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[CHILDREN’S] L’Océanie d’après les voyageurs les plus célèbres, par un homme de lettres
Lille : L. Lefort, 1851. Second edition. Small octavo, publisher's papered boards with gilt decoration and central chromolithograph of a hot air balloon, frontispiece (Prise de possession des Iles marquises), front pastedown and free endpaper with some old pencil annotations, 201 pp (scattered foxing). Accounts of European exploration and discovery of and early settlements in the Pacific, with chapters on the Malay archipelago, Melanesia (includes New Guinea and New Holland, with sections on Aboriginal customs and the stories of Bennelong and Daniel Moowattin), Polynesia (New Zealand, Sandwich Islands, Society Islands, La Perouse and Dumont d'Urville, Tonga, Easter Island) and Micronesia (Caroline Islands, Marshall Islands, Pelew Islands). This edition unrecorded in Australian collections; copies of the first edition of 1849 are held by the National Library of Australia and State Library of New South Wales.
      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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