An advertisement for books for sale by James Tegg. The advertisement fills columns of the Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser and lists the works for sale in alphabetical order. Books include novels, 'Cooper, Miss Porter, Miss Austin [Jane Austen?], Goodwin, Mrs Shelley ; and some by Bulwer, Theodore Hook, Morier, James, and other celebrated Writers', poetry, extracts and essays, plays, biography, works for children and young people, dictionaries, spelling and grammar, songs, and non-fiction including history, theology, science and domestic science. Tegg also advertises his own publications in the list.
The 'Sydney General Trade List' published in the Gazette of 8 November 1838 (4) included ‘4 cases books, J. Tegg’ as imports on 31 October via the Marian Watson.
Advertisement for performance at the Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney, on 8 December 1838 of 'for the first time in this Colony, a domestic Drama, entitled John Stafford; or The Murder at the Black Farm, In which Mrs [Maria] Taylor and Mr. [J. H. S.] Lee will make their first appearance this Season' and the 'Nautical Drama, called The Larboard Fin; or, The Wrecker's Daughter'.