Voyage à Botany-Bay, avec une description du pays, du mœurs, des coutumes et de la religion dés natifs. George BARRINGTON.

Voyage à Botany-Bay,
Voyage à Botany-Bay, avec une description du pays, du mœurs, des coutumes et de la religion dés natifs.

Paris: Desenne, Anno VI, 1798.

Octavo, xvi, 192 pp.; joints rubbed, contemporary quarter roan with crimson morocco label.

French edition of Barrington, with a five page preface explaining the extraordinary circumstances of the author, noting his aptitude for observation and return to grace in a new land.

French edition of Barrington, with a five page preface explaining the extraordinary circumstances of the author, noting his aptitude for observation and return to grace in a new land.
Garvey notes of this printing: 'French translation of the Voyage, nominally made from the third edition. This edition added various elements to the Voyage including a translator's preface, explanatory notes and, more interestingly, an additional paragraph at the conclusion of the work where 'Barrington' laments his exile'.

Ferguson, 259; Garvey, 'George Barrington', AB12.

Price (AUD): $2,250.00  other currencies     Ref: #4206024

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