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This is an auction for SIR JOSEPH BANKS IN NEW ZEALAND, edited by W P Morrell.

The observations of Captain Cook's naturalist, Banks, form the basis of this book, edited by W P Morrell, then professor of history at Otago University.

From Wikipedia:

“Sir Joseph Banks (1743–1820) was an English naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences. He took part in Captain James Cook's first great voyage (1768–1771). Banks is credited with the introduction to the Western world of eucalyptus, acacia, mimosa and the genus named after him, Banksia. Approximately 80 species of plants bear Banks's name . . . Banks was appointed to a joint Royal Navy/Royal Society scientific expedition to the South Pacific on HM Endeavour 1768–1771. This, the first of James Cook's voyages of discovery, went to Brazil and to other parts of South America. The voyage then progressed to Tahiti (where the transit of Venus was observed, the overt purpose of the mission), to New Zealand and to the east coast of Australia, where Cook mapped the coastline and made landfall at Botany Bay and at Endeavour River (near modern Cooktown) in Queensland . . . ”

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Hardback 1958.

159 pages.

Photographs and other illustrations throughout.

Very good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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