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VOYAGES AUTOUR DU MONDE, et vers les deux Pôles par terre et par mer, pendant les années 1767-1776.
Paris chez Moutard 1782 - FIRST EDITION 1782. 2 volumes, complete set. Text in French, 8vo, approximately 195 x 125 mm, 7¾ x 5 inches, 7 folding engraved maps and charts and 3 folding plates, 2 of boats and 1 on whaling, 1 situated in the text, the rest at the rear of Volume 2, pages: 1-432; 1-272, bound in full contemporary speckled calf, contrasting gilt lettered labels to spines, floral gilt decoration between raised bands on spine, marbled endpapers, edges red. Bindings rubbed and scuffed with slight loss of surface leather, head and tail of spine of Volume 1 slightly worn with a tiny chip at head, several of the folding charts have a small closed tear repaired at inner margin, not affecting image, 1 page has a small hole affecting letters of 2 words, easily understood, several outer margins have a small hole, nowhere near text, inner margin of endpapers have a few small holes, 1 long crease on a page of text (a paper fault), occasional shallow crease to text, plates and charts have some light offset, otherwise a very good clean set. The second volume includes Pagès's experiences during a whaling voyage in 1776, which includes much information on whaling and the natural history of the whale. See: The Parsons Collection of Rare Pacific Voyage Books, Part 2, No. 243. The tiny red stain to the bottom of the plate of a boat shown in the Parsons Collection and the bindings confirm that this was same copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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