Apr 09, 2015 - Sale 2379

Sale 2379 - Lot 329

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SPARRMAN, ANDERS. Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance et autour du Monde avec le Capitaine Cook, et principalement dans le Pays des Hottentots et des Caffres. 16 folding engraved plates; folding map. xxxii, 388; [4], 366, [2]; [4], 363 pages, including half-titles. 3 volumes. 8vo, 191x117 mm, contemporary paste-paper boards, spines and joints worn; occasional heavy browning of text, dampstaining in blank upper and lower margins of plates in Volume 2, and in lower inner corners of opening leaves and map in Volume 3. Paris: Buisson, 1787

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first octavo edition in french, published the same year as a 2-volume quarto edition. "Sparrman was a Swedish naturalist who accompanied Captain Cook on his second voyage. This work is mainly concerned with his travels and natural history expeditions in South Africa"--Hill, page 279 (1785 edition in English). Beddie 1280 (this edition).