Bibliographie maritime française (both citing the 1574 edition only). Provenance: Contemporary French ownership inscription on front flyleaf." /> BESSARD, TOUSSAINT DE. Dialogue de la Longitude: Est-Ouest... Qui est la premiere partie du Miroir du Monde, Contenant tous les moyens, que l'on pourroit avoir tenus, en la Navigation, iusqu'à maintena[n]t... Rouen: Robert Mallard 1576. <I>4to, 218 x 155 mm. (8 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.), modern roan, original front flyleaf preserved, dampstaining to lower margins</I>. Second edition. Collation: *<SUP>4</SUP> <SUP>2</SUP>*<SUP>4</SUP> A-O<SUP>4</SUP>. 64 ll., pp. [16], 112, [2]. Woodcut polar map of the Northern Hemisphere on title, full-page woodcut author portrait (fol. *2r), full-page woodcut coat-of-arms on *3v, 19 text woodcuts, three showing the author's inventions (the "canometre" and the "micrometre"), the remainder being astronomical diagrams and windroses, letterpress astronomical tables, woodcut initials. Cf. Brunet I, 837 and Polak, <I>Bibliographie maritime française</I> (both citing the 1574 edition only). <I>Provenance</I>: Contemporary French ownership inscription on front flyleaf. | Christie's