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Book Description
1st Edition. 1st edition,Blank, title p., dedication p., v-vi,without pp.vii-viii as usual,ix- xii,171pp,iii,errata, with 17 copper engraved plates (mostly botanical or natural history subjects), folding engraved map at end, some light foxing and offsetting, original boards, uncut, a little worn and stained, re backed, a large copy as from photo,Some small worming as shown from photo. Some age-toning to pages, occasional light marginal spotting,large 4to, 1789. William Paterson was a Scottish soldier, explorer, Lieutenant governor and botanist best known for leading early settlement in Tasmania. A native of Montrose, Scotland, Paterson was interested in botany as a boy and trained in horticulture at Syon in London. Paterson was sent to the Cape Colony by the wealthy and eccentric Countess of Strathmore to collect plants. He arrived in Table Bay on board the "Houghton" in May, 1777. He made four trips into the interior between May 1777 and March 1780, when he departed. Mendelssohn
Author W,Paterson
Date 1789
Publisher London J.Johnson

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