Book Description

First edition in English. Two parts in one. Quarto; vi [ii], xxvii [v], 285 [1]; [ii], 297 [3]. Half-title present. Folding frontispiece map, twenty six illustrations (including frontispiece map) as listed. Most original tissue guards present, some foxing to illustrations, edges uncut, a clean example with good margins, original green mottled boards corners tipped with vellum, with recent green matching morocco back, collated all present and correct. Label to front board J Andrews, bookseller, stationer and librarian, 167 New Bond Street, few doors from Grafton Street towards Piccadilly. Boxes and Tickets for the Opera by the Night or Season and private boxes for Covent Garden and Drury Lane Theatres in the best situations. Visiting & other cards neatly Engraved and Printed. P[lease] return the books as soon as read . Label slightly chipped, with loss of lease in lower left hand corner, otherwise in clear condition.
Dealer Notes
An interesting label: J Andrews was a known early bookseller in London, and Arago s Freycinet appears in his 1828 catalogue as item number 149, priced at 3l, 13s and 6d. The work itself is an important one, because Arago is notably sympathetic in his description of his encounters with the natives. As well as their intrinsic importance, Freycinet s travels are known through their having on board Rose, his wife, in disguise. Amongst the different places Freycinet visited are Hawaiian Islands, Australia, other Pacific Islands, South America and the Falkland Islands.
Author Arago, J. [Freycinet]
Date 1823
Binding Original mottled boards, recent matching morocco reback.
Publisher London: Treuttel & Wurtz
Condition good
Pages vi [ii], xxvii [v], 285 [1]; [ii], 297 [3]

Price: £1500.00

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