Bruxelles: N.-J. Gregoire, V. Wouters et cie, Editeurs, 1839. Second edition. Leather bound. 195, ; 220, ; 246, ; 201, pp. Octavo [23 cm] This pair of books is not a matched set. The first volume is bound in 1/4 black leather with speckled paper over boards. The second volume is in 1/4 black leather with maroon pebble grained cloth. Spines lettered in gilt. In addition to being bound differently, the two volumes differ in size by an eighth to a quarter inch. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. The preliminary pages have several ink stamps. The front board of the second volume is cosmetically cracked along the joint, and the gilt title of this volume has rubbed away. There is a bookplate on the front pastedown of the first volume. French text. Very good. Item #61228
Second edition. Issued in the same year as the Paris first edition, which had color plates.
"This voyage of 1822-25, commanded by Duperrey, largely scientific in purpose, called at Brazil and the Falkland Islands, and then rounded Cape Horn and sailed up the coast. [he visited most of the major island groups, and Australia and New Zealand] before making his way home. The expedition achieved notable scientific results and corrections in maps, much meteorological data, and many rock samples and botanical specimens were brought back. Lesson was the naturalist of this expedition, and his account of the voyage supplies details which Duperrey failed to publish." - Hill p. 179.