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BANKS, ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE BOTANY OF COOK'S VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, 1900-1905

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Description

  • Illustrations of the botany of Captain Cook’s voyage round the world. London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1900-1905
FIRST EDITION, 3 volumes, folio (482 x 315mm.), 3 folding maps, 320 lithographed plates, original buckram-backed boards, occasional spotting and paper-toning

Provenance

Christian Heuer, bookplate

Literature

Nissen BBI 74

Catalogue Note

THE FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION of these plates, reproduced by photolithography. It took five years to reach the end of the Australian section, at which point the project was closed.
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