Lot 426: 6 Vols: VOYAGE DU CHEVALIER...
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Travel] 3 Titles (6 Vols). ++ MEMOIRES GEOGRAPHIQUES, PHYSIQUES ET HISTORIQUES. Sur lAsie, lAfrique & lAmerique 4 Vols total: Vols II-IV (of 4) plus a duplicate of Vol II where the half and full title read Tome Premier. Paris: Durand, 1767. Authored by Rousselot de Surgy, though not credited on title pages. Sabin 73492. Vol Il with Tome Second half and full titles: , 328pp, with pp313-328 being a table of contents for Vols I and II. The Vol II numbered as Tome Premier lacks the tables of contents. Vol III: , 401pp. Vol IV:, 408pp, lacking Vol IVs half title. Misnumbered pages include Vol IV, pp375, 404, 406, and 407. 12mo. Contemp leather, red edges, marbled eps. Joints split/brittle, corner wear to covers, covers slightly bowed. Texts very good. ++ VOYAGE DU CHEVALIER DES MARCHAIS EN GUINEE, ISLES VOISINES, ET LA CAYENNE, Fait en 1725, 1726, & 1727. Vol I only (of 4). Paris: Saugrain laine, 1730. xxiv, , 381 pp. Contains 15 plates: 14 folding and engr title, which reads NOUVEAU VOYAGE DE GUINEE ISLES VOISINES ET CAYENNE. 1st plate largely split along folds, 2 others have tear, 3rd plate has marginal chip. 2 prelim leaves marginally chipped. Sm. 8vo. Contemp tree calf (not the same as Memoires Geographiques). Covers bowed, fraying to corners of covers. ++ THE MEMOIRS OF SIGN. GAUDENTIO DI LUCCA: Taken from his Confession and Examination before the Inquisition at the Bologna in Italy. Making a Discovery of an unknown Country in the midst of the vast Desarts of Africa, as Ancient, Populous, and Civilized, as the Chinese Dublin: George Faulkner, 1752, Fifth Edition. xii, , 310 pp. Anonymously authored by Simon Berington. The country described is fictitious. ESTC T59630. 12mo. Contemp leather. Covers bowed, hinges cracked. 3.8 Lb.