Sir Joseph Banks The Father of Australia
First Edition, 1909. No owner inscriptions. 4 Fold-out maps of Cook's charts and 1 fold-out facsimile letter to Banks from Robert Brown. Banks sailed to Australia with Cook on the Endeavour. Maiden was Government Botanist of New South Wales, Director of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney, & Honorary Secretary of the Banks Memorial Fund. Gilt to front board is bright & quite lovely, but boards are mottled at edges. [please see photo] Gilt titles to spine very good. Fold-out maps, illustrations & facsimile letter are all very good with one small split / repair to one map. Little foxing to endpapers but not internally. A very good copy. 244 pp.
Author: Maiden, J. H.
Published: 1909 William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer Sydney, Australia
Edition: First edition
Book Condition: Very Good