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William Marsden sought to establish a regular series of authenticated facts and to describe "things as they exist, rather than to display the powers of a creative imagination", writes Dr John Bastin in his Introduction to this reprint of a book that won immediate recognition as a model of descriptive composition when it was first published in 1793.
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Book Description OUP, Singapore, 1986. New edition. With B&W illustrations. Owner's name on title page. Very small stain at top outer edge of front pages to title page. Used - Very Good. VG hardback in laminated boards (no dust jacket). Seller Inventory # BOOKS239972I