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PERON, M[onsieur] F[rancois] (1775 - 1810)

A Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere, performed by order of the Emperor Napoleon, during the years 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804.

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Prepared for the Press by M. F. Peron, one of the naturalists appointed for the expedition, member of the National Institute, &c. &c. and published in consequence of an Imperial Decree. Translated from the French. London : Richard Phillips, 1809. Octavo, later half-calf over marbled papered boards (rubbed), pp. viii, 9 -314, [2], folding frontispiece (owner inscription verso, split with fertile loss along one fold), folding view of Sydney, generally toned and some foxing, a good copy.

The first English translation, and only lifetime translation, of Peron’s account of the Baudin expedition.