9 June 2004
SAINT-AULAIRE, Auguste. Voyage autour du monde. Paris: Arnauld de Vresse, [ca 1840].
2o (310 x 218 mm). Lithographed title and 24 lithographed plates, bound out of sequence (some occasional pale spotting). Contemporary brown hard-grained morocco (slightly rubbed).
Among the subjects are Argentina, Brazil, the United States, France, England, Italy, Greece, the Canary Islands, Egypt and New Zealand. The full-page plates are composed of several vignettes each which reflect geography, costume and architecture.
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