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Milan: Dalla Tipgrafia Sonzogno e Comp. 1815.
Italian edition with coloured platesFour volumes bound in two, small octavo, with a folding world map outlined in colour and 16 hand-coloured plates; a nice set in contemporary quarter calf, flat spines gilt. Quite uncommon: the first Italian edition of the voyages.....
Paris: Imprimerie de la Republique, 1797.
"Vanished trackless into blue immensity"Four volumes, quarto, and folio atlas, with 69 maps and plates (21 folding) in the atlas; the text in fine condition on bluish-tinted paper; text volumes in contemporary or near-contemporary English dark green straight-grained morocco, spines banded and lettered.....
London: J. Johnson, 1798.
The first English editionThree volumes, octavo, with 42 engraved plates and maps; contemporary marbled calf, rebacked, double labels; bookplates. First English edition (as has now been demonstrated by Forbes) of the official account of the tragic French voyage. The disappearance of the entire La Pérouse.....
London: J. Johnson, 1798.
First English editionThree volumes, octavo, with 42 engraved plates and maps; in contemporary sprinkled calf; old bookplates, gift inscription to the Andover Institute Free Library dated 1873 at start of each volume and the library's stamp on p. 51 of each volume. First English edition.....
Leipzig: no publisher, 1799.
With a full crew list - including savants and supercargoOctavo, with an engraved portrait, five plates and a folding world map; contemporary French mottled calf, spine gilt with raised bands. Abridged account of the La Pérouse voyage, published two years after the official edition. The.....
London: G. & J. Robinson, 1798. Engraving, 255 x 190 mm. Attractive portrait of La Pérouse, "Commodore in the French Navy, born at Alby in 1741". Jean-Francois de Galoup, Compte de la Perouse was commissioned in 1785 by the King of France to head an expedition to explore the Pacific.....
Paris: Blaisot, n.d., circa 1800.
La Pérouse portraitLine engraving, 190 x110 mm. (plate size). Fine portrait of the navigator published while his fate was still a mystery. La Pérouse, inscribed "Célèbre Navigateur Français." La Pérouse was born at Albi in 1741 and was commissioned in 1785 by Louis XVI.....
Paris: Dufour & Mulat, n.d., but circa 1820. Engraving, 210 x 150 mm. (plate size). A fine portrait. La Pérouse, was born at Alby in 1741. Compte de la Perouse was commissioned in 1785 by the King of France to head an expedition to explore the Pacific Ocean. He was.....
Rare abridgmentOctavo, frontispiece, five plates, and a large folding map; contemporary quarter calf, some wear, front joint starting but otherwise a very good copy, bookplate. Abridged account of the La Pérouse voyage, published two years after the official edition. The preface records all previous Pacific voyagers of.....
London: Charles Knight, circa 1830. Stipple engraving, 140 x 110 mm (plate size). Published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Fine. La Pérouse was born at Albi in 1741 and was commissioned in 1785 by Louis XVI to head an expedition to the Pacific.....
London: William Mackenzie, circa 1840. Stipple engraving, 170 x 120 mm (plate size). Good. Almost identical to the portrait printed by Charles Knight (Nan Kivell & Spence p.171), this one has the addition of bushes in the background and the sky. La Pérouse was born at Albi in 1741 and.....
Paris: Firmin Didot, 1823.
La Perouse eulogyOctavo, 46 pp., with some of the foxing endemic to some French books of this period; very good in recent blue paper boards with morocco label. Very rare eulogy to La Pérouse published some thirty-five years after the disappearance of his two vessels.....