The Journal of Post Captain Nicolas Baudin, Commander-in-Chief of the Corvettes 'Geographe' and 'Naturaliste'. Translated from the French by Christine Cornell. Nicolas BAUDIN.
The Journal of Post Captain Nicolas Baudin, Commander-in-Chief of the Corvettes 'Geographe' and 'Naturaliste'. Translated from the French by Christine Cornell

The Journal of Post Captain Nicolas Baudin, Commander-in-Chief of the Corvettes 'Geographe' and 'Naturaliste'. Translated from the French by Christine Cornell

Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 2004 [first thus]/ 1974.

Small quarto, xxii, 609 pages with a few vignettes and 2 maps plus a folding map in an endpocket.

Blind-decorated cloth; a fine copy.

The prospectus is loosely inserted. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 222; one of only 201 copies thus (plus another 99 numbered and bound in quarter leather). The 1974 edition, essentially by the same publisher, was the first complete edition in English. This new edition comprises a facsimile of the 609 pages of the text of the first edition (albeit reduced in format by 10%); the prefatory pages have been redesigned and contain additional material including a portrait and a map (although a map has been deleted). The folding map (the famous one of New Holland by Freycinet) is new to this edition.

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