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

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 363

    DUGUAY-TROUIN, René (1673-1736). Memoires de Monsieur Du Gué-Trouin. Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1730.

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    DUGUAY-TROUIN, René (1673-1736). Memoires de Monsieur Du Gué-Trouin. Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1730.

    Small 8° (151 x 93 mm). Title printed in red and black. Contemporary sheep (rebacked, rubbed).

    FIRST, UNAUTHORIZED EDITION. This volume, the memoirs of one of France's most illustrious seamen and corsairs, was not intended to be published until after the author's death. The authorized edition of 1740 is lacking in many of the details found here, which the author suppressed at the request of Cardinal Fleury. Duguay-Trouin spent his active years engaged in attacks against Rio de Janeiro, attacking the port and city and ransacking the city's treasures. This edition not in Sabin. Borba de Moraes I, 272-273.


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