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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
Bib ID 974853
Format BookBook
Author
Forster, Johann Reinhold, 1729-1798
 
Description Londini : Prostant apud B. White, T. Cadell, & P. Elmsly, 1776 
[v], x, viii, 150, [3] p., 75 [i.e. 78] leaves of plates : ill; 29 cm. (4to) 
Series

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK717.

Notes

"A. Sparrman described the plants, G. Forster drew them and J.R. Forster supervised the whole." -Bibliography of Captain James Cook.

Includes index.

Library's NK717 copy half bound with red marbled boards and speckled edges; bears the bookplate of Rex de C. Nan Kivell (no. 1776/5) as well as that of Cholmondeley Library ("Case L, Shelf 2, no. 9").

Library's SRq COOK 55 (formerly SRq/ef 910.4 C771 P486) is from the complete green stamped Petherick set consisting of 11 titles including various editions of the three official accounts (B648, B1217, B1553); Parkinson (B714); Forster's Account (B1247), Observations (B1262) and Characteres (B1385 - title page inscribed in ink, "Boutelou", presumably a copy previously owned by Spanish botanist and gardener, Esteban Boutelou); Observations by Wales (B719) and Bayly (B1287); Kippis (B32); Samwell (B1620) and atlas (B1553). The 15 volume texts and atlas with spine title: Cook's voyages. Each volume has a second spine title for the title of the work. Entire set with atlas is 16 volumes bound.

Library's SRq COOK 23 (formerly SRq 910.4 C771 F733) copy contains the Chippendale armorial bookplate of Thos. Woodward; stamped Parliament of the Commonwealth Library and accession no. 13662.

Library's Petherick copy (SRq COOK 24, formerly SRq2 910.4 C771 F733 and RBNq 581.94 FOR) has blue and orange marbled endpapers and plates bound together at end; base copy with plates interleaved with text; this copy is more closely cut than the copy accessioned 13662.

Cited In

Beddie, M.K. Cook (2nd ed), 1385.

Subjects Botany -- Australia -- Early works to 1800.  |  Botany -- Oceania -- Early works to 1800.  |  Australian  |  18th century -- Botany -- Australia -- Early works to 1800.  |  18th century -- Botany -- Oceania -- Early works to 1800.
Other authors/contributors Forster, Georg, 1754-1794  |  Sparrman, Anders, 1748-1820

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