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LEVAILLANT, François (1753-1824). Voyage de M. Le Vaillant dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique, par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance, dans les années 1780[-]85. Paris: chez Leroy, 1790.
4° (285 x 215mm). Z4 in vol.I a cancel. 12 engraved plates, 3 uncoloured, 9 hand-coloured. (Light browning or spotting to text, light smudging to plate numbered IV in vol.I, paperfault tear to upper blank margin of Aa4.) Contemporary French figured sheep, spine gilt, brown morocco label (scuffed and rubbed).
FIRST EDITION, with hand-coloured plates, of Levaillant's account of his first expedition through South Africa collecting botanical and zoological specimens. Mendelssohn I,p.889; Nissen ZBI 2480; cf. Ronsil 1780.
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