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  1. First edition. 3 vols, comprising 2 vols 4to text and 1 vol. folio atlas (53 x 35 cms), text a little spotted as usual, atlas with 56 plates (comprising 34 lithographed views and portraits after V. Adam, Sabatier and others from sketches by E.B. de la Touanne, printed by Bernard & Frey, 12 hand-colored engraved natural history plates after P. Bessa and J.-G. Pretre by Coutant, H. Legrand, Oudet, Dumenil and Massard, double-page hand-colored aquatint of various native vessels, folding engraved map, 2 double-page coastal profiles and 6 double-page engraved maps and charts, by A. Tardieu after E.B. de la Touanne), usual sporadic toning and light staining, plate 4 a bit foxed, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, atlas rebacked to match, a very good set.

  2. First edition. Complete set in 10 volumes, comprising 6 volumes 4to text and 4 large folio atlas volumes, with 4 engraved titles and 376 engraved plates and maps, including portraits, views, and natural history plates, many hand-coloured. Comprising:

    DUPERREY, L.-I. Histoire du Voyage. [1826]. Text 4to, i-xlvi, 1-202 pp. (all published, title lacking as usual); atlas with engraved title, 60 engraved plates, of which 59 hand-coloured, by Ambroise Tardieu after Duperrey, Lejeune and Chazal; title lightly foxed, a little spotting and browning.

    LESSON, R.P. & GARNOT, P. Zoologie. 1826-1830. 4 vols, comprising 3 vols 4to text and one large folio vol. Atlas in 27 parts. Text with half-titles and titles with engraved vignettes. Atlas with engraved title, small inserted letterpress Avis slip, 155 engraved plates of mammals, marsupials, birds, molluscs, reptiles, and insects, of which 153 hand-coloured, after Lesson, L. Prevost, Pretre, Guerin, Vauthier and others; 19 plates browned, two slightly damp-stained, title and two lightly soiled, title foxed, light browning and spotting. The plates include 37 of fish, 9 of mammals and marsupials, 44 of birds, 16 of molluscs, 5 of crustaceans, 22 of insects, and 7 of reptiles.

    DUMONT D'URVILLE; BRONGNIART, A. & BORY DE ST. VINCENT. Botanique. 1826-1829. 3 vols, comprising 2 vols 4to text in one and large folio Atlas (49 x 33 cms). Text: half-titles, titles with engraved vignettes. Atlas with engraved title, 106 engraved plates including 25 hand-coloured plates of seaweeds, by Barrois, Dusmenil, and others after P. Bessa, Borg de St. Vincent, and others; title foxed, plate I browned, some spotting to plate II. The work was apparently overseen by Dumont d'Urville: first volume on Cryptogamie by Bory de St. Vincent, the second on Phanerogamie by Bronginart. The coloured plates are all of sea-weeds (11 plates were omitted).

    DUPERREY, L.-I. Hydrographie. 1829. 2 vols, comprising one vol. 4to text in 3 parts (Hydrographie, Hydrographie et Physique and Physique) and one vol. atlas (57 x 43 cms). Text with 9 plates (of which 6 folding). Atlas with engraved title, 12 leaves letterpress text, 49 engraved maps by Ambroise Tardieu after Duperray and others (of which 19 double-page), and 4 engraved plates of various native sailing vessels by Berard after Duperrey and others.

  3. Complete set, save for the excessively rare botany text published ten years later. 14 volumes (10 volumes 8vo text, 4 folio atlases). Modern half-calf over marbled boards to style by Atelier Laurenchet, a fine clean set. The set comprises:

    Relation. 1840-43, vols [I]-IV, 4to, with half-titles, 13 printed tables (some folding).

    Atlas pittoresque. 1841, folio (53 x 34 cms), half-title, 3pp. Table des planches, engraved folding world map with route of the voyage, engraved plan of Sydney and 67 lithographed plates, 17 hand-coloured, some on India paper, including fine panoramic views.

    Physique. 1842-44, vols VI-X, together 5 vols, 8vo, half-titles, all with additional sectional half-titles and titles, vol. IX with 2 printed folding tables, 2 folding engraved graphs and a folding engraved map showing currents and temperatures, errata leaf at end of each vol. except the last, additional supplementary errata at beginning of vol. IX.

    Atlas hydrographique. Paris, Depot de la Marine, 1845, folio (68 x 49.5 cms), [2]pp., 16 engraved map sheets (4 double-page) showing 19 subjects.

    Atlas de botanique. 1846, folio, half-title, one page Table des planches, 28 engraved plates, without the text volume as usual (not published until 1864 and rarely found).

    Zoologie. 1855, 8vo text and folio Atlas, half-title, title, 2pp. list of plates, 78 engraved plates (74 hand-coloured), the 10 plate bird section browned and with some offsetting else a clean fresh set of plates.

  4. First edition. 8vo (22 x 14 cm), [ii], 110 pp., expert marginal restoration to last six leaves affecting 4 words on last page (now in ink facsimile), a couple on the penultimate, and page numbering to the others, old staining to title and first leaf of text, well bound in modern half-calf gilt, red morocco label, a well margined copy, untrimmed on the fore-edge, and, other than the defects mentioned, a good clean example.

  5. First edition in French. 2 volumes, 8vo, lvi, 458; [iv], 497, [i] pp., light water-stain to first 8 leaves vol. I, contemporary morocco-backed green boards, worn.

  6. First edition. 4to, 16 pp., modern blue morocco-backed boards, light spotting, old author attribution and ownership inscriptions to title, an excellent example.

  7. First edition. 4to (25 x 19.5 cms), [iv], 44 pp., entirely uncut, 2 small ink corrections to text page 1, light foxing to quire C, modern tan morocco gilt, red morocco labels, a fine example.

  8. First edition in Spanish. 2 volumes, small 4to, [ii], x, 262, [i]; [ii], 288, [i] pp., contemporary vellum, spine lettered in ink, a little light toning, small marginal repair to vol. II, p139, an excellent example.

  9. First French edition, second issue. 8vo, x, 508 pp., engraved folding frontispiece, folding map, contemporary mottled calf gilt, red morocco label, a fine copy.

  10. First French edition. 8vo, xix, 546 pp., large folding map (short split to fold, lightly foxed), contemporary mottled calf gilt, red morocco label, lightly rubbed, an excellent copy.



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