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JULES SÉBASTIEN CÉSAR DUMONT D'URVILLE (1790-1842, EDITOR)

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JULES SÉBASTIEN CÉSAR DUMONT D'URVILLE (1790-1842, EDITOR) Voyage Pittoresque autour du Monde Resumé général des voyages de découvertes... Publié sous la direction de M. Dumont d'Urville. Paris: L.Tenré and Henri Dupuy, 1834-1835. 2 volumes, 4° (275 x 185mm.). Half-titles, titles with wood-engraved vignettes. 3 engraved sheets of portraits, 274 engraved plates, 3 folding engraved maps, occasional wood-engraved illustrations. (Some spotting.) Contemporary French blue morocco-backed marbled-paper covered boards, titled in gilt on spines (joints weak, lower joints vol I slightly split, some scuffing). PROVENANCE: R.S.Fox (bookplate). A useful resumé of the voyages of discovery made in the Pacific, India and Asia, from Magellan up until the early-19th century. The majority, if not all, of the plates are reduced copies of images that are published elsewhere. Spence 395. (2)
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