VOYAGE DE F. LE VAILLANT DANS L’INTERIEUR DE L’AFRIQUE (2 VOLS.) by Francois de Le Vaillant
Paris: Crapelet, Chez Desray, 1797/1798
8vo, xxxii + 383pp., 403pp. Rebound in full leather hardcover bindings, gilt lettering to spines, and gilt tooling to spies and boards. Marbled endpapers. With frontispiece in vol. 1, and 19 plates, both full-page and fold-out, throughout the two volumes, collated and complete. French text.
From the collection of N. J. van Warmelo, linguist and former State Ethnologist.
A fine early edition of le Vaillant’s classic book of exploration and travel in Africa. Published c. 1797-1798, using the newly-adopted French Republican calendar. Dated as Year VI.