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Tompson, David
HISTOIRE D'Un PEUPLE NOUVEAU,; Ou Decouverte d'une Isle a 43. Degres 14. Minutes de Latitude Meridionale par David Tompson, Capitaine du Vaisseau le Boston, a son retour de la Chine en 1756. Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglois
Aux depens d'une Societe de Libraires, A Londres, 1757. 2 parts in one volume: vi, [2], 158, [2 (blank)]; [4], 138 pp. Text in French. T.p. ornament. Head- tailpieces. 8vo: *^4 A - K^8; ^2 A - H^8 I^4. 6-3/8" x 4" Utopian literature in the guise of an imaginary voyage.Somewhat uncommon in the trade. Some extremity wear, with a bit of loss at spine crown (headband showing). Joint leather starting, though solidly held with cords. Tips showing board. A bit of occasional browning to paper. A VG copy. Period full marbled calf binding, raised bands, red maroon title label in second compartment, red speckled edges. Marbled eps [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
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