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Histoire des Nouvelles Decouvertes Faites - A F J de Freville - 1774. 
Chez De Hansy le jeune, Paris 1774 - A very good copy in newer full morocco binding with fold out map by Robert de Vaugondy. M. de Freville was a teacher, who wrote a variety of works, including for children. This book is notable in that it gives one of the first accounts in French of Cook's 1st voyage in the Endeavour, 1768-71. The bindings have raised bands and gilt titles and dates to spines. They are in near fine condition. The endpapers are marbled in a near match for the original marbling on the page edges. New blanks have been inserted at front and rear. Vol I: half title (giving the alternative 'Hydrographie.as the title); title page with 2 ink signatures across the lower half (the ink is visible to verso); Preface v-xlviii; fold out map; text with decorative headpiece and tailpieces pp 1-518; Index 519-522; errata. Vol I is in very good clean condition with the occasional light mark. There is some worming to the top margin - mainly affecting pp 157-208; and less so pp 217-228. At its worst it extends into the top line of text but with very little loss. There is a scholarly ink annotation to the bottom of p435. Vol II: half title; title page with 2 signatures; text with decorative headpiece and tailpieces pp 1-567 Finis; Table of Chapters pp 568-572; Approbation, Privilege du Roi 4pp. Vol II is in very good clean condition. There is the occasional brown mark - the worst of which is on p51/2, but the text is still readable. A scarce work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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