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Levaillant, F.

Second Voyage Dans L'Interieur De L'Afrique, Par Le Cap De Bonne-Esperance, Dans Les Annees 1783, 84 et 85

Published: H.J. Jansen et Comp., Paris, 1795

Edition: First

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Complete three volume set in French. The bindings are in brown leather with dark blue boards and vellum corners, with gilt titling on the spines and gilt rule decorations. Volume 1 has xliv prelims, 304 pages, Vol. 2 has 426 pages and Vol. 3 has 525 pages followed by 2 pages containing an index to the plates. All 22 engraved plates are present, of which 5 fold out. All three volumes are dated "L'An 3 De La Republique", 1795. CONDITION DETAILS: The bindings are becoming fragile with cracking hinges and the lower board of volume 2 is barely hanging on a thread. There are a few soil marks and some pages, like the title page of volume 1 , are age toned/browned. Pen name on free front end papers and another name on the half title of volume 2. One of the plates is coming loose.
  • Binding Condition: Worn
  • Overall Condition: Some wear + age toning
  • Size: 216mm x 132mm
  • Sold By: Gandolph's Books
  • Contact Person: Arnaud Labuschagne
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: +27 11-624-1752
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Cash, Cheque deposits in Rands, bank transfers.
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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