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Sold for US$2,200

Rare books: Histoire Generale Des Voyages Prevost d'Exiles, Antoine-Francois abbe. HISTOIRE GENERALE DES VOYAGES, OU NOUVELLE COLLECTION DE TOUTES LES RELATIONS DE VOYAGES PAR MER ET PAR TERRE, QUI ONT ETE PUBLISES JUSQU'A PRESENT DANS LES DIFFERENTES LANGUES DE TOUTES LES NATIONS CONNUES. Paris: Chez Didot; , 1746-1770. Period full calf with red edges, marble endpapers with Heraldic bookplate of D. DeLaHaye Des Fosses. (19vols)

Provenance: Delahaye des Fosses, bookplate
Millicent Rogers, New York and Taos
Thence by descent

Other Notes: A significant collection, which includes accounts of many early voyages. "Particularly full accounts are given of the Dutch and the French voyages to the East Indies, voyages to China, and the British East India Company's voyages to India and Ceylon" [Hill, (2004) 1391]
Estimate $ 2,000-4,000

Condition statement: volumes I-IXX present. Appear to be complete with numerous maps, plans, pictorial plates and fold-out leaves. Original bindings with loss and spots of heavy wear; interior with some toning and age discoloration, water spots and minimal insect damage.


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