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[Bellegarde, M L'Abbé de 1648 - 1734 (Jean Baptiste Morvan)] Du Perier
A GENERAL HISTORY Of All VOYAGES And TRAVELS Throughout the Old and New World, From the First Ages to this Present Time.; Made English from the Paris Edition
London: Printed for Edmund Curll, 1708. 1st ed in English (Howes B-332; cf Sabin 4509 [for the 1711 edition]). Contemporary full paneled calf (rebacked). New eps. Lacking 3 plates, otherwise a Very Good copy.. pp. [8], 1 - 231, 240 - 364, [8]. Index last 8 pp. Pg 232 misnumbered 240. Frontis + 2 (of 5) engravings. 8vo: A4 B - H8 I4 K - P8 Q - R4 S - 2A8 2B4 2C2 2C4. 20 cm x 12.5 cm. Aside from the introduction, the work solely relates voyages to the Americas. Translated from the French original published at Paris in 1707 under title "Histoire Universelle des Voyages", with dedication signed "Du Perier". The Amsterdam edition of 1708 bears on the title page as author the name of the Abbe de Bellegarde. Somewhat scarce- last copy to come to auction was 1991.
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [U.S.A.]
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