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VOYAGES IMAGINAIRES, SONGES, VISIONS, ET ROMANS CABALISTIQUES [with:] HISTOIRE DE NAUFRAGES, OR RECEUIL DES RELATIONS LES PLUS INTERESSANTES DES NAUFRAGES, HIVERNEMENS...QUI ONT ÉTÉ PUBLIÉES DEPUIS LE QUINZÈME SIÈCLE JUS
Amsterdam et se trouve a Paris Rue et Hotel Serpente 1787 89 and: Paris: Chez Cuchet 1789. Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, Rue et Hotel Serpente, 1787- 89 [and:] Paris: Chez Cuchet, 1789.. Thirty-nine volumes. Octavo. Uniformly bound in contemporary black calf, spines heavily gilt, contrasting red and orange gilt lettering pieces, with gilt crests and bookplates of Cumming Gordon of Alytr. Seventy-six engraved plates plus a folding table. Spines a bit sunned, some rubbing and occasional short cracks at crowns and toes of spines, a few occasional scratches to the boards, but a very good, handsome set. The first edition, complete, of the first attempt to assemble a coherent collection of the texts of imaginary voyages from the literatures of several languages. As proper, the main set is concluded by the new three volume edition of Deperthes's work, with a half-title to each volume denoting its supplementary relationship to Garnier's work. The notable illustrations are engravings after Clement Pierre Marillier. The text includes over seventy separate titles, ranging from the established and well known works of Defoe, Swift, Paltock, Mercier, Berington and Longueville, to many obscure and anonymous works. Garnier's inclusion of some works, such as Sterne's VÒYAGE SENTIMENTAL..., or works that later proved literal, has of course been faulted, but the foundation he laid, and the texts he brought forward from obscurity, facilitated the future of scholarship related to the genre, including such works as Gove's THE IMAGINARY VOYAGE IN PROSE FICTION, wherein over thiry pages are devoted to consideration of Garnier's accomplishment. A short-title listing of the constituent works is available. GOVE, pp.27-63. Hordern House, IMAGINARY VOYAGES & INVENTED WORLDS, 78. COHEN-DE RICCI 1050.
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