(BANKS, Joseph). ~ ‘Histories of the Tête-à-Tète annexed; or, Memoirs of the Circumnavigator and Miss B—n’ [chapter title in] The Town and Country Magazine; or, Universal Repository of Knowledge, Instruction, and Entertainment for September 1773. London: for A. Hamilton, 1773.
pp. 457-459, with engraved plate comprising 2 oval portraits (small worm track affecting plate caption a line of text on each page), contained in the full issue for September 1773, pp. 450-504, itself in a bound volume of 6 issues from 1773 July - December plus supplement. Plates. 8vo (210 × 120 mm). Contemporary sheep backed blue boards (French). Spine slightly worn.
The short article plays on Banks’s youthful reputation at Oxford, his curiosity for the natural world and his experiences in the South Seas: ‘As nature has been his constant study, it cannot be supposed that the most engaging part of it, the fair sex, have escaped his notice; and if we may be suffered to conclude from his amorous descriptions, the females of most of the countries he has visited, have undergone every critical inspection by him...’ The plate is described in BM Satires 5146.