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Relations De Divers Voyages Curieux - Premiere at Seconde Parties
Paris: Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy 1666 & 1664. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition of the first and second part, title pages dated 1666 and 1664 (Part 2 with the original first issue title page). Each part bound in handsome modern full calf, gilt, raised bands and new endpapers. Small (1 cm) neat archival tape repair to title margins and a few text leaves. Generally the plates and textblock are in excellent condition, there is occasional light marginal spotting.& & This work is a complex collation, not helped by additions in successive issues until 1696.& However, Part 1 is complete and collates with Brunet [9], xxv, [2], 52, 26, 17-29, 26-31, 36-40, 12, 80, 30, 10, 19-24, 17-18, 27-30, 23-24, [3], 35, [1], 56, 60.& Thus Part 1 includes : red and black Table des Relations; section (pp60) Routier des Indes Orientales (sometimes lacking).& Folding map of Vera Delineatio, and folding plates of Pyramids.& Full page plates of : Plans des Caves; Mummies; double-page hebraique text; Della Valle portrait; double page table of "Clima"& 6 in-text illustrations including Dodo& Numerous head and tail-pieces.& & Unusually La Seconde Partie retains its first issue title page dated 1664. The collation of this is hampered by simple mis-numberings - FOR CLARITY THESE HAVE BEEN IGNORED. The page& & [12], 20, 128, 16, 40, 48, 4, 30.& Part II includes : Four folding coastal panoramas; three folding plates of Chinese trees& Three full page Table journal de voyage; full page plate Justice au Jappon; full-page plate of chickens; full page plate of plants& Three in-text illustrations & & &
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