Volume I: Derived from the abstract retained by Philip Carteret after his voyage and the journal he compiled from it and other papers in about 1773. Based on Carteret's MS. journals and letters in the Dixson Library, Public Library of New South Wales, supplemented by documents from English and Dutch archives. The main pagination of this and the following volume is continuous. Volume II: A collection of documents, 1756-1811, relating to the preparations, to the voyage itself, and to its aftermath. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volumes first published in 1965.