Banks and Solander | Illustrations of the botany of Captain Cook's voyage. 1900-1905, 3 volumes
BANKS, SIR JOSEPH AND DANIEL SOLANDER
Illustrations of the botany of Captain Cook’s voyage round the world in H.M.S. Endeavour in 1768-71. London: Printed by order of the Trustees of the British Museum, sold by Longmans etc., 1900-05
FIRST EDITION, 3 volumes, folio (490 x 320mm.), 320 lithographed plates, 3 folding maps, preface in volume 1 and 3, introduction, instruction-slip and index, contents loose (gutta-percha perished) in original cloth-backed boards, paper label on upper covers and spines, minor browning, tears to edges, very slightly worn
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.
Nissen BBI 74
"?C. Skotisberg, 1934, gåva av [gift of] the Trustees of the Brit. Museum" and "?C. Skotisberg, 1954", ink inscription on preliminary leaves
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