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Voyage in search of La Perouse : performed by order of the Constituent Assembly during the years 1791, 1792, 1793 and 1794 / and drawn up by M. Labillardiere ; translated from the French
Bib ID 87992
Format BookBook
Author
La Billardiere, Jacques-Julien Houtou de, 1755-1834
 
Uniform Title Relation du voyage a la recherche de La Perouse. English
Printer ([London] : T. Gillet)
Description London : Printed for John Stockdale, 1800 
2 v. (v. 1 [iv], xxxii, [32-33], 34-487; v. 2. [5], 344, [1], 105, [6] p.), [46] leaves of plates : maps, ports. ; 22 cm. 
Series

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK958

Hallstrom Pacific Collection

Notes

Advertisements: p. [1-6] at end of v.2.

Appendix. Vocabulary of the langugage of the Malays, has a separate register and separate pagination (v. 2)

English translation of: Relation du voyage a la recherche de La Perouse. (Ferguson, 307 and 308)

National Library of Australia's FRM F310 (NL, Petherick) copy in red slip cases: volume 1 rebacked with original covers and remnants of spine laid down, volume 2 fully bound in leather; both volumes embossed, Commonwealth Parliament Library, Petherick Collection.

National Library of Australia's NK958 copy is quarter bound in blue paper boards and stored in a brown box which bears to bookplate of Rex de C. Nan Kivell (no. 1800/3); also the armorial bookplate of Franciscus Willes Eq. Aur. - Fede no interrupta; volume 1 has manuscript, ink inscription on the last free end paper: "The King of France, besides making Captain Dillon, who discovered traces of the shipwreck of La Perouse, a knight of the Legion of Honor, has presented him with 10,000 francs to defray the expenses of his visit to Paris, and a pension of 4000 francs a year.- He is also to receive the reward promised by the Decree of 1791 to the Navigator who should first ascertain the fate of La Perouse."; front board of volume 2 detached.

National Library of Australia's GMM copy fully bound in leather with gilt stamped decorations and blue marbled boards; rear board of volume 1 detached; front and rear boards of volume 2 coming away; both inscribed Gregory M. Mathews and bear the his ex-libris bookplate; pencil notes on birds mentioned on inside endpaper of volume 1.

National Library of Australia's Robinson copy half bound in calf with marbled boards, five raised bands and speckled edges; bears the armorial bookplate of W.S. Robinson - Qualis ab incepto - inside front cover.

Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK958.

Cited In

C & C 4560

ESTC t114813

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 310

Subjects Entrecasteaux, Antoine Raymond Joseph de Bruni, chevalier d', 1737-1793.  |  La Perouse, Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788.  |  Voyages around the world -- Early works to 1800.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.  |  Islands of the Pacific -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.  |  Oceania -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Other authors/contributors Willes, Franciscus, former owner  |  John Stockdale (Bookseller)

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