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First edition

Pierre François HENRY

Route de l'Inde, ou Description géographique de l'Égypte, la Syrie, l'Arabie, la Perse et l'Inde

Carteret & Dentu, Paris 1798, In-8 (12,5x20,2cm), viij, 457pp., relié.

Rare first edition, illustrated with a folding map.

Binding half green sheepskin contemporary. Smooth back decorated with nets. Golden title. Hook in headdress with missing. A bare corner of paper. Friction. Trace of pale wetness on the map and the first page of text on p. 69 in the [...]

350 €

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Antoine DEZALLIER D'ARGENVILLE

Voyage pittoresque de Paris, ou description de tout ce qu'il y a de plus beau dans cette grande ...

Chez de Bure, A Paris 1770, In 12 (10x17cm), x, 496pp. (6), relié.

Third augmented edition of this important artistic guide of the Paris of Louis XV. A title-frontispice engraved in colors by J. Robert & 5 inset plates including 2 unfolding by Choffart, Saint-Aubin. Four of them, signed Choffard (1730-1809), reproduce the illustrations of the previous edition [...]

400 €

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F. J. MAYEUX

Les bédouins, ou Arabes du désert

Ferra jeune, Paris 1816, In-18 (7,5x13,5cm), x (2) 238pp. et (4) 166pp. et (4) 219pp., 3 volumes reliés.

First edition, rare, and illustrated with 24 figures representing Bedouins in various situations.
Bindings in brown full sheepskin contemporary Restoration type. Back with false nerves adorned with 2 cold irons and a box of the grotesque type monastic; roulette tail and head. Frieze cold [...]

700 €

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PONCET DE LA GRAVE

Précis historique de la marine royale de France, depuis l'origine de la monarchie jusqu'au roi ...

Chez Eugène Onfroy, A Paris 1780, In-12 (10x17cm), xlviij, 330pp. et (4) 366pp. (3), 2 volumes reliés.

First edition.
Binding full calfskin vintage scales. Smooth backs decorated with 4 irons at anchor and ornaments. Steps of title and tomaison in black morocco. Golden slices. Inland frieze. A wormhole at the upper joint of Volume I; 2 along the upper olrs of volume II.

600 €

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Pierre François-Xavier de CHARLEVOIX

Histoire du Paraguay

Chez Desaint & David & Durand 1757, In-12 (9,5x17cm), (6) 390pp. (2) et (4) 476pp. et (4) 407pp. (1) et (4) 414pp. (1)

First edition in-12 after the original in-4 published the year before, much rarer. This in-12 edition has been shared between several Parisian publishers, including some who are not mentioned on the title page: Ganeau, Bauche, d'Houry ... The illustration includes 7 cards and folders on strong [...]

1 800 €

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Pierre Charles LEVESQUE

Histoire de Russie

Chez Debure l'aîné, A Paris 1782, In-12 (10x17cm), xlviij, 442pp. et (4) 516pp. et (4) 570pp. et (4) 548pp. et (4) 565pp. (3), relié.

First Edition, illustrated with 2 large folding maps of Western Russia and Eastern Russia.
Binders full marbled vintage calf. back with ornate nerves, wheels in tails and heads. Title piece in red morocco, pieces of tomaison with black wax. A wormhole along the upper joint at the end of Volume [...]

1 500 €

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Gerhard Friedrich MULLER

Voyages et découvertes faites par les Russes le long des côtes de la Mer Glaciale & sur l'Ocean ...

Chez Marc Michel Rey, A Amsterdam 1766, In-12 (10,5x17cm), x (2) 388pp. et iv, 207pp. (25), 2 volumes reliés.

First edition, rare.
Binders full marbled vintage calf. Smooth back decorated. Title piece and tomaison in red morocco. A wormhole at the head of Volume I. Traces of friction in caps and corners. Nice copy.

1 500 €

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François LE VAILLANT

Voyage de Monsieur Le Vaillant dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique, par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance

De l'imprimerie de Crapelet, A Paris 1798 (An VI), In-8 (12x19,5cm), xxxij, 385pp. et (4) 403pp. (1), 2 volumes reliés.

New edition, illustrated with 20 plates (animals, views, camps, natives) against 12 in the first edition of 1790, including 6 unfolding, all on hard paper, including the famous board of the Hottentote apron, which is sometimes missing.
Reals in full sheepskin marbled ice. Smooth back decorated [...]

750 €

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