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    Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Important Travel, Exploration & Cartography

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 385

    CHASTELLUX, François Jean, Marquis de (1734-1788). Voyage de Mr. le chevalier de Chastellux en Amérique. [Cassel: s.n.]: 1785.

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    CHASTELLUX, François Jean, Marquis de (1734-1788). Voyage de Mr. le chevalier de Chastellux en Amérique. [Cassel: s.n.]: 1785.

    12° (152 x 97 mm). Modern pink boards, uncut (spine sunned).

    FIRST EDITION, second issue with 191 pages (the first issue had 228 pages). A surreptitious edition, preceded by the Newport edition (of volume 1 only) and a periodical printing. This is an unauthorized reissue of fragments detached from the author's journals as they appeared in the Gotha periodical. The preface to the first complete edition, Voyages de M. le marquis de Chastellux dans l'Amérique septentrional (Paris, 1786, v. 1, p. 6-7), names Cassel as the place of publication for these surreptitious editions. Howes C-324; JCB (1865) III: 3019; Monaghan 404; Rich 1785-14; Sabin 12226.


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