7 - 8 April 2004
MAURITIUS, REUNION AND THE SEYCHELLES
BERNARDIN DE SAINT-PIERRE, Jacques Henri (1737-1814). A Voyage to the Island of Mauritius...the Isle of Bourbon, the Cape of Good Hope, &c... By a French Officer. London: W. Griffin, 1775.
8° (230 x 150mm). Translated from the French by John Parish. (Slight wear to edge of preface leaf.) Uncut in original boards, manuscript label on spine (joints partially split, wear at head and foot of spine). Blue cloth box.
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of Bernardin's account of his voyages from 1768 to 1771. Bernardin travelled to Mauritius in 1769, where he remained for two years as soldier, engineer and missionary. He later published Paul et Virginie in 1789. The present work contains his 'observations and reflections upon Nature and Mankind'. Mendelssohn II, p. 263; Toussaint D 1406.
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