Resa omkring Jorden af Herr de la Perouse åren 1785 och följande. Sammandrag. Jean Francois Galaup de LA PEROUSE.
Resa omkring Jorden af Herr de la Perouse åren 1785 och följande. Sammandrag.

Resa omkring Jorden af Herr de la Perouse…
Resa omkring Jorden af Herr de la Perouse åren 1785 och följande. Sammandrag.

Stockholm: Johan Pfeiffer, 1799.

Small octavo; in attractive contemporary Scandinavian half calf.

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Rare Swedish edition of the voyage of La Pérouse, whose fame was so widespread that there was a ready market for accounts of his voyage across Europe and beyond. Within four years of the publication of the official French edition in 1797, translations appeared in London, Edinburgh, Paris, Stockholm, Leipzig, Berlin, Copenhagen, Haarlem, St. Petersburg, Boston, and Amsterdam.

Rare Swedish edition of the voyage of La Pérouse, whose fame was so widespread that there was a ready market for accounts of his voyage across Europe and beyond. Within four years of the publication of the official French edition in 1797, translations appeared in London, Edinburgh, Paris, Stockholm, Leipzig, Berlin, Copenhagen, Haarlem, St. Petersburg, Boston, and Amsterdam.

This Swedish version was prepared by Samuel Ödmann from the octavo French edition. He also provides a preface. Not in the catalogue of the Hill collection; Ferguson knew the book only from copies in the Mitchell Library and the Kroepelien Collection, Oslo.

Allen, p. 6; Ferguson, 290; Kroepelien, 850; Marcel, 82; McLaren, 14; Wickersham, 6612.

Price (AUD): $3,400.00  other currencies Ref: #3812959

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