Delegorgue, M. Adulphe.
Title VOYAGE DANS L'AFRIQUE AUSTRALE.
Publisher Paris 1847
Seller ID 5096251626
2 Vols. xvi, 580/Vol II - (i-iii)bl, 622 (623-4,errata)pp. 8vo. First edition, tall copy 9 11/16" or 24.5 cm, in original wrps. Vol I w/some thread breaks, vertical splits to bkstrp. Vol. II abraded lower 1/3 along right edge of bkstrp & lower 1.5" left side. All text legible. Untrimmed. Ftspc & 8 plts & 2 maps (one map w/damping). Edward C. Tabler copy w/his lib. stamp on rear pastedown. Mendelssohn I 441-2 notes author's desire to leave law by which he became a sailor along North Europe, Senegal, and the Antilles; subsequently he describes Cape Town, asperses the missionaries, disparages British involvement, comments on Zulus, provides two maps, a vocabulary, etc. Auction info: 2003 - Half cl., rubbed, spotted - 375 in today's funds. 1986 - half mor., lacking ftspc, one half title cut - 1840 in today's funds. 1980 half mor., 4000 in today's funds. Also copies on line to thirteen hundred. (5096251626)