The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks 1768-1771.

Sydney: Angus and Robertson for the Trustees of the Public Library of N.S.W., 1962.

Two volumes, octavo, with 18 colour and 80 monochrome natural history and scenic plates; a fine set in the original red cloth.

The best scholarly edition.

The first edition (quickly reprinted) of the indispensable scholarly reference to Banks' life and work, the standard and scholarly edition of Bank's Endeavour journal. Profusely illustrated, it includes appendices of documents and lengthy annotations.

The first edition (quickly reprinted) of the indispensable scholarly reference to Banks' life and work, the standard and scholarly edition of Bank's Endeavour journal. Profusely illustrated, it includes appendices of documents and lengthy annotations.

Beaglehole, the pre-eminent scholar of South Pacific exploration and editor of Cook's journals, has provided a detailed biographical introduction, painting a full picture of Banks' life until his Pacific departure and giving the reader a full context for the ensuing Endeavour journals. This handsome set features eighteen colour and eighty monochrome natural history and scenic plates of work by the remarkably talented Sidney Parkinson, official illustrator for the voyage.

Price (AUD): $240.00

US$155.04   Other currencies

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