1927 Journal de Madame Rose de Saulces de Freycinet D'Apres le Manuscrit Original
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Pleasing Copy, Rebound, Uncommon
The first edition of Madame Rose de Saulces de Freycinet's travel journals, in the original French.
Recounting a maritime voyage compiled by Rose de Saulces de Freycinet, who, together with her partner Louis-Claude de Saulces de Freycinet, sailed around the world between 1817 and 1820, part of a scientific expedition on a frigate. Initially, she disguised as a man.
This diary is the first account of a woman's travelling experiences around the world. Her writing is uninhibited, vivid, true, and very personal, sharing her thoughts on people, places, and situations.
An important anthropological resource.
The journey comprises the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, Rio de Janeiro, South Africa, Australia, the Cook Islands, Hawaii, and the Falkland Islands.
Illustrated with twenty five beautiful plates both in colour and in black and white. Collated, complete.
In a quarter calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally excellent with only minor shelf wear and a minor rubbing to the spine. With minor damp markings to the front board. Harold Marion bookseller stamp to the title page. Internally, hinges are slightly loose to the first few leaves, otherwise firmly bound. The pages are generally clean throughout with the occasional faint spotting. Illustrated with twenty five beautiful plates both in colour and in black and white. Collated, complete.
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