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Junes Verne on 18th century explorers  

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Histoire Générale des Grands Voyages et des Grands Voyageurs: Les Grands Navigateurs du XVIII Siècle

Verne, Jules


Bibliothèque D'Éducation et de Récréation - J.Hetzel et Cie



vi, [2], 464 + [8] ad pp. Profusely illustrated with wood engravings, including maps, views, portraits, etc. (sm. folio) 27.5x17.5 cm (10¾x7"), original elaborate gilt-decorated green cloth, all edges gilt.

Apparently the first edition of this popular compilation of voyages, by the great French novelist. Warren Heckrotte comments "The first chapter is on cartographers of the 18th century. Chapters 3, 4, 5 of part I are on Cook's three voyages. Chapter 1 of Part II is on French navigators - La Perouse, etc."

Lot Amendments

Just a touch of rubbing to spine ends and corners; front hinge a little tender; near fine.

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