Travels from the Cape of Good-Hope – Le Vaillant, Francois

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Into the Interior Parts of Africa, including many Interesting Anecdotes. With Elegant Plates, Descriptive of the Country and Inhabitants. 2 Volumes.

Two volume set of the first English edition of the author’s first voyage. Mendelssohn sites only the Robinson edition. 12 plates present as called for in the directions to the binder. Including the two frontis plates, two folding and a second plate of the giraffe. The dedication to the Duke of Montagu plate is present but not called for. The “Dangerous attack of a tyger” plate is present as a frontis to volume 1 and does not replace the “Female Hottentot” plate on page 50 of volume 2, however she is wearing an apron of fur and beads. A complete set in mis-matched bindings. Volume 1 with a red cloth spine and volume 2 with a brown leather spine. New end papers to volume 2 and the half title text has been cut-out and pasted to a new half title page. Some tide marks to the plates and scattered foxing.

Publisher: William Lane
Date Published: 1790
Publication Place: London
First Edition: Yes

Condition: good to fair
Binding: Hardcover

Dimensions: 13 x 21cm

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Weight 1400 g