Kamchatka rare books
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), 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.£65,000
8vo, clxxiv, 289 pp., 12 illustrations, 2 maps as called for, original blue cloth gilt, a little rubbed and soiled, a very good copy.£325
8vo (23 x 14.8 cm). xii inluding title, preface and table of contents, 410, , 16 pp., folding map engraved by Walker after Klaproth, Burnes, Piadishev etc. Publisher's dark green cloth blind stamped, flat spine lettered in gilt; slightly rubbed.£400