Item #33067 Narrative of a Voyage Round the World, in the Uranie and Physicienne Corvettes, Commanded by Captain Freycinet, during the years 1817, 1818, 1819, and 1820; on a Scientific Expedition undertaken by order of the French Government. In a series of letters to a friend. Jacques Arago.

Narrative of a Voyage Round the World, in the Uranie and Physicienne Corvettes, Commanded by Captain Freycinet, during the years 1817, 1818, 1819, and 1820; on a Scientific Expedition undertaken by order of the French Government. In a series of letters to a friend.

London: Treuttel and Wurtz, 1823. First edition in English. Quarto, 277 mm x 212 mm. vi, [2], xxvii, [5], 285, [2], 297, [3] pp. plus folding map and twenty-five lithographic plates. 19th century half Russia with marbled boards, spine with slight wear; top edge gilt, other uncut, occasional light offsetting, an excellent copy. Arago was the official artist on Freycinet's voyage (the spine title uses Freycinet's name) and there is an extensive account of his visit to Hawaii, (part 2, pp. 56-154) including six striking lithographs, and a lengthy description of their stay in Australia. Charles Edward Armstrong bookplate. Forbes 562 (See Forbes 537 for the first, French, edition and comments.). Item #33067

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