# 42676

Mme H***

Geographie vivante, ou tableaux raisonnés et comparatifs des principaux habitans du globe

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avec leur costume; des animaux divers qui s’ y trouvent, et une exacte description de leurs moeurs, de leurs usages et habitudes. Paris : Alexis Eymery, 1823. Second edition. Oblong octavo, early boards, cloth spine, hinges weak, engraved title page, pp. [ii], 194, [ii], scattered foxing, illustrated with 32 engraved plates, each with two illustrations, one of the people and the other the fauna of each region. Second edition of this delightful geography of the principal nations of the world, by the unidentified author Mme H***. Geographie vivante describes European and exotic countries, their languages, customs, culture and fauna. The plates show the inhabitants in national dress, and examples of the local fauna. Some of the nationalities include Chinese, Koreans, Arabs, Indians Hottentots, Canadians, Louisiana Indians, Tahitians etc. The discoveries of Cook and Vancouver are mentioned, and six pages are devoted to Oceania, Australasia (or Notasia) and Polynesia, including discussion of the colony in Sydney. This work was first published in 1821, and also underwent a third edition (1826). Scarce, with no copies of this edition recorded in Australian collections.