Forster, Johann Reinhold.


of ... 1772-1775. Edited by Michael E. Hoare. Hakluyt Society 1982.
4 vols. Colour port. frontis., 46 ills. Very good in very sl. chipped d/ws. Hakluyt Society, Second Series, Nos. 152-155. ‘Overshadowed for nearly two hundred years in European scholarship by the achievements and reputation of his eldest son George Forster, J. R. Forster - principal naturalist on James Cook’s second voyage - was nevertheless recognised by many contemporaries as one of the ‘universal geniuses’ of the late 18th century. His journal of the voyage offers many new insights, expressed at times in quite unrestrained language, into the day-to-day relationships, life and thinking and theory-testing on the second, and the most scientific and the most epic of Cook’s voyages.’
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