Voyages dans le pays des Hottentots… a la Baye Botanique, et dans la Nouvelle Hollande. Traduits de l'Anglois, accompagnés de détails précieux relatifs à M. de la Pérouse. Captain Watkin TENCH, George PATTERSON.
Voyages dans le pays des Hottentots… a la Baye Botanique, et dans la Nouvelle Hollande. Traduits de l'Anglois, accompagnés de détails précieux relatifs à M. de la Pérouse.
Voyages dans le pays des Hottentots… a la Baye Botanique, et dans la Nouvelle Hollande. Traduits de l'Anglois, accompagnés de détails précieux relatifs à M. de la Pérouse.

Voyages dans le pays des Hottentots… a la Baye Botanique…
Voyages dans le pays des Hottentots… a la Baye Botanique, et dans la Nouvelle Hollande. Traduits de l'Anglois, accompagnés de détails précieux relatifs à M. de la Pérouse.

Paris: 1790.

Octavo, two works together; quarter polished calf, rubbed, spine gilt in compartments with morocco label.

Revised French version.

The second, considerably changed, Letellier version of Tench's account. Letellier had also published a version in 1789: it is not clear whether his edition or that published by Knapen the same year was the first French account of the new colony of New South Wales to appear in print.

The second, considerably changed, Letellier version of Tench's account. Letellier had also published a version in 1789: it is not clear whether his edition or that published by Knapen the same year was the first French account of the new colony of New South Wales to appear in print.
In this edition the publisher provides Tench's account the first eye-witness account of Australia's settlement - along with the account of La Pérouse at Botany Bay, together with the substantial addition of Patterson's narrative of travels in South Africa.
This copy bears the ownership signeture of C. Johannes Brand, superintendent of the East India Company at the Cape of Good Hope. A pencilled note to the front endpaper notes that Captain Cook stayed with Brand at the Cape, and gifted a table to him as a token of appreciation.

Price (AUD): $1,200.00  other currencies     Ref: #2311349

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