LA PÉROUSE, Jean-François de Galaup (Comte de).
Voyage de la Pérouse
autour du Monde, publié conformément au décret du 22 Avril 1791, et rédigé par M. L.A. Milet-Mureau.
Paris, Imprimerie de la République, An V, An V .
First edition. 4 text vols, 4to (30 x 23 cms) and folio atlas (58 x 45 cms), engraved portrait of La Pérouse after Tardieu, atlas with engraved allegorical title-page by Moreau le Jeune, titled Atlas du voyage de La Pérouse without imprint, and 69 engraved plates comprising folding world map, 35 views and natural history plates, 33 maps or coastal profiles (of which 20 double-page). Text volumes contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, chip to head of spine vol. I, light marginal water-staining vol. II and title-page vol. III, bound without half-titles, joints vol. I cracked but sound, lightly rubbed, some scraping to boards; atlas 19th-century red morocco-backed boards, neatly rebacked, royal cypher of Prince Philippe of Belgium to cover and spine, marginal repair to tear (circa 7 cms) to blank outer margin plate 15, not touching image, occasional light foxing at beginning and end, an excellent set.
Prince Philippe of Belgium, Count of Flanders, son of Leopold I (monogram with crown to upper board and spine of atlas); Albert Rocking, Verviers (small blue stamp to atlas title); Frederick E. Ellis, Shaw Island (bookplate to text volumes).
Hill 972; Forbes 272; Lada-Mocarski 52; Ferguson 251; Brunet III, 828-829; Sabin 4797.
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