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Second Voyage dans l'Interieur de l'Afrique par le Cape de Bonne Esperance dans les Annees 1783, 84 & 85, in 3 volumes, complete.

Le Vaillant, F.

Published by Paris: H. J. Jansen et Comp, (). First edition., 1795
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Pp. xliv, 304; 426; 525, (2); with 22 engraved plates (5 are folding). Contemporary full brown calf leather, spine in newer calf with black morocco title label lettered in gilt, spine decorated with gilt panel lines, 8vo. This set documents the second voyage of the intrepid French traveler, Le Vaillant, from Cape Town up the western coast reaching and crossing the Orange River into Namibia. This feat, long disputed, was later proven to be true. A noteworthy account of early travel into Namaqualand, Namibia, Damaraland, Bechuanaland and the Kalahari Desert. Many of the engraved plates depict the unusual mammals species encountered as well as the native people Le Vaillant met. Armorial bookplate of De Villiers listing Dan and Leonie / Peter and Merle on the front endpaper of each volume, with the signature of P. de Villiers above each bookplate. Light edge wear to the leather, mild foxing to a few plates; a tight and clean copy in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 6415

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Title: Second Voyage dans l'Interieur de l'Afrique ...

Publisher: Paris: H. J. Jansen et Comp, (). First edition.

Publication Date: 1795

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Natural History Books is an independent, rare book retailer operating out of Iowa City, IA. The business is owned and operated by Noriko and Russell Ciochon. We only sell books through our NHB website and other book service websites. We do not offer books for sale within the state of Iowa. We specialize in rare and hard to find books in all areas of natural history especially ornithology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, paleontology, botany, evolutionary biology and travel and exploration. Our rare and hard-to-find book section has many fine hand-colored plate books. Our latest acquisition is the ichthyology and aquarium fish collection of Ross Socolof Books of Florida. We are always buying natural history books – if you have a collection to offer, please contact us at or by calling (319) 354-9088.

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