London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1962 (the first volume), and Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1963, 1965, 1983, and 1986 (all first editions).
Octavo, five volumes; cloth (the first three volumes) and papered boards; the cloth on the second volume is mottled; the head of the front joint of the third volume is bumped, with the cloth a little abraded; overall an excellent set with the dustwrappers in excellent condition (with the head of the spine of the third one a little chipped and torn, and the spine of the fifth one lightly sunned).
The first three volumes are signed by the author. The publisher's note on the dustwrapper of the fifth volume explains how 'Once again, Cobley has drawn together contemporary sources - the letters, diaries and papers of the men and women who lived in the settlements during these years' to create a continuous chronological narrative. [5 items].