Item #100219 Peter Good. Kew's Gardener with Matthew Flinders on HMS Investigator, 1801 - 1803 [Signed]. Alex S. George, David T. Moore.

Peter Good. Kew's Gardener with Matthew Flinders on HMS Investigator, 1801 - 1803 [Signed]

WA: Four Gables Press, 2022. 1st ed., Royal octavo, pp.vi, 273, incl. Index, col title-page, col and b&w plates, original illustrated wraps with French folds. Signed by author (Alex George). Near fine condition.

Peter Good was one of a remarkable team assembled by Joseph Banks for the voyage of the HMS Investigator, captained by Matthew Flinders, to survey the coast of New Holland in 1801-03. It also included botanist Robert Brown, botanical artist Ferdinand Bauer and Landscape artist William Westall. Good persued his role as seed collector for the Royal Gardens at Kew. He kept a journal that complements those of Brown and Flinders, with lists of the seeds collected at each of the many landings. Good died in Sydney at the end of the circumnavigation, but his collections made it to Kew where they were recorded in the Gardens' Inwards Book. All these are included in the present work, as well as records of the many plants thus introduced successfully into the English horticulture. (A. George). Item #100219

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