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Menzies’ Journals of Vancouver’s Voyage, April to October, 1792: Edited, with Botanical and Ethological Notes, by C. F. Newcombe. . . and a Biographical Note by J. Forsyth. Together With Botanical and Ethnological Appendix to Menzies' Journal of Vancouver's Voyage. April to October, 1792.
Author: Menzies, Archibald. [George Vancouver]
Reference #: 1432
Status: For Sale
List Price: $160.00
Journals: Victoria; William H. Cullin, King’s Printer; 1923. Memoir #5 of the Archives of British Columbia. 25 cm. in wrappers; pp. [xx} + 171; facsimile, illustrations, maps, bibliography and index.
“An account by Vancouver’s surgeon of the seven months spent in Puget Sound and off Vancouver Island. The last participant’s account to be published.” [Whale, 1003] [cf. Srathern 365]. Uncommon in either cloth or wrappers.
Strathern notes from the introduction (p. iii): “It was deemed advisable for the present to publish only that portion which related to Vancouver Island and Puget Sound”, and adds that this printing was “(e)dited from a transcript in the B.C. Archives; original ms. In the British Museum.”
Condition of “Journal”: Good+; Front of wrapper and title page clipped at top corner, without loss to text; the latter has a p.o.n. and small areas of staining (neither foxing nor mold); staining along edge pp. 4-8; bottom corners and thin strip along fore edge clipped (to remove such staining?), without loss of text; similar staining along fore-edge pp. 137-end. No plates, charts, maps or text are affected, and all called for are present. Binding tight and square.
Appendix: Victoria: British Columbia Archives, 1923. Octavo [23.5 cm.]. Wrappers. Fine Menzies was the surgeon aboard Captain Vancouver during his time off the coast of Vancouver Island in 1792, and this Appendix to his Journal, otherwise a part of the 1923 Memoir #5 of the Archives of British Columbia, was reprinted separately (pp. 132-155). Listed are all the plants, ferns, mosses, lichens and marine algae identified by him, together with the eight plates of drawings. The charts reference the sources of botanical works that confirmed his identification. Uncommon.
Condition of Appendix: Fine.
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