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LA PÉROUSE, JEAN-FRANÇOIS DE GALAUP, Comte de. The Voyage . . . round the World, in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788. 46 engraved plates; 5 maps. , cxc, 290; viii, 442, 64, 119,  pages. 4 parts in 2 volumes. 8vo, 213x132 mm, modern gilt-lettered brown leather, spines and joints rubbed, top of Volume 2 spine chipped; most plates foxed or browned, offsetting onto facing pages, occasional heavy foxing of text, blank upper outer corner of titles excised, world map dampstained and loose. London: John Stockdale, 1798
first edition of this abridged translation, one of 2 published the same year. The French original was published in 1797, and the first complete edition in English in 1799. "La Pérouse's expedition was one of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific and the west coast of North America"--Hill 972 (original edition).