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Beautés de l'Histoire d'Amérique d'après les plus celèbres voyageurs et géographes qui ont écrit sur cette partie du monde par G***, ornées de 32 nouveaux sujets de gravures représentant les Costumes, Habitations, Animaux &c. SIGNED BY AUTHOR & PUBLISHER

by Hapde, Jean-Baptiste-Auguste

First Edition

Price: $350.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA

  • Seller Inventory #: 002792
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Illustrator: Engravings and decoration
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: D'Alexis Eymery
  • Place: Paris
  • Date published: 1816

Paris: D'Alexis Eymery, 1816. Paris: D'Alexis Eymery, 1816. First edition. Leather spine with 5 compartments, decorated ridges and compartments in dark brown and gold, gold titles. Marble boards, marble endpapers, all edges marble. 312 pp. Engraved frontispiece of explorers who discovered the "New World". Decorated title page. 12 additional engravings of indigenous peoples on 6 pages.(A number of engravings have been cut out). A most unusual book, signed by both the author and the publisher. Amusing publisher's signature on verso of half title with printed inscription: "Chaque exemplaire doit être revêtu de ma signature. - Je poursuivrai les contrefacteurs. [signed] A. Eymery Author's signature on last page: "Fait par moi Hapde Auguste" [emphatic script]. The book also has typos corrected in ink with the same pen and some computations on rear endpaper; this appears to have been the author's copy -- we wonder if he was calculating his profits on the rear. The book has interesting naive engravings of indigenous peoples, including Greenlanders, Eskimo, Louisiana, Florida and California natives and Mexicans. Light wear at spine edge, corners bumped, light foxing. Text and images entirely readable, text block and hinges solid. Some contemporary scribbles on the title page (from the same pen as the author). Very good condition. Scarce in any condition, rarer still with the signatures of both author and publisher.. Signed by Author and Publisher. First Edition. Quarter Leather. Very Good. Illus. by Engravings and decoration. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.