New Source Material on Sir Joseph Banks and Iceland

San Francisco & Oakland Calilf: California State Library, 1941. F 113 pages, printed one side only in typewriter type style; index; a Works Projects Administration item, Sutro Branch, California State Library Occasional Papers Manuscript Series No. 3.; (from the Introduction): "The Banks manuscripts in the Sutro Branch of the California State Library have not, to our knowledge been published hitherto...the collection is extensive enough to command the attention of any student of Sir Joseph's life and times. This present volume is a selection from these manuscripts, and includes all the documents and notes relating to Icelandic affairs..."; with short introductions to the primary source material, giving background and insight into Banks' interest in Iceland; Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) English naturalist, botanist and science patron, took part in Captain James Cook's first great voyage (1768-1771) and around 80 species bear Banks' name; bound in stiff paper wraps, cloth spine, with black and white portrait of Banks on cover; some edge, tips wear, bottom corner chipped away of front cover, detaching from the block; contents in very good condition, good early nineteenth century Iceland & Banks reference & historical source. Good S (Item ID: 18152)


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