pitt-Street. [no date but would have to be 1839 or 1840]

Catalogue Library School Arts (1)
State Library of NSW MK/1Q/13

28 p., 21.5 x 31.5 cm.

Ferguson 2389. Copies: NSL

Bent’s printing office was at 67 Pitt-street, directly opposite the School of Arts building.

Prospectus for constructing a Model, and compiling a statistical Report of the Town of Sydney. A. Bent, Printer, 67, Pitt-street, Sydney. [No date, but 1839]

Prospecus lowe
National Library of Australia FRM F3031B

Ferguson 3031b. Copies: ANL (view online)

Broadside.  33 x 21 cm.

Printed for Francis Low, who would have known Bent quite well from Hobart, where in 1835 he was the debt collector for Gilbert Robertson’s newspapers.

Prospectus probably printed in July 1839 according to Low’s interesting advertisement in the Commercial Journal and Advertiser on 6 July.

MODEL OF SYDNEY. MR. FRANCIS LOW begs respectfully to inform the inhabitants of Sydney that he has now got all the preliminaries completed, and will forthwith commence work, when he humbly begs the indulgence of the public in allowing him to take the dimensions of their respective premises, in order that they may be correctly modelled. Each section of the Town will be exhibited as it is completed, according to his Prospectus, which, will be published in a few days. From the experience Mr. Low has had in constructing the Model of Hobart Town, which was done entirely by HIMSELF ALONE, unassisted by Mr. Peck, or any other individual whatever excepting his own family, he feels confident in assuring the public that his Model of Sydney will be in every respect the superior, as he is now free from the trammels of a capricious employer.

Prospectus also printed in Sydney Gazette 22 Aug. 1839.

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