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ROCHEFORT, Henri
RETOUR DE LA NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE - DE NOUMEA EN EUROPE
Paris. c. 1877. Ancienne Librairie Martinon. 1st Ed. (IV), 363, V-XXIV PP with 200 b/w illustrations depicting 700 subjects, plus 3 b/w plates (De Nouméa en Europe, View of New York, taken from Hoboken, and Le Rocher de Ball). Vignette on title page. Quarter bound, papered boards, raised bands and gilt title on spine. The top corner of front board with a crack has been reinforced. Occasional light foxing, o/wise an excellent copy. Scarce. French text. 27.6 x 19. Leader of the Communards (communists) deported as a political prisoner to New Caledonia. Escape from the convict settement of Ducos, on board the P.C.E. Arrival in Newcastle 27th March 1874. Return to Europe via the United States. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jean-Louis Boglio Maritime Books [CYGNET, TAS, Australia]
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