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The Resource Characteres generum plantarum quas in itinere ad insulas maris Australis collegerunt, descripserunt, delinearunt annis MDCCLXXII-MDCCLXXV Joannes Reinoldus Forster... et Georgius Forster

Characteres generum plantarum quas in itinere ad insulas maris Australis collegerunt, descripserunt, delinearunt annis MDCCLXXII-MDCCLXXV Joannes Reinoldus Forster... et Georgius Forster

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Characteres generum plantarum quas in itinere ad insulas maris Australis collegerunt, descripserunt, delinearunt annis MDCCLXXII-MDCCLXXV Joannes Reinoldus Forster... et Georgius Forster
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Characteres generum plantarum quas in itinere ad insulas maris Australis collegerunt, descripserunt, delinearunt annis MDCCLXXII-MDCCLXXV Joannes Reinoldus Forster... et Georgius Forster
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The first edition in large paper folio format of an important work on the plants of New Zealand and Australia, and the first scientific work to emerge from the second voyage of Captain James Cook.
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no. 18
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Holmes, M. Captain James Cook, R.N., F.R.S., a bibliographical excursion
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plates
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no index present
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non fiction
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Johann Forster, the chief naturalist of the expedition, and his son, Georg, collected specimens, which Georg then illustrated. The Swedish naturalist, Dr. Anders Sparrman, whom the Forsters had hired during the voyage at the Cape of Good Hope, prepared the descriptive text. The work, which was first published in a folio edition of eight copies in 1775, and then in both a quarto and folio edition in 1776, lists the Forster's botanical discoveries according to the Linnean classification system
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Characteres generum plantarum quas in itinere ad insulas maris Australis collegerunt, descripserunt, delinearunt annis MDCCLXXII-MDCCLXXV Joannes Reinoldus Forster... et Georgius Forster
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  • Signatures: [a]4 b2 B-U2 chi1
  • Errata: page [5] of last page sequence (recto of leaf chi1)
  • Includes indexes
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46 cm (folio)
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vii, [1], viii [i.e. iv], 72, [6] pages, 75 [i.e.78] leaves of plates
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Spec. Coll. copy: large paper edition presentation copy by the authors to the king of Spain, Carlos III, with inscription "Regi Hispaniarum sacrum esse voluerunt auctores." Bound in 18th-century tan calf; leafy gilt borders on upper and lower boards; gilt spine panels; inner gilt dentelles; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Gilt ownership stamp of the Society of Writers to the Signet on both boards (in use by the Society between 1815 and 1869, with the exception of the years 1831 and 1836); blue shelf-mark label on verso of front endleaf. The Society first recorded owning the Forster in 1871, at which time it had the shelf-mark "O:g:11. " In 1959, the Library decided to sell the bulk of its non-Scottish, non-legal collections, and the Forster was sold at auction by Sotheby's on Oct. 19, 1959 for £38 to Francis Edwards, a London antiquarian bookdealer. Purchase, David Magee, San Francisco, 1962?
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  • (OCoLC)02358041
  • ucoclc2358041
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Characteres generum plantarum quas in itinere ad insulas maris Australis collegerunt, descripserunt, delinearunt annis MDCCLXXII-MDCCLXXV Joannes Reinoldus Forster... et Georgius Forster
Publication
Note
  • Signatures: [a]4 b2 B-U2 chi1
  • Errata: page [5] of last page sequence (recto of leaf chi1)
  • Includes indexes
Dimensions
46 cm (folio)
Extent
vii, [1], viii [i.e. iv], 72, [6] pages, 75 [i.e.78] leaves of plates
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: large paper edition presentation copy by the authors to the king of Spain, Carlos III, with inscription "Regi Hispaniarum sacrum esse voluerunt auctores." Bound in 18th-century tan calf; leafy gilt borders on upper and lower boards; gilt spine panels; inner gilt dentelles; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Gilt ownership stamp of the Society of Writers to the Signet on both boards (in use by the Society between 1815 and 1869, with the exception of the years 1831 and 1836); blue shelf-mark label on verso of front endleaf. The Society first recorded owning the Forster in 1871, at which time it had the shelf-mark "O:g:11. " In 1959, the Library decided to sell the bulk of its non-Scottish, non-legal collections, and the Forster was sold at auction by Sotheby's on Oct. 19, 1959 for £38 to Francis Edwards, a London antiquarian bookdealer. Purchase, David Magee, San Francisco, 1962?
Other physical details
illustrated (engravings)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)02358041
  • ucoclc2358041

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