Sale 16BP02 | Lot 12

BOUGAINVILLE, LOUIS ANTOINE DE A voyage Round the World. Performed by order of His Most Christian Majesty, in the years 1766, 1767, 1768, and 1769...

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BOUGAINVILLE, LOUIS ANTOINE DE  A voyage Round the World. Performed by order of His Most Christian Majesty, in the years 1766, 1767, 1768, and 1769...

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Lot 12
BOUGAINVILLE, LOUIS ANTOINE DE A voyage Round the World. Performed by order of His Most Christian Majesty, in the years 1766, 1...
London: J. Nourse and T. Davies, 1772. First edition in English. Early half calf over marbled boards. 10 1/4 x 8 inches (27 x 21 cm); xxviii, 476 pp., with one folding plate and five folding maps. Explorers Club bookplate to pastedown and blindstamp to title, most maps and elsewhere, foxing and few minor stains but generally clean, binding rubbed with small losses, Dr. Richard B. Dominick's copy (bookplate notation).
The important account of the first French circumnavigation, celebrated for its description of Tahiti and containing a glossary of words in the Tahitian language. Sabin 6869; Hill 165; Kroepelien 113.


C The Explorers Club Collection

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $1,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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