Bougainville, Lewis De : Translated from the French By John Reinhold Forster
Title A Voyage Round the World Performed By Order of His Most Christian Majesty, in the Years 1766,1767,1768,and 1769.
Binding Three-Quarter Leather
Book Condition Very Good
Edition First English Edition
Publisher London J. Nourse and T. Davies 1772
Seller ID 066250
251 x 208 mm (9 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches). Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, new endpapers. Xxviii, 476 pp. Printed marginalia. Five folding maps and one folding plate. Modern ink signature, "Weddell Foss" and his address in title page; expert repair to tear on title-page, not affecting text. Very good, very clean.. Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729-1811) French navigator, mathematician, and soldier . COX I, 55: "the first French expedition to sail around the world...is written with simplicity and some humor"; Sabin 6869; Hill I. 31-32: Howgego B 142. "This account confirmed Jean Jacques Rousseau's 'noble savage' concept, and inspired Denis Diderot to pen his denunciation of European contact with indigenous peoples."