La Science Populaire… Voyage de La Perouse autour de monde. LA PEROUSE, "CLAUDIUS", pseud. Charles-Claude RUELLE.
La Science Populaire… Voyage de La Perouse autour de monde.

La Science Populaire… Voyage de La Perouse autour de monde.
La Science Populaire… Voyage de La Perouse autour de monde.

Paris: Jules Renouard, 1839.

Duodecimo, unopened and untrimmed, in the original printed wrappers,

I, Claudius

Charming account of the La Pérouse voyage for children, with notice of the later discoveries relating to the great French mariner, including chapters on d'Entrecasteaux, Dumont d'Urville and Peter Dillon. These concluding sections concentrate on the wrecks at Vanikoro and the monument erected there by Dumont d'Urville, with the final section describing the tragic irony of the fact that d'Entrecasteaux had sailed past Vanikoro in May 1793.

Charming account of the La Pérouse voyage for children, with notice of the later discoveries relating to the great French mariner, including chapters on d'Entrecasteaux, Dumont d'Urville and Peter Dillon. These concluding sections concentrate on the wrecks at Vanikoro and the monument erected there by Dumont d'Urville, with the final section describing the tragic irony of the fact that d'Entrecasteaux had sailed past Vanikoro in May 1793.

This work was published by Charles-Claude Ruelle under the pseudonym "Claudius" as part of a longer series of occasional works on all manner of subjects, with separate volumes on for example Columbus, Drake, and Ross, but also on subjects such as electricity, science, the Bible, and French history. This La Pérouse volume seems to be quite uncommon; it is not noted in Forbes' bibliography.

Price (AUD): $600.00  other currencies Ref: #4211256

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